DMC - Merida as destination
Merida is the ideal destination. here you will discover the duality of a city where the modernity of a cosmopolitan destination meets the tradition and history of a colonial city.
Mérida, also known as “The White City”, is capital of the State and gateway to the Mayan culture. It offers a wide diversity of hotels, venues with great technological innovation such as the International Convention Center, a large number of museums, restaurants, shops, art galleries, as well as beautiful natural jewels.
You will find as well different places to visit as museums, zoos, monuments as Monumento a la Patria, Cultural Centers, parks, malls and local markets.
Mérida has more than 10,000 rooms divided into 260 hotels of different categories and international chains located in strategic points of the city with easy accessibility, comfort and a variety of tourist attractions to visit.
Centro Internacional de Congresos de Yucatán
o Technology – Powered by Samsung (Public-private partnership that makes the International Congress Center the new benchmark in Mexico for meeting tourism)
o Comfort (designed to provide the greatest comfort to its users)
o Strategic location (at a near distance you will find: more than 1, 600 rooms in 13 of the best hotels in the State, museums, restaurants, shops and other services such as banks, hospitals, etc.)
o Accessibility (renovation of streets, giving preference to pedestrians in the area, easy connectivity in different means of transport)
o Gold LEED Certification (it is the first facility in Mexico that is designed to obtain LEED gold certification from its construction phase (Energy Leadership and Environmental Design)
o Convention and Exhibition Center Yucatán XXI century
o Great Museum of the Mayan World
o Hotels such as Fiesta Americana, Hyatt Regency, Presidente Intercontinental and Holiday Inn Mérida
o Golf course
The city of Merida has an international airport with a flow of more than 15,000 weekly seats distributed on direct flights to and from domestic destinations such as Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Villahermosa, Veracruz, Cancun and Tijuana; and internationals like Houston, Miami, Belize, Milan and Cuba.
The State has two federal highways and a highway, 5 bus terminals and 1 “Puerto de Altura” Progreso, with capacity to receive one million passengers, is a point of tourist link and commercial exchange with the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean.
Mérida is one of the safest cities with the best quality of life in Mexico.
In 2011, the city was named “City of Peace”, a distinction awarded by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), as well as the official designation as distinguished member of the Hundred Cities for the Peace, for the high level of security, quality of life and cultural activity.
In 2019, Mérida was selected as the venue for the 17th edition of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
Yucatan has an extensive network of doctors, hospitals, clinics and laboratories of first level and high specialty, making it the leading state of the Southeast in the medical industry. Among the most important hospitals are the Medical Center of the Americas, the Merida Clinic, the Star Medica Hospital and Videre
In Mérida you can find the ideal destination, among its architecture, gastronomy, museums, galleries, theaters and other places of interest.
Do not forget to visit its historic center where you can visit the Cathedral, Municipal Palace, Government Palace, Passage of the Revolution, among other sites.
You can find daily cultural events, such as the Yucatecan vaqueria, videomapping, traditional music, the traditional ball game, Mexican night and bike tours.
Yucatecan cuisine is the result of a mixture of influences. The essence of the ancient Mayas is combined with the European to create delicacies. The geographical location of the State, its isolation for many years from the rest of the country, the commercial exchange and the immigration of people from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East, make our gastronomy to really stand out from the rest of Mexican food. This peculiar combination of influences, results in an incredible variety of flavors, aromas and colors that provide an unforgettable culinary experience.