Mérida, the city full of life and fun during the weekends.
In this guide, we will present you with a variety of exciting activities that will make your visit an unforgettable experience. From the fascinating game of “Pok ta Pok” to the vibrant Mexican night, Mérida has something for everyone, regardless of taste or age.
In addition to getting to know and experiencing art and culture, you will have a great time with the whole family.
Enjoy the “Corazón de Mérida”
An excellent way to explore a significant part of the city center and not miss out on all the activities and shows that Mérida has to offer is by taking a leisurely stroll through the “Corazón de Mérida”.
On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights each week, from 8:00 PM until midnight, Mérida’s heart beats with energy, making the evening even more vibrant and enjoyable. During these days and specified hours, the stretch of Calle 60 from Calle 61 to Calle 57 becomes exclusively pedestrianized, creating a charming dynamic that provides space for you to walk in the street listening to live music, seeing kids run around, and enjoy the warm Merida evenings.
Video Mapping "Piedras Sagradas" on the Facade of the Cathedral
Every Friday at 8:00 p.m., the Cathedral’s facade comes alive with vibrant colors and rich history through the Sacred Stones video mapping, a captivating visual spectacle that narrates the tale of the Cathedral, a building constructed using stones from the ancient Mayan city of Tho.
This immersive audiovisual experience is enhanced by a specially crafted 12-verse narrative that is exclusive to the Cathedral, accompanied by a musical composition featuring sacred songs performed by the Choir of the City of Mérida.
Pok Ta Pok, Mayan Ball Game
Each Saturday you can find a theatrical rendition of the ancient Pok Ta Pok Mayan ball game. You will see the players dressed in costume and you can witness how the game was played. It’s quite the show! Versions of the game are found throughout Mesoamerica. Historians believe that the game known as Pok-a-tok originated in the tropics of Mesoamerica in early 1,400 BC.
Pok-a-tok required a rubber ball that could weigh up to four kilos, and two teams, which fought each other in a way that reminded people of ancient Mayan battles and legends. This game went beyond being just a sport and served as a true ritual through which gratitude was expressed for a bountiful harvest and prayers were offered to the gods for their protection.
“Mexican Night” at the Remate Montejo
Set up on the grand stage every Saturday in the Remate de Montejo, you can see an exciting show of folk dances from across Mexico. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Mexico, where the rhythms and colors of Mexican music and folklore come alive. The magical “Noche Mexicana,” is a celebration of traditional music, dance, and artistry from various regions of the country. This lively event takes place at the iconic “Remate,” where you can also indulge in local crafts, delicious food and drinks. You’ll find street food from around Mexico as well as restaurants and bars close by. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable cultural experience in Mérida!
For a fun outdoor evening, we recommend the nighttime Biciruta, where you can enjoy biking along Mérida’s most important colonial avenue.
The nighttime Biciruta takes a shorter route than the morning edition, starting from Santa Ana Park and ending at the Monumento a la Patria. One lane of Paseo de Montejo is closed to create a two-way bike path. At the Monumento a la Patria, you’ll be treated to an illuminating video mapping display.
If you have a bike, bring it along and join in the fantastic and enjoyable activity. If not, you can rent one to fully experience the ride.
During the route, you’ll find amenities such as hydration stations, traffic police for safety, portable restrooms, and first aid services in case of any incidents.
There is also a bike school available for those wanting to learn how to ride.
The nighttime Biciruta takes place on the first Saturday of every month from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Bike rentals start at $50 pesos per hour.
Experience the joy of riding on wheels in the open air with the Biciruta, a popular attraction in Mérida. This activity is 100% family-friendly and promotes a healthy lifestyle. Explore the main avenue, Paseo de Montejo, and part of the Historic Center of Mérida on your own bicycle or rent one along the route for as little as $20.00 MXN. The Biciruta takes place every Sunday from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM, allowing you to enjoy a delightful morning ride.
Experience the Enchanting Melodies of the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra's Captivating Program.
Immerse yourself in a world of incredible music infused with cultural richness. Every weekend, from May to June, indulge in the beauty of classical music during unforgettable evenings. Each program features a unique artistic director, adding a distinct touch to every performance. Don’t miss this opportunity to be transported by the harmonious sounds of the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra.
So there you have it, an exciting glimpse into the incredible activities that Mérida has to offer you during the weekends. From the fascinating ball game to the vibrant Mexican nights and a variety of cultural events, there is something for everyone of all ages.
Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich culture and entertainment that Mérida has to offer. For more information about the city and its attractions, we recommend visiting the website https://visitmerida.mx/inicio.
You can also download the “Visit Mérida mx” app for Android and iPhone, available at
We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy the exciting events to the fullest and discover the beauty of Mérida every weekend!