Discover Merida, Yucatan and the world’s best designed hotel

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The Chablé Resort & Spa, located in Chocholá (Yucatan, Mexico) has been awarded the Prix Versailles – an annual award presented by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union of Architects. The resort offers 38 suites and two villas, and combines the traditional elements of Mayan culture and colonial architecture. Each casita is purposely situated within the lush gardens where nature can be enjoyed to its fullest. The tropical paradise is located 25 minutes away from the historic city of Merida.

 

 

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CHABLÉ’S acclaimed executive chef Jorge Vallejo, was recently awarded as the #12 chef in the world, and  #1 in Mexico, by the “World`s 50 best restaurants". 

This is not the only reason discover Merida...

Merida is a quiet paradise. The peacefulness of the town and the beauty of its streets, make it a place of elegance and contrast amid its colonial houses, Mayan ruins, and architecture. Its food, layered with exquisite gastronomic heritage, will take over your taste buds. The Plaza Mayor is a vibrant meeting place where locals enjoy traditional drinks, such as champola or sorbet.

The historic magic of the Puuc Route

The Puuc Route, made by Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil, X-Lapak and Labna, shares archaeological sites that have an architectural style typical of the late Classic period, which is characterized by solid columns and dense smooth walls whose upper parts are decorated with friezes topped by cornices, carved stone engravings, and constant evocations of Chaac, the god of the rain.

Learn about about the water collecting systems called chultunes that hide under the great palace of Labná. Go through the rooms and courtyards and pass under the triumphant arch. Feel like an archeologist among the unexplored mounds of X-Lapac, enjoy Sayil's little open-air museum, and photograph yourself in front of Chaac's masked palace in Kabah.
Admire the pyramid of the fortune teller and be dazzled by the splendor of the stone friezes that decorate the nuns' quadrangle in Uxmal, which include stylized human figures, monkeys, birds, Mayan huts with feather ceilings, two-headed serpents, and magic trails that summon the rain, the sun, a good harvest, and success in the struggle for life.
Stay with the light and sound show that reveals and reflects the legends, stories, traditions and beliefs of the ancient Mayan inhabitants. End your tour in the caves of Loltun and discover the cave paintings of hands, faces, animals and engravings that date back thousands of years and imagine the life of the ancient inhabitants of these Yucatecan caves.

 

 

Travel among Celestun's flamingos
The Celestun Biosphere Reserve gives refuge and sustenance to the colorful colonies of flamingos that paint the sky pink at dusk and dawn. Here you can lose yourself amongst the wildlife by climbing onboard a boat and enjoying the spectacular flight of thousands of birds that live in the calm waters of the mangrove and along the soft beaches. You can also feel the contrasts caused by the estuary's fresh water mixing with the water flowing from underground rivers beneath the Yucatan peninsula and the salt water currents of the Gulf of México, and explore the habitat where elegant flamingos, eagles, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, frigate birds, herons, ducks, seagulls and pelicans live.

 

 

 The historical beauty of Valladolid

The cozy city of Valladolid, built on the ancient Mayan ceremonial center of Zací, is one of the oldest and most fascinating vice-regal cities of the Yucatan peninsula.

 

 

TRAVEL TIPS 

- Always looking for a bargain

- Speaking Spanish and adapting to local traditions will almost always guarantee finding a lower price or a lower-priced alternative

- You’ll be paying for everything in pesos

- Just divide the price in pesos by 10, and then give yourself a 30 percent discount. For example, something that costs $100 pesos costs $10 dollars minus 30%, or about $7.00 USD

- You can rent modest houses in the centro historico for as little as $200 USD

- Grocery prices:

 Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4.02 $ 

Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 18.74 $
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.02 $
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1.18 $
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.14 $
Cappuccino (regular) 1.82 $
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.65 $
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.54 $
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.82 $
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.44 $
Rice (white), (1kg) 0.84 $
Eggs (12) 1.50 $
Local Cheese (1kg) 5.57 $
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 4.54 $
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.80 $
Apples (1kg) 1.49 $
Banana (1kg) 0.80 $
Oranges (1kg) 1.04 $
Tomato (1kg) 0.89 $
Potato (1kg) 1.22 $
Onion (1kg) 0.88 $
Lettuce (1 head) 0.62 $
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.73 $
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.69 $
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.11 $
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.50 $
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.52 $
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.37 $
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 22.70 $
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.07 $
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.86 $
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 8.03 $
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.80 $
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 9,101.05 $
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,060.39 $
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 70.76 $
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21.27 $
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.01 $
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.02 $
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.75 $
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child ?
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,993.82 $
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 35.07 $
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.59 $
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 49.68 $
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 48.18 $
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 203.76 $
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 184.92 $
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 353.05 $
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 364.19 $

 

Source: Numbeo

 

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