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Merida Vacations

This colorful and historic capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán is known for its rich Mayan culture, heritage, ancient ruins, and archaeological sites. Because limestone was once the primary building material used, Merida has also been nicknamed “the white city.” 

Region: Mexico

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Hyatt Regency Merida

Hyatt Regency Merida

Our 4-Star classification designates those properties with well-appointed, deluxe accommodations, extensive amenities and comprehensive guest services. Expect attention to detail and a warm and hospitable staff ready to cater to your needs. These superb properties offer a truly refined getaway.
Merida Region International

The stunning Hyatt Regency is located in the heart of Merida, capital of the Yucatan, and minutes from the airport. Recently renovated and stylish guest rooms and suites include walk-in rain showers and commanding views of Merida.

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What to Do

  • The historic center of Mérida or Centro Historico: Declared a national heritage by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), this square is comprised of several protected monuments including the Arch of Saint John, Yucatan Cathedral, and the Merida Market.
  • Chichen Itza ruins: Located in Tinúm Municipality, this is one of the largest Mayan cities, covering an area over 4 square miles, and one of the most frequented by tourists. It was designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
  • Uxmal ruins: Located on the Yucatán peninsula, south of Merida, these ruins showcase the architectural style of the ancient Mayan cities and has been designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
  • Casa de Montejo: A beautiful 16th-century mansion and architectural jewel that serves as a museum today. The museum showcases art, furniture, history, and a bookstore.


Several of the city’s original limestone structures and colonial architecture still stand today. There are a plethora of sites to keep in mind while visiting Merida, from the pyramids of Chichen Itza and the Uxmal ruins to Merida's historic center. Along the way, be sure to walk along the Paseo de Montejo, visit the local shops and markets, or plan a picnic in one of the several parks and squares. Merida is known to be a pedestrian-friendly culture and community.