Merida offers bus service daily for round trips to  Chichen Itza. First class and second class buses go daily to Chichen Itza.. Second class service reaches  nearby Dzibilchaltun and the beaches at Puerto Progresso.
Merida Hotels near the main square  
  • The Hotel San Juan,
370 Pesos offering a pool, in room WiFi, AC Ventilator, hot water and a short walk to the square.  

Merida Lodging, Yucatan, Mexico,
 Hotels and Bus Service for trips to Chichen Itza, Uxmal

Hotel San Juan offers all the amenities at a budget price.  Pool, hot water, in room WiFi and proximity to the main square or Zocalo,   370 Pesos and up.

Nice location a few blocks north of the Zocalo in a beautiful 1880 building, 350 Pesos and up.

Merida's Elegant old Hotel Caribe is ideally located near the cathedral on a small park.  Offering rooms for 722 Pesos and up, indoor dining, open atrium dining.
The Gran Hotel is three blocks from the main plaza.
The Hotel Casa del Balam is an elegant hotel near to the main plaza.   Restaurant 1500  Pesos.

Merida is a modern city of about one million, founded by the Spanish in the 1540s.  The city offers a preserved colonial center with a striking plaza, a cathedral, museums, and great weekend nightlife.   Streets near the Zocalo, Parque Francisco Canton and Parque Hidalgo are often closed to traffic at night for a street festival of dance and music.
Keep this in mind when looking for a hotel
Merida grew and prospered due to the growing and processing of sisal a fiber made from the plant henequen, an agave processed for the making of rope.
Merida offers a variety of lodging.  The cosmopolitan city in northern Yucatan has long been a base for travelers headed for the Mayan ruins of Mexico.

ADO bus service reaches Merida  
Merida offers bus service daily for round trips to  Chichen Itza. Local buses go daily to nearby Dzibilchaltun
Merida Ruin Dzibilchaltun
From Merida,  Chichen Itza is 75 miles and reached by bus  ADO first class buses reach the town of Piste, 2 km from Chichen Itza,  where you can find hotels and camping.  |The Ado Buses continue on to the ruin entrance where they pick up and drop off passengers.
.  Find Merida's first class bus terminal   four blocks south and four blocks west of the main square.  There you will find first and second class bus stations,  corner of Calle 69 and 70
To
Dzibilchaltun from Merida:  
To reach the ruin site of Dzibilchaltún take the second class Autoprogreso Bus from a small terminal on Calle 62, two blocks south of the main square.  Take the bus bound for Chablekal or Dzibilchaltun.

Buses for Chichen Itza,
Uxmal, and other sites leave from the second class station located four blocks south and four blocks west of the Zocalo
Parque Francisco Canton
Parque Francisco Canton, the center of town at the Zocalo.  The Cathedral in the background is on the northeast corner.
Merida's Elegant old Hotels include the Caribe, above, located near the cathedral,  offering rooms for 722 Pesos and up.
Merida in the Yucatan of Mexico offers many hotels and a variety of lodging options.  Bus Service is available to the ruins of Chichen Itza and Uxmal from the preserved colonial center of Merida.
Merida offers a cathedral, museums, weekend nightlife.
Uxmal Ruin Site, reached from Merida by bus
A Mayan temple complex once stood where the massive Cathedral of San Idelfonso, built in the later half of the 16th century, now stands.


The Cathedral occupies the northeast corner across from the main plaza.   
The streets around central plaza are rimmed by other colonial buildings and museums including the Palacio Municipal built in 1735, and the Palacio de Gobierno built in 1892 and housing murals by Fernanco Castro Pacheco.


Many Merida streets are numbered.  The even numbered streets run north south, the odd numbers run east west.
Uxmal Ruin Site can be reached from Merida by second class bus. Buy tickets on the bus for the return to Merida.
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