This is the port city of Merida, and is also the coastal weekend village for people from the capital. This does not apply to our concept of metropolitan areas, towns here are small. Swimming on the beach did not seem to be highly recommended, the water had a dirty color, we do not know if it is the proximity of the port or because this day was pretty hectic. It was therefore more palatable to binge on fresh seafood at one of the waterfront restaurants.
This "Magic Town" is one of the must-see places in Yucatan, Mexico. It's a very quiet town where you can walk along colonial cobblestone streets where time stands still and among the houses and you'll still see vestiges of the ancient Mayan culture. The Convent of San Antonio de Padua (with its monumental courtyard that is considered to be the largest in America) is the most representative building in this little yellow town.
That's San Felipe. A small port with very picturesque wooden houses. It is a very small community, east of the state, dedicated to tourism and fishing as their main activities. One of its curiosities is that it won the award of the most picturesque village in Mexico!. There are a few restaurants, which serve mainly seafood. It has a small jetty and if you head to the east end you will find a small hut from which you can take lots of tours! The small town has an island in front, and is surrounded by mangroves, so you can take tours from 100 pesos (less than 10 usd for 4-5 people) where you can cross to the opposite island, you walk through the mangroves, show you alligators, stingrays, turtles, birds and other things! Definitely a good place to relax and have fun!
In one of the towns of the Yucatan in Mexico you can have the most unforgettable experiences, its culture, its people, you will always find something to do, the party in October is unforgettable, runs, rides, food, women, beer.
I just spent one of the greatest experiences of peace and tranquility that I have ever had in my life in that house next to a shaman, which awakened many feelings. Hidden in the jungle, enjoying a different way of life, without being disturbed by anything, no worries, not even knowing the meaning of the word Maya, just living, valuing nature and learning to live in harmony with it. Savor the tranquility that you know will soon end, and imagine the stories as exciting of a civilization as amazing as this is, Maya. If you have the opportunity to visit one, you should. For me it was rewarding.
I have to travel 365 miles from my home to get to this place, and that's how long it took me to get back to this port again. When I was little, I used to come here with my sisters, brothers, cousins, and family, not only because it was fun, but because, for me, San Felipe is synonymous with freedom, and ease. It's name may sound very pious, but it actually isn't. Though we liked to stay in the little park for hours upon hours, it was also an obligatory visit before and after going to the beach. When we got older, the park became the confessional point of our troubles, and though the lemonade had changed to vodka, our feelings about this place never changed. We always felt we could start over every year, could leave everything that weighed on us at the ocean.