Hacienda Petac -Merida Estate-Book the Best-Early
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... as myself. Except in the opposite direction. But good to pick the brains of someone who has been already there.
First port of call was the bus station where I booked the next two sets of tickets that I would need. I deliberately explained what I wanted in Spanish, so as to try and practice getting the hang of the lingo. Most Mexicans seem to speak some English here. Some are very good and speak it fluently with American accents which is a little odd ...
... oh it looked so fun. David went....ok, so he didn't get out as far. Just had to do it. Grabbed hold of the rope, jumped off the rock and 3 seconds later I was in the water. hahaha But I did get out far enough not to hit the rocks and that was really my goal! Finished our swim and climbed out to go to the next one. Ellen still wasn't feeling well so David & I didn't ...
... Mayan architecture and learn about the amazing Palace of the Governors and mystical Pyramid of the Magician, which consists of five super-imposed temples. The acoustics in the quadrangles which are representative of each dynasty are impressive and a single hand clap echoes back at us sounding like a chirping bird.
We climb one of the pyramids for a stunning view of the green canopy and realise how expansive the site is. By now we are all melting under the hot midday sun and ...
... was going to be a special performance by Yucatan locals at 1pm back in the plaza, so we headed back a little early to secure good seats in the shade. It was a re-enactment of a Mestizo wedding with all the music and dancing that are an intrinsic part of the whole ceremony. It was great to watch, starting off quite slow and somber before increasing in tempo and gusto with each new dance. After watching, we decided that it would be awesome fun ...
Finally The Governor's Palace, considered one of the best examples of the Puuc style with a frieze of 20,000 pieces of mosaic stone. Diagonals run through the design, with Chac the rain god and his hooked nose, grid and key patterns and stylised snakes. The central section shows an intact regal headdress adorning the head of a seated person now ...
Other places to stay in Merida
Calle 62 #448 x 53 Centro, Merida | Hotelfrom $52
Calle 68 no. 495, Merida | Hotelfrom $73
- Enchantment - revisited
- Nice place, shame about the owners
- An oasis in Merida !
Calle 59 #541 between Calle 66 and Calle 68 Centro, Merida | Hotelfrom $19
Calle 72 #474, Merida | Hotelfrom $20