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Topic: U.S. Consulate Messages

US Embassy warning to US Citizens for November 20, 2014…

Topic: Daily Life

Here is vital information on two very important events coming up in the next two months. If you live in Merida or along the Yucatan Gulf Coast, or you are visiting during this time, you’ll want to know about these…

Topic: Yucatan Survivor

Whether you send your kids to a regular school or homeschool them, you might want to know about this homeschooling group in Merida…

Topic: Culture

This week culminates Cook It Raw’s yearlong adventure and exploration in the Yucatan. Events include visits to the milpa, street vendors, restaurants and cooking for two events open to the public in Merida and centered around Hanal Pixan…

Topic: Vacation Rentals

From their original wooden front doors to their tall ceilings and tiled floors to their private bricked garden patios in the back, these are typical and charming Yucatecan homes for rent in Merida’s best neighborhoods.

Topic: For Sale in Yucatan

Looking for a way to own in Merida without the headaches of ownership? Consider a Merida vacation rental timeshare…

Topic: Jobs in Yucatan

Irishman looking for local work in Merida

Topic: Culture

Cook It Raw’s Andrew Porcelli answers questions about why he came to Yucatan and what he plans to do here…

Current News, Events & Art

Topic: News
November 17, 2014
This week, news about pedestrians, the Guadalupana pilgrimages, medical missions, holiday shenanigans in Hunucma, the current fish market in Yucalpeten, the rising costs of diabetes in Yucatan and the lost productivity at work due to cel phones...
Topic: Events
November 17, 2014
This week, the Merida Young Creator's Festival, lots of music of various kinds, the Live Love Laugh event, The International Jose Jacinto Cuevas Piano competition, the history of chocolate at MEL, contra dancing, a race at the beach and so much more...
Topic: Yucatan Restaurants
Coffee house in Santa Ana, just a few blocks from Paseo Montejo.                                                                                                                                        
Topic: Art
Check out what Merida has to offer with the growing number of galleries showing artists from around Mexico and the rest of the world. There is art here for every taste and every pocketbook.
Topic: Events
Here's all the ongoing regular events that happen in Merida all in one place... updated August 2014.
Topic: Animals in the Yucatan
A much needed community veterinary service has finally opened its doors in Progreso...

Most Emailed Articles

Topic: Destinations , Valladolid Living
Valladolid is a town famous for many things most of us have never heard about. For so long, it has been stuck halfway between two important cities (Merida and Cancun). Now that fact may become its claim to a well-deserved fame...
Topic: Destinations
One of our favorite things to do with guests on a day trip is to take a tour of some of the local haciendas. Just one more thing we love about living in Yucatan...
Topic: Yucatan Survivor
Shopping for furniture to fill up that beautiful new home you are buying or renovating in Merida? Here's an update on the lowdown on some of the best places to buy furniture in Merida and what to keep in mind when you are buying...
Topic: Health
Every local expatriate we know loves their local Merida dentist. Here is an updated account of dentistry in Merida, some clues as to why it is so good, what to expect from a dentist here, and the curious connection between dentistry and traditional Yucatecan clothing...
Topic: Art , Real Estate in Yucatan
One of the first things we noticed about properties for sale here in Merida was the floors. No kidding. Because many of the floors, even in the most humble of stores or homes, are covered with beautiful mosaico tiles...
Topic: Daily Life , Yucatan Survivor
Finding a school for your English-speaking child in Merida is not easy if you don't speak Spanish. We've done some of the legwork for you...
Topic: Vacation Rentals
Casa Taurus is a colorful 3-bedroom vacation home built around a charming garden in an unbeatable Merida location... why stay at a hotel when you can have your own home for the same price?