Retirement Tours
Retirement Tours
Retirement Tours
Retirement Tours

Reasons to Live in Mérida:

  • Safest city: Mexico & Latin America
  • Second safest city:  North America
  • 2020 population approximately 1,000,000
  • Estimated 10,000 expats from U.S. & Canada
  • Twice awarded “Cultural Capital of the Americas”
  • Ease of flying into & out of the city
  • Budget friendly for all economic levels
  • Outstanding health care & medical facilities
  • Close to the beach
  • Supportive community
  • High quality of life
  • Gastronomic destination
  • Historical sites & cities closeby
  • Condé Nast: Mexico’s Most Creative & Affordable City


If you’d like to book a 2 hour consult for $40 U.S., find more information HERE

Our Most Popular Tours:

  • City Orientation:  learn the layout of the city:  north, south, east, & west including a list of areas to avoid
  • Neighborhoods:  charming colonias in Centro with historical information and the more modern north
  • Hospital Faro & Pharmacies: private hospital tour then source availability & pricing


We Also Offer or Can Arrange:

  • Cooking Classes
  • Mezcal Tastings
  • Church Tours
  • Cemetary Tours
  • Shopping Excursions
  • Private Dinners
  • Ghost Tours
  • Cantina Crawl
  • Ceiba Artisanal Brewery Tours
  • Mexican Wine Dinner Pairings
  • Beach Towns
  • Personalized Itineraries
  • Professional Appointments (banking, real estate, insurance, legal, medical, & more)

Full Day Tours 10:00 am to 4:30 pm


  • printed itineraries & digital guides
  • gastronomic destination lunch with one glass of wine beer, or cocktail 
  • discount card to Hospital Faro
  • gift box/bag with local goodies
  • light snacks & bottled water
Full Day Tour Prices (up to 4 guests)*:
  • $225 per person
  • $350 per couple
  • *Discounts available for multi-day tours
  • *Inquire for groups of 5 or more


Half Day Tours 10:00 am to 1:00 pm


  • printed itineraries & digital guides
  • discount card to Hospital Faro
  • light snacks & bottled water
Half Day Tour Prices (up to 4 guests)*:
  • $150 per person
  • $225 per couple
  • *Discounts available for multi-day tours
  • *Inquire for groups of 5 or more
Retirement Tours
Retirement Tours
Retirement Tours

Hotels & Recommendations:

We recommend you stay in Centro to experience the heart and soul of Mérida.

Hotel Casa Lucia

Located across the street from Santa Lucia Park, we have a great rate here. Contact Jeanette Marin via email at:  Be sure to tell her you want the Life in Mérida rate with Amy Jones. 

City Express Plus 

This hotel in Paseo 60 is great and only 2 blocks from Paseo de Montejo.  Good wifi connection with shopping, ADO station, and restaurant options on the ground floor. 

Find more hotels & other recommendations HERE


3 Things to Keep 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. 

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.

List Pros & Cons Such As:

1) Cost of living:  rent, purchase, medical expenses, food, etc.

2) Quality of life

3) Family or friendship responsibilities

4) Destination options

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.

Amy Jones & Angel Rodriguez 

I fell in love with the Yucatan Peninsula in 2006 and made it my dream to eventually move to Mexico when I got close to retirement. During my research trip Mérida, I fell in love with this magical city. Shortly after moving in December of 2019, I fell in love yet again, this time with my husband, Angel. So, you might say the stars aligned to bring me to Mérida at exactly the right time. 

Since 2001, I helped hundreds of clients move and transition into new lives including retirement, post-divorce, death of a spouse, or health issues. Now, it’s my turn to help you move, transition, and find a new life in Mérida. It’s our passion to show you all of the wonderful aspects of our beautiful city. From to gastronomy to culture to art to music, Mérida has something for everyone. 

Angel and I look forward to meeting you & being your personal tour guides!

For more information & availability, please contact me here.

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