Press Release

This summer is my 15th in Merida and in that time the attention of the international press has transformed this sleepy little town into a must on everyone´s bucket list.  It all started with a Christmas visit from David Keeps that produced this Travel+Leisure article a year later.  New York Magazine and Enroute magazine soon follow…

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Day Trips from Merida

At Best of Yucatan we usually have a few weeks if not months between a guests reservation and their arrival in Merida.  I normally have time to customize an itinerary but if not I have 3 basic routes and then they can throw in a beach trip to Sisal or Celestun if they aren´t headed to…

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Artsy Craftsy

In 2015 two cultural centers  opened in the center of Merida that are featuring the works of some local artist and many artist from other parts of Mexico and the world.  The Fundacion de Artistas opened in 2015 and Centro Cultural La Cupula opened in 2016.  This spring the Fundacion had a guest curator from…

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The Moody Foodie

After 15 years in the Yucatan and the past 5 of them as a pescetarian I have no problems finding excellent things to eat but I´m the last to try a new restaurant or a new dish at a favorite restaurant. Unless I´m in the mood for a guacamole only meal I can´t really eat…

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A Week in the Yucatan

Most visitors arrive on one weekend and leave on the following weekend and that makes a lot of sense.  Commerce comes to a halt on Saturday afternoons in Merida and starts again early on Monday mornings.  It makes sense to stay in town on the weekend and do your day trips during the week when…

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it never grows old

Almost all of the beautiful old ruins have been bought up and ruined, in a certain sense, since I bought a ruin in Merida one August 16 years ago.  Merida has changed in so many ways for the better. But Gringos suburbanizing 18th and 19th century ruins is not one of them. My favorite thing…

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