Merida at Night

Merida at Night   Autumn is the most enjoyable season to visit Merida. The afternoons and evenings are cool and the city offers a varied and attractive nightlife that includes regional dance, open air serenades and dozens of restaurants, bars and cafes. Merida is a rarity among tourist destinations in Mexico because its nightlife is surrounded by a friendly, safe atmosphere provided by amiable locals and its efficient police force. No matter the hour or the place, you can safely and calmly stroll the streets and enjoy nighttime entertainment of your choice. Nighttime activities in Merida start early and many are free. Every Monday there are local dancer at the City Hall, Thursday nights are for serenades and ballads in Santa Lucia Park and Saturday evenings are Mexican Night on Paseo de Montejo.   Don’t miss a chance to take a ride down to the avenues in a horse drawn carriage or to enjoy the many cafes, restaurants, bars and nightspots downtown and in the hotels on Paseo de Montejo and Colon Avenue. The options also extend north along the Prolongacion de Montejo, where you can find restaurants of all kinds, bars, karaoke bars, open-air cafes, discos with every imaginable kind of music, etc. Merida’s nightlife is especially rich during the Fall, when the Yucatan Culture Institute produces a number of cultural events. It includes artistic and cultural events for ages and tastes, including theater, dance, music, literature, visual arts and the now traditional exhibition of Hanal Pixan altars. The Cultural Autumn is yet another fantastic reason to come visit Merida at night.

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