Merida’s Rich History is Worth the Trip
Merida is an ancient colonial city and the capital of the Yucatan state located to the west of Quintana Roo, rich with historical churches, architecturally unique buildings, delicious flavors, music, night life, shopping and more. Every night, the Historic Center hosts traditional folk dancers, right in front of City Hall, dancing to live music, in traditional costume. On Sunday nights, salsa and cumbia dance liven up the streets. Restaurants and street vendors are abundant, as is the shopping. Staying near the Main Square is recommended.
My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Casa Mexilio, in Merida, over the first weekend in August, 2009 and it was one of the most unique places we have ever stayed. Located near the town center, about 4 blocks from the main square, you’ll find Casa Mexilio squeezed in amongst homes and businesses along one of the typically urban sections of Merida. All of the buildings in this section of town have no spaces between them and the only way to quickly discern where one ends and the next one begins is the difference in color. Each block is therefore rich in unique colors and individual distinguishable window boxes, signs, benches, and the like.