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Discover the Rich History of Pasaje Picheta in Mérida

Located in the heart of Mérida, Pasaje Picheta has a fascinating history that has seen it transform from a refuge for prisoners to a vibrant cultural hub. Today, it offers a vastly different appearance from its early days, now a beautifully remodeled space teeming with life and activity. The name Pasaje Picheta honors the renowned …

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Vaquería Yucateca: A Vibrant Celebration of Tradition and Culture

We love to see the incredible traditions of this beautiful state. One of the most treasured is the Vaqueria Yucateca which you can see each Monday at 9pm in La Ermita Park (Calle 66 x 77). The weekly show consists of the dances that are described below, but the story of these festivities are fascinating.  …

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The Colors of Maya: A 7-Day Women’s Retreat Connecting with Your Inner Rainbow in Acanceh, Yucatán

LOS COLORES MAYAWomen’s Retreat: Connecting with Your Inner RainbowOCTOBER 22-28, 2024 In the heart of Mérida, amidst the vibrant culture and rich history of the Yucatán Peninsula, women will come together from around the world to connect with each other and their creative selves and disconnect from their daily lives. This retreat offers more than …

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Treat Yourself: MID City’s Coolest Day Pass Destinations

Day passes at one of Yucatan’s beautiful haciendas or hotels are a perfect way to escape the everyday routine and enjoy a mini-vacation. Whether you have friends visiting or you just want a to change up your week, lounging by the pool with a margarita in hand, internet, access to a spa, and a good …

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Noche Blanca 2024: MID City’s Inside Scoop on Where to go

Noche Blanca is Merida’s biggest cultural night this year happening May 24th & May 25th and there are literally hundreds of events so when trying to figure out where to go, it can be a bit overwhelming. Friday the 24th is the eve and Saturday the 25th is the main night. Really, you can’t go …

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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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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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Datoer Street Art Merida, Yucatan

Hip Hop and the Graffiti Art Scene Merida: Homage to the Yucatecan Mestizo

Written by Stephanie Carmon April 25, 2024 I have always been drawn to street art. It is rebellious in nature, true expression put out for all to see, with no regard to whether one wants to see it or not. It is a vulnerable and risky way to express one’s innermost thoughts, and many times …

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