The Ultimate Merida, Mexico Travel Guide (Written by a Local)

Making your Merida, Mexico travel plan?

How exciting! If you’ve never visited Merida (or even Mexico), the thought of Merida travel planning might be overwhelming — but by the end of this article, you will be a Merida expert! How do I know this?!

Well… I live here!

Hi I’m Shelley, and I have been living in Merida since July 2019 (and Mexico since April 2018). I’ve lived in the two best parts of town, Centro Historico and Paseo de Montejo, and I feel I know the city well… and after this article, so will you.

🏡 Need a Merida Airbnb? 12 Stunning Airbnbs in Merida Mexico [Picked by a Local]

As Yucatan state, of which Merida is the capital city, has stricter Covid regulations than other states, we will start with traveling to Merida during Covid. If you’re also visiting neighboring Quintana Roo state, home to Tulum, Cancun and Playa del Carmen, know Yucatan state is a bit more strict.

After navigating the Merida, Mexico travel during Covid-19 regulations, you’ll learn everything from how to get to Merida, where to stay and the best hotels in Merida, the best restaurants in Merida, best things to do in Merida, the Best Merida Day Trips, and more!

It’s easy to see why everyone wants to travel to Merida — this Mayan cultural hub and colorful colonial city, has something for everyone. Ready to dive in and become a Merida travel expert? Let’s get started.

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Merida Travel During Covid-19

Is Merida open for travel right now?

Yes — Merida is open for travel right now.

In fact, Merida, and Mexico in general, never really closed. However, there have been measures in place since March 2020, like mandatory masks indoors and outdoors, temperature checks, mandatory use of hand sanitizer, capacity restrictions, etc., which are still enforced.

🚔 Merida Curfew: Do note that there is a 10:30pm curfew in Merida. During the hours of 10:30pm-5:30am, it is illegal for both cars and people to be on the streets.

Does Mexico make you quarantine when you travel?

No — There’s no quarantine period upon arrival as of April 2021, though that could change at any time. For those in the U.S. dying to scratch their wanderlust itch, and just a handful of countries allowing this type of entry, Mexico is one of the best countries for travel right now.

Do I need to wear a mask in Merida?

Yes — In Merida and Yucatan state, masks are legally required in all public spaces, both indoors and outdoors, except when eating and drinking.

Will there be temperature checks in Merida?

Once you arrive to Mexico, authorities in the airport will likely take your temperature at some point before you depart the airport. Do note that if you have an elevated temperature above 99.5°F (37.5°C), you’ll likely be denied entry. After leaving the airport, you’ll find temperature checks at most (if not all) other places.

What’s open in Merida, Mexico?

In short, pretty much everything is open in Merida. This includes shops, restaurants, bars, Mayan ruins near Merida, museums, Merida Mexico beaches, cenotes, etc.

Beyond that, even outdoor festivals have begun to return to Merida — like Merida en Domingo (Merida On Sunday) in Plaza Grande, the Merida BiciRuta bike ride along Paseo Montejo, and the Friday night video mapping display at the Merida Cathedral.


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Where can I get a Rapid Covid Test in Merida?

As of January 26, 2021, you are required to have a negative Covid test to return to the U.S. The results must be dated within three days/72 hours of your flight. As of now, only an Antigen Test (NAAT Test) is required, according to the CDC.

To get a Merida rapid Covid test, head to one of the places listed below.

Is it safe to travel to Mexico right now?

This answer depends on who you ask!

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s global travel safety program, Safe Travels, has certified all of Mexico’s big travel destinations, including Playa del Carmen, CancunPuerto Vallarta and Merida, as safe for travel. To qualify for this program, countries must follow rigorous cleaning and hygiene protocols.

However, the U.S. State Department and the CDC say to reconsider travel to Mexico, for now. While many aren’t following that advice, if you are going to visit Merida during Covid, please travel responsibly and follow all Mexico Covid-19 safety measures listed above.


Merida Travel Disclaimer

Legally, yes; Merida is open to travelers. Ethically… well, that’s a question for each individual person. For anyone who chooses to travel to Merida right now, please do so respectfully, safely, responsibly, and in accordance with all Mexican laws.

