Clay Aiken – La Vida Hermosa


It’s always a great day when there is a message from Clay Aiken…even when it is just a couple of tweets!


La vida hermosa = The beautiful life!   Now, don’t you wish you were there enjoying a fun vacation?

The Villa Merida is a luxury boutique hotel in Merida, the capital city of the state of  Yucatan, Mexico.  You can see the beautiful hotel at their website.

Mérida is a city of about 831,000 people (2010 census) and is a wonderful mixture of a colonial city and a cosmopolitan destination.With Mérida as your base, you can visit many interesting sites, including cathedrals and churches, Mayan archaeological sites, underground caves and beautiful nature sites.  I wonder if Clay has seen some of the following sites?

1.  The Cathedral de San Ildefonso (San Ildefonso Cathedral) is the oldest cathedral on the continent and one of the top Merida attractions. It was built between 1561 and 1598 using stones from ruined Mayan pyramids and temples. The interior is sparsely decorated and a crucifix behind the main altar symbolizes the reconciliation of the Spanish and Mayan heritage of the city.

2.  Easily the best known and well-restored of Yucatan Maya archaeological sites, Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was named one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World.” The ruins at Chichen Itza cover an area of 6.5 sq km (2.5 sq miles) and can be toured in a day.

3.  Celestun, meaning “painted stone” in Yucatec Maya, is a tranquil fishing village located west of Merida along the coast of Yucatan state. Celestun is home to secluded stretches of beautiful beachfront and palapas (thatched-roof restaurants) serving up some of the best seafood in the state. It’s the perfect destination for those looking to escape the city crowds and get back to nature. The main attraction in Celestun is the Reserva de la Biosfera Ria Celestun (Celestun Biosphere Reserve), a large coastal wetland reserve and wildlife refuge.

4.  The Lol Tun Caves are about one hour from Merida and are the largest caves on the peninsula.  They are also the ones that are the most studied. Evidence has been found here of human contact going back 7,000 years. Mammoth bones have been found in the caves, along with fresco paintings on the walls, “hands in negative”, faces, animals, grecos and decorative figures.

ACK!!!!  There is so much to see in this area…AND, if you stay at the beautiful Villa Merida Hotel, this could be a fabulous vacation.  Clay…I am very jealous!!

Have any of you been to this part of the world?  

I was in Merida and saw many of these sites, but it was sooooo long ago, I find myself wanting to go again! 

So…a bit of a vacation and I am stretching the news about Clay Aiken, BUT…I do thank Clay for tweeting Friday morning and introducing this beautiful hotel and exciting area to all of us.

As always, I will update with Clay news as soon as it is announced!

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8 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – La Vida Hermosa

  1. OK…I am ready for a vacation and this sounds wonderful. I love seeing all the history of a place, but I also love to stay in a beautiful place. Thanks, Clay for the info and a big thanks to musicfan for putting this all together. And yes, we want Clay news, but I am sure it won't be long now.

  2. I have never heard of this place so it's so refreshing to hear about it now! I've been to Tijuana for a brief day visit while in San Diego YEARS ago, but I don't think that counts, lol! Thanks for the virtual tour musicfan! Hope Clay is having fun and let's hope we hear some news soon!

  3. Here's a thought…if Clay ends up with a Radio Show..he and Q could host one of those Radio Personality Vacation Packages. I am confident the package would sell quite well. My mother went on one with local radio hosts and loved it. The only times they saw the hosts was at one taping of the radio show live from the cruise ship and again when it was her turn to sit at the "captains table" but it wasn't the captain it was the hosts.

  4. Lol. That hotel should pay Clay for advertising. Now I want to go to Mexico so bad! I hope he is having a lot of fun. 🙂

  5. Wow! There are a lot of beautiful places to visit there. I can see why Clay loves to go there. Hope he is having the time of his life.

  6. wow i have never herd of this place before i sure hope clay is having fun thanks for the vertural tour music fan and i hope i hear some news soon

  7. So beautiful! And so happy for Clay!He certainly deserves to be pampered and enjoy wonderful things. I never heard of this place either.It looks like heaven. and it is also wonderful that $20000 has been raised for NIP. what a great day!

  8. THANK YOU this is so wonderful of you to post all of this for us. we really do appreciate it. you are the best!!!!!!!

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