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Yucatan & Merida Travel Guide

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Hyatt Regency Merida hotel is located in Merida, the capital of Yucatan.
The charming and magical city of Merida, also known as the White City, is located in the state of Yucatan, about 110 mi from Campeche and 198 mi from Cancun. Thanks to its tropical climate and cool winds that blow in from the nearby coast, temperatures range between 82º and 95º F throughout most of the year.

Founded upon the ruins of a Mayan city, it has beautiful and solidly built colonial buildings that house the city’s history, art, traditions and culture. In the downtown Historic Center, you can visit the city cathedral, an impressive 16th century construction. Or you can even go to interesting museums, such as the Yucatan Museum of Archaeology, which you’ll find in Palacio Canton building. You can also take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage down the city’s main avenue, Paseo Montejo, which is lined with 19th century mansions and the Hyatt Regency Merida hotel.  It’s a pleasant tour blending sights of old and new.

While in Merida, you can try many of the exquisite dishes characteristic of Yucatecan cuisine. Papadzules and panuchos are made with stuffed corn tortillas and bathed in hot sauce. The traditional cochinita pibil is pork marinated in orange juice and served with beans and red onion.

You can also use Merida as a base to visit old henequen haciendas just a few several kilometers outside of the city. Many of them have been converted into luxurious hotels. As part of the exciting tour of Merida’s environs, you can check out some amazing cenotes in underground river systems and you can take a tour in beautiful natural scenery at the Reserva de la Biosfera Ria Celestun, a biosphere reserve and habitat of hundreds of pink flamingos. Also near the White City are many spectacular archaeological zones where you can discover the grandeur of the ancient Mayan culture at sites such as Uxmal, Dibilchaltun, Izamal and Chichen Itza, one of the new seven wonders of the world.

Mérida, capital of Yucatán, has a vast infrastructure, making it the biggest distribution centre for cultural tourism in the Peninsula of Yucatan. Due to its geographic position, Yucatan is a destination open to the world, allowing a fast and secure aerial, marine and terrestrial connectivity. Yucatan has several highways including two federal freeways and a modern highway. Highway 180 goes from Merida to Cancun, and it is the fastest route for access to colonial cities and archaeological sites. The deep-sea port of Progreso in the Yucatan Peninsula is a border open for commercial exchange with the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

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Ave. Colon esq Calle 60, a 100 metros del Paseo Montejo, Merida, Mexico, 97000

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