With that out of the way, let’s get into everything you need to know about traveling to Merida like a boss.


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Is Merida, Mexico Safe?

Short answer: Yes.

Longer answer: This question is tricky, as no place is 100% safe. I do my best to address the Mexico safety question in this article, Safe Travel in Mexico: 20 Tips for Solo Female Travelers; but, in short, the answer to the question, Is Merida safe?, is Yes.

Merida has been ranked as not only the safest city in Mexico, but one of the safest in all of the Americas by CEOWorld magazine. In 2019, Conde Nast Traveler magazine named it the best small city in the world.

Is Merida Safe at Night?

For the most part, yes; however there simply isn’t a definitive answer when it comes to safety. Make your own safety a priority by following the 10 General Travel Safety Tips below, which should suffice for Merida, Mexico safety, and check out the Mexico podcast episode about travel safety.

Is there Uber in Merida?

Yes, there is Uber in Merida, and taking it at night versus walking home alone is a smart idea; in Merida and everywhere. Also, Uber in Mexico is much cheaper than in the U.S. Prices will of course vary, but figure about $50 pesos ($2.50USD) for a 20-minute ride.

10 General Travel Safety Tips
  1. Don’t walk home alone at night if you can help it; take a taxi or ride your bike in Tulum.
  2. Always listen to your intuition because your intuition is always right.
  3. If you get a sketchy or uneasy feeling about a person or place, get away from that person or place immediately. If you feel you’re in danger, don’t worry about making a kind, nice, or politically correct exit from a creepy person or bad situation — Just get away ASAP.
  4. Don’t keep your phone, keys, wallet, passport, or anything valuable in your back pocket.
  5. Learn some basic Spanish. If you can’t learn it, save this infographic as an image on your phone so you have something to use even if you’re off-WiFi.
  6. Take all of your belongings into the bathroom with you, rather than asking a cafe/bar neighbor to watch your things.
  7. Speaking of bar neighbors, don’t take drinks from strangers and/or leave your drink unattended near one.
  8. Don’t wear flashy clothes, expensive jewelry, designer sunglasses, etc.
  9. Keep some cash in your pocket so you don’t have to pull your whole wallet out every time you need to pay.
  10. This should be a no brainer since you’re traveling during a pandemic, but get Travel Insurance!
Register for the STEP Program

Make sure you enroll in the FREE STEP Program before your trip. The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, or STEP, allows U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico to document your trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

After you’ve registered, the U.S. Embassy or Consulate can contact you in the event of an emergency, including natural disasters, civil unrest, etc. STEP can also put you in touch with your family and friends back home, in the event of an emergency while abroad.


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Mexico Travel Insurance

Want an added level of security and peace of mind during these strange travel times? Smart choice!

Just as you insure your car, home and body, you can also insure your luggage, belongings and health while traveling. If Mexico and Merida travel safety are on your mind, get your free quote below from World Nomads, one of the biggest names in travel insurance.


Mexico Travel FAQ

1. Do I need to know Spanish for Mexico?

Merida is 50/50 — and usually, anyone working in the service industry will speak English. However, many people don’t, especially if you’re heading outside of the city to the surrounding places on Merida day trips.

Either way, you should brush up on your basic Spanish before visiting Merida, Mexico (or really, any other country).

This is generally seen as a sign of respect and courtesy that you’ve familiarized yourself with everyday niceties like please and thank you

For your convenience, this infographic has all the basic Spanish words and phrases you’ll need. Go ahead and save it to your phone as an image, so you can access it even off-WiFi.

List of useful spanish words and phrases
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2. Do I need a visa for Mexico?

No — U.S. passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to Mexico. This is another reason why, in general, Mexico is one of the best travel destinations from the U.S.

When you arrive in Mexico and go through the Immigration line, you’ll receive a 180-day (6 month) FMM tourist card. This is a small piece of paper that you need to hold on to so you can give it back to Immigration at the airport when you leave the country. 

There is no charge for the FMM, but if you lose it, there’s a $600 peso ($30) fine to replace it. Besides the find, you’ll need to get to the airport an extra hour early to do the lost visa paperwork and pay… Bottom line: Don’t lose your FMM!

Colorful colonial buildings
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How Do I Travel to Merida, Mexico?

