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Things to do in Yucatan

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Entertainment
“One of the seven wonders, you can take the bus it's a 2 hrs ride or get a private tour. ”
  • 226 locals recommend
Historic Site
“There you can visit the pyramids, the museum and swim in the cenote. It's worth going!”
  • 107 locals recommend
Museum
“It is one of the biggest museums of city, it is not very expensive and fun to watch.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Bar
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“The best and most popular Cantina in Merida founded in 1917. Live music, food, dance, mezcal and fun!”
  • 110 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Renowned restaurant with local cuisine. For breakfast, arrive early to avoid queues. The original restaurant, and the one I highly recommend, is situated in the corner of streets 62 and 57., downtown Merida. The building itself is a public parking.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Church
“The magnificent Cathedral de San Ildefonso is the oldest cathedral in the Americas.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Food Court
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“Fancy market to try different kinds of food, live music, nice to have a good dinner, beers and chill with friends, family, etc.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Entertainment
“One of the most majestic buildings in Merida. I can help you look up for tickets if want to experience a show in there.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Route
“Besides the beautiful mansions and museums, this Avenue has so much history. A must see... At Christmas this place is spectacular, right up until about the 10th of January when they take down the tree and lights, it's still spectacular anytime of the year.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Park
“Santa Lucia Park is a small and charming place, It’s surrounded by popular restaurants and local shops. At Thursday nights you can enjoy a bohemian dinner with our traditional Yucatecan Serenade presentation which takes place in the scenario of the park. Pro tip: Get there early if you want to be able to enjoy the show.”
  • 61 locals recommend
History Museum
“Such a beautiful building with rich Mayan history. Is a must to visit on your trip to Merida”
  • 48 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful restaurant with delicious food, good service in front of the beach!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Rest Area
“There you can take boat trips on the channels that cross the mangroves and enjoy the crystal clear waters of three cenotes and two water holes. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Plaza
“This is the grand plaza at the center of Merida. Here you will find the magnificent Catedral de San Ildelfonso, lovely gardens, vendors and shops, and frequent cultural events. The Casa Montejo museum highlights the original home of the founder of Merida.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bar
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“Best place for dancing, have a drink , live music in the center of Merida. Wednesday you can take free salsa clases. Come to dance to this beautifil mexican style bar.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Transportation
“On the Sunday bicycle route (Biciruta) you will come to Monumento a la Patria, created by famous Columbian sculptor Rómulo Rozo. It includes 300 hand-carved figures that tell the story of Mexico and is a great photo-op. If one were to bike the entire round-trip bicycle route quickly with no stops or sight seeing, the route could be accomplished in 30 to 40 minutes. We take a leisurely couple of hours stopping for coffee or ice cream and perusing the wares of vendors in the various parks. ”
  • 38 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“Renowned restaurant with local cuisine. For breakfast, arrive early to avoid queues. The original restaurant, and the one I highly recommend, is situated in the corner of streets 62 and 57., downtown Merida. The building itself is a public parking.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Food Court
“Fancy market to try different kinds of food, live music, nice to have a good dinner, beers and chill with friends, family, etc.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful restaurant with delicious food, good service in front of the beach!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bar
“Best place for dancing, have a drink , live music in the center of Merida. Wednesday you can take free salsa clases. Come to dance to this beautifil mexican style bar.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Delicious pasta, i hardly recomend you Dante's to be your waiter is incredible. Sitting at the bar allows you to see closely how they prepare drinks and pasta.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Great Oaxaca fusion cuisine. One of our favorite places. The tempura pumpkin flowers and the white aguachile is what we have every time. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A pub owned by two Irish expats, good for Irish comfort food and fun atmosphere.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Popular Italian pizzeria from the Trotter family, who run several bistros around town. ”
  • 22 locals recommend

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