Merida
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The Regional Anthropology Museum of Merida, Yucatan

One of the oldest cities in the Americas,  the colorful burg of Merida is the capital of the state of Yucatan and the cultural heart of the Yucatan Peninsula. The city’s rich history is visible in the downtown Historic Center -- Mexico’s second largest -- where many of the centuries-old colonial buildings were built with stones from the Mayan city of T’ho. Merida enjoys tropical vegetation, warm and humid weather, and incredible natural beauty just beyond the city limits. Beaches and and some of the world´s most impressive archeological sites are just a short drive from the city. 

 

Today, Merida is a modern city that has hosted international events, including the 2005 International Mathematical Olympiad, the 2006 International Olympiad in Informatics and the 2009 International Physics Olympiad. 

 

Merida’s Yucatan Convention Center "Siglo XXI" (Century XXI) has hosted a variety of international events in its 6 event halls and 82,408 square feet space. Merida also has a number of first-class hotels perfect for hosting events. The Fiesta Americana Hotel is a nice venue for all kinds of events, with 350 rooms and suites and 13 function rooms for 25 to 1,000 guests. The five-star Hyatt Regency Merida has 289 guestrooms and suites and can accommodate events of 500 people in their 9 flexible event spaces.

 

As Yucatan’s cultural center, Merida has a number of art galleries and museums, including the Natural History Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum and the Merida Theater.  Visitors will enjoy an increasingly interesting and diverse selection of restaurants and nightlife.

 

Merida is an easy drive from major archeological sites, including Chichen-Itza, Uxmal and Mayapan, as well as the state’s beautiful beaches and “cenotes”, crystalline sinkholes to the regions remarkable underground network of rivers.

 

Merida’s International Airport makes this unique destination easily accessible with direct flights to Houston, Miami, Mexico City, Cancun, Monterrey and Guadalajara. 

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Merida at a glance
State:
Yucatan
Population:
940,937
Industries:
Tourism, agriculture
Country Code:
52
City Code:
999

Supports non-stop flights: Yes
Merida Destination Profile
Type of Events:
  • - Congress
  • - Convention
  • - Expo/Tradeshow
  • - Incentive Trip
  • - Special Interest Travel
  • - Wedding
Capacity:
  • - Up to 500
Hotel Rooms:
  • - 500 or more rooms
Merida Resources
Travel Budgets Set to Increase According to Visa Global Travel Intentions Study 2013
United States ranks as top destination for global travelers followed by the United Kingdom, France and China
Meetings and Conventions Industry Continues Booming in Mexico
G20 Summit, B20 Summit, T20 Summit among high caliber international meetings held in Mexico in 2012
Significant Growth Across Mexico's Tourism Industry
Mexico's Report on Tourism Indicates Robust Growth from Public and Private Sector
Mexico Showcases Meetings And Incentives Offering At IMEX America In Las Vegas
Mexican exhibitors have more than 920 confirmed meetings with international buyers as well as 15 group presentations.
Merida Wants Meetings Tourism
The capital of Yucatan seeks to position itself as a top meetings tourism destination in the Caribbean and southeast Mexico.
VENUE REPORT: Yucatan Siglo XXI
In an exclusive interview with Carlos A. Franco Osorno, manager of the Yucatan Siglo XXI, Carlos shares the scoop with MMN.
MEETING PLANNER EXPERIENCES: WILD9 2009
During the 8 days of WILD9, 1,800 delegates from over 50 countries gathered in Merida to discuss and act upon issues facing wilderness and biodiversity conservation.

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