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Top Choice Museum in Mérida

Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

A world-class museum celebrating Maya culture, the Gran Museo houses a permanent collection of more than 1100 remarkably well-preserved artifacts, including a reclining chac-mool sculpture from Chichén Itzá and a co…
Top Choice Museum in Mérida

Casa de Montejo

Casa de Montejo is on the south side of the Plaza Grande and dates from 1549. It originally housed soldiers but was soon converted into a mansion that served members of the Montejo family until 1970. Today it houses…
Top Choice Museum in Mérida

Museo Regional de Antropología

The massive Palacio Cantón houses the Museo Regional de Antropología, an anthropology museum with temporary exhibits focusing primarily on culture and history in the Yucatán (ie Maya customs), although some exhibits…
Top Choice Museum in Cancún

Museo Maya de Cancún

Holding one of the Yucatán's most important collections of Maya artifacts, this modern museum is a welcome sight in a city known more for its party scene than cultural attractions. On display are some 400 pieces fou…
Top Choice Yucatecan in Ticul

El Mirador

El Mirador means lookout in Spanish and, yes, you get an awesome view of Ticul and beyond from this large palapa restaurant. But it's the wonderful Yucatecan comfort food that makes this place truly special. Try the…
Top Choice Museum in Campeche

Museo de la Arquitectura Maya

The Baluarte de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, designed to protect the Puerta del Mar, contains the fascinating Museo de la Arquitectura Maya, the one must-see museum in Campeche. It provides an excellent overview of…
Top Choice Mexican in Valladolid

Yerba Buena del Sisal

Wonderfully healthy and delicious dishes are served in a peaceful garden. Tortilla chips and three delectable salsas come to the table while you look over the menu, which offers many great vegetarian and mostly orga…
Top Choice Mexican in Ciudad del Carmen

La Fuente

This classic, open-fronted waterfront cafe is a busy gathering place for families and friends. It’s an excellent spot to sample treats such as pibipollo (chicken tamales traditionally cooked underground) and arrache…
Top Choice Seafood in Cancún

Kiosco Verde

The Green Kiosk just might be the most underrated seafood restaurant in all of Cancún. It began in 1974 as a grocery store and now it serves elaborate fresh fish and seafood dishes, such as coconut-encrusted shrimp …
Top Choice Seafood in Chetumal

Restaurante Xel-Ha

For some of the best fresh fish around, head about 8km north of Chetumal to the fishing village of Calderitas, where you'll find this classic bayside seafood restaurant. The fried whole fish, usually boquinete (hogf…