Merida is a quiet paradise. The peacefulness of the town and the beauty of its streets, make it a place of elegance and contrast amid its colonial houses, Mayan ruins, and architecture. Its food, layered with exquisite gastronomic heritage, will take over your taste buds. The Plaza Mayor is a vibrant meeting place where locals enjoy traditional drinks, such as champola or sorbet.

MERIDA: Mexico’s cultural hub in the heart of Yucatan

MERIDA’S cultural offering is like no other on the Yucatan Peninsula

On any given day you’ll find a dizzying array of live music, art shows and dance, and the booming culinary scene is hotter than a habanero pepper.

This year Mérida has been designated the American Capital of Culture, meaning visitors can expect a ginormous cultural extravaganza as organisers stage a series of large-scale events throughout 2017.

According to The Guardian, Merida has been named among the top places in the world to visit in 2017. Lonely Planet named Merida as the American capital of culture in 2017 for its lively music and cultural flamboyance.

And here’s the kicker: the so-called White City ranks among the safest places in Mexico nowadays.

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