Merida is the charming colonial capital of the state of Yucatan, and the largest city on the Yucatan Peninsula. It is also the financial, cultural and historical center of the southeastern part of Mexico.

The city of Merida boasts a wealth of museums and historical buildings, as well as restaurants, shops, hotels, shopping centers, hospitals, and other amenities. The city has approximately 1 million full-time residents, as well as a growing population of foreigners who come here from around the world.

Located 30 kilometers south of the coast, Merida is centrally located so that daytrips are easily possible both to the Yucatan Gulf Coast for a day at the beach, or into the center of the Yucatan Peninsula to explore colonial cities, Mayan ruins like Chichen Itza and Uxmal, or visit renovated haciendas. There is more to see in the Yucatan Peninsula than can be seen in a lifetime!

For more information about the city, please visit our links page for helpful websites with information about Merida and the Yucatan.