Our private driving services offer a luxury 6 passenger vehicle – 2019 Kia Sedona – and bottled water for your convenience. We also have a 12 passenger van for larger groups.
Kia Sedona Fees:
Passenger Van Fees:
Our most common requests:
If you want to go to the beach, we will quote a separate rate as there are many beaches in the Yucatan Peninsula.
We also provide Destination Management Services for groups such as:
Ask for our rates for your special group.
A speakeasy-type literary cafe in Centro with a cool vibe. Upstairs close to the new Chaya Maya restaurant in Centro. Ask for Tania or Mika.
French style bakery located in North Mérida with outstanding bread, pastries & desserts from the French chef & owner.
A little hidden gem in North Mérida with outstanding local dishes, bread & coffee.
Step inside this old colonial mansion in Centro & enjoy a traditional Yucatecan breakfast in the courtyard.
Maiz, Canela y Cilantro
A restored colonial house in Centro, each table has a view of the kitchen where you can see the owner Chef Ana Lilia Machuca Gallegos & her team create dishes with love.
Located on the Paseo de Montejo, you’ll find exceptional coffee, smoothies, frappes, & food as well as high speed internet.
Located on the Prol. Montejo, step into the cool patio complete with Koi pond under the canopy of an amazingly large tree.
Located in on Centro’s Restaurant Row, you’ll find Mérida’s version of a tapas bar. Oustanding sauces & light show in the evenings on the patio.
Santa Ana Parque (loncherias)
For authentic traditional local Yucatecan food, you can’t beat the salbutes, panuchos, & tortas here.
Punto y Coma (Garcia Rejon Market)
Our favorite for relleno negro tacos. Watch the lunch ladies assemble the tacos like pros. A must-have experience!
Yucatecan & French fusion in a beautiful atmosphere in Santa Lucia Park in Centro. They have lunch specials & oustanding cocktails.
Cafe del Sol
Located on Calle 47 across from Santa Lucia Park, step into a bistro style restaurant featuring local artist Rosy Peraza Rios. Be sure to ask about the Ceiba tree & gorgeous murals on the back patio.
Located in an exquisite boutique hotel, Chooj will surprise & delight you. Go for lunch after 2:00 pm to experience the love & care of Chef Luis.
One of the most upscale, charming, & intimate restaurants located in the north. Astro takes fine dining to a whole new level.
La Bianca (& dancing)
Another favorite in Centro close to Santa Lucia park. Music nightly, dancing under the stars & a small but exceptional wine list. Ask for the manager Larry & he will take excellent care of you.
Querreke Paseo 60
Gastopub located in Paseo 60 with other restaurants, a hotel & the Armando Manzanero museum. Great outdoor & indoor dining.
We’ve tried almost all of the pizza in Mérida & this is (in our opinion) the BEST. Great atmosphere, menu & wine list. Located in the same plaza as Astro.
Yakuza (don’t pay attention to the reviews – this is the best sushi in Merida IMO). Presentation, service & food are perfection. If you like cold sake, definitely recommended. There’s also a speakeasy “The Goat” upstairs – you’ll need to make a reservation at Yakuza.
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Slow Food Market Centro – Garcia Gineres neighborhood
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bici Ruta on the Paseo de Montejo
9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Serenata in Santa Lucia Park
8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Video mapping on the Cathedral in Plaza Grande
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Noche Mexicana in the remate of Paseo de Montejo
Located on the Paseo de Montejo, we love this place for gifts & to try the Pox & Xtabentun.
Also on the Paseo de Montejo, this campy shop has a great selection of t-shirts, cards, jewelry & more.
Concept house & cafe features local artisans, fashion, jewelry & more. Highly recommend stopping by for a peek!
On Calle 60 across from Santa Ana park, is an exceptional display of artesanal items from Mexico. A definite stop to peruse the different types of artistry from this beautiful country.
I’ve worked with Claudia personally and have referred her to numerous clients. She is fluent in English, very responsive, and has a great work ethic.
Linda O’Donnell & Rob Rhett
WhatsApp: +52 999.381.6321
Personal friends of Angel & I, they understand the expat difference & worked for many years as real estate agents in the U.S.
We have a great rate here. Contact Jeanette Marin via email at: [email protected] Be sure to tell her you want the Life in Mérida rate with Amy Jones. I’ve stayed here several times and it’s my first choice of affordable hotels in Centro. The rate includes breakfast and a discount at Soberana Restaurant – highly recommend!
This hotel in Paseo 60 is great – very clean, modern, bright and great location. Good wifi connection with shopping, ADO station, and restaurant options on the ground floor. Rate includes breakfast until 9:00 am but I was not a fan. Regardless, Expedia has the best pricing for this great option in Centro.
Located just down the street from Hotel Casa Lucia. Casa Balam features an interior courtyard and beautiful fountain with a slight Lebanese influence. Even though I have not stayed here, it is highly rated. Bistrola 57 is the restaurant which features live music weekly.
Even though this hotel is a block from Santa Lucia park, it is a great option. I stayed here recently (December 2021) and found it very budget friendly and clean but basic. The restaurant, Cartas a Frida, is closed at this time.