Merida is surrounded by spectacular landscapes filled with history and traditions. In this
location, tourists can relax and find new activities every single day. The beauty of the
streets and his cultural extravagance make it a place of elegance. The majestic Mayan ruins
and Colonial houses will amaze you wherever you go.
Once you get here, you will feel the warm and humid weather that Merida has to offer, so
it’s better to bring some fresh clothes, hats, and sunblock. Every morning there is a free
tour that departs from “Plaza Grande” which is a popular park where you can walk among their
beautiful gardens or enjoy the view sitting under a tree.
If you like the ancient culture, you will love the “Gran Museo del Mundo Maya” a museum with
more than 800 archaeological pieces filled with history. We also recommend La Ruta Puuc,
this walk will take you to archeological zones like Labná, X-Lapak, and Sayil which are
ancient structures made by the Mayans, being the most recommended among the locals.
In 2019 Merida was voted as the number one best small city in the world in the Readers’
You can pay with US dollars, Credit/Debit cards on most restaurants and establishments. If
you pay with cash the exchange rate will be lower, it’s better to visit a foreign exchange
agency, a bank or an ATM to turn your currency into Mexican pesos.
Information about Embassies, Consulates or Consular Agencies for U.S. and Canadian citizens.
In case of emergency or general assistance to citizens traveling in Mexico please contact
the nearest embassy, consulate or consular agency.
U.S. Consulate in Merida
Calle 60 No. 338-K x 29 y 31 Col. Alcala Martin Merida, Yucatan, Mexico 97050
Assistance to U.S. citizen
From the United States:
Consular Agency of Canada in Cancun
Centro Empresarial Oficina E7 Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 12 Zona Hotelera 77599 Cancún, Quintana Roo
Assistance to Canadian citizen
Merida is a city where you will feel peace and tranquility in every corner. But, just
remember to take the same precautions that you would take in any new city.
Arriving by air
Merida International Airport has many options for easy transport into town like shuttle
services, taxis or car rental. But if you prefer to take an Uber, the driver may ask you to
walk one block away from the entrances.
Common flights to Merida. (Approx.)
Houston – 2:02 hrs.
Mexico City – 1:45 hrs.
Miami – 2:24 hrs.
Monterrey – 1:55 hrs.
How to move around the city
Public and private transportation is very affordable and it will take you to most places.
Due to the size of the city, traffic can be a little bit crowded so we recommend taking a
taxi or an uber. Also, you can find buses or “combi” buses that will take you to a lot of
Where to stay?
Merida has many hotels and motels with prices ranging from $30 - $80 USD per night.
Venue: Varies per event
Carnaval de Merida
Venue: Varies per event
Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico de Mérida
Date: July and August
Venue: Teatro Romano de Mérida
For more information about the events, please check their official website or social media.