FIFTY PLUS NOMAD WORKSHOPS HELD AT CASA DE GALLOS, MERIDA, YUCATAN
Comfortable, recently renovated, 2-bedroom, 2-bath house (around 1400 square feet, 150 square meters) complete with modern appliances, tile floors, mamoposteria (stone) walls, and antique, wooden carved doors. The house is located in Merida’s trendy Parque Mejorada area within a five to fifteen WALK of most of the Centro’s major attractions, restaurants, and shops
CASA LOS DOS GALLOS
The main house
Accommodates 2 or 4 guests
Fully equipped for 2 guests
Bright, ventilated areas
LA MEJORADA” NEIGHBORHOOD
Barrio La Mejorada
The house is located at the heart of La Mejorada neighborhood. In recent years, La Mejorada has come to life. New bars and restaurants, cultural centers, museums, public offices, music schools, and university campuses, have converted this corner of the city into an upcoming cultural mecca with its own personality and identity.
Mérida, a city of about 892,363 people, is a wonderful mixture of a colonial city and a cosmopolitan destination.
The Maya World
Merida is an excellent base from which to explore the Yucatan Peninsula’s ancient Maya ruins. Experience the temples and pyramids of these architectural marvels, including UNESCO-listed Chichen Itza.
300 years of history
Merida’s architecture that originated during the colonial period of the 16th to 19th centuries is still very well preserved. The main avenue running through the city, Paseo de Montejo, is lined with colonial buildings such as the Palacio Canton and numerous other striking monuments.
American capital of culture
Merida arose from the merger of three major cultures: Mayan, Spanish, and Lebanese. giving it a unique personality, architecture, cuisine, and people. In this magical city, tradition and modernity go hand in hand. Impressive archaeological sites, colonial and modern buildings coexist in harmony.
THE YUCATAN PENINSULA AWAITS
With Mérida as your base, you can visit the peninsula’s world-class cathedrals and churches, Maya archaeological sites, museums, beaches, haciendas, and cenotes.
A coastal town located in the Northeastern Yucatan peninsula retains its quiet fishing village atmosphere. Here you can take a boat to spot flamingos.
The Mexican government has identified several communities throughout the whole of Mexico as “magical peoples,” or “magical communities”. Among them are Izamal and Valladolid, both of which feature the region’s rich Mayan heritage as well as the legacy of the former Spanish colonial period.
In areas farther afield from Mérida, you can visit take two routes to discover the Yucatan’s historic haciendas. One route to the southwest of Mérida near Uman, groups Hacienda Ochil, Hacienda Temozón Sur and Hacienda Yaxcopoil. Another route, to the east toward Valladolid and Cancun includes Hacienda San Ildefonso Teya, Hacienda San José Cholul and Hacienda Chichén. A third route is the 7 haciendas which make up the Cuxtal Ecological Reserve.
Mayan passage to the underworld
Known to the Mayas as “dzonot,” cenotes are natural caverns filled with fresh-water pools, where permeable limestone bedrock allows rainwater to filter slowly through the ground, creating underground rivers and pools. Experts estimate that more than 7,000 cenotes have formed under the Yucatan Peninsula; the Mayans considered them to be sacred since, in the past, they were the only source of freshwater.
Considered one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World”
Located in Yucatan, appointed by UNESCO as World Heritage and considered one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World”. The archaeological site covers an area of 6.5 square kilometers. The south part of Chichen Itza dates back to the VII century and shows the Maya Puuc construction style. The central area, built after the arrival of the Toltecs around the 10th century, is a fusion of the Puuc architectural styles and the Toltec culture from Mexico’s Central Highlands.
List of some features included in Casa Los Dos Gallos.
Available for use for a modest additional fee for workshop participants (along with optional breakfast and lunch). The “casita” is also equipped with a kitchenette a TV, and a small bathroom.
Wireless internet signal all across the house.
The house features a fully equipped kitchen.