74 F
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Animaya zoo launches an ‘Express’ train

Latest headlines

Property taxes in Mérida to increase in 2022

Property taxes across Mérida are about to see a considerable increase. 

New ‘come and go’ bus route to simplify rides on Mérida’s Periférico

The new bus route known as the “va y ven,” which translates to “come and go,” began operation on Saturday along the entirety of Mérida’s Periferico circuit.

Cacaxtla and the mystery of its spectacular Maya murals

The Cacaxtla-Xochitécatl archaeological site is one of the most interesting and unique in all of Mexico. Aside from its massive structures and breathtakingly beautiful vistas, this ancient city in Central Mexico boasts a rather out-of-place feature — Maya murals. 

Mexico skeptical over new travel restrictions

Restricting travel or closing borders is of little use in response to the emergence of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, said Mexico's...
Yucatán Magazine
Sign up to get our top headlines delivered to your inbox twice a week.

All aboard the Expreso Animaya! Photo: Courtesy

Mérida, Yucatán — With the children of the Hogares Maná association by his side, Mayor Mauricio Vila Dosal welcomed the public “all aboard” a scaled-down express train that traverses the Animaya Bicentennial Zoological Park in Ciudad Caucel.

The family attraction, which consists of three cars with capacity for 39 people, is wired for sound to provide guided tours. It is also suitable for people with disabilities.

The vehicle roams Animaya in 20 minutes. It’s a free service, open since the weekend.

The inauguration followed the Day of the Child celebrations, where games and prizes attracted more than 6,300 people to the Animaya park on Saturday. 

The Animaya park has a catamaran ride that lasts 20 minutes. Photo: Animaya

More improvements are coming to the park, including a playground and a covered dining area.

In contrast to the historic Parque Zoológico del Centenario in the center of the city, the Animaya zoo is more of a safari park. It opened in 2010. 

Animaya is on Calle 60 at 59 in Ciudad Caucel, very close to the Periférico. To get there, take the Avenida Jacinto Canek to the Caucel highway. 

The zoo is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon and 1:15 p.m to 4 p.m.

- Advertisement -

Subscriptions make great gifts

More articles

What to find in a Yucatecan Christmas market

Located right in front of the high school Centro Universitario Montejo, the market hosts slow-food vendors on the weekends and maintains its crafts and decor market all throughout the week.

Feminists unveil a monument to protest violence against women

Feminist protestors unveiled a monument in Mérida’s Remate at the foot of the Paseo de Montejo to protest ongoing violence against women. 

Mérida to hold a week-long tango festival, starting tonight

Mérida's international tango festival is set to return for a full calendar week starting Nov. 25.

Adventurous pup illegally climbs Yucatán’s most famous landmark at Chichén Itzá

Once again, a clandestine visitor has broken the rules at Chichén Itzá by climbing Kukulcán’s famed pyramid. 

Mérida’s railway museum goes full steam ahead

One of the most under-visited attractions in Mérida is the Museo de Ferrocarriles de Yucatán, Yucatán’s Railway Museum.

Feel brave enough to eat an eyeball taco? Mérida’s taco festival has you covered

Taco connoisseurs are prepreparing to host Mérida's Festival del Taco next weekend. 

A giant hammock has suddenly appeared in the Centro, but why?

The sudden appearance of a giant hammock in downtown Mérida is drawing eyes. 

New data shows growth in Mexico’s jaguar population

Jaguars are extremely endangered in Yucatán, but new data is starting to provide reasons for cautious optimism. Photo: Carlos Rosado van...

Ermita Park– The start of the original road to Campeche

Its yellow church, French cobblestone streets, and botanical garden are testimony of the passing of time throughout the capital.

Details emerge about Mérida’s upcoming direct flight to Guatemala

Travelers in Yucatán will soon have a new convenient destination for their getaways, the Central American country of Guatemala.