Welcome to South of Mérida
There’s a lot to do and see south of Mérida. The major draws are the old henequén plantations, some still used for cultivating leaves, and the well-preserved Maya ruins such as Uxmal and the lesser-known sites along the Ruta Puuc. Beyond these tourist attractions you’ll find hundreds of seldom-visited cenotes and caves, and traditional villages where life moves at an agrarian pace: women wear huipiles and speak Maya, and men still bike out to cut firewood or shoot a pheasant for dinner. It’s a rough-and-tumble landscape, and one of the few spots on the peninsula where you’ll actually find a few hills.