|Merida, one of
Mexico's leading cultural centers, is the perfect place
to discover the Mayan country. Whether you want to relax and
enjoy the cafe terraces or explore the many Mayan cultural
sites, Casa del Naranjo will
welcome you and make your stay an unforgettable
If you want to come to Merida, you probably
did a bit of homework... However, we want to make sure you
know about the various activities you can enjoy in the area
and also get access to useful links before and during your
trip. You will find several links and resources below,
anything from suggestions to emergency phone numbers. We will
be happy to provide you with more help and assitance with your
trip preparation or activities.
Merida - slide show:
We listed some Merida
shortcuts (these links will take you to the Merida wikipedia
- Culture -
- Places of interests
There is one
website that you can not avoid if you plan to spend some time in
this is a great site that lists events, things to do, places to go
If you want to see Photos of the
Yucatan peninsula and Merida, please visit the
following travel site which also offers many useful reviews of
the area: Trip Advisor
Hungry?OK, you ABSOLUTELY need to try these during
your stay, these will probably become familiar dishes after a
week...: Cochinita Pibil, Poc
Chuc, Chile Relleno,
Salbutes and Panuchos, and my all
time favorite: Pavo en Relleno Negro (Or:
"Chilmole"). The great thing about Merida and its surroundings is
that you can still get authentic food for a good price. We also
recommend the Haciendas nearby for a great meal.
All you need to
know about Cocina Yucateca !
A few recommendations: While you stay at Casa del
Naranjo we recommend several activities...
Mayan route ("Ruta Maya) to visit the many Mayan cultural sites (2
to 4 hours drive from Merida): The hilly region south of Merida has more archeological sites per
square mile than any other place in the hemisphere!
- Chitchen Itza
(2 to 3 hours drive from Merida)
- Mercado Santa Ana, located a
block away from the house, the market is a unique experience.
- Paseo Montejo (Fransico de
Montejo founded Merida in 1542), in the 19th century, wealthy
plantation owners sought to outdo each other with grandiose
villas and estates. "Noche Mexicana" on Saturdays, free outdoor
music, dance, handicrafts at the foot of Paseo Montejo (2 blocks
from Casa del Naranjo).
- Nightlife in downtown Merida (5 - 6 blocks away)
- Sit back and
relax... that is why you came!
We also think you should know the emergency
numbers and contacts in Merida:-Merida
Police Dept. - 942-0060
-General Emergency - 066
for a land line or 113 for a cellular phone
-Red Cross (Cruz Roja) Ambulance -
-Merida Fire Dept.- 924-9242 or 923-2971
-Taxi Santa Ana (24 hours) - 928-5600
-Green Angels Roadside Assistance -
-Dentists, please visit this site.