Mérida is a beautiful, historic, colonial city centrally located on the Yucatán Peninsula just 20 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. It is surrounded by biodiverse nature reserves, UNESCO archaeological sites, and historic "Pueblos Mágicos," where visitors get an authentic glimpse of Mexico's deep history. Mérida attracts visitors from around the globe to its boutique hotels, excellent restaurants, museums, theaters, and sports facilities. Researchers and students are in good company, as Mérida hosts more than a dozen universities and several national research facilities.
CELESTÚN NATIONAL PARK
is home to mangroves and thousands of pink flamingos that flock there during the winter months
Marvel at the centerpiece of Mayan civilization and the astronomical precision of El Castillo's – "the Castle's" – design
GRAN MUSEO DEL MUNDO MAYA
Mérida's new world-class museum explores Yucatan's past, from its geological origin to the present
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