Merida, the capital of the state of Yucatan, is famous for its colonial architecture, museums, music and culture, and albeit a popular tourist destination, continues to be a working, cosmopolitan city, unaffected by the influx of visitors every month.

The city is a great place to start your travels around the Yucatan area, but is also well worth a visit if you are only in Mexico for a short vacation. Known for being the capital of culture in this area, you won't find it hard to fill your days visiting the cathedral, famous markets, or acclaimed museums. For more information on tours to Merida from Holbox, please check out our listings. If the city is your next stop after Holbox, you can also find out more about bus timetables or transfers to Merida.