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TravelPod Member ReviewsLas Arecas Merida
We stayed at the Las Arecas for just 1 night but we could've stayed for longer. Mauro was very welcoming and stepping into the guesthouse after a crazy 21 hour bus ride was like stepping into a quiet, cool and cozy oasis. We had a private room with bathroom on the 2nd floor and the room was spacious and comfortable. The location is pretty central - maybe a few blocks from the main centre but it was nice a pleasant walk around town. The price was very decent too.
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Our trip to Merida turns out to be a nightmare, just after 1am in the middle of nowhere we are woken up by an announcement in Spanish we don't quite understand. However, we notice that the bus has stopped and everyone is getting off so we follow suit. We stumble out half asleep and are momentarily blinded by the headlights of police vans …
... 5 beautiful reef dives of varying depth, 1 really cool wreck dives, 2 incredible Ceynotes dives (freshwater caves that have formed in the limestone rocks over thousands of years) and 1 disappoint let average night dive (although after that much time underwater I was pretty much watered out. Most of my dives started at 8am so each night except one I was in bed early. The one night I wasn't diving until 2:30pm I went out with ...
... to the 'white city' Merida, the capital of the Yucatan province.
Dinner was at Amaro Restauarant with colourful artwork and sculptures. Chaya turned out to be a spinach drink. Mine had a shot of tequilla in it.
... encounters.) Then, I joined the Comerys for lunch at Chaya Maya to eat some of their phenomenal poc chuc. It was my first time meeting Emma's parents, and they were awesomely strange and loving people. We then did some craft shopping and I split off to do some self-exploring.
I meandered to Montejo's (the founder of Merida) house, then sat in Plaza Grande for a rest. Two groups of middle schoolers asked if they ...
... of themselves, the oldest male looked like one of their fathers and he'd never washed in his life, and another young guy. While we put up with the stink of foreign hippies we watched the latest Breaking bad, the final episode of Trueblood and a very funny but crazy and pointless comedy with a star studded cast called Movie 43. On every bus trip we've taken in Mexico we've always prepared well with food and drinks, and on all the long trips the bus always stops ...