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Latest Articles

Topic: Real Estate in Yucatan

One of our readers shares her and her husband’s experiences renting multiple houses in the Yucatan…

Topic: Culture

This season, the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra performs all over the map. From Bohemia to Beethoven, ending with a fantastic opera… don’t miss this great season!

Topic: Daily Life

We learned recently that a small contingent has now established an Islamic community in Merida, bringing messages of peace and unity. We communicated with Dr. Waseem Sayed about this community and here is what we learned…

Topic: Real Estate in Yucatan

There are so many different choices when it comes to buying or renting real estate in Merida. Here is one couple that chose to live in the north of Merida, with the many reasons why they made that choice…

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

Super sweet colonial home for sale in the Ermita/San Sebastian part of the historic centro of Merida…

Topic: Jobs in Yucatan

English teacher from England

Topic: Daily Life

Right about now, you are probably wondering what to do on Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Here is a rundown of the parties and dinners that we know about… and we’ll be adding more as we find out more!

Current News, Events & Art

Topic: News
January 26, 2015
This week, news about tourism across the Yucatan Peninsula, the Harlem Globetrotters, the success of our Spay and Neuter programs, the fair going on in Valladolid, the annual arms exchange and more...
Topic: Events
January 26, 2015
This week join the rest of the city in marking the end of the month-long celebration of Merida's birthday with outdoor concerts, art by Joseph Kurhajec, the continuation of the Orson Welles Film Series, the Magic Flute and more...
Topic: Yucatan Restaurants
Modern American Cuisine near Costco                                                                                                                                                                    
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 Commented Articles

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: 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: Daily Life
We took careful notes on our recent trip, driving through Mexico to the Texas border with our two dogs. Here are the details of the trip so you can know what to expect next time you do it...
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: 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: Animals in the Yucatan , Culture
For any animal lover who travels to or lives in Mexico, there are few sorer (is that a word?) subjects than the state of dogs in this country...
Topic: Yucatan Survivor
For most of us, learning Spanish is both a chore and a treat. Here is a comprehensive and updated list of the many schools that teach Spanish (and other languages!) in Merida and Progreso...