Self-Guided Itineraries


Each self-guided itinerary has everything you need to explore Mérida & surrounding areas on your own and at your own pace. You may decide to use the itinerary for one day or split it up into two days or more. We suggest taking your time to explore this beautiful and magical city. There are surprises around every corner.

It’s a good idea to have some cash on hand – pesos or dollars to exchange – in case you want to wander into a museum or need to tip. Please tip generously! ATMs are found all over the city. Be sure to read the information included in the Resources, Tips, & FAQ’s Guide.

Itinerary Tips

We recommend hiring a private driver for your itinerary. We also offer private driving services prices vary depending upon time needed, destination, & other details. 

A map with addresses & google links are included, where applicable. 

You may also want to rent a car – with Mayan Drive. Contact via WhatsApp +52 999.134.6263. (English spoken) Tell them Amy with Life in Mérida referred you.

Itinerary Bonuses

To enhance your itinerary, we’ve added some special bonuses:

  • Learn About Mérida: The Ultimate Guidebook
  • Mérida Events, Activities, & Gastronomy
  • Mérida Historical Information
  • Mérida Resources, Tips, & FAQ’s
  • Essential Packing Items List

You’ll also receive Google maps links & helpful information. The best part of these itineraries is that they are evergreen. As information changes, we update new guides which you’ll have access to.


Self-Guided Itineraries

Learn the fascinating history of the longest street in Mérida.

Surprisingly, there are more than 100 places of interest of which 60 are included on this itinerary. We begin at Plaza Grande around the Zocalo then head north to finish at Fiesta Americana.

I recommend breaking it up over several days so you can enjoy the variety of colors, sounds, smells, tastes, & sights.

We’ve included only a portion of what you can do & see – things of significant interest,  gastronomic stops, & historical anecdotes.


The Calle 60 Self-Guided Itinerary includes:

  • gastronomic destinations
  • history
  • museums
  • art galleries
  • shopping
  • a few “stop worthy” destinations a block or two off of Calle 60
  • fun facts

Links are included for you to learn more about the destinations described in this guide. 

Be sure to watch out for our Gastronomy Guide coming soon!


Self-Guided Itineraries

Explore these neighborhoods of Centro while you learn the history of each one. Each itinerary includes a map with google maps links for you or your private driver. I encourage you to take your time & snap some photos along the way!

  • Ermita 
  • García Ginerés
  • Mejorada
  • San Cristóbal
  • San Juan 
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Lucia 
  • San Sebastian 
  • Santiago  

Mérida has been growing enormously to the North. More than likely you’ve heard at least a few of these colonias, all located south of the Periferico. While not as scenic as Centro, the North has alot to offer.  Your itinerary includes:

  • Monterreal
  • Montecristo
  • Montebello
  • San Ramón Norte
  • Montes de Amé
  • Altabrisa
  • Campestre
  • Francisco de Montejo
  • Xcumpich 


Self-Guided Itineraries

You are about to embark on an adventure filled self-guided tour to Uxmal. You will have a both a general overview guide as well as a specific guide for:

  • Uxmal
  • Santa Elena
  • Mirador de Muna
  • Muna
  • Cenotes Mucuyche, Yaal Utzil, & Kankirixche
  • Haciendas Cacao & Yaxkopoil
  • Uman


You’ll also receive Google maps links, restaurant recommendations, & specialized guides with more information about:

  • Ruta Puuc
  • Maya Culture
  • Haciendas
  • Cenotes

The best part of this itinerary is that it is evergreen. As information changes, we update new guides which you’ll have access to.

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. 

With my business in Dallas, Kid Glove Services, I helped hundreds of clients move and transition into new lives; retirement, post-divorce or 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. 

Amy & Angel 

For more information, please contact me here.

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