Explore Mérida with kids
From Progreso we drove 40 minutes inland to explore the capital of Yucatan, Mérida. The city was original Mayan and later a Spanish colony and therefore Mérida is a mixture of both cultures. Mérida has one of the largest historic districs in the region and there are plenty to see and do including a lot of historic buildings, colonial houses, art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants.
We had finally found the “real” Mexico. The city is culturally breathtaking and so full of life, however it is extremely sticky hot during the day and we really appriaciated our hotel pool. We stayed at Hotel Dolores Alba. The rooms was nothing fancy but the hotel was cheap and it had a great poolarea with opportunities of being in the shadow.
We enjoyed eating out every evening when the temperature finally dropped. There are so many great restaurants located besides historic buildings and monuments. Everything is rather cheap and the food was exellent.
One evening we took our boy for a tour of the city in a horse drawn carriage. It was a perfect way to explore the city with a baby and our guide was a great story teller.
In Mérida we experienced the locals interest in our baby for the first time and I have to say that it was overwhelming. The locals loved our baby boy and they wanted to touch him, hold him and even kiss him. Our baby unfurtunately found the experience confusing and did not know whether he should laugh og cry.
We went to the local market and it was massive selling fruit, food, clothes and animals. Again our boy attracted some unwanted attention but at this point he was use to it. I think he was the main attraction for all the locals there that day. He was hugged, kissed and lifted so many times that he at last fell asleep in his stroller even though the place was noisy and there were lots to look at.
After a few days in Mérida we drove to Chichen Itza.Share on Facebook