1. Where is Merida?

Merida is the capital of Yucatan state, one of three states that make up the Yucatan Peninsula, located in southeastern Mexico. The city is considered the Mayan cultural capital of Mexico.

Merida is located about 160 miles west of Tulum, 190 miles west of Cancun, and 180 miles west of Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.

It is also not far from other top Yucatan Peninsula destinations, like the pueblo magicos (magic towns) Bacalar Lagoon, the “Maldives of Mexico,” about 215 miles southeast, Valladolid, 95 miles east, and the “Yellow City” of Izamal, located just 40 miles east of Merida.

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Cancun to Merida

If you aren’t flying to Merida International Airport, you can fly into Cancun International Airport (code: CUN) and take the bus or drive your rental car over to Merida. There are also some small carriers that offer Cancun to Merida flights, like Magnicharters and MAYAir.

Cancun to Merida Bus: You can easily take an ADO bus from the Cancun Airport, on what is about a five-hour drive. ADO is Mexico’s largest bus company and has a fleet of luxury class busses. You can buy your tickets online, or in person. Prices vary, but figure about $400 pesos ($20USD) for a one-way ticket.

Cancun to Merida Drive: This drive takes about 3.5 hours by car and is known as a very safe drive. In general, the Yucatan Peninsula is known as one of the safest parts of Mexico, roads included.

Tulum to Merida

Traveling to Merida from Tulum? This trip will take about three hours by car, and closer to four by bus. From Tulum, you can easily take an ADO bus from the main bus terminal in Downtown Tulum, or rent a car and drive.


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2. What’s the closest Merida, Mexico airport?

Wondering about Merida, Mexico flights? There’s actually an airport just outside of downtown — Merida International Airport (code: MID).

There are currently direct flights to Merida, Mexico from the Miami and Houston International Airports; with more to come. If you can’t get a flight from the U.S., there are daily connecting flights via the Mexico City or Guadalajara International Airports.

From the Merida Airport, take your rental car, Uber, taxi, or private transport service to your accommodation. The airport is only about 25-35 minutes from Downtown Merida.

Merida Airport transfer


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3. Merida, Mexico Car Rental

If you are looking to rent a car in Merida, the airport is the best place to do so, as you’ll have the most options there.

For travelers mostly staying in the city limits, you might want to skip the rental, but if you’re planning to take a few of the 25 Best Merida Day Trips, you’ll want a car.

As Merida isn’t a big city, car rental options can be limited — so do book in advance.

Click the image to book with Discover Cars, a reputable company for a rental car in Merida.

🚗💨 12 Useful Mexico Driving Tips

1. Rent with a reputable company! As they say, “you get what you pay for.” For a reliable Cancun car rental company, go with Discover Cars.

2. Avoid driving at night. When you live in Mexico long enough, you start to realize many people simply avoid driving at night, if they can. If you do drive at night, stick to only main roads and highways.

3. Always use the couta, or toll, roads. Yes, they cost money, but they are much better maintained and generally considered safer. Pro tip: Bring cash for the tolls.

4. Download an offline map. Your signal will go in and out as you travel through rural areas of the Yucatan Peninsula, so download an offline map from Google or Maps.Me. You’ll also want to download some podcasts and music while you’re getting that map.

5. Speed limit signs are in kilometers per hour, not miles per hour. You don’t have to worry about conversion math here; just make sure the speed limit sign number matches your speedometer number.

6. Do not use your cell phone while you’re driving. Not only is this unsafe, it is also illegal. In fact, even having your phone in your hand is a ticket-able offense, so try not to even hold your phone while driving.

7. The rumors are true about the cops expecting bribes. If the cops pull you over, and they only will if you give them a reason to, they will expect a cash “payment” in exchange for not ticketing you.

8. Mexican roads are notorious for their abundant amount of topes (speed bumps). Make sure you keep your eyes on the road, as topes don’t always have signs alerting you to them.

9. Mexico’s gas stations are not self-serve. When you stop for gas, an attendant will pump it for you and take your payment. These people don’t actually work for the gas station, and live off tips. When they finish, it’s customary to tip them at least $10-20 pesos ($0.50-$1).

