Technotel Merida Norte
Travel Blogs from Merida
... for people to go and see one of the Seven Wonders of the World - Chichen Itza. I was staying at Nomadas Hostel, which was only a few blocks from the main plaza. It had a swimming pool, which was a life-saver after being in pretty hot places ...
... years ago and is widely believed to have led to the extinction of dinosaurs. As a byproduct it also created the ring of Cenotes that cross the Yucatan peninsula. After having a nice dip at all 3 Cenetoes we feel the first is still the best.
Getting back to ruins we visited Mayapan, now THIS is an impressive site, about 40 miles from Merida. It is another huge site, equal to Chichen but not as busy with ...
... was so hot underground it was almost unbearable and we were all pretty keen to get out. Interesting to see, but just too hot and the other grutas we visited the next day were much more impressive!
Chichen Itza, one of the Wonders of the World/Maravillosa del Mundo! Wow. So impressive to see in real life! The main pyramid was incredible and there were other ruins and cenotes surrounding it to visit, although the cenote is not really worth ...
... nachos and salsa for nibbles and then the main courses came. Mine wasn’t spicy at all and was very tasty. Keith got exactly what he ordered - two enormous pork chops and apple sauce, with no accompaniments whatsoever. Meat lover as he is even Keith struggled a bit to get through it.
There were indeed more bars open at night in the centre of Merida than there had been in Campeche and we found a rather touristy one for a couple of beers ...
... is filled with people sitting in the shade enjoying a conversation or just being out of the sun. On Sundays the park holds a used-book market and several evenings a week it hosts popular entertainment.
Next we notice a lovely building, scaffolding covering the facade and workers busily painting, it was the Universidad de Yucatan, an old style building with classrooms wrapping around a ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility