Life in Mérida Tours Guides and Services

A portion of ALL sales goes to help local organizations. Since 2020, we’ve donated $8,570 U.S. from sales of  Mérida Tours Guides and Services

You are about to embark on an adventure-filled time learning all about the magical city of Mérida. There’s so much to see, do, and experience here – there’s truly something for everyone. I started LifeinMerida.com to provide answers to all kinds of questions, including helpful recommendations. Dedicating countless hours investigating, experiencing, and researching, Angel and I made it our mission to become Ambassadors of Mérida.

As of January 1, 2024, I’ve published 200+ articles about Mérida on my website and others.  I encourage you to be curious, to explore, and to keep your mind open to anything that can happen along your journey.

Mérida Tours Guides and Services Consultations

I’ll answer all your questions, provide insight, & recommendations about Mérida. Once I receive your payment, I will email you with available days/times. Be prepared with your questions and curiosities. I recommend having a notebook, pen, and you may want to record our conversation. 

  • 20-minutes consultation is a phone call only.
  • 2-hour Zoom consultation is recorded for your convenience and includes the Learn About Mérida Guide ($20 value).
  • 2-hour consultation in Mérida is in person and includes the Learn About Mérida Guide ($20 value).
  • If you need additional resources that require research outside of the call, an additional fee applies TBD.

Your Welcome to Mérida Kit Includes:

  • 20-Minute Phone Consultation ($15 value)

  • Learn About Mérida Guide – ($20 value) 

  • Self-Guided Tour Neighborhoods – ($40 value) 

  • Mérida Visitor’s Guide, Living Mérida Essential Guide, Life in Mérida™ Real Estate Guide, Helpful Infographics

If you are visiting Mérida, you’ll find a plethora of information on expat groups and my website: invaluable advice, information, tips and tricks. If coming on a research trip and a possible upcoming move, then you’ll definitely want to read this guide to prepare for your trip. My intention is to help you think of things you haven’t thought of before. There are so many options, considerations an,d choices. I made my list and, not surprisingly, once I arrived, there were things I didn’t think about, know or could not find on the internet. While the internet and expat groups on social media are great sources of information, it is important to also find the correct and right answers for you.

This 100-page guidebook features the must-have, essential items for the BEST experience in Mérida!

Don’t leave home without this useful packing list for Mérida.

After arriving, finding some of these items may not as be as easy as you think. Prepare in advance to enjoy your time in this magical city.

 

Need some help with your move to Mérida? 

This 44-page guide walks you through the exact steps and timeline you need to pack, prepare, organize, and move. Learn what to bring, scan, throw away, and save for later. Includes recommendations for papers, photographs, legal documents, shoes, clothes, kitchen items, and bringing or importing a car and much, much more! 

Guide provides a step-by-step process starting 6  months before your move with detailed information on organizing what can be a complicated and overwhelming process.

With your 15-minute complimentary consultation call, I will suggest things to do, see, research, and explore during this 3-hour tour. Tour times begin at either 10:00 AM or 1:00 PM and last 3 to 3.5 hours maximum. This is a driving tour only. We stop for bathroom breaks as needed. If you want to get out and explore, the itinerary can be adjusted as needed. 

Includes:

  • Learn About Mérida Guide – $20 value
  • Mérida Visitor’s Guide, Living Mérida Essential Guide, Free Real Estate Guide
  • Bottled water

With your 30-minute complimentary consultation call, I will suggest things to do, see, research, and explore during this tour. Tour time begins at 10:00 AM and lasts 6 to 6.5 hours maximum. This is a driving tour only. We stop for bathroom breaks as needed. If you want to get out and explore, the itinerary can be adjusted as needed.

Includes:

  • Learn About Mérida Guide – $20 value
  • Self-Guided Tour Neighborhoods – $40 Value
  • Mérida Visitor’s Guide, Living Mérida Essential Guide, Free Real Estate Guide
  • Bottled water & snacks
  • Gastronomic destination lunch (PLEASE NOTE:  Alcohol is NOT included and MUST be paid for separately)
  • Gift box with local artesanal products & magazines
Life in Merida Real Estate Consultations

You may want to see what’s out there and are not ready to commit yet. Understanding and budgeting for expenses such as rent, groceries, insurance, and healthcare is crucial.

We offer no-commitment consultations, either 1/2 day or full day. Full day includes property showings.

View various parts of the city to determine your areas of interest.

Locate area grocery stores, hospitals, pharmacies, and others, as requested.

1/2 Day and Full Day include 30-minute phone consult and Learn About Mérida Guide ($20 value).