10. Mexico’s traffic lights go from green to yellow, to flashing yellow for a few seconds, to finally, a red light.

11. Make sure you purchase Mexican car insurance. You are generally not covered in any way through your U.S. company when you drive in any other country.

12. Most travel insurance policies cover driving. In case you’re wondering, Should I get travel insurance for Mexico?… The answer is hell yes! There’s a whole page of this website dedicated to travel insurance, because it’s just that important — maybe even more so when traveling during the pandemic.


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4. Getting around in Merida

Merida is on the smaller side, especially if you’re just sticking to the main areas of Centro Historico and Paseo Montejo. It is also very walkable, so as mentioned, if you’re just staying in the city itself, skip the rental car and just use Uber and taxis when needed.

Merida public transport

Mexico in general has a great public bus system that goes from city to city, and state to state. The biggest bus company is ADO, and you can take an ADO bus from Merida to pretty much anywhere else in the Yucatan, and the whole country.

Within the city itself, the public transportation in Merida is… well…. lacking. It does exist, but the buses and colectivos (small, shared vans) aren’t well maintained, and they don’t use any kind of online schedule or app. For these reasons, walking, Uber and taxis work best in town.

Is there Uber in Merida?

Yes, there is Uber in Merida, and in general, Uber in Mexico is much cheaper than in the U.S. Prices will of course vary, but figure about $50 pesos ($2.50USD) for a 20-minute ride. Besides Uber, there is DiDi and InDriver, but no Lyft in Merida.


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Historic downtown Merida and the park at Plaza Grande. | Photo by Mattia Marenco
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4. What’s the best time to visit Merida?

The best time of year to visit Merida, Mexico is from October-March, when the weather’s cooler and not so humid. May is known as the hottest, most humid month; but really May-August can be rough.

Located in the tropics, it rains pretty much daily during the peak of the wet season, June-September, which is also Hurricane Season. Though actual hurricanes are rare since Merida is about 25 miles inland, you can expect heavy rains during the season, which technically runs June 1-November 1.

Like much of Mexico, December is the busiest month for tourism in Merida. However, December is also a festive and fun time to visit with city-wide festivals like Noche Blanca to enjoy, in addition to nice weather.

Weather in MERIDA, MEXICO

Average min and max temperatures in Mérida, Mexico
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5. What do I pack for Merida?

Merida Mexico, and the Yucatan Peninsula, have a tropical climate. As you can see by the average yearly Merida weather chart above, this part of Mexico is hot (and humid 😥) for most of the year, so definitely pack a LifeStraw Filterable Water Bottle.

As far as Merida outfits, think flowy, tropical, breathable, cotton, and light-colored clothing; bonus points for anything that doesn’t show sweat! Besides all your summer-wear, you may use a light cardigan at night, but Merida is the place for sundresses, sun hats and sunglasses.

🧳 Need more Merida packing tips? Head to this article, Packing List for Mexico: Outfit Ideas & FREE Printable Download, or just grab the freebie below.

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Where Do I Stay in Merida, Mexico?

As the saying goes: Location, location, location! Your lodging’s location can often make — or break — a trip. For first time visitors wondering where to stay in Merida, you can’t go wrong with Centro (Downtown Merida), or as close as you can get to Paseo de Montejo, the best neighborhoods in Merida, Mexico.

Best Airbnbs in Merida

Head to this article to discover the 12 Best Airbnbs in Merida, all located in the best neighborhoods in the city. The list is further divided into three categories: Airbnbs for Groups with 3+ bedrooms, Mid-Budget Options at (approx.) $85-125USD, and Budget Options at (approx.) $35-75USD.

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Best Hotels in Merida, Mexico

Prefer a Merida hotel or resort to an Airbnb? This city has many located right in the best Merida neighborhoods of Zona Paseo Montejo, Parque Santa Ana and Barrio de Santiago.

Here is a list with the best Merida, Mexico hotels:

Book one of the four rooms at this Instagram-worthy Merida hotel, Rosas & Xocolate. (Photo: Rosas & Xocolate)

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Best Things to Do in Merida

1. Merida, Mexico Beaches

As it’s located about 25 miles inland, there are no actual beaches in Merida, Mexico. The closest beach to Merida is Puerto Progreso, located about 30 minutes away in your rental car.

