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Cash only $150 pesos pp
Parking 20 pesos for first 3hrs
No backpacks, you can either check them into storage or carry them in front of you. No water, food, etc. my husband had to put his water bottle in my daughters backpack. AC is...More
As part of our adventures in Mexico, this museum experience was first on our extensive list of things to see and do. We walked from our HomeAwayFromHome accommodation to the downtown core and caught a local bus @ $8.00 pesos each out to the Gran...More
Really interesting museum. I really think that it doesn´t matter if you are a Mexican or a foreign the history that this museum has is really interesting and it makes you want to visit more places in Merida
Glass makes a lot of the artifacts and displays difficult to photograph. Not as complete as one might possibly expect and I would recommend the archeological museum further south on Pasea de Montejo for this purpose. Avoid the restaurant and head to the large mall...More
This museum is housed in a beautiful building. The staff are kind and helpful. Ticket prices are reasonable. Past this it is disappointing in substance. The displays are mainly tedious descriptions of everyday life and times of the long post-classical Catholic Mayan culture that survived...More
We were happy to have learned about Mayan tribes, cultures and their stone pyramids at this museum on our first day in Merida. It puts in context what we would see during the next seven days in Merida and the archaeological sites in Uxmal, Chichen...More
The car park is under this building, when we arrived upstairs we found the museum in a block nothing to do with the nest structure! A small cue for the ticket office but was huge when we came out. Then we had to cue for...More
Merida itinerary - plus rec for anniversary (16 Replies)
Below is the itinerary for our upcoming stay in Merida - any comments and recommendations are welcome. We have 4 days in March, just my husband and me - late 30s/early 40s. We don't want to pack too much into the itinerary, esspecially in the afternoons when it could be rather hot. Average highs look to be about 90°F in March. So for the most part, we are looking to plan things in the mornings and then leave afternoons free to sightsee or lay low as the weather dictates. We also want to make...More
January 03, 2013|
Celestun is not that tough. Boats charge per trip so hook up with some other folks and share the cost. Another option there is the coop at Dzinitun, where they pole you through the mangroves in a much more ecological way and you can spot birds among the branches. Very Indiana Jones-ish.
Gran Museo del Mundo Maya is CLOSED. (3 Replies)
Well, you couldn't really script it, but this museum is closed until mid-Dec. They locked the doors at the end of Oct to allow them to finish the construction, having opened to the public on Sept 24 . Originally the closure was going to be for 2 weeks, but that deadline wasn't met. I'll post when it reopens. PS. Don't go to Palacio Canton (the old Anthropology Museum) as that has closed definitively.
November 28, 2012|
This is actually straight out of a script, Londoner! For those who don't live here, this monstrous construction with it's pick up sticks and rubber band structure representing the Mayan vision of the cosmos was built during the previous administration (state government) and as it still is not finished, was quickly "inaugurated" before the former governor left office and is her signature public works project. The present administration now has to finish the thing, correct structural...More
Merida Trip Report - Lots of Good Food (19 Replies)
I'm always thinking ahead to winter vacation and after we spent 2 weeks in Merida last February, we decided to extend our trip to 3 weeks for this year. The nice thing about going to a place we’ve visited before is that we didn’t feel the need to do a lot of sightseeing. We could enjoy the city. Having taken an (expensive) trip to Iceland in August, we also needed to keep our budget in mind. Westjet has weekly direct flights through the winter, so you’re in Merida about 4 hours after...More