Known by some as La Ciudad Blanca, or ‘the white city’ for its many bright white buildings, Mérida serves as this year’s American Capital of Culture and offers a unique style that differs from what many travellers may expect to find when exploring Mexico. Architecturally diverse with influences from the French, Italians and the Spanish – who made it capital of the Yucatán region at the time of its conquest – this city isn’t a shrinking violet and receives high levels of international visitors annually. When it comes to food, straight up Mexican is not what you’ll find. Cuisine in Mérida is all about influences from the Mayan, Caribbean, European and even some Middle Eastern cultures. Just 20 or so miles from the Gulf of Mexico coast, it is an ideal stop on any Mexican adventure and a way of discovering the intriguing Mayan world.
Hacienda Temozon, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Temozon Sur | Calle 59 No. 525 por 64 y 66 Col. Centro, C.P
Hacienda Temozon is on the Yucatan Peninsula, only 35 minutes from Mérida International Airport and 45 minutes from the City itself. In the past XIX century, the Hacienda produced henequen fibre, and was one of the most prosperous Haciendas in the region. Recalling the belle époque era of the Mexican southeast, Hacienda Temozón is a vision in weathered wooden doors, pastel accents and 18-foot ceilings with exposed rafters.
Exclusive Total Management Benefits:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Daily Continental breakfast for up to two in-room guests, in restaurant
A complimentary lunch or dinner from regular menu restaurant for up to two people per room, once during stay, excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities. Theme lunch or dinner menu and special events are excluded
Signature drink at check-in
Welcome gift from The Haciendas Workshops
2 Noon early check-in, subject to availability
4 pm late check-out, subject to availability
Restaurante k’u’uk | Avenida Romulo Rozo #488 por calle 27 y 27A Col. Itzimná
Serving up creations such as a mock “fossil” made of ginkgo leaf, bee pollen, cactus paddle, seaweed, and dried smelt (all ancient ingredients meant to evoke the asteroid strike on the peninsula millions of years ago, which some think killed off the dinosaurs), this acclaimed restaurant cannot be missed while you are in Mérida.
Rosas & Xocolate | Paseo de Montejo 480×41, Colonia Centro
Nestled within boutique hotel Rosas & Xocolate, this innovative restaurant puts local ingredients with unexpected use in dishes such as octopus ceviche with habanero sorbet, and duck with chorizo, corn, melon, and xcatic pepper.
Mercado Lucas de Gálvez
Offering an authentic insight into traditional Mayan ingredients, the vibrant and packed market (enter where Calle 67 meets Calle 56a) offers food, handmade traditional dress and an authentic atmosphere.
Roman History walking Tour of Mérida | throughout the city
Enjoy learning about Mérida’s history by visiting its famous Roman heritage. Walking tours are available across the city and can be arranged whilst on the ground or through your travel advisor. The splendorous history of the city can be observed in the monumental and archaeological ensemble that it keeps, one of the best preserved in Spain.
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February 10th 2017