3 Days in Merida: Suggested Itineraries
By Viator, April 2013
Day 1: Exploring Merida
Soak in the colonial center of Merida, using the Zocolo (Plaza Grande) as your navigational center. Stroll the four sides of the plaza, seeing the cathedral, the Macay Museum, Casa de Montejo, Municipal Palace, and places to grab a bite or coffee. Walk a few blocks to the municipal market for some local color and shopping. Hire a carriage driver for a tour of town and Paseo Montejo. Catch a free music show and see couples dancing in the appropriate plaza for the evening—each plaza has its own night, which the tourism office can provide.
Day 2: Mayan Ruins
Take a trip to the Mayan ruins of your choice: Chichen Itza to the east, Uxmal (and possibly the Puuc Route) to the southwest, or Dzibilchaltun with cenote swimming and the Mayan museum to the north.
Day 3: Day Trips from Merida
Head to Celustun, about 60 miles northwest of Merida, to see pink flamingos, cool off in a spring-fed swimming hole, or tour a “petrified’ mangrove forest. Afterwards, head to the beach for some fresh seafood, shrimp ceviche, or a cold drink. End the day back in Merida in another plaza with a different music performance.
Tours & Tickets
Get up close to thousands of pink flamingos and other incredible wildlife species on a boat ride through the estuary of Celestun Wildlife Refuge. This official ... Read more
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Dive into the clear waters of three Cuzama cenotes on this day trip by minivan from Merida. Stop en route at the Mayan site of Acanceh to view the excavated ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
See one of the new Seven Wonders of the World – Chichen Itza – and unearth the mysterious power of the Maya in the Balankanche Caves. This two-day trip from ... Read more
Duration: 2 days (approx.)