The 4-Day Weekend in Mérida and Yucatán, Mexico

Let your friends have Quintana Roo. That is, let them flock to Tulum and Cancún, both along the Quintana Roo coastline of the Yucatán Peninsula. It’s because they’re on this peninsula that we mistake them as being in the state of Yucatán. That’s...

The 4-Day Weekend in Mérida and Yucatán, Mexico
Let your friends have Quintana Roo. That is, let them flock to Tulum and Cancún, both along the Quintana Roo coastline of the Yucatán Peninsula. It’s because they’re on this peninsula that we mistake them as being in the state of Yucatán. That’s incorrect: Yucatán is west of Quintana Roo—and its capital, Mérida, is a city whose name you’ve been hearing more and more. (At risk of sounding cringey, let’s call it the next Oaxaca, in terms of its growing prominence for the American traveler.)