Merida as destination
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.
Mérida has more than 10,264 rooms divided into 140 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.
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 Hospital Star Médica and Videre.
The state of Yucatan has great cultural and natural heritage. Come and visit important archeological sites such as Chichen Itzá, Uxmal and Ek Balam; colonial cities and Magical Towns like Izamal and Valladolid; Discover the henequen haciendas, remembrance of the “Oro Verde” days and our beautiful beaches, cenotes and reserves such as the Biosphere of Celestún, Ría Lagartos, to name a few, that provide a sanctuary for a great diversity of flora and fauna.
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.