Many locals and visitors head to Progreso on the weekend, and the town is known to be a place to party.

For those looking for a quieter beach, there are also plenty of those, like Sisal, which was recently named a pueblo magico (magic town), Telchac Puerto, San Crisanto and more.

There’s also Celestun, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and beach town with thousands of flamingos.

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The pier in Sisal, Mexico. | Photo by José Angel Vera Félix

🏝 For a complete list of the best beaches near Merida, head to 25 Amazing Day Trips From Merida That You Need to Take.


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2. Mayan Ruins near Merida, Mexico

The Yucatan Peninsula is home to about 100 public Mayan archeological sites. While most people don’t make it to all of them, there are some noteworthy Merida sites you can get to in two hours or less by rental car, bur, or tour.

Chichen Itza: As one of the Seven Wonders of the World, many consider visiting Chichen Itza as a Mexico bucket list item. Located about 1.5 hours from Merida, Chichen Itza makes a great day trip from Merida.

🍽 Chichen Itza & Food Tour: As such an important historical site, consider a guided tour, like the Mayan Food Experience & Tour of Chichén Itza, to really understand the significance of Chichen Itza. The meal on this tour is cooked by Chef Rosalía Chay Chuc from the Netflix show, Chef’s Table: BBQ.

Uxmal: Though overshadowed in name by Chichen Itza in name recognition, Uxmal, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is just as impressive. It is also much less crowded and touristy, seeing only about 10% the amount of annual visitors as Chichen Itza.

Dzibilchaltun Ruins: Dzibilchaltun (pronounced zee-bee-shal-tune) is the closest Mayan ruin site to Merida. Though small, there’s also an onsite museum with Mayan artifacts and a cenote to swim in, Cenote Xlacah.

Merida Tours: Mayan Ruins

The easiest way to see all of the Merida Mayan pyramids and archeological sites? On a group tour, of course. In fact, group tours provide an easy way for solo travelers to meet other travelers. Check out your options below for the best Merida tours to see the pyramids and Mayan ruins near Merida.


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3. Best Cenotes near Merida, Mexico

What is a cenote?

Cenotes are underwater sinkholes containing freshwater. They are only found in a few places on Earth, with the largest concentration in the Yucatan Peninsula, where there are about 6,000 cenotes. As they are often quite remote, the best way to visit the Merida cenotes is in your rental car or on a tour.

Cenotes Santa Barbara: The Santa Barbara cenotes are located in the pueblo (small town) of Homun. This is a group of three cenotes — Cenote Chaksikin, Cenote Cascabel and Cenote Xoch. The first two are in caves and the last one is a semi-open cenote.

Cenote Ik-Kil: As one of the most Instagram worthy cenotes in Mexico, combined with its proximity to Chichen Itza, puts Cenote Ik Kil on everyone’s radar. Ik kil Cenote is one of the best cenotes in Yucatan because it has everything you’d need, including restrooms and an onsite restaurant.

Cenote Zaci: This cenote is located only a few blocks from Downtown Valladolid. This colorful pueblo magico (magic town) is a fun day trip from Merida, but the Valladolid cenotes are some of the best in the Yucatan.

Merida Cenotes Tours


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4. FREE Merida walking tours

The Merida Tourism Office offers free, one-hour, daily walking tours as well. Guides are all bi- or multi-lingual, and do speak English. Tours start at 9:30am, but try to show up by 9:15am. Meet your guide on the first floor of the Palacio Municipal, the pretty pink building on the west side of Plaza Grande.

💡 Pro Tip: It is customary to tip as payment for these types of city walking tours. Please consider tipping your guide $100-200 pesos ($5-10USD) per person.

horse drawn carriage in colonial city
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5. Take A Merida day trip

Merida’s physical location makes it the perfect home-base for road tripping to all the surrounding places you can take day trips to. Jump in your rental car and head to all the most popular day trips from Merida including these:

🚙💨 Want more Merida day trip options? 25 Amazing Day Trips From Merida That You Need to Take

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6. Visit the sites in Merida

Known as one of the most beautiful places in Mexico, and one of the country’s prettiest colonial cities, there’s no shortage of things to do in Merida. From historic monuments to colonial buildings, colorful streets to charming cafes, you’ll never run out of fun things to do in Merida. Here are the 5 Top sites:

📸 To check out the Top 25 can’t miss Merida places, head to Things to Do in Merida: Top 25 Instagrammable Sites + FREE Map.

