Join Nicky, Michelle & Beatrix from The Flying Yogi – Merida, for Yoga, Wellness, & Adventure as we explore Merida Mexico,
the capital city of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Situated in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula, the capital of Mérida is a charming colonial city with a population of just 1 million. It is known as the safest city in all Latin America and home to some of the most impressive Maya ruins in the region.
February 4 -11, 2023
This is a B&B experience with double occupancy, we can offer single (at an extra cost) or triple occupancy same cost. We are keeping it intimate and inviting only 9 participants to join us, so there will be lots of time to share the experience with each other.
During your stay in Mérida, time will be set aside every day to participate in local events, visit historical places of interest and dine in landmark restaurants.
Our first Ohana International Yoga Adventure Includes:
• Yoga & Wellness retreat (including meditation, suspension yoga, restorative yoga & more!)
• Arrival meet & greet dinner
• Breakfast & lunches
• Six A la carte excursions
Space is limited!
10% discount for early-bird purchase (before December 15th) 21 years of age and older. Designed for beginner or experienced yogis!
Biciruta de Mérida
The Biciruta de Mérida takes place on Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., this activity takes place outdoors, it suspends the vehicular flow for the free circulation of non-motorized vehicles (bicycles, tricycles, skates among others…) being controlled by personnel from the Mérida City Council, who heads the event.
The Biciruta is a place of coexistence where you can find restaurants, snacks along the entire route, galleries, as well as emblematic buildings, and the most important roundabouts in Mérida Yucatán.
Throughout the tour you can find these places:
- Monument to the motherland
- Justo Sierra Monument
- Felipe Carrillo Puerto Monument
- Museum of Anthropology
- Twin Houses Museum
- Monument to the Montejos
- Paseo Montejo auction
- Santa Lucia Park
- mother park
- Cathedral/Zocalo of Merida
- San Juan Park
- Park of the Hermitage of Santa Isabel
Playa Puerto Progreso
Progreso is a port city on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. It’s a common stop for cruise ships, which dock at its landmark long pier. An oceanfront promenade, the Malecón, is lined with beaches and thatch-roofed restaurants. The Faro de Puerto Progreso, built in 1893, is an active lighthouse. The city is a gateway to the inland Mayan archaeological sites of Chichén Itzá, Uxmal and Dzibilchaltún.
The Malecón is set along the beach in Progreso. Seafront walkway dotted with food vendors selling snacks, fruit cocktails & handicrafts.
Uxmal Mayan Heritage Site
Uxmal (pronounced oosh-mal) is an ancient Mayan city on the Yucatán peninsula. It was one of the most important Mayan cities, inhabited between 600-900 AD by a population of around 20,000 Maya at its peak. It was abandoned in the 1500s after the Spanish conquest.
The name ‘Uxmal’ means ‘thrice-built’ in Mayan, in reference to the city’s main structure which was built on top of existing pyramids. The architecture and design of the site’s structures is known as the Puuc style, which is characterised by smooth walls, stucco finishing and numerous depictions of Chaac – the Mayan god of rain.
Cenote Hacienda Mucuyche
An 18th-century plantation of henequen (an agave-like plant), Hacienda Mucuyché is home to two cenotes that supposedly hosted Carlota, a Belgian princess who briefly became Empress of Mexico when Napoleon III named her husband Maximilian of Austria emperor.
Mayan World Museo & Dinner at Plaza Grande
The Museum exhibits a magnificent collection of over 1,160 pieces that allow enjoying, textiles, religious elements, pieces, and different objects and tools, among other examples that reflect the current daily life of Mayas. Engravings, books, and historical documents are also shown, as well as artistic and religious works from the colonial era; Pre-Hispanic heritage collections that include steles, bas-reliefs, and stone sculptures; vessels, trousseaus, and ceramic offerings, as well as ornaments and sumptuary objects made of gold, jade, and shell.
All forming a framework in which past and present are combined through new technologies and digital systems to allow the visitors to travel and return to the present.
The rooms begin with the current panorama of Mayan culture to enter later into the past of this millenary people.
Plaza Grande – Also known as Plaza de Armas, this city square contains some of the most historically significant and aesthetically pleasing buildings in Mérida.
Celestun – Flamingo Sanctuary
There’s a different form of a winter wonderland in Yucatan, Mexico, and it comes in pink. Every year during the fall and winter seasons thousands of flamingos settle in the beautiful Ecological Reserve of Celestún, which is only 64 miles southwest of Mérida. Although there’s a permanent colony of these birds all year, it’s from late November to early March that the waters of the estuary are filled with eye-catching creatures.
The number of flamingos present varies from year to year, but some locals say they have seen up to 10,000 at a time. The reason behind this is that during the warmer months they fly to an area in Yucatán called Río Lagartos to have their babies, and then travel back to Celestún during winter with their young. All year the younger ones stay in this paradise, making sure birdwatchers have their dose of pink.