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- Entire home
Enjoy a lush private garden and pool with ten minute walks to the city center, the market at Parque Santiago and Parque San Sebastián’s taco and torta stands. The property includes two casitas with the hosts occupying the street side apartment. Guests have the rear casita to themselves with exclusive use of garden and pool. A short 10 minute ride to the airport and 3 blocks to the ADO bus terminal. Ample street parking.
- Entire home
Casa 503 is the perfect place to relax for your holidays. Located on a quiet street within walking distance of the city centre, the house has 2 living rooms (1 with A/C), 2 bedrooms with A/C and queen beds, a very well equipped kitchen, and a completely private yard with lap pool, covered seating area with built-in BBQ, loungers and other seating. 50Mb/s Wi-Fi, cable TV with English language programs. House phone with free calls in North America. Within a 3 minute walk is a large supermarket.
- Hotel room
Beautiful studio apartment in a new and intimate complex of only 5 rooms with a magnificent Tropical /Mid Century style, with a comfortable bedroom with walk-in closet and beautiful tub, equipped kitchen, dining room and beautiful cenote-type bathroom. In the common area, a beautiful retro terrace in front of a large swimming pool surrounded by vegetation complements the tropical atmosphere to become the perfect place to enjoy the eternal summer climate of Yucatan.
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All About Mérida
Sprawling plazas, jewel toned turn-of-the century architecture, vibrant music scenes, and mouthwatering dishes are just a few of the things that await you in the historic city of Mérida. Located roughly 3.5 hours west of Cancún, Yucatán’s capital city immerses you in the peninsula’s rich culture by giving you a peek into life beyond its quintessential white sand beaches.
Enjoy the peace provided by shady palm trees and cool stone benches in the many plazas splattered across town. Take in the sights, smells, and unforgettable tastes of Lucas de Galvéz market, with its stalls piled high with fresh tropical fruits and the aroma of fried panuchos (tortillas with beans, pulled meat, and pickled cabbage). The food scene here is different from anything you’ll find in the rest of the country, due to its strong Spanish, Mayan, and Caribbean influences.
And if you’re looking for day trip ideas, neighboring UNESCO World Heritage sites Chichen Itza and Uxmal make Mérida the perfect base for exploring the abundance of culture Yucatán has to offer.
How do I get around Mérida?
With its own international airport, Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport (MID), and highways connecting you to each corner of the Yucatán Peninsula, there are many ways to get around the city of Mérida. The city is best experienced on foot, giving you the chance to explore the winding streets at your own pace. Don’t fret when your feet start aching, as taxis and city buses abound. Both are reasonably priced, but the buses can be more difficult to navigate as they tend to have irregular schedules, and will require some research beforehand.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Mérida?
Your best bet to enjoy everything Mérida has to offer without worrying about rainy weather would be to book your apartment rental from October to March, with January being considered the high season. June to September boasts warm weather as well, but be warned it can be relatively humid during this time. Planning your trip for January will give you the chance to take part in Mérida Fest. A lively festival lasting several weeks, the city’s eponymous celebration commemorates its founding by reveling in local art, music, and theatre. It’s also worth taking a look at whichever dates Carnaval happens to fall (typically right before Lent), as Yucatan’s capital promises to be one of the most popular in Latin America.
What are the top things to do in Mérida?
Coming from the Mayan word dzenot meaning “sacred well”, these spellbinding pools are a refreshing respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. No two cenotes are alike, with some providing a fully open-air experience surrounded by greenery while others have a closed top, creating a more cave-like or grotto feel. With over 6,000 cenotes across the peninsula, you are sure to find one that feels just right.
Pok Ta Pok
Every Saturday, locals gather to watch one of the oldest sporting games in the province for free. Pok Ta Pok — an ancient ritual of the Maya people to honor their gods and give thanks — consists of getting a 9-pound rubber ball through a hoop on the wall using only your thighs or hips. The sport has gained popularity in recent years and pays homage to the city’s history.
Contemporary Yucatecan cooking combines Mayan flavors with Spanish and Cuban influences, creating mouthwateringly unique dishes that will stay with you long after your tan has faded. While you’re here, try cochinita pibil, a dish that encapsulates this fusion of flavors — pork is marinated in fresh orange juice with annatto seeds and achiote paste, then wrapped in banana leaves and slow-cooked in a fire pit until the meat becomes fall-off-the-bone tender.