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In between chicharra festivals, fabulous murals give Xcalachén new life

After the Chicharra fair, visitors stay for the vibrant murals.

Craving chicharra? Get to the Xcalachén festival early

The third Chicharra Festival 2018 is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors and sell two tons of crispy fried pork bits.

In La Ermita, locals and expats live in tranquility

This corner of Mérida immediately captures the attention of those who visit it. The area, in the southern part of the Centro, is known for its colorful houses and old casonas, its cobblestone streets, its church and its tranquility. It's as if La Ermita were miles from the city.

Chicharra Festival will return — twice a year

The Chicharra Festival gets a do-over in October, and is slated to be a twice-a-year event in the future.

Chicharra Festival trends nationally on Twitter

The city's first-ever Chicharra Festival trended nationally on Twitter, ranking among the top 10 most cited words on the platform.