Thinking on visiting Mérida, Yucatán? Business trip? Or maybe you just decided you will spend here your next vacations. Regardless, if you are visiting our beloved White City anytime soon, here it’s all you need to know before your arrival. Weather, ambience, food and more. We will give you all the DETAILS, keep reading.

How many times have we gone on a trip assuming that, because in winter it will be cold, or hot because is summer? Soon you arrive, turns out it is hot as an oven. Meanwhile, you overpacked snow boots, coats and turtle necks. What about those times when you have a gap of free time and want to grab a bite, but you don’t know where or with who. How annoying, right? We get it.

BEWARE: Hot Zone

Let’s be honest, some travellers feel comfortable while others get alarmed. The reality is that some days it reaches up to 40 ºC. Keep that in mind when you are packing up. And even if its winter, the temperature doesn’t go below 14 ºC. It may rain for a couple of hours and then stop.


If you are looking to move around the city while saving money, public transport will be the right choice for you. Notwithstanding we have Uber, Didi or even In-Driver service, the public bus and ‘combi’ are cheaper. Its price goes around 10 pesos anywhere, can you believe it? Although, we recommend looking after the routes before, to know where to get in and where to get out. Here’s the official website for Public Transport:


Yucatan distinguishes for its exquisite gastronomy. The condiments are not as strong as those around the rest of the country. While they don’t lose their Mexican touch. The majority of our dishes are based on turkey or pork. So if you are used to that type of meat, you will be just fine. If not there are plenty of options, don’t worry.

If you don’t know where to start your culinary journey of traditional food check out this blog: TOP 6 RESTAURANTS BY Barrio Vivo

¿English or Spanish?

As you may know Spanish is Mexico’s official language. But since the city has grown exponentially in the last couple of years, people from all over the world are attracted by Merida’s harmony and cultural richness. What has brought in consequence a wide number of international visitors. Don’t be surprised if you run into someone that speaks fluent English, considering that after Spanish, English is one of the most popular spoken languages in the city.

Now you finally have all the details to prepare more for your visit to the lovely White City. Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments if you have visited the city previously and share something you feel could be helpful for our amigos.

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