Life in Mérida Experiences

Life in Mérida Experiences are uniquely curated for up to 4 guests that provide an introduction for people who want to live, work, or retire in Mérida (or who are curious about the process).

Life in Mérida Experiences
Life in Mérida Experiences
Life in Mérida Experiences

When I was researching living in Mérida, I conducted countless internet searches & joined many expat Facebook groups. However, I was frustrated by the lack of reliable information & resources.

After I moved to Mérida, I found the same. 

Someone would ask a question in a Facebook expat group & receive conflicting advice or just plain bad advice. Google didn’t help either. My priority wasn’t about  where to eat or what ruins to visit. 

My priority was to learn what it took to live in Mérida; the daily ins & outs. Yet, I couldn’t find the answers I so desparately searched for. 

When you’re researching a new place to live, this doesn’t bring much comfort…

Not wanting others to feel the same way, I started LifeinMerida.com to provide answers to commonly asked questions.

I dedicated countless hours investigating & researching how to answer all these questions & more. I made it my mission to become the local expert.

With time & more investigation, I noticed another very unique problem. 

It’s one thing to tell people the answers. It’s quite another thing to help them in person. I kept noticing people would ask the same questions over & over. They would get answers but . . . 

Sometimes you just need someone to show you how to do something rather than tell you how to do something. 

You know what I mean? 

Therefore, I knew there was more help I could provide rather than only giving people advice & answers. 

I asked my boyfriend, Angel Rodriguez, to help me create unique experiences that would show people how to live, work or retire in Mérida (not Mexico). 

We decided to focus on this amazing city that both of us love. This distinguishes us from the rest.

With Angel & I, you have the best of both worlds:  an expat & a local. Angel has lived in Mérida for 27 years while I moved to Mérida in December of 2019.

With over 50 years combined experience in the customer service industry, we have answers, resources, information, referrals & tips for the best experience. We look forward to meeting you!

Life in Mérida Experiences
Life in Mérida Experiences
Life in Mérida Experiences

When considering moving to Mérida, it’s imperative to keep 3 things in mind:

1) Listen to your gut – During my research trip to Mérida (also my first visit), my gut said, “This is your home.” I’m grateful I listened.

2) Be realistic – I began downsizing & getting rid of things well before my move. I didn’t try to do it all at once (too overwhelming, even for me).

3) Create a deadline or timeline – I put a date on the calendar on my fridge. Every day I had to look at the date to remind myself to keep on track. 

Make a list of lifestyle pros & cons such as:

1) Cost of living including rent or mortgage, insurance, medical expenses including medicine, food, etc.

2) Quality of life

3) Family or friendship responsibilities

4) Retirement options

5) The ability to start over – a new location, a new life

These items help you become clear on what you want in your new life.

You may also have some fear around finding new doctors or other medical providers. 

We can provide a list of recommended doctors, medical providers, & medical facilities.

We also help you make doctor or medical appointments with advance notice.

We offer full service experiences & are happy to take special requests based on your needs & wants.

Life in Mérida Experiences
Life in Mérida Experiences
Life in Mérida Experiences

Each day is uniquely curated to provide insights & information about Mérida: everyday necessities you need to live comfortably & lessen stress from the unknown.

Angel & I serve as your point of expert contact. We encourage questions & curiousity so that we can give you all the answers you need to help you make critical life decisions about your move or medical needs.

Learning Experiences:

  • City Orientation
  • Neighborhoods – Centro & North
  • Paseo de Montejo
  • Hospitals & Pharmacies
  • Grocery Stores & Tiendas
  • Local Markets
  • Shopping & Malls
  • Specialty Shopping
  • Beach – Progreso Area

Professional Appointments:

  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Immigration
  • Real Estate
  • Concierge Services
  • Taxes
  • Dental
  • Other Medical

2021 DATES | WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE RATE | WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE RATE

MÉRIDA EXPERIENCES 2021 DATES
October 2021 
(3 spaces available) 
October 13th – 20th

November 2021 
(3 spaces available)
November 10th – 17th

December 2021
December 8th – 15th

Guest Airport Transfer Information:
Guests should arrive no later than
1 day prior to tour date start. We will be in touch for your flight information & to confirm all airport pick up details.

Contact me for private group pricing & informationamy@lifeinmerida.com

INCLUDED IN THE RATE:

  • *Airport Transfers
  • *Accomodations at Hotel Casa Lucia, Centro
  • *Breakfast at Soberana Steakhouse (Hotel Casa Lucia Restaurant)
  • Daily Professional Appointment & Learning Experience
  • Daily Transportation (tour hours only)
  • Lunch
  • Light Snacks & Bottled Water
  • *Discount at Soberana Restaurant (during your stay)

*NOT included with Other Lodging Rates 

PLUS YOU ALSO RECEIVE:

  • SUMMUS Catering Service Happy Hour (Mondays only)
  • Learn About Mérida: The Ultimate Guidebook
  • Mérida Experiences Guidebook
  • Preparing for Your Move to Mérida: A Step by Step Guidebook
  • Living Essentials Package
  • Welcome to Mérida Gift Box
VALUE $300

NOT INCLUDED IN THE RATE:

  • Airfare
  • Alcohol
  • Special Requests
  • Excursions or Local Lessons

ITINERARIES & PRICING

7 DAY ITINERARY

Tuesday Arrival – Transfer from Airport to Hotel

Day 1 Wednesday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: City Orientation 
Professional Appt: Immigration

Day 2 Thursday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Hospitals & Pharmacies
Professional Appt: Amexcare

Day 3 Friday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Neighborhoods
Professional Appt: Real Estate

Day 4 Saturday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Local Markets & Tiendas
Professional Appt: Concierge Services

