Merida (Yucatan state) For a truly impressive incentive trip that will knock people's socks off, visit one-- or a combination-- of these three cities that have been declared National Historic Monuments.
Merida was founded in 1542 on the site of an ancient Mayan city. Residents speak both Spanish and Mayan.
During the 19th century, Merida flourished, thanks to its valuable hemp exports. The city enjoyed an influx of European luxuries and, today, remains full of visible legacies