My friend were leaving for 9 days to road-trip around the Yucatán peninsula.
I decided to buy a ticket one week before their trip and to join them for 4 days. Barely slept but had a whole lot of fun. Trips don’t have to be weeks or months long to be worth it.
As a budget backpacker I will confess it is very expensive to only leave for such a short period of time and the lowest price for the airplane ticket was FAR from what I would call a deal.
Was definitely worth it anyway.
Day 1 : Walking tour around Mérida, the vibrant capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán, it has a rich Mayan and colonial heritage. The city’s focal point is Plaza de la Independencia, bordered by the fortresslike Mérida Cathedral and white limestone Iglesia de la Tercera Orden, both colonial-era churches built using relics from ancient Mayan temples. The Casa de Montejo, a 16th-century mansion, is a landmark of colonial plateresque architecture. We spent the afternoon at a Cenote that is off the beaten tracks – only a few locals were there to enjoy the fresh water with us. We spent the whole night enjoying the city’s night-life.
Day 2: Relaxed at the hostel in the morning and spent the late afternoon at Chichén Itzá, Yucatan, Mexico – we arrived when most tourists are starting to leave. By the end there were very few of us left! It’s all about timing
Day 3: All included hostel (great mix) and day at the beach with a bunch of friends we made
Day 4: Dos Ojos Cenote – Historic caves & crystal clear natural swimming holes popular for snorkeling & scuba diving.