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Merida Sunday Market

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Merida Sunday Market


We're planning a trip to Merida/Tulum at the end of September. I know the Sunday market in Merida is a must see--what I'm wondering is if we need to spend the whole day in Merida in order to fully enjoy the Market. We will either drive to Tulum Sunday afternoon, or stay sunday night and leave monday morning. We are arriving in Merida on Thursday night, staying thru Sun or Mon.

Thanks in advance for your advice.

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Merida is a wonderful city on Sunday. You won't need the entire day in the market - go in the morning then head back to the Main Plaza for Domingo en Merida - Sunday in Merida . This is a fun colorful time when they close off traffic on the Main Plaza and Calles 60 and 62 up to Calle 55. You will find music in the streets, booths set up with food and craft vendors, the bici-ruta (a Sunday bicycle route from La Ermita to the Monument to the Flag), tricylces taxis,,,,,,all kinds of fun things. You can spend the day here easily, then head out to Tulum early Monday morning.

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I think maybe by "market", you were referring to Merida en Domingo, which is when they turn the whole center of the city into an open-air market. And no, you don't need the whole day to see that OR to see the day-to-day mercado, which is about three blocks away from the center of town. You could enjoy both in the morning and leave about 2 or 3 pm for Tulum.

If you get off the carretera at Valladolid and head south, you'll get to Tulum sooner (it goes straight to Tulum). The road is narrow and 2-lanes in some parts, but much more interesting than the carretera. If you drive carefully, you'll be okay. And you'll be able to spend Sunday night in Tulum.

take care and buen viaje!

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I always prefer driving to the Caribbean early in the morning, leaving at 7 am, or after 4 pm. Travelling in the heat of the day is less comfortable & you are more likely to doze off at the wheel.

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