Things To Do For Families
Experiences and fun for everyone
Explore and discover the beauty and uniqueness of this colonial city, bond with your family with tasteful cooking classes, personalized tours and amusing activities for all ages.
Eco Tour at Hacienda
Set on 4 acres, Hacienda Xcanatun is the perfect place to discover a wide range of local vegetation and wildlife. Enjoy this guided tour and learn about the ancient plants used by the mayan culture to heal, taste and paint. If you look closer you may spot iguanas, herons, squirrels, colorful birds and of course our family of 60 coatis!
Maya Language Class
While Spanish is the official language of Mexico, Maya is an indigenous' heritage that is still spoken by the local community. In order for us to preserve this part of our culture, we have created a class for all family members where you can learn about the main words and even write your date of birth with mayan numbers.
Visit Downtown Meridsa
Merida has twice been named Cultural Capital of the Americas, for its wide encouragement of cultural activities, , therefore, an ideal spot to visit the majestic mansions on the Paseo Montejo, the city museums and the streets of the Historic District, with its gastronomical treasures and architectural monuments, plazas and churches, the Mayan Museum, as well as several cultural venues of artistic and popular expressions. Mérida is a 16th century Colonial city characterized by an architecture in sober style, with a square pattern in the central area, with streets traced as a chess board.
Explor the Yellow Town of Izamal
Izamal is a magical and peaceful town located about 70 km east of Merida, where cobblestone streets are lined with historic colonial buildings painted in a beautiful and eye-catching yellow colour. There is a handcraft route you can take to see the workshops where miniatures are made, where hammocks are woven, where papier maché butterflies and dragonflies are crafted, and where wooden jaguars, crucifixes, boxes and more are carved.
In Merida, most of the thousands of cenotes can be found along the Chicxulub Crater. It is believed that the giant asteroid that created this crater also caused most of the cenotes. You can swim and explore these sinkholes that are minutes away from Hacienda Xcanatun by car.
Discover the mysteries of Uxmal
Uxmal, together with Sayil and Labna, is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest, most elegant, and most important ruin site in the Puuc area. The Pyramid of the Magician is a truly magnificent structure. Equally impressive is the Governor’s Palace and the Nunnery. The majority of the structures seen today date from the Late Classic