There are many things to do in Yucatan.
* visit the zocallo (central marketplace) with the church and the house of Francisco de Montejo build out of the stones of the old Maya city.
* also at the zocalo see the palaccio the Gobierno which has paintings about the history of Merida and Yucatan.
* Merida has many nice restaurants and bars. Ask us which one we can recommend...
* Friday, saturday and sunday the downtown area of Merida is closed and there is live music. The atmosphere is very relaxed and people are dancing in the street. This event is called Corazon de Merida and it happens from 09:00 pm to 02:00 am. At sunday it's only in the morning.
* Every thursday evening there is an open-air concert in downtown Merida featuring Yucatecan dress, dance, music and folklore at the Santa Lucia Park on Calle 60 and 55 at 9:00 pm.
* Also visit Museo MACAY for Bici Ruta. Every Sunday from 8 AM to 12:30 . It's a tour on bycicle and the route is closed for traffic.
* go shopping in one of the many modern malls Merida has, i.e. Liverpool, Alta Brisa, Gran Plaza etc etc...
* go bowling in planet bowl
* play tennis, table tennis, golf, basketball, ice skating etc ... in the many sportfacilities Merida has...
* there are some casino's, one of the biggest is "Golden Island".
* visit at saturaday night Fiesta Mexicana from 8:00 pm to midnight.
* visit the Merida City Museum, the Anthropology and History Museum, the MACAY museum etc...
* Go shopping at the markets, Pasaje Picheta or the best in the city, Casa de las Artesanias on Calle 63, with handcrafts from Yucatan made by Yucatecans with the best prices in the city
In the surroundings of Merida:
* Make a daytour to Chitzen Itza
* Visit Celestun to make a boat tour to see many animals, flamingo's and mangrove. Then have a nice suntan on the paradise beach or drink a sol at one of the bars at the beach...
* Make the 3 cenote tour in Cuzama. The transport by horse wagon brings you to the old times..
* Visit an old hacienda like Ochil, Sotuta de Peon or Yaxcopoil. and see how hennequin was produced. Ochil has a nice restaurant and swimmingpool. Sotuta has a nice restaurant and organize hacienda tours.
* Do as the inhabitants of Merida and go to have a swim at the beach in Progresso. I
* visit Dzibilchaltun to see the temple of the seven dolls, the cenote and the museum and combine this with a visit of the Tecoh caves
* Go out sea fishing in one of the harbours close to Progresso. You can also rent a boat there or windsurfboard..
* go to Izamal to see it's big Monastery
* make a tour in the San Crisanto mangroves and see many birds and have a swim in a cenote
* A great day trip from Merida â€" only 43 miles away - a visit to the Oxkintok Ruins and nearby Calcehtok Caves makes a wonderful adventure!
* For the ones who love adventure: go on a kayaktour to X-cambo, go diving in Cenotes, make a rappel.
* Make a buggy tour on the beach to a hacienda where you change vehicle for a quad or cart. Then visit the hacienda museum.
* Do the convent route. The Convent Route is a day trip that will take you somewhat off the beaten path and into the heart of the Yucatan. Meandering through the country side of the west-central part of the state, you will visit Mayan villages and ruins, colonial churches, cathedrals and convents, courtyards and cenotes, all dating back centuries...
* Visit Izamal with it's big franciscan monastery..