Trip Planner:   Mexico  /  Yucatan Peninsula  /  Yucatan  /  Merida  /  Ruta Puuc

Ruta Puuc, Merida

4.8
#10 of 113 in Things to do in Merida
Explore Ruta Puuc, a network of five Maya archaeological sites in the Puuc hills region of Yucatan. Bring plenty of water and set off to discover the 41 km (25 mile) route that connects the Puuc Mayan ruins. Pay a visit to Uxmal, a well-maintained World Heritage Site that features the imposing "House of the Magician" pyramid, as well as other temples, palaces, and religious sculptures. Observe the Labna arches, stroll the ancient Mayan road of "sacbe," and meet the modern-day Maya people to learn about their culture and history. To visit Ruta Puuc and get the most from your holiday in Merida, create itinerary details personal to you using our Merida trip itinerary planner.
Create an itinerary including Ruta Puuc
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
377 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 15, 2017
    Less impressive than Uxmal certainly but the morning person and bucolic atmosphere! Combine with the Loltun cave.
    View original
  • August 14, 2017
    The ride along the ruta puuc is not especially scenic. There is a lot of forest trees and very little development along the route. For the most part the roads are in good condition, however our travel...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    You should schedule a full day (by car or taxi) with Uxmal. The temples are small and secluded, and you should not unteschätzen the running distances. This one is compensated for fine and detailed small stone temples.
    View original

Plan your trip to Merida

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Merida

Yucatan's capital and cultural hub offers a range of accommodations concentrated almost entirely around its historical center, offering convenient access to the architectural marvels and museums that make the city a popular destination. Look in the streets surrounding Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan for some basic but perfectly located budget-friendly options. If the center feels too full of tourists, head north to the less frenetic neighborhood of Montes de Ame, where you can find some laidback private rentals.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Merida by other users

60 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM FINLAND October, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM FINLAND October, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Merida BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Merida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Valladolid & Merida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Yucatan Peninsula & Guanajuato BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Yucatan BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM MEXICO September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Yucatan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 40 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans