s/n Calle 62 x 61, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
Olimpo Cultural Center
It is a space dedicated to culture and art.
It is located 100 meters from the Zócalo Hostel, on the other side of the Plaza Grande.
It has showrooms, auditoriums and movie theaters where a variety of events is presented throughout the year. You can check the billboard in Mérida (merida.gob.mx)
Calle 62 495, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
Teatro Peón Contreras
It is one of the main symbols of the culture and arts of Mérida.
It is located about 450 meters from the hostel heading north, on Calle 60.
It was inaugurated in 1908, with a neoclassical style on the façade and majestic marble interiors that fascinate visitors. It has an approximate capacity to hold 1,000 spectators. You can check the billboard on Teatro Jose Peón Contreras. Información de próximas fechas y presentaciones. Compra tus boletos en línea o en cualquiera de nuestros puntos de venta autorizados. : Boletos, boletas y entradas en eticket
Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico
Puerto Progreso is a town with about 40,000 inhabitants.
The "Autoprogreso" bus station is 250 meters from the Zócalo Hostel (a block and a half).
By 2020 it has a cost of $ 82.00 for the round trip. It has miles of white sand beach where you can bathe, as well as a tourist boardwalk with gastronomic options for all budgets. The Port, which extends 7 kilometers out to sea, is part of a visual attraction that gives a unique character to the place, essential during your stay in Yucatan.
Calle 60 61, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yucatán, México
Catedral de San Ildefonso
The Cathedral of San Ildefonso is the oldest in continental America.
Its architecture is in Renaissance style, but with traits only present in the religious architecture of the Peninsula.
On Saturday nights a lights and sound show (mapping) is presented. You can witness ir from the balconies of the Restaurant and the Terrace of the Zócalo Hostel.
Calle 65A, Centro, Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
Mercado Lucas de Gálvez
Excellent option to obtain local, fresh and prepared food, at very affordable prices.
It is located less than a kilometer from the Zócalo Hostel, next to the City Museum and the post office.
The market is in an area that concentrates minority trade of a great variety of products, so it is ideal to live a close experience with the people of Merida.
Sisal, Yucatan, Mexico
It is a small coastal town with about 2,000 inhabitants.
Ideal to enjoy the white sand of the sea away from any hustle and bustle. The pier and dunes are great for a photo shoot.
Sisal is located 53 kilometers from Mérida. To get there by transport it is necessary to take a van to Hunucmá and then another to Sisal. The Northeast bus station is 1.1 kilometers from the Zócalo Hostel.
Celestún, Yucatan, Mexico
Celestún is a town with about 6,500 inhabitants.
It is located 89 kilometers west of Merida. The bus is taken at the Northeast Terminal, 1.1 kilometers from the Zócalo Hostel (six blocks).
It is inserted in the "Ría Celestún" Biosphere Reserve, so the tourist activity is intended for the contemplation and care of nature. It is the habitat of flamingos during the winter seasons.
Uxmal, Yucatan, Mexico
The Archaeological Site of Uxmal is part of the Puuc Region, which belongs to the late Classic period of the Maya, between 600 and 900 AD.
On the Puuc Route there are other archaeological sites such as Kabah, Sayil and Labná.
It is located 82 kilometers from Mérida. The bus is taken at the ADO TAME station, one kilometer from the Zócalo Hostel (six blocks).
Sotuta de Peón, Yucatan, Mexico
Hacienda Sotuta de Peón
Hacienda Sotuta de Peón is one of the dozens of haciendas that were built in Yucatán at the end of the 19th century, due to the henequen boom of the time.
Some of them, such as Mucuyché, Yaxcopoil, Teya or Santa Cruz, are open to public, and they have gastronomic options, cenotes, and representations of what the production of henequen was like.
Just a few kilometers from Mérida, you will be able to feel in the Mexico of the Porfirian era.
Izamal, Yucatan, Mexico
Izamal is a town with about 16 thousand inhabitants that is 67 kilometers from Mérida.
The bus to Izamal is taken at the Northeast station, one kilometer from the Hostal Zócalo.
Izamal, also known as the "yellow city" or the "city of the hills", is a must see during your stay in Yucatan. The convent of San Antonio de Padua is visited by pilgrims who visit the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, as well as by tourists who want to appreciate the atrium. Among the yellow streets there are pyramids from the Classic Mayan period that you can visit and climb, from which you can appreciate a wide panorama of the city.
Homún, Yucatán, México
Cenotes de Homún
Homún is located about 59 kilometers from Mérida.
The bus is taken in the Northeast Central, which is about 1 kilometer from the Zócalo Hostel (six blocks).
In the peninsula there are more than five thousand cenotes, and Homún is the ideal place to visit several in a single day. There is a motorcycle taxi service with an approximate price of $ 250 that can take you up to four cenotes in one day, each of which charges access for $ 30.
Reserva Ecológica El Corchito, Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico
El Corchito Ecological Reserve is located 37 kilometers from the Zócalo Hostel.
It is necessary to take a bus in "Autoprogreso" (a block and a half from the Hostel), get off at the gas station in Progreso and take a taxi in the direction of Corchito.
The cenotes and the proximity with raccoons, coatis, turtles and lizards make El Corchito an unbeatable experience.
Paseo de Montejo, Zona Paseo Montejo, Centro, Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
Paseo de Montejo
Paseo de Montejo extends from the Parque de Santa Ana towards the exit to Progreso, in the north of Mérida.
About a kilometer north of the Zócalo Hostel, along Calle 60 (where there are restaurants and souvenir sales), begins the Paseo de Montejo. Since the end of the 19th century, it has been embellished in the style of French boulevards, with numerous palaces, monuments and trees that make it a must-see.