Historic Merida

  • Mérida is a vibrant capital bursting with rich local culture and colonial charm.
    Mérida is a vibrant capital bursting with rich local culture and colonial charm.

Historic Merida

In the heart of el mundo Maya

Discover the Enchanted White City of Merida

In the heart of el mundo Maya

Discover the Enchanted White City of Merida

Mérida lies in the heart of the Yucatán peninsula, making it a world-class destination spot for touring the area’s exquisite Mayan ruins, colonial architecture, cenotes, and beaches. Yet the city itself is so lively, unique, and friendly, it’s a destination point all its own.  

Nicknamed the “The White City,” Mérida is also known as “The Peace City” for its warm, village-like atmosphere and huge sense of cultural pride that permeates throughout the city’s clean streets.  

A city of nearly one million, Mérida boasts diverse, cobblestone-street-lined neighborhoods, each with its own rich history, culture, and architectural beauty. Year-round, the city's parks are full of local residents, meeting to experience the city markets, street food, or numerous dance and music events.

On the weekends, the streets open up to pedestrians and restaurants, turning neighborhoods into lively community gathering places. Wandering around Mérida at night is a great way to explore the unique, open culture and grand colonial architecture, which is illuminated above the celebratory people gathering for food, music, and fun.

Every day in Mérida offers something new, whether it's dancing in the park, an open market, an architectural tour, an art opening, or your own culinary tour of the most unique treet food in Mexico.