Self-Guided Itineraries


Each self-guided itinerary has everything you need to explore Mérida 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. A map with addresses & google links are included. Local drivers charge from $200 mx per hour in the city. We offer private driving services for $350 mx per hour in a 2019 Kia Sedona Luxury Van. You may also want to rent a car – with Mayan Drive. Contact Arturo Yah at +52 997.128.5438. (English spoken) Tell him 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
  • Resources, Tips, & FAQ’s
  • Historical Overview
  • Packing List
  • Gastronomy Guide
  • Activities
  • Events 


Self-Guided Itineraries

Explore these neighborhoods of Centro while you learn the history of each one. Each itinerary includes a map with google 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 

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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