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We welcome you to the Casago family to ¡vivir! the vibrant culture of the Yucatan Peninsula. Our shared passion for Mexico and steadfast dedication to hospitality has driven our franchise for over a decade. Our diverse team of exceptional property managers enhances our fervent desire to make your stay memorable.

With vast experience welcoming guests to Mexico’s enchanting Riviera Maya, we are thrilled to extend this professionalism and warmth to invite you to explore the magical colonial city of Mérida. Your adventures through the Yucatan will be nothing short of phenomenal!

At Casago, we prioritize personalized experiences, as we understand each of our guests is unique. When planning a dream vacation to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, we are here to craft your dream itinerary. From finding the perfect rental property to recommending the best tours, local activities, restaurants, and archeological wonders, we are committed to helping create lasting memories.
Our shared stories as parents, grandparents, sons, and daughters strengthen our desire to ensure cherished family time in thrilling destinations. Our availability around-the-clock to address any questions or concerns underscores our commitment to your comfort and satisfaction.

We invite you to experience the Yucatan Peninsula and the Riviera Maya with us. Experience the wonders of Mérida. It’s the perfect launching point for exploring ancient Mayan pyramids, magical cenotes, and breathtaking beaches.
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Vacation rentals in Merida

Welcome To Merida

On the upper part of the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico, the capital city of Mérida is an awe-inspiring mixture of colonial architecture, Mayan ruins, and peaceful settings. Mérida’s proximity to the popular archeological sites of Chichen Itza and Uxmal, fantastical cenotes, flamingo-spotted bays, and the inviting beaches of Progreso and Celestún make it an ideal launching point for your Mexico adventure! Plus, the city is just a hop over the peninsula from the infamous beaches lining the Riviera Maya.

In 2024, Mérida was declared a UNESCO Learning City, and in 2011 was named among the 100 Cities of Peace across the globe. As you step into Mérida’s sprawling Plaza Grande, home to the oldest cathedral on the American continent, it’s no wonder this welcoming city is a favorite vacation destination for families, couples, and groups.

Whether strolling through Mérida’s main plaza by foot, or riding in one of the beckoning horse-drawn carriages, one can’t help but marvel at the monumental white limestone gracing the San Ildefonso Cathedral. The bright limestone, harkening to the original Mayan city of T’ho’ where Mérida now stands, lends the city its nickname, “Blanca Merida”, or White City. While the region has been home to indigenous cultures for centuries, the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Montejo founded Mérida in 1542. Colonial architectural relics, such as Casa de Montejo on Mérida’s Plaza Grande, continue to give a nod to the city’s conquistador past.

Mérida is a popular vacation getaway at any time of the year and particularly in the dry season from November through April. The highest influx of visitors tends to be around traditional holidays, such as Christmas or Easter, while crowds aren’t as prevalent in the area from May through early Fall. The best times to visit the Yucatan are during the dry season, as these months offer a more pleasant climate and less rain. This makes it easier to explore the wealth of Mayan ruins and outdoor activities, including cenotes, but it’s important to keep in mind there may be more crowds and higher prices at that time. The spring equinox on March 21st is a fascinating moment to visit, as at Chichen Itza one may observe the fascinating snakelike phenomenon of sunlight making its way down the Kukulcan pyramid.

With so much to see and explore in and around Mérida, and across the Yucatan Peninsula, this shining city capital is an inviting peaceful retreat for families, couples, adventurers, culture seekers, and foodies! Start your Mérida adventure today with Casago, and enjoy the relaxed vibe of the Yucatan Peninsula.

FAQs About Mérida

If someone only had one day in Mérida, what would you put on their itinerary?

Start the day off with authentic Yucatecan cuisine at La Chaya Maya in the center of Mérida. Wake your senses with their huevos con chaya dish, highlighting the endemic chaya plant of the Yucatan. Try the cochinita pibil, salbutes or panuchos for a true culinary experience. Be sure to get an early start to visit the ruins of Chichén Itzá. The impressive archaeological site is one of the most important and most visited in Mexico. This will immerse you in the history of the Mayan civilization. Try to arrive early to avoid crowds and the heat.

After exploring Chichén Itzá, visit a nearby restaurant such as La Tía Polóc to further your culinary journey with handmade tortillas and traditional pork poc chuc. After lunch, visit a nearby cenote to cool off and relax. Cenotes, strewn about the Yucatan Peninsula, are natural underground water reservoirs, each offering an absolutely magical experience. There are severl cenotes in the area, so choose one that suits your preferences, whether for swimming, snorkeling or simply to enjoy the natural beauty.

Once you’ve explored pyramids and cenotes, return to Mérida to spend the afternoon exploring the city. Stroll through the historic center, visit the Cathedral of San Ildefonso, or wander along the Paseo de Montejo and admire the colonial architecture. Don’t miss the light and sound show in the Plaza Grande, offering a fascinating view of the city’s history! Top the evening off by treating yourself to the signature cuisine at Kuuk. The renowned fusion restaurant offers tasting menus that change regularly to highlight the best of the season.

What are the biggest main events in Mérida?

Fiesta is a way of life in Mexico, and Mérida is no exception! Festive celebrations in Mérida highlight Mayan Culture, the musical genre of Yucateca trova, as well as traditional Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), folk art fairs, and colorful Carnival parades, y más! Each night in Mérida’s Plaza Grande is a fiesta of its own, as music and dance fill the iconic square to the delight of vacationers and residents.

Among the many celebrations in and around Mérida, each Fall provides the opportunity to delight in culture and art at the International Festival of Mayan Culture (FICMaya). This festival offers a wide range of cultural events, including music, dance, theater, conferences, exhibitions and more, all focused on the rich cultural heritage of the Mayan civilization. Fall is also marked by Mexico’s traditional Day of the Dead (Nov 1st and 2nd), celebrated in Mérida with parades of catrinas, impressive altars, musical performances, and a series of cultural activities.

Paying further homage to the rhythmic vibe and sounds of the Yucatan, the Festival de la Trova Yucateca in December showcases this traditional musical genre of the region. Concerts, contests, workshops, and more all focus on music and troubadour poetry. Visitors in November and December will also be amazed at the X’matkuil Fair on the outskirts of Mérida. In the spirit of any fair, there are mechanical rides, food exhibits, a variety of handicrafts, and rich gastronomy.

In February, the Carnival of Mérida is one of the largest and most colorful in Mexico! It includes parades, live music, dances, costume contests, and a festive atmosphere that attracts people from everywhere!

Whenever your vacation getaway brings you to Mérida, there’s always something to celebrate with a fiesta!