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7. Best restaurants in Merida

Though Mexico and tacos go together like milk and cookies, tacos aren’t really a traditional Yucatecan food! Don’t worry though, you can get tacos in Merida everywhere, but do also make sure to try the local delicacies, like panuchos (tortillas stuffed with beans) and salbutes (puffy, fried tortillas).

Not many people know how different Yucatan food is from the rest of Mexico, but in Merida, seek out these Yucatan cuisine favorites: cochinita pibil (slow cooked suckling pig), papadzules (egg enchiladas in pepita salsa), sopa de lima (lime soup) and marquesitas (crepes with cheese and chocolate).

Merida has everything from upscale dining, to street food, so make sure to sample a bit of both on your trip. Below is a list with 5 of the best Merida restaurants for traditional .

  • Ku’uk: This foodie fave features elevated, chef-driven Yucatecan food, in a hip setting. ($$$$)
  • La Chaya Maya: One of the go-to restaurants for solid Yucatan food, where every Merida visitor ends up dining at least once. ($$$)
  • Museo de la Gastronomia Yucateca: The second go-to restaurant for solid Yucatan food, but as this is a museum/restaurant, they do a really interesting 10 minute tour before your meal in their outdoor garden which explains Yucatecan food. ($$$)
  • Manjar Blanco: As seen on the Netflix show,Taco Chronicles in Season 2, Episode 2 “Cochinita Pibil,” this is a small restaurant and all the cooking is done by local abuelas, or grandmas. ($$)
  • Taqueria La Lupita: As seen on the Netflix show, Salt Fat Acid Heat in Episode 3, “Acid,” this no-frills taqueria is located in Mercado Santiago. ($)
Colonial city at sunset
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Final Thoughts: Merida, Mexico Travel

Is Merida worth visiting?

As someone who lives in Merida, I’m admittedly biased. However, I will say that this is a very special city on a number of levels — it’s safe, beautiful, historic, walkable, oh, and of course, the food 🤤

I have visited about half the states in Mexico, and most of the places people have heard of and want to visit, and I chose Merida to make my home base. With its proximity to so many other places in the Yucatan Peninsula, it makes for a great spot to vacation.

As it’s still somewhat off the beaten path in Mexico, for now, you can still have an affordable Merida trip… though that won’t last forever!


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9 Comments

  1. Katherine

    Such a great, comprehensive post. Thanks for all the information on COVID measures and how to get a test before returning to the US! Merida looks like such a beautiful place to visit.

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  2. Kate

    Merida looks absolutely amazing! I’ve traveled quite a bit in Mexico, but never to Merida. Now it’s definitely on the list. I love beautiful, colorful cities!

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  3. Jen Nilsson

    This is such a comprehensive guide! There is nobody better than a local to convince us to come and visit. Honestly, many of my American friends are starting to move to Mexico. We’ll all have to take a look at Merida now! Thank you!

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  4. Sunetra

    Thanks for this detailed guide on Merida especially travel during pandemic. I am hoping to return to Mexico soon and Merida is definitely on top of the list as I wish to see the amazing cenotes! It’s always good to to get the insights from a local, so Thank you!

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  5. Deb

    Another great Mexico destination added to our list! You site is such a great resource and inspiration of Mexico wanderlust!!

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  6. Taylor

    Such a great and informative guide! I’ve been seeing a lot of people travel to Merida lately and I definitely want to go. Definitely keeping this blog post handy for when I do. 🙂

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  7. kmf

    I love this local’s guide to Merida, Mexico. You’ve inspired me to visit as I love Mexico and history so would love to learn more about the Mayan heritage. Merida looks like a beautiful destination!

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  8. Jamie Sharpe

    Super helpful, practical tips. I’m definitely considering branching out beyond the Mayan Riviera for next trip.

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  9. Krista

    Merida looks like a great place in Mexico to visit, and I love how historic it is too. Thanks for the tips on where to eat – always handy to know!

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