|Mayaland Hotel at Chichen Itza|
|With peacocks strutting around|
The evening buffet was pretty good (it is possible to order ala carte but the pricing makes it not a good value) but the breakfast buffet just average. Still we loved sitting out on the terrace overlooking the grounds. We'd recommend this hotel and in fact do recommend it - we're now Senior Contributors on Trip Advisor!
It was about a 1.5 to 2 hour trip driving into Merida. We stayed for the third time at Hotel Doloras Alba not far from the main square. It's a attractive budget hotel with a pool and pretty courtyards. The breakfast here is included in the price and pretty basic.
Merida is a big bustling city with lots of beautiful colonial architecture - see previous postings. This time we stayed two nights over the weekend. On Saturday night and Sunday they close several of the main streets for walking and bicycling.
|This beautiful carriage must have been used back in the |
1930's when this resort first opened
|Charming Mayan style bungalows are set among the |
|This stained glass window was in the poolside bathroom!|
On Sunday we walked the famous Paseo de Montejo along with many others. This "Champs Elysee" of Merida is lined with old mansions and more modern lovely homes.
It was a great visit, but we had a new city to explore, Campeche - more in my next blog.
|With matching tiles all around|
|We spent the morning lazing around the pool - heaven!|
|The church was decorate with masses of white|
|Everyone of the bridesmaids was lovely|
|Everyone including the guests were formal|
|Two of the Dancers|
|The main staircase of the Opera House|
|Bows anyone? Lots of choices|
|Balloons, Balloons and more Balloons|
|A bicycle built for 4|
|Charming dolls in traditional dress|
|The lighthouse structure seems a little odd|
|But maybe it's a "tower" like this one on a more modest level|
|Children's activities were set up|
|This mansion could be in Frnace.|