Merida Named World’s Best Small City by Conde Nast Traveler

Merida in Mexico has been named the world’s best small city by Conde Nast Traveler while Puerto Vallarta and Puebla were also named in the top 10.

The Colonial gem in the Yucatan Peninsula was praised by CN Traveler for its colorful streets of colonial architecture and rich Maya history.

It beat second-placed Dresden in Germany while Quebec City in Canada completed the top three.

Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco came fifth with CN Traveler saying: “There’s winter whale watching in Banderas Bay, an artisan market with local goods, and, just a half-hour boat ride south, the quiet shores and waterfall hikes of Yelapa Beach.”

A trip to Merida Cathedral is essential for travelers to the world’s best small city

Puebla in the state of the same name came eighth with CN Traveler adding: “The secret is out on Puebla. A popular day trip from Mexico City, Puebla is more than worthy as a destination on its own. The city is known for its Baroque architecture, and with 365 churches and more than 1,000 colonial-era buildings, there is plenty to explore.”

Book a trip to Merida, Puerto Vallarta, or Puebla with Journey Mexico and experience a once-in-a-lifetime vacation in one of the world’s best small cities. We can organize everything from luxury accommodation to world class tours and round-trip private transportation.

To read more about why Mexico is one of the world’s top destinations, read our blog post: Puerto Vallarta Named Among World’s Best Beginner Surf Spots

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