Mérida medical tourism guide and specialists

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.
Local weather: 24.01 °C
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’ Choice Awards.

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.
Top medical specialists in Mérida
Bariatric surgery
Cardiology
Dentists
Oncology
Orthopedics
Plastic surgery

Mérida general information

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*Main tourist attractions points and our suggested places.

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 Mexico:
Tel: 999-316-7168
From the United States:
Tel: 1-844-528-6611
Consular Agency of Canada in Cancun
Centro Empresarial Oficina E7 Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 12 Zona Hotelera 77599 Cancún, Quintana Roo - Mexico
Assistance to Canadian citizen
From Mexico:
Tel: 998-883-3360
From Canada:
Tel: 011-52-998-883-3360
Safety tips
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 popular places.
Where to stay?
Merida has many hotels and motels with prices ranging from $30 - $80 USD per night.
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Additional information
Mérida attractions
Paseo de Montejo
Canton Palace
Homeland Monument
Yucatan Cathedral
Places you can drive from Merida (Approx.)
Dzibilchaltún - 15 miles
Progreso - 27 miles
Uxmal - 52 miles
Celestun - 66.4
Valladolid - 99 miles
Cancun - 188 miles
To visit these places, you can book a tour or rent a car. Remember to check with your American car insurance or your rental car company if you are covered.
General information
If you are looking for more information about destinations, events, concerts or the many activities in the city
Side view of the Catedral de San Ildefonso
Aerial view of Mayan archeological site
Front view of the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya
Events
Events for medical tourism in Merida
Merida Fest
Cultural festival
Date: January
Venue: Varies per event
Events for medical tourism in Merida
Carnaval de Merida
Cultural festival
Date: February
Venue: Varies per event
Events for medical tourism in Merida
Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico de Mérida
Cultural festival
Date: July and August
Venue: Teatro Romano de Mérida
For more information about the events, please check their official website or social media.
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