Why celebrate New Year in Mérida, Yucatán?
2023-01-10 | merida
Staying at boutique hotels in Mérida this New Year's Eve is a highly gratifying experience because, in the white city, the end of the year is celebrated in an amazing, extravagant, and above all, fun way to spend it with the family during these vacations in December and early January. Yucatan is characterized as being one of the regions of Mexico that offers the most experiences to tourists, especially during these celebrations.
Here in the south of Mexico and the Caribbean coast, you will find multiple options that will allow you to enjoy a different celebration with a party spirit, where you will always be accompanied by cheerful people, dances, cultural displays, gastronomy, and security from the moment you book your hotel reservations in Merida. This article will show you the main activities and places you can experience this New Year.
Beaches of the Riviera Maya.
The Caribbean beaches of the Riviera Maya are among the most spectacular to spend any time of the year, but in the New Year, you will have a rewarding experience full of joy. Very close to Mérida, you will find one of the most extraordinary places: Puerto Progreso, characterized by its long pier where you can admire the beauty of the sea next to the most important city of Yucatán.
But there are other alternatives. This state has more than 400 kilometers of beaches along different locations that give tourists a different view of the beauty and cultural heritage that Mexico and the Mayan ancestors offer. On tour along the Yucatan coasts, you will find picturesque towns full of gastronomy and people that will brighten your celebration even more.
On these beaches, you can do many family activities to give the New Year's Eve adventure a unique touch; among the options are walking along the coastline, swimming a few meters out to sea, biking, kite surfing, kayaking in calm waters that lead to hidden places that stand out for their beauty, recreational fishing and of course having a bonfire night under the starlight, enjoying shows like fireworks or other events organized by each town to say goodbye to the year.
Likewise, there are routes such as the Celestún and Sisal routes, where flamingos can be sighted in this season to live a unique experience surrounded by nature. You can follow the coasts and have different views, such as where the currents of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea meet, which are a spectacle of colors.
Continuing with the natural experiences offered by Yucatan, an excellent option is to visit the most important tourist attraction in the region: the cenotes, structures that stand out for being small hidden lakes surrounded by nature, isolated from any other type of rivers and mangroves. In addition, their attractiveness goes beyond and is that these landscapes hide great stories and mysteries that date back to pre-Columbian times.
And the fact is that these places were sacred spaces for the Maya, being directly related to rituals in which life was celebrated, and blessings were asked for the land and its people; they were also considered portals to the world of the dead. Beyond that, they are unique natural structures, which stand out for their crystalline waters, some ideal for diving and excellent for a completely different day.
Finding them on your own is a real journey, as many of these are surrounded by vegetation and wildlife. In contrast, others are hidden in subway caverns that are accompanied by unique stone carvings, stalactites, and ancient paths that have been preserved.
If you stay in Mérida hotels, you will have several cenotes completely adapted for tourists, implementing sunlight, artificial lights, nearby stores, and other perfect elements to make your family stay this New Year extraordinary.
“these landscapes hide great stories and mysteries”
You have seen many images of the classic pyramids of Kukulkan or Chichen Itzá, wonders of the modern world that attract tourists yearly and are an ideal destination for those staying in boutique hotels in Mérida. These monuments can be reached from the city using tourist routes to highlight their technological, cultural, and historical majesty.
However, the Uxmal areas are not the only ones; throughout the State of Yucatán, there are more than 80 architectural buildings dating from the Mayan era, and more are being discovered in the density of the jungle, so an excellent tour you can do in this New Year is to tour these historical wonders and find all the details they hide about the pre-Hispanic cultures of Mexico.
These are some different activities you can do to celebrate this New Year when staying at boutique hotels in Mérida; for more information about our availability of reservations, call us at (999) 924 0208 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org