Travel Guide: 4 Must-See Places in Merida, Mexico

Most people don’t think of Merida when they think Mexico. Most think of Cancun and the beaches and the night life that it offers. Merida, on the other hand, is for the those who love adventure, and exploring. We are suckers for both and  have a hard time picking one over the other. One of the best ways to get more out your Mexican vacation is to book a duo holiday to Cancun and Merida. You get the best of both worlds this way!


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Here are our list of 4 must see places in Merida:

1. Celestun

Celestun is a small fishing village that is certainly worth the drive, and is one of our favourite places to visit. Although it’s on the outskirts of Merida, and it is a bit of a trek to get out there, the view is absolutely breath-taking. The beaches, and the coastlines are perfect to spend the day on, and make it really hard to want to leave. Also, if you have thing for turtles and penguins then this is going to become your favourite place really quickly!

2. Parque Santa Lucía

This is the quintessential market to visit on Sundays the place where you can pick up all sorts of goodies for your travels.  We like to be there on weekends as it’s the perfect place to chill in the mornings and get ready for the day ahead.  This is what resort life would be like in authentic Mexico.


3. Catedral de San Ildefonso

This is where you need to head if you’re in the mood to explore 16th century buildings. It’s located in the Plaza Grande, but it’s hard to miss it as it sits above the city. Being the history buffs that we are, we found ourselves exploring inside this beauty for hours. The depiction of the Last Supper is   breath-taking as is the rest of the architecture.


4. Plaza Grande

This is the perfect place to be a tourist yet explore what Mexican life is like. Plaza Grande, aka the Big Plaza is in the heart of the city. If you’re looking to wander around,take in the vibes and views that the city has to offer, then this is your spot. You’ll see tourists, and locals shopping, and in the little cafes. It has a little bit of everything including restaurants, and museums, and local stores.  


This is a sponsored post on behalf of Transat Holidays.

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