As the capital of Yucatan, Mérida’s rich culture is visible around every turn.
Whitestone mansions line Paseo de Montejo (the city’s main street), while vibrant Sunday markets provide a taste of old-world Mexico.
Those looking for Mayan ruins are also in luck, as many ancient archaeological sites are in close proximity.
Meanwhile, museum and art enthusiasts praise El Gran Museo del Mundo Maya de Mérida, as well as the city’s art galleries and local murals.
When it comes to lodging, travelers will have their pick of quaint boutique hotels.