The capital of Yucatan state, Merida, Mexico, is a charming colonial city in a tropical locale and one of the conquistadores' first strongholds in New Spain. Built over a Mayan settlement, Merida retains a strong Maya influence even today: Many people still speak the language, and women dress in white huipiles
, long, loose-fitting dresses with lacy hems and elaborate embroidery.
The cultural center of the Yucatan Peninsula, Merida has an enduring quality that attracts repeat travelers.... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2018 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.