Merida, Yucatán

Yucatecan Capital Ranked Among The Best Cities in The World

For the first time, Merida, Yucatán was recognized as one of the best cities in the world.

Placed as No.6 this year at Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2021, Mérida is the only city in Mexico that figures in this list, sharing the distinction with other cities such as Tokyo, Osaka and Singapore in Japan, Istanbul in Turkey, Porto in Portugal, Bangkok in Thailand, or Seoul in South Korea, among others.

It should be noted that the beautiful and now internationally recognized “White City” has been part of this ranking for two years, taking first place in 2019 and third in 2020 under the Small Cities category; furthermore, in January of this year, this same publication released the list of the friendliest cities in the world, in which Mérida ranked first among the American continent.

In addition to the recognition of the city, hotels form Yucatán figured in the list “Top 20 Hotels in Mexico”, Hacienda Xcanatún by Angsana at No. 8 and Hacienda Temozón, a Luxury Collection Hotel at No. 11; while Chablé Yucatán ranked No.2 at the “Top 20 Resorts in Eastern Mexico” at the Readers’ Choice Awards 2021.

In recent years, Mérida has positioned itself as one of the favorite tourist destinations for travelers from different parts of the world. According to this publication, the capital of Yucatan has become popular thanks to its architectural style, being a perfect mix between the traditional and the contemporary.

The proximity that the Yucatecan capital has with the beautiful beaches of Progreso, spectacular archaeological sites, magical towns and the great variety of cenotes that are around, had placed the city of Merida within the visitors’ preferences. Merida and Yucatan had placed top in different rankings thanks to its culture, history, and unique tourist attractions, but also for its friendliness as you can find in every corner, people with a big smile and an open heart to receive visitors, offering quality in service and a welcoming attitude that makes all visitors feel at home.

This year, Mérida will host the most important tourist event in Mexico. November will see the 45th edition of Tianguis Turístico Mexico, where a significant number of visitors from the tourism industry is expected to arrive and experience all the beauties that Mexico, Yucatan, and Merida have to offer. This is how the rebirth of tourism in Mexico to the world will be seen from Yucatan.

Currently, Yucatán is one of the destinations in Mexico that offers high safety standards to all travelers, thanks to the Good Sanitary Practices Certification Program with the Safe Travels seal by the WTTC, which guarantees the correct implementation of bio-security protocols against Covid-19, implemented in different establishments, from hotels, restaurants, attractions, and tours, to airlines, making tourists feel comfortable visiting us. For more information about the destination and how to plan your trip, you can visit

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