How do you pronounce Mérida?

VIDEO – Unfortunately, about 2/3 of people misprounouce Mérida. Want to feel like a local and say the name of the city correctly? It’s pretty easy when you follow this:  MEH – ree – duh (the accent is on the e so it will have more force when you pronounce the first syllable).  How do you pronounce Mérida? While this can be a bit of a challenge, it’s important to know how to PROPERLY pronounce Mérida (especially if you don’t want to sound like a tourist).


I can honestly say after being around locals since 2019, this is something that they wish more people would pay attention to. It’s really not hard to correctly pronounce Mérida. It just takes some practice and focus. Not pronoucing it correctly can also be a bit of an insult. The culture here is very formal and respectful. It’s not like other beachy tourism destinations where anything goes.

Locals love to help and they want you to enjoy your time here. They also want to show you their enchanting city full of history, gastronomy, activities, and culture. They are very proud of their state. Actually, I think that’s one of the reasons why I love it Mérida so much. Yucatecos are so proud of what they have – very similar to Texans.

People that aren’t from Texas, who love it as much as Texans, say, “I wasn’t born here, but I got here as fast as I could.” That’s how I feel about Yucatan. Additionally, you’ll find many, many expats feel the same exact way.

So, now do you understand why it is so important to learn How to you pronounce Mérida?

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I answer all your FAQ’s about Mérida Mexico on these series of short videos from beautiful locations in and around Mérida Mexico!
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Hola, I’m Amy!

My love affair with Mexico began when I worked in the Riviera Maya in 2006. The culture, sense of community, and slower pace was magic. It’s also where I learned about Mérida. When people talk about Mérida, their faces light up like it’s Christmas… it has THAT kind of effect.

After visiting Mérida for the first time in September of 2019, it had the same effect on me. Within 3 months, I sold everything and took a leap of faith to start a new life. The magic of Mérida continues to feed my soul. I finally know what true happiness feels like. Now, I’m intent on sharing what I’ve learned so that you know what it takes to start a new life in Mérida.

I hope this site gives you inspiration, insight and answers to all things Mérida!

We offer a variety of services to help you with your life in Merida including tours, advice, translation services, private driving, guides, and more. We specialize in helping you navigate the ins and outs of adjusting to a new city as a tourist or an expat!

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