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Colonial Villa in the Centro Historico
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Topic: Culture

Our regular contributor, Byron Augustin, regales us with this lovely story about how a strange and wonderful little chapel near Izamal came to be, the people who thought up the idea, the people who built it, the people who tried to tear it down and how you can visit it…

Topic: History

In which a marriage is quickly arranged, a poor woman takes fever and dies, and don Hermenegildo thinks it is all his fault…

Topic: History

In which two men, don Hermenegildo and Pancho VĂ©lez, saunter toward the altar and prepare to drink the wedding chocolate, as the various women wait impatiently for them…

Topic: Daily Life

Introducing a new outfielder this year for the Leones… an American born in Jacksonville, Florida. And the weekly stats…

Topic: Vacation Rentals

This vacation rental in downtown Merida features spacious rooms with exquisite old tiles, original woodwork and a modern kitchen. Best of all, it’s just a stone’s throw from Santa Lucia Park and the rest of the Centro…

Topic: For Sale in Yucatan

Almost new Honda CRV… still has that new car smell!

Topic: Jobs in Yucatan

Looking for a nanny with experience with small children…

Topic: Interviews , Valladolid Living

Byron Augustin and his wife moved to Valladolid, the city that he decided was his ideal retirement place after visiting 55 countries throughout his career…


Current News, Events & Art

Topic: News
May 5, 2015
This week, news about children, the continuing rise of chickenpox, the study of the Maya genome as it relates to disease, traditional games, Merida's first dog park and the effects of the heat on livestock...
Topic: Events
May 4, 2015
This week there are some hard-to-find-elsewhere movies, trova, a great birdwatching tour, a Saturday night concert at the Olimpo and a very important Mexican holiday... Mother's Day!
Topic: Yucatan Restaurants
Coffee, wine and furniture in Merida centro                                                                                                                                                            
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: Local Advertisers
Dr. Ricardo Peniche teaches implantology in Merida and throughout Latin America. His offices here in Merida specialize in implants, including the new All-In-4 technology...
Topic: Events
Here's all the ongoing regular events that happen in Merida all in one place... updated August 2014.

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?