The Yucatan Peninsula is culturally diverse and geographically varied. It has mountains in the southern Puuc region, large colonial cities, ancient jungles that guard Mayan ruins, caves and cenotes, wetlands teaming with exotic birds, and the white sand beaches and swaying palms of the Carribean Sea. To help make your visit memorable, here are some links for sights you may want to see and information you might need. Tranquilo!
English Library Home and Garden Tours - don't miss this great chance to see inside some of Merida's great private homes, remodeled, unremodeled and some in the process. Meet at the library on Tuesday morning at 9a.m. for coffee and breads, then a 30 min. talk on the architecture and history of the Historic Center followed by a gently paced walking tour - four homes, which change weekly.
Healthcare Services International - a medical tourism/travel provider offering first-world medical, dental and cosmetic health services in a safe environment at affordable prices.
Turismo Merida - Be sure to experience Merida on the Internet, created by our city government in four languages.
Yucatan Living - Insiders and residents talk about what they see and do here and what they love about the Yucatan Peninsula.
Habla Spanish Language School - A cross-cultural Spanish and English language school and international education center that focuses on learning through arts and literature and offers Spanish Immersion courses.
Artists in Mexico - Art gallery in a beautiful renovated colonial near Parque Santa Ana and an art museum. Beautiful art for reasonable prices.
Hacienda Yaxcopoil - No visit to the Yucatan is complete without exploring this famous henequen hacienda, maintained in 19th century splendor.
Mayan History - This History Link 101 site offers comprehensive background information on the history and culture of the Mayan people.
Mayan Archaeology - Fascinating companion website to WGBH Boston´s Nova series about recent archeological efforts in the Yucatan and what has been learned.
Yucatan Trails - Our local travel agent, Denis Lafoy, can help with airline tickets, reservations, sightseeing and transportation. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mexico Mike - Information about living, driving and out-of-the-way places in all of Mexico.
Diario de Yucatan - How´s your Spanish? This is the electronic version of a local Merida newspaper. Includes announcements of local cultural events and showtimes at local theatres.
Local Weather - Whether you need to know what the weather is like in Merida este momento or want a long-range forecast, here is the full report from the Weather Channel website.
Yucatan Expatriate Services - Comprehensive bilingual services for residents and property owners all under one roof. Website includes downloadable guides on Immigration, Employment, Insurance, etc.
Exchange Rates - Turn your dollars and euros into pesos to see what it´s really going to cost you.
Healthcare Services International - Provides medical, dental and cosmetic health services in Merida.