Mayan Ruin Power Rankings

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If you’re visiting Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, you’ll have no shortage of Mayan sites to choose from to visit. But are they all worth your time? Here’s our ranking of some of the major sites we’ve been to and why or why not we’d recommend making the trip. 4) Chichén Itzá It might surprise you to see one of the famed … Read More

Five Can’t Miss Mérida Experiences

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Mérida has long drawn expats for its colonial charm and temperate weather. A trip here is a great place to do nothing. This roundup is by no means exhaustive, but is a good way to fill some time in between doing nothing. 1) Unwind in a Colonial-style Airbnb This is the main reason you’re looking at a trip to Mérida, … Read More

Chichén Itzá Guide

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Back in 2007 some organization no one ever heard of raised some money in the quest to bill a new “Seven Wonders of the World,” a noble undertaking, but what amounted to little more than a popularity contest with nations around the world vying to have their cultural treasures secure their place on the list in an effort to boost … Read More

Where and What to Eat in Mérida Restaurant Guide

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Eyeing a trip to Mérida to take in its colonial charm and relaxed vibe? Undoubtedly you’ll also want to feast on local cuisine. You’re in luck as there are ample choices in the centro histórico to whet your appetite—without busting your budget. Wayan’e Tacos Multiple locations, corner of Calle 46 and Calle 59 in centro histórico area This taco hot spot was on … Read More

One Week in Merida, Mexico

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Merida charms visitors with its Spanish colonial architecture and has recently become a popular spot for honeymooners and families alike with its diverse range of activities. From ancient Mayan sites to modern museums with plenty of delicious foodie eats in between, you’ll quickly be wanting to swap your Cancun vacation plans for nearby Merida instead. Our trip was focused on … Read More

Merida Day Trip: Mayan Puuc Route

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Nearly every visitor to the Yucatan visits Chichen Itza, voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. But there are Mayan sites covering the plains of the Yucatan, and if you want to delve deeper into this ancient culture without a lot of crowds and souvenir sellers, you should definitely keep exploring. The Puuc Route is a grouping … Read More

10 Swoon-Worthy Airbnbs in Merida, Mexico for $100

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Travelers are drawn to Mérida, Mexico for the Spanish colonial vibe and romantic architecture. The good news for us is that many of the old city’s centuries-old homes have been lovingly restored as guesthouses, allowing us to briefly bask in their courtyards as if we’re in a Gabriel García Márquez novel! Couples looking for a romantic getaway, and those who … Read More

Merida Day Trip: Hacienda Yaxcopoil

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The Spanish colonial town of Merida makes a great base for exploring the Yucatan, with plenty of easy day trips in the area. About 30 kilometers south of town, you’ll find Hacienda Yaxcopoil (YASH-coh-poh-EEL), a 19th century sisal plantation house that has been restored as a museum. Of the many plantation haciendas in the area around Merida, this is one of … Read More

10 Riviera Maya Vacation Rentals for Less Than $100 a Night

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Who doesn’t love the Riviera Maya, the Caribbean-facing coast line of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula? From gorgeous blue waters to lush jungles covering ancient secrets, this patch of land is a world-renowned destination for travelers. But confining yourself to an expensive all-inclusive isn’t the only option. There are loads of affordable vacation rental options up and down the coast, allowing you … Read More