The end of November was a beautiful time of year to stay in Merida, and staying at Casa de la Cruz made our family trip amazing! We arrived early in the morning and were greeted by Sylvia who kindly acclimated us to the house. We quickly learned that we would have plenty of room to spread out, an updated kitchen to cook in, and a beautiful outdoor patio area with a pool and hammocks to relax in. We loved the indoor-outdoor living feel at Casa de la Cruz, which made this casita very unique for us and is one of the things we liked best about our stay there! Even though cooler weather in Merida meant cooler water in the pool, we still enjoyed it at midday when the sun was directly out to warm us. We also loved the traditional art, pottery and other furnishings in the home, and it was in a perfect location for navigating the city by foot. We could leave the casita and in 5-20 minutes we could be at one of the city's parks where we found beautiful churches to explore, markets to buy fresh produce and benches to sit and take in the sights and sounds of the people living there. Around 8:00pm we found traditional music and dancing in one park which we enjoyed watching one night, as well as a Mayan ball game called Pok ta Pok, which we LOVED another night! Our stay in Merida was filled with taking in beautiful sights and meeting gracious people. It was absolutely lovely and we would highly recommend it!