Do not miss the Museum of Anthropology. The museum is devoted to Mayan artifacts and presents a historical perspective of the entire Yucatan.
Every evening there is entertainment in the plazas around the center of town, most of it is free. No matter how long or short your stay in Merida, you will be able to enjoy traditional Yucatan dancing, big band music, serenades or cultural shows in the plazas.
Once you have your bearings and have toured the city, it is time to head out to visit other areas on the Yucatan.
There are package tours, if you like, that are divided into the northern, southern, eastern and western areas of the Yucatan. If you have hired a private car and driver then you can choose exactly where you would like to go instead of a set tour program. Most of the trips involve at least an hour to two hours of driving in each direction. Be sure to bring water, a hat, a camera, sunscreen and a sense of adventure.
Chichen Itza is the major icon of the Mayan pyramids. This pyramid dates back more than 1,500 years and continues to be one of the most controversial, studied and visited ruins of the Mayan world. In the Mayan language it means ‘mouth of the well for the Itza’s’ [the tribe that once inhabited the area]. The famous ball court, with its mysterious ring hoop, and perfect acoustics is one of the oldest construction sites in the zone, dating to 864 A.D.