Venue Attractions

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Mérida Historic Center*

    Mérida offers several options of culture, history, fun and delicious cuisine. That’s why we recommend starting your visit in the Historic City Center, where you can see many colonial buildings, museums, galleries, theaters, outdoor cafes, bars, traditional clothing, parks, hotels, restaurants with national and international food standards. The Historic Center is the ideal place to carryout different leisure activities and nightlife every single day.

Dzibilchaltún Archaelogical Site*

    It was one of the great urban centers that flourished in the northern part of the Yucatan Peninsula, standing out as one of the oldest cities, as there are data confirming its existence since 500 BC to 1500 AD. It covers about 17 sq. km in which there should be more than 8000 architectural structures. The most outstanding building in this area is the Temple of the Seven Dolls. Through its central door you can see a solar phenomenon each equinox.
 

Progreso Port*

    It is the main arrival point for many cruise ships worldwide. Its prime location in the Yucatan Peninsula and tourist infrastructure makes Progreso the state's largest port It is an excellent place to practice the most varied water sports such as windsurfing and kayak Located north, 36 km from Merida.

Uxmal Archaeological Site*

    Known as "the three times built," it is one of the most impressive and majestic Maya archeological sites in Yucatan. Its beauty is characterized by low horizontal palaces set around courtyards or quadrangles, which are decorated with highly detailed rich sculptures made from thousands of small and perfectly polished stones set in geometric mosaics of perfection unmatched in the entire Maya area. The city contains the Pyramid of the Magician, with its Plaza of the Birds, the Nunnery Quadrangle, the Ball Court, the Governor's Palace, the Great Pyramid and the Palomar and the North Group, the Old House, the Graveyard and the Temple of the Dongs.

Chichen Itzá Archaelogical Site*

    It is located east of Yucatan, on the road to Cancun, 120 km from Merida. The grandeur of the heritage of Chichen Itza goes beyond the Main Concourse, the Observatory, the Sacred Cenote, the Ball Court and the Temple of a Thousand Columns. This archaeological site contains the most imposing of all: the Pyramid of Kukulkan, where twice a year, during the spring and fall equinoxes, a magical play of light and shadow creates the appearance of a snake gradually doing down the stairs of the pyramid to complete the iconic feathered serpent.

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Culinary Tourism*

    The exquisite Yucatecan cuisine is based on a mixture of ingredients used by the ancient Maya, which incorporate favors brought from Europe with later contributions from the Caribbean and Middle East. Yucatecan cuisine is recognized in Mexico and the world. It is largely a result of its former isolation from the rest of the country, and its constant interaction with Europe, Cuba and New Orleans via its ports.An exquisite combination of condiments and spices like pumpkin seed, oregano, purple onion, sour orange, achiote, sweet pepper, cilantro, habanero and xcatic peppers, produces famous Yucatecan cuisine. The menu of our delicious cuisine contains a variety of scents and colors with dishes ranging from Cochinta Pibil, Panuchos, Salbutes, Poc Chuc, Lime soup, to delicious Relleno Negro and Queso Relleno.

*source SEFOTUR - Yucatán Travel