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Casa Japa: Elegant Vacation Lodging in Campeche

We visited Campeche, Mexico recently and stayed at Casa Japa, a stunning 4 bedroom colonial house from the 18th century which shares a wall with the picturesque El Dulce Nombre de Jesus church built in 1560. Casa Japa brings the past and present together making the guest feel as if they are reliving the 1700’s …

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The 2024 Forest Crusade: Making Merida Greener

Merida is in dire need of more trees and vegetation especially as we see temperatures reach over 45 degrees Celsius.  The 2024 Forest Crusade is in its 11th edition, and with much effort since 2014, 107,253 trees have been planted. This year’s goal is to plant 8,500 trees, contributing to the ambitious goal of the …

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Merida’s Biggest Cultural Night is Back! La Noche Blanca May 24th & 25th

La Noche Blanca 2024 celebrates “Learning is the Beauty of Living”. In its 17th edition, learning transcends mere acquisition of knowledge to become an immersive artistic experience. Mérida will come alive on May 24th and 25th, offering a rich tapestry of cultural activities. Museums, galleries, cultural centers, restaurants, and the vibrant artistic community will unite …

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Discover the Thrills of Expo Adventure 2024

Experience the thrill of outdoor exploration at Expo Adventure 2024, set to take place at the prestigious Yucatan Siglo XXI Convention Center, specifically in the Chiché Itzá 1 Hall. Mark your calendars for May 18th and 19th, as the event unfolds from 12:00 to 20:00 hrs. Expo Adventure promises an exhilarating array of products and …

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MERIDA WEEKLY EVENTS UPDATE

Merida is known for its lively cultural life and the city of Merida has several free events around the city. However, because of the recent construction in the Plaza Grande y in other parts of the centro, some of the usual locations for the events have been changed. Here is the updated information! We encourage …

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Barrio Mágico Xcalachen

Updated April 23, 2024 Mérida, a city known for its vibrant colors and undeniable beauty, holds a treasure trove of unique neighborhoods. One of these neighborhoods, nestled within the heart of the Yucatecan capital, has captured the attention and hearts of both locals and visitors alike. At first view, it looks like a regular neighborhood …

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Ya’axtal Park: Merida’s Lung Uniting Culture, Nature, and Fun in Mérida

March 20th, 2024 In the heart of the western part of Mérida, a large green city park project stands tall: Ya’axtal. This initiative, born from the combined efforts of the community and the government, crates a much needed green space for the citizens of Merida. It’s a nice place to go for a walk, run, …

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Recycling in Merida: Learn where the “Puntos Verdes” are in the City

March 13, 2024 In an inspiring stride towards sustainability, the city of Merida proudly presents the “Punto Verde” program, a cornerstone of the Zero Waste Strategy set forth by the Merida City Council. This initiative is a rallying call for the cultivation of a culture that champions waste separation, recycling, and responsible waste disposal, all …

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Páayt’aan festival in Izamal is Back Feb 29-March 3

Music, dance, gastronomy, workshops,talks and more! Páayt’aan festival is in its third edition and will offer more than 40 cultural and gastronomic activities. It will take place in Izamal, Yucatán, from February 29 to March 3.  This festival aims to promote the exchange of voices and knowledge among the identities that coexist in the Yucatán …

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Consorcio Mejorada: Merida’s 2nd International Market for Peninsular Design

Dive into the vibrant world of the 2nd International Market for Peninsular Design. Head to Salon Gallos on Saturday, February 24th, and Sunday, February 25th, 2024 to experience the best in design from artists based in Yucatan. It will showcase a treasure trove of local fashion, furniture, jewelry, and more. There will be live music, …

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