These are ancient Mayan pyramids. If you stacked exactly 51.1 Annikas on top of each other, you would reach the height of the highest pyramid - 115 feet. Check it out, there's a lot of amazing history to enjoy here. And I am sure the Mayans must have taken a very long nap after building this place.
When my mom asks my dad about something he's eating, he usually just says "good" but here he said, "this is art." Mom found this restaurant and Dad says it's probably his favorite restaurant in the entire world. I eat real food now so I really want to eat here when we go back.
I really want to go swimming here. Mom and Dad showed me pics and it looks SUPER FUN. If you didn't know, cenotés are natural sinkholes that have been formed over thousands of years by the dissolving of limestone bedrock. They are filled with crystal-clear water and surrounded by stunning vegetation. It's hard to believe look at them that they're not just magical; they're real. This particular cenoté, Cenoté Muycuche, is perfect for swimming, snorkeling and diving. The grounds also includes a historic hacienda, restaurant, chapel, as well as a traditional Mayan thatched-roof hut. Open daily, from 8AM - 5PM. Entrance fee for adults: 500 pesos Entrance fee for children 4-12: 250 pesos Children under 4 are free There is also a fee of 100 pesos per car.
I don't understand what this place is but my parents say if you want to "have an elevated experience" this is the place to do it. "As the colonial capital of the Yucatan Peninsula, Merida was once home to the greatest concentration of wealth in Mexico. This city has maintained its grandeur and air of sophisticated elegance. The sisal barons of the 19th century commissioned Parisian architects to build opulent villas along Paseo Montejo and buildings scattered at the heart of the city. The 'White City' is the perfect home for Coqui Coqui's L'Epicerie. The inland city of Merida has attracted artists and bohemian sophisticates, who have settled within the city to restore dilapidated buildings and give them a fresh allure. Located just a few steps away from Santa Lucia Square, Coqui Coqui Merida is set within a 1903 townhouse, reminiscent of the Belle Époque era. The decadent one-suite residence houses our signature perfumery, spa, boutique, café & tasting room."
This is the famed boulevard of the city, lined with villas built by Parisian architects. On Sundays, it's closed to car traffic and you can rent bicycles. Maybe stop by the famed Café Impala for a cafécito. I can't ride a bike myself just yet, but maybe I'll be walking by then.
Head over to Celestún and spend the day at the beach, frolicking with the flamingos, and visiting their famous pink salt flats (yes, these shallow lakes are naturally pink!). It's about an hour drive from Merida, but wow, is it worth it! I went to the beach for the first time ever here; we spent the afternoon in hammocks on the beach, and my parents loved eating amazing fresh fish at a local fish shop. Yes, thousands of flamingos congregate here in the winter so you are sure to see some.
You love Costco, I love Costco, we all love Costco. For all us Costco lovers out there, or for the noobs among us, there is no better place to DIVE IN than the Costco in Merida. I'm not joking. This Costco has a CENOTE!! Just when you thought the crown jewel of bulk shopping couldn't get any better...