Day 5 Monday
10:00am pick up / 3:00pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Grocery Stores
Professional Appt: Banking
6:00pm pick up / 9:00pm drop off
SUMMUS Catering Service Happy Hour

Day 6 Tuesday 
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Shopping & Malls
Professional Appt: Dental

DAY 7 Wednesday 
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Paseo de Montejo
Professional Appt: Insurance

Departure Thursday – Transfer from Hotel to Airport

  • $2,200 per person
  • 9 Nights
  • 50% deposit is required to hold & guarantee reservation
  • 50% balance due no later than 14 days prior to first day of experience

6 DAY ITINERARY

Tuesday Arrival – Transfer from Airport to Hotel

Day 1 Wednesday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: City Orientation 
Professional Appt: Immigration

Day 2 Thursday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Hospitals & Pharmacies
Professional Appt: Amexcare

Day 3 Friday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Neighborhoods
Professional Appt: Real Estate

Day 4 Saturday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Local Markets & Tiendas
Professional Appt: Concierge Services

Day 5 Monday
10:00am pick up / 3:00pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Grocery Stores
Professional Appt: Banking
6:00pm pick up / 9:00pm drop off
SUMMUS Catering Service Happy Hour

Day 6 Tuesday 
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Shopping & Malls
Professional Appt: Dental

Departure Wednesday – Transfer from Hotel to Airport

  • $1,890 per person
  • 8 Nights
  • 50% deposit is required to hold & guarantee reservation
  • 50% balance due no later than 14 days prior to first day of experience

5 DAY ITINERARY

Tuesday Arrival – Transfer from Airport to Hotel

Day 1 Wednesday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: City Orientation 
Professional Appt: Immigration

Day 2 Thursday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Hospitals & Pharmacies
Professional Appt: Amexcare

Day 3 Friday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Neighborhoods
Professional Appt: Real Estate

Day 4 Saturday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Local Markets & Tiendas
Professional Appt: Insurance

Day 5 Monday
10:00am pick up / 3:00pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Grocery Stores
Professional Appt: Banking
6:00pm pick up / 9:00pm drop off
SUMMUS Catering Service Happy Hour

Departure Tuesday – Transfer from Hotel to Airport

  • $1,575 per person
  • 7 Nights
  • 50% deposit is required to hold & guarantee reservatioin
  • 50% balance due no later than 14 days prior to first day of experience

4 DAY ITINERARY

Tuesday Arrival – Transfer from Airport to Hotel

Day 1 Wednesday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: City Orientation 
Professional Appt: Immigration

Day 2 Thursday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Hospitals & Pharmacies
Professional Appt: Amexcare

Day 3 Friday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Neighborhoods
Professional Appt: Real Estate

Day 4 Saturday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Local Markets & Tiendas
Professional Appt: Insurance

Departure Sunday – Transfer from Hotel to Airport

  • $1,260 per person
  • 6 Nights
  • 50% deposit is required to hold & guarantee reservation
  • 50% balance due no later than 14 days prior to first day of experience

3 DAY ITINERARY

Tuesday Arrival – Transfer from Airport to Hotel

Day 1 Wednesday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: City Orientation 
Professional Appt: Immigration

Day 2 Thursday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Hospitals & Pharmacies
Professional Appt: Amexcare

Day 3 Friday
10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop off 
Learning Experience: Neighborhoods
Professional Appt: Real Estate

Departure Saturday – Transfer from Hotel to Airport

  • $950 per person
  • 5 Nights
  • 50% deposit is required to hold & guarantee reservation
  • 50% balance due no later than 14 days prior to first day of experience

OTHER LODGING

If you are staying in other lodging, we can accommodate you too! 

DAILY DETAILS

If you are staying in other lodging, we ask you meet us at Hotel Casa Lucia in Centro – across from Santa Lucia Park every morning. We will drop you off at the same location every afternoon.  

10:00am pick up / 4:30pm drop 
Monday drop off is 3:00pm
*For the Happy Hour Event with SUMMUS, transportation is not included.

See above for Included in the Rate & Not Included in the Rate

OTHER LODGING RATES (per person)

  • 7 Day Itinerary $1,575
  • 6 Day Itinerary $1,350
  • 5 Day Itinerary $1,125
  • 4 Day Itinerary $900
  • 3 Day Itinerary $675
  • 50% deposit is required to hold & guarantee reservation
  • 50% balance due no later than 14 days prior to first day of experience
Life in Mérida Experiences
Life in Mérida Experiences
Life in Mérida Experiences

Keep in mind, when conducting your research, the more on-site knowledge you have, the better equipped you are when you get ready to make your move.

During hours outside of tour times, you can contact Angel or I for any questions, needs or assistance. We are here to help you navigate, learn, experience, & work through any challenges.

 

We also offer our unique Living Essentials Package during your tour to help you with daily necessities & things that can help you during your stay.

This package includes services you can utilize during your stay. Upon your return, you will feel confident & secure knowing you have systems in place to help you.

You’ll find tips, insider advice, & more in the publications included with your tour:

  • Learn About Mérida: The Ultimate Guidebook
  • Mérida Mexico Tour Guidebook
  • Preparing for Your Move to Mérida: A Step by Step Guidebook

 

Life in Mérida Experiences
Life in Mérida Experiences
Life in Mérida Experiences

Excursions & Local Lessons

We also offer unique experiences apart from your tour itinerary.

These excursions & local lessons offer a special view into life in Mérida.

Let us know what is of interest so we can secure a price for you.

Excursions

  • Cenotes
  • Ruins
  • Sisal
  • Celestun
  • Holbox
  • Complete Beach Tour
  • Las Coloradas
  • Valladolid, Izamal, Mirador, Ticul, etc.

Local Lessons

  • Spanish 
  • Dance
  • Cooking
  • Driving
  • Pottery
  • Cultural Sensitivity