Merida Holidays

Built more than 450 years ago on the site of T'ho, an ancient Mayan city, Merida is the social and economic centre, as well as the capital, of the state of Yucatan and a delightful base from which to explore the most famous of Mexico's Mayan sites. Merida's downtown area features a large, tree-shaded central square. The city's main boulevard, Paseo Montejo, is home to impressive European-style mansions whose pastel shades and elaborate trim are reminiscent of lavishly iced wedding cakes.

Yucatan Peninsula

Though a bustling city of about 700,000, Merida retains its colonial charm and has a laid-back tempo that delights visitors. It makes a good base from which to explore the Mayan archaeological sites of Chichen-Itza and Uxmal. Pink flamingo sanctuaries and swimmable crystal-clear cenotes (sinkholes) are some of the natural attractions of the Yucatan Peninsula that are also easily accessible from Merida.

Haciendas

For a stylish and memorable stay from which to explore the region, we would recommend one of the beautifully converted haciendas, complete with elegant rooms, sumptuous dining facilities, swimming pools and magnificent grounds. Dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries, these elegant and historic properties offer an authentic experience as so much care has gone into their restoration.

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Marvellous Mexico & Beach
  • Beach
  • Culture & History
  • Family
From £3220 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Mexico
On this vibrant tour you see the highlights of Mexico City, explore the heartlands in the Chiapas region and visit all the most famous...
Magical Mexico
  • Beach
  • Culture & History
From £3645 per person
14 day holiday
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Mexico
This 14-day tour to Mexico, with its ancient traditions, rich history, stunning natural beauty and delicious cuisine, will certainly meet and most likely surpass all expectations of a holiday to Latin America.
Riviera Maya Beach & Culture Break
  • Beach
  • Culture & History
  • Honeymoons
From £2825 per person
9 day holiday
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Mexico
There's plenty of time to relax on this short sunshine break, which also includes visits to colonial Merida and the famous Mayan ruin, Chichen Itza.
Mexico in Style
  • Beach
  • Culture & History
From £4240 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Mexico
Experience the best of Mexico’s iconic sights combined with luxurious hotels. Enjoy exploring vibrant lively Mexico City with its...
The Mayan World
  • Culture & History
From £4290 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Guatemala     Honduras     Mexico
This 13-day itinerary visits the major Mayan sites in Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico, as well as Central America’s volcanic scenery...
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