Outside Mérida

Outside Mérida Homes – Yucatán Real Estate

Here are some of the communities located just outside of Mérida:


Located approximately 50km south of Mérida, Muná is a small city that’s home to a population of about 11,000 permanent residents. The city is located north of the Mayan ruins of Uxmal, an ancient city that is known for being one of the most prominent archeological sites representing ancient Mayan culture. During the months of April and August, Muná’s Carnaval attracts throngs of visitors, who head to the city to take part in the dancing, bullfights, and other festivities.


Located around 20 minutes from Mérida, the town of Umán offers plenty of activities and must-see attractions for visitors and locals alike. One of the best destinations to head to is its mercado, or large central market, a less-crowded version of Mérida’s Lucas Galvez mercado. Umán has a charming small town atmosphere, which comes alive during December when it hosts the “El dia de la Virgen.” Many runners and bikers who come from all over the country end their pilgrimage in the ex-convento de San Francisco de Asis, the church in Umán.


One of Yucatán’s 106 subdivisions, Hunucmá is a municipality that lies west of Mérida, less than an hour away by car. It is made up of 13 different communities, which include Hunucmá (its municipal seat), Texan de Palomeque, and Sisal. Some of the most popular landmarks in the area include a temple built in honor of Santiago Apostle, the Guadalupe chapel built during the 18th century, and the former haciendas of Santa Elena, San Joaquin, and Chencopo.


The village of Cholul is located just under 20 minutes northeast of Mérida. It is known for its quiet, sleepy atmosphere, and is a popular destination for many artists around the country as well as from different parts of the world, many of whom have built their own studios in the village. Residents in Cholul enjoy the best of both worlds, as they get to relax in a very laid-back environment, while still being a few minutes away from Mérida’s attractions and shopping and dining establishments.

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