Playa del Carmen, Mexico
By day, the Yucatan capital of Merida is a slow-paced city chock-full of historic sites and Mayan culture. Life here moves at a relaxed place, and with its colorful buildings and historic charm oozing out of virtually every street corner, you’ll have no problem settling in and making yourself at home. Merida itself offers no shortage of things to do and places to see. From the city sites in the main square of Plaza de la Independencia to the vibrant local scene at the Lucas de Galvez Market, it’s easy to immerse yourself into the cadence of everyday city life. If you’re looking to explore the ancient sites outside of the city, Merida is the perfect jumping off point for nearby destinations like Chichen Itza, the town of Cuzuma, and much more. And at the end of the day when the sun goes down, you’ll quickly realize one thing- the Yucatan people know how to party. So, no matter what you chose to do during the day, make sure to save some energy for a night out on the town, dancing the night away at any of the city’s numerous nightclubs, discos, and bars.