The Magic of The Yucatan
Yucatan is magical if you know where to find it
Mexico’s Yucatan state is a magical place to spend a vacation, as long as you know where to find it! It is often confused with the Yucatan peninsula as a whole, which includes the states of Quintana Roo (Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen) and Campeche. But the Yucatan state is something entirely different in its own right and definitely a place worth exploring. The city of Merida, Yucatan State’s capital is the heart of it all and it is definitely where you will want to spend your time.
One of the very important reasons to visit this part of Mexico is the food! The growth of gastronomy in the area and the appreciation of classical cuisine means that there is something for everyone here and if you are here, you will want to try it all! Munch on delicious appetizers of corn empanadas with black mole and octopus ceviche with scallops, you will learn that the spectrum in food is vast. They also have 1,500 different types of Tequila on the market. Dining has become world-class here.
The Yucatan is safe for tourists and just safe in general. It has been rated as one of the safest places in Mexico for the last 12 years. Accommodations are plentiful. Merida has 7,300 hotel rooms and countless rentals and bed and breakfasts that there is a place that will appeal to everyone. The Yucatan also has great diversity: beaches, forests, nature preserves, and 19 archeological sites that are open to the public.
The weather is spectacular all year round so you never have to question when is the best time to come. You have millions of choices in food, entertainment, accommodations, and tourist attractions; there is no excuse not to come here! Merida itself has an amazing history and the locals here love to talk about their beloved town. You will not find any negativity here!
From the magical towns to the magic of discovery, history, culture, gastronomy, nature, and so much more, the Yucatan is going to be high on your “must revisit” list once you have had just one glimpse of it. You will not leave disappointed. In fact, you will leave relaxed, rejuvenated and happy to be alive.
When you are visiting, plan on spending some of your nights at a bed and breakfast. It is a great way to get to know the locals, learn about places to explore that you won’t learn from the concierge at a big hotel chain and feel the quaint and comfortable feeling that you can only find in Merida. When you stay at Vida Magica, you are stepping into a piece of history with all of the modern conveniences. Located right in downtown Merida, but without the hustle and bustle, you will be centrally located to all of the action but still tucked away enough to feel like you are in a tropical paradise.