Merida is a city to be enjoyed. It is a city to be tasted slowly, without rush, with small, long sips, just like a glass of good tequila. A tasting to be done early in the morning or late in the afternoon, out of the way of the unforgiving tropical heat. And to be declined between tours of the city’s main square and long walks along El Paseo de Montejo, admiring the palace-like houses of the 19th century, and longer or shorter visits, as it may please you, to any of the city’s many museums, filled with local contemporary artists, historical tales and Mayan artefacts.
And for the long afternoon hours, or for the early evenings, it is best to take refuge into the comfort of your own home. Especially if you have the good fortune to stay in a place facing the main square, with a view to Merida’s beautiful cathedral, entertained by the passing people, cars and horse carriages, or by the occasional “trova” song played by one of the groups which are lining the square each night, offering their services and their serenades.