Merida is the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan, located just 22 miles from the Gulf of Mexico coast. Before the arrival of the Spanish, this area was occupied by the Mayan city of T’ho or Ichcaansiho, which means “City of Infinite” or “City of Five Hills” in reference to its pyramids. Mérida was founded in 1542 by Francisco de Montejo, and built with the same stones of the destroyed Mayan pyramids of T’ho. Some historians consider it as the oldest continually inhabited city in the Americas. History runs through the streets and walls of this beautiful city of colonial architecture and warm weather. Visit Merida and stay in our great vacation rentals, either long term or short term, we have the most complete selection of luxury vacation houses, holiday houses, and rental apartments, in the best areas of Merida, including Centro, Itzimna, Montecristo, Campestre, Montebello, and San Antonio Cuculas well as nearby towns of Cholul, Conkal, Valladolid and Progreso.
Known as the “White City” because of the white facades of its buildings and for the legendary cleanliness of its streets, Merida is a cosmopolitan city of nearly one million people, where the past meets the present, its Centro Historico (downtown) is the third largest in the Americas, just behind Mexico City and Havana. Visit colonial haciendas and nearby archaeological sites like Celestun, Izamal, Mayapan, Uxmal, and world famous Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site; or enjoy the wide variety of fine restaurants, modern shopping malls, trendy nightclubs, and leisure facilities. At sunset there is nothing better than walking by the Paseo Montejo, heart and soul of the city. If you are planning a luxury getaway or a family holiday in Merida, Mexico, get cheap flight and hotel deals booking online with Villa Experience Merida and choose from a diversity of vacation accommodation rentals, including exclusive private villas, palapa beach house, lavish apartment rentals, luxury all-inclusive resorts, boutique hotels, and cheap bungalows.
Named Cultural Capital of the New World in 2002, Mérida features a diversity of museums, art galleries, theatres, and festivals. Visit cultural highlights like the Anthropology and History Museum, the Italian Renaissance style Canton Palace, the MACAY Museum, and the Monument to the Homeland which depicts the history of Yucatan through carved stonework. But one of the best things about Merida is that it’s only a 30-minute drive from the beach. Progreso, Chelem Telchac, Chicxulub and X-Cambo are all at short distance from the city, and once there you will be able to practice all kind of motor sports, kayak, diving, snorkeling and fishing. You can also try the interesting offer of golf courses in the region and the fine selection of excellent spas. When visiting Merida stay in any of our great offer of luxurious vacation rental villas, short term accommodations, upscale holiday homes, fully equipped apartments, five star hotels, beachfront all-inclusive hotels, boutique hotels, beach bungalows, and budget friendly hotels. Let us help you find the perfect vacation accommodation for your next getaway to Merida, Mexico and have the best vacations of your life. To get special hotel deals and car rentals make your online reservation right here. You can book your hotel only deal or choose a package including flight and hotel.