This is a review of the Medio Mundo gift shop, since I cannot find a separate listing for it on TripAdvisor. We did not stay in the hotel itself, although having seen the beautiful oasis of their courtyard, I wish we had chosen this hotel instead of the one we ended up at (that's what I get for making a reservation based on TripAdvisor ratings!).
We went to the Medio Mundo gift shop the second day we were in Mérida, and I bought a couple of very pretty pillow covers from Guatemala. Then we spent the next couple of days in the city, and stopped in at some artesánia shops. The last day, we returned to Medio Mundo because we liked what they had to offer better than anything we had seen in the other shops.
This shop is small but very well curated, and the service on both visits was friendly but never pushy. Note that the products here are not solely from the Yucatán; they are from all over Mexico and Guatemala. If you are looking for hammocks, huipiles, or guayaberas, there are plenty of other places in the city. There is some truly lovely artist pottery here, beautiful pillow covers, bedspreads, and other textiles, some fine wooden pieces, scarves, and jewelry. Prices are fair--these are not mass-produced souvenir tchotchkes--and there is a range of different items, so there is sure to be something at your price point.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel MedioMundo is an enchanting 10 guestroom hotel located in the historical center of the colonial city of Merida, Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula. A fine quality gift shop and a cafe serving 100% vegan international cuisine are located on the premises and are open to the public. Hotel MedioMundo has been welcoming travelers from all over the world since 2001. We offer our guests an urban oasis with lush tropical patios and pool, an intimate and serene atmosphere, and genuine Yucatecan hospitality to come home to after a hard day of vacationing. ... more less
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