Merida old railway station

The Merida railway station is located on Calle 55 between 48 and 46, not too far from downtown proper. Since passenger rail services stopped in 1997, this neo-Colonial building has been renovated and now houses an art institute, the Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatan. It is one of the best preserved buildings of its

Uayma

Uayma is often bypassed by Valladolid visitors, in spite of it’s proximity (a 10 minute drive).  The town does not have the “pueblo mágico” distinction, but it is definitely worth a visit. Uayma is a small town located in the center of the Yucatán Peninsula, about 15 kilometers north and west of Valladolid. In colonial

Chayanne in Merida – Promo

You can find a series of videos of a top charts song by Chayanne, with multiple background Yucatan settings.  This particular one was shot at the central railway station, Yaxcopoil hacienda and what look like the cenote at San Antonio Mulix near Cacao.  

Itzimná

In the location of the temple of the Maya god Itzamná, the Spanish conquistadors erected a small chapel in 1572 where the baptismal font is still preserved. Later, in 1710 they built the temple that is still being preserved. For years, Christ of Esquipulas was revered here and it was dedicated to St. Michael the

García Ginerés Neighborhood

Colonia García Ginerés in Merida  Originally this area was the land of a hacienda called “Datil y Limón” (Date and Lemon), located far outside of Merida. In the late 19th Century, the hacienda was bought by Don Cosme Angel Villajuana and named San Cosme after himself and his patron saint. In 1904, a Spaniard with real

Trees and flowers of the Yucatan

The Flamboyan tree (Spanish, also known as Tabachín in central Mexico), Poinciana regia, Caesalpiniaceae family is endemic to Madagascar and was introduced in the late 19th Century.  In Yucatan, these beautiful flowering trees became favorite ornamental trees.  Itsorchid shaped deep orange-red flowers are truly exquisite, one petal is different from the rest with light tone and