Life in Merida Real Estate Consultations

You may want to see what’s out there and are not ready to commit yet. Understanding and budgeting for expenses such as rent, groceries, insurance, and healthcare is crucial.

We offer no-commitment consultations, either 1/2 day or full day. Full day includes property showings.

View various parts of the city to determine your areas of interest.

Locate area grocery stores, hospitals, pharmacies, and others, as requested.

1/2 Day and Full Day include 30-minute phone consult and Learn About Mérida Guide ($20 value).

Whether you are a history buff, foodie, lover of the arts, hand-made crafts collector, or looking for a relaxing vacation experience, Mérida has it all. As the capital of the state of Yucatán, it serves as an important city attracting a wide variety of people from all walks of life. While Mexico has suffered negative news, many people move to and visit Mérida regularly. Yes, at first, Mérida will seem complicated to navigate; however, once you understand how the streets run and the layout of the diverse and different neighborhoods called colonias, you’ll gain more confidence over time.

Learn about neighborhoods in Centro, North and Suburbs including history, little known facts, and areas to avoid. Part of the charm of Mérida lies in its neighborhoods so enjoy the journey! 

*Purchase includes Learn About Mérida Guide – $20 Value

Surprisingly, there are more than 100 places of interest of which 60 are included on this itinerary. Your tour for Calle 60 begins at Plaza Grande, the heartbeat of Mérida. Then, we’ll head north for art galleries, shopping, gastronomic destinations, and more. You’ll learn the fascinating history of the longest street in Mérida.

I recommend taking a few days to explore and enjoy the variety of colors, sounds, smells, tastes, and sights. We’ve included only a portion of what you can do and see – things of significant interest, our choices for gastronomic destinations, and historical anecdotes.

*Purchase includes Learn About Mérida Guide – $20 Value

Uxmal is one of the most breathtaking Maya Ruins in Yucatan. There are many buildings on site with wonderful history. Get a jumpstart learning about one of the most important ruins as well as other significant sites and towns along the way.  

* Uxmal * Santa Elena * Mirador de Muna * Muna * Cenotes Mucuyche, Yaal Utzil, & Kankirixche * Haciendas Cacao & Yaxkopoil * Uman * Ruta Puuc * Maya Culture * Haciendas * Cenotes *  This package includes maps and day trips from Mérida.

*Purchase includes Learn About Mérida Guide – $20 Value

Driving in Mérida can be both exhilarating and terrifying, especially if you’re used to the rules and guidelines of driving in your home country. For example, many laws here differ regarding traffic regulations, road conditions, and cultural norms. Therefore, if you plan to rent a car or drive your vehicle, you must be aware of some of the critical differences you may encounter. 

You can drive in Mexico with a driver’s license from another country if it is still valid. You may be subject to a ticket if you get pulled over with an expired license. If you’re renting a car, you MUST have a current driver’s license.

This 15-page guide walks you through the everything to watch out for when driving locally.

This comprehensive guide covers both work opportunities and starting your own business. You’ll need to determine the best strategy and tax implications. Whether you decide to work remotely, for a local company, or start your own business, this guide provides valuable resources. Visa and immigration requirements, language barriers, and differences in the workplace culture present the majority of challenges. Despite the information you may find online, it can be difficult to obtain work and the pay may not support your lifestyle. If living in Mérida is based on finding employment after you arrive, this guide will help you determine if working in Mérida works for you.

*Guide includes business plan template.

Creating a narrative of your life is challenging partly because you’re still living it. Yet, the thought of writing your story is so powerful that you can’t stop thinking about it. I created this course specifically to help you write your story including practical advice about self-publishing.

  • Learn how to methodically approach the story of your life.
  • Receive tools, worksheets and prompts to help you write, heal and transform.
  • Unlock information that has resisted being told.

 

This is my story . . . where I expose the significance of the stories we tell ourselves; stories that we tell so many times that we begin to believe them whether they are true or not.

Through relevant situations, quotes and reflections, I share insight into how to identify and compassionately respond when we experience a situation that causes our lives to fall apart.

With unflinching belief that things are never as they seem, Better for Being Broken, shows you how to overcome obstacles, challenges and hurdles as well as how to find the courage to hit the reset button; starting the process of putting your life and the broken pieces back together.

Life in Mérida™

Mérida Tours Guides and Services

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Rafael Heredia-Abuxapqui of Bessanova Aerial Eye. A UNESCO-certified photographer, Rafa’s works are available exclusively at SoHo Galleries in Mérida.

You can find more of his work on the SoHo website. SoHo ships world-wide for your convenience. Our guides to include his stunning photography throughout the Yucatan Peninsula.