Mérida Packing List

No matter what time of year you visit, this Mérida packing list is essential:

  • Sunscreen (preferably waterproof with high SPF)
  • Small Umbrella
  • Rain Poncho
  • Mosquito Repellent (year-round must have)
  • Nausea Meds (Emetrol, Pepto Bismol, Tums, etc.)
  • Pain Meds (Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, aspirin, etc.)
  • Saline Nasal Spra
  • Diarrhea (Immodium, etc.)
  • Sunburn Relief
  • Antibiotic Ointment (Neosporin)
  • Cold Remedy (Alka Seltzer, Dayquil, etc.)
  • Swimmer’s Ear Drops (ear drops to minimize infection)
  • Sunhat, Ballcap or other headgear
  • Plan for Every Day Carry*

*What is Every Day Carry?  This was unfamiliar to me until I arrived in Mérida. Time and time again, I would leave my house and end up being somewhere that I needed one of these essential items. I’ve found it’s so much better to be prepared than to have to hunt for something at the time you need it. 

Having a small bag or backpack with these essential items is not only important, it is necessary.  Be prepared to avoid frustration while saving time and money (to help you have the BEST experience)! 


I love this definition of Every Day Carry from Wikipedia: 

Everyday carry (EDC) or every-day carry is a collection of useful items that are consistently carried on person every day. The main reasons for having EDC are utility and preparedness; to help individuals overcome simple everyday problems, and to prepare someone for unexpected and possibly dangerous situations.


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Recommended Products

Water Bottle

Water Bottle

Personal Fan

Personal Fan

Why I like this product:

  • Lightweight & easy to use
  • Can attach to purse or backpack
  • BPA free

Why I like this product:

  • Insulated (for hot days when you need ice)
  • Autoseal
  • Slim design

Why I like this product:

  • Refillable water bottle
  • Can use with or without water
  • Lightweight design

Why I like this product:

  • USB connects anywere you have a plug
  • Great for bedrooms, bathrooms & small spaces
Mosquito Spray

Mosquito Spray

Baby Powder

Nasal Spray

Why I like this product:

  • Great smell 
  • DEET Free
  • All natural with important essential oils

Why I like this product:

  • DEET protects from Zika & Dengue Fever
  • Travel size is easy to use
  • Specially formulated

Why I like this product:

  • Contains cornstarch
  • Usefull for chafing & as an ant deterrent
  • Helpful for sweaty shoes

Why I like this product:

  • Small travel size
  • Great application for spray (can use easily)
  • Great quality
Sunscreen

Swimmer's Ear

Sun Hat

Umbrella

Why I like this product:

  • Reef friendly (think cenote & ecosystems)
  • 50 SPF
  • 70% Organic 

Why I like this product:

  • Necessary for daily swimming/beaches
  • Super effective
  • Travel size

Why I like this product:

  • Easily folds
  • Lighter color helps reflect strong sun rays
  • Adjustable strap

Why I like this product:

  • Windproof
  • Teflon coated
  • Lifetime replacement policy