Once a fishing village on the Yucatan Coast, the laid back beach town of Merida is now a popular vacation destination for travelers from all over the world. Visitors come here to experience the breathtaking natural beauty of the inland rainforest and endless white sand beaches of Merida. This is the perfect place to escape from the bustle of everyday life and experience an authentic Yucatan getaway.
Get the most out of your stay in Merida by booking your own luxury beach side condo or villa. Vacation rentals offer better amenities and more space than hotels and are often more affordable. In the morning, watch the sun rise over the ocean while enjoying a leisurely breakfast on your private balcony. During your time in Merida, take a guided tour of the rainforest, explore nearby Mayan ruins, go on a dolphin watching excursion, or visit a sea turtle sanctuary. Head inland as the sun goes down to experience world class seafood restaurants and an energetic, vibrant nightlife. Or, head home to your vacation rental and host a campfire on the beach for your family and friends.
Here are a few additional suggestions for your trip:
-Take a tour of the Mayan ruins of Uxmal: The majestic pyramid of Uxmal is one of the most visited ruin sites along the coast.
-Visit the Hacienda Yaxcopoil: This preserved sprawling Yucatan plantation dates back to the seventeenth century.
-Visit the anthropology and history museum: Explore the exhibits of this small but fascinating museum and learn more about Mayan and Spanish history and culture.
-Explore the Zoological Park of Centenario: Located in the heart of downtown Merida, this charming, well- kept little zoo houses several native species of elusive and threatened wildlife.
-Take a cooking class: After sampling the world-class authentic Yucatan cuisine at some of the restaurants along the coast, take a class and learn how to bring these flavors home with you.
-Go diving: The underwater wreck and reef ecosystems off the Yucatan coast are excellent places to encounter sea turtles and other marine life.
No matter what kinds of activities and adventures you have in mind for your vacation, you'll find what you're looking for in Merid, and you won't have any trouble finding the perfect condo or vacation rental that offers all the amenities you and your family need. A vacation rental is a great place to relax, unwind, and reconnect at your own pace. While you're visiting Merida, be sure to explore some popular destinations nearby, like Tulum and Zihuatanejo.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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