Attractions

Archaeological Site in West & North of Mérida

Dzibilchaltún

Lying about 17km due north of central Mérida, Dzibilchaltún was the longest continuously used Maya administrative and ceremonial city, serving the Maya from around 1500 BC until the European conquest in the 1540s. A…
Historic Building in Celestún

Hacienda Real de Salinas

This abandoned hacienda, a few kilometers southeast of town, once produced dyewood and salt, and served as a summer home for a Campeche family. It’s 5km in from the mouth of the estuary. Out in the ría (estuary) you…
Wildlife Reserve in Celestún

Reserva de la Biosfera Ría Celestún

The 591-sq-km Reserva de la Biosfera Ría Celestún is home to a huge variety of animals and birdlife, including a large flamingo colony. You can see flamingos (via boat tours) year-round in Celestún, but they're usua…
Archaeological Site in West & North of Mérida

Xcambó

The two-lane road to Xcambó is flanked by gorgeous wetlands often inhabited by flamingos. The seldom-visited ruins, 3km south of Hwy 27, formed part of a Maya salt distribution center and the site was an important c…