Merida is located less than 50 km from the Gulf of Mexico in the northwestern part of the State of Yucatan, bordered to the east by Quintana Roo, to the west by Campeche and to the north by the Gulf of Mexico. Yucatán has a very flat topography and is located very close to sea level. 

 
Well located, so close to everything and everyone, Mérida is a destination with easy access to the world; land, air and sea are perfectly used without neglecting the privilege of being geographically in the right place. Yucatán has two airports, the International one in the City of Mérida «Manuel Crescencio Rejón» and the one of Chichén Itzá in the Municipality of Kaua, which communicate to the state nationally and internationally. The City has numerous and modern roads to travel to different points of tourist or commercial interest, not only in the State but in the Mexican southeast. Merida is a destination and starting point, a meeting place and projection. 

Historical review

Founded in the northern part of the Yucatan Peninsula on the remains of an ancient Mayan settlement known as Ichcaanziho (five hills), the city of Mérida Yucatán is located; Distinguishing itself for its traditions, culture, human quality and above all for the beauty that surrounds its streets and each of the enclosures that combine the magic of the past with the modernity of the present, characteristics that exalt it and make it worthy of the title of very noble and very loyal city of Merida.

Mérida is a place ready to share all its riches: from a ride in a buggy, a tour of its streets and architectural buildings, a visit to its museums, a regional show or the characteristic flavor of a Yucatecan dish. 

 

 

Weather

The climate of Mérida and in general of the Yucatan Peninsula is hot and humid. Meteorologists classify it as ``Awo`` type (warm subhumid with rains during the summer) with an average temperature of 26.61 ° Celsius.

The rainy season is long and runs from May to January, although it is not uncommon for it to rain during the so-called dry months of February, March and April. The hottest season is from April to August, raising the temperature to 40º Celsius.

Tropical storms are sporadic and mild between the months of August and October, and from September to January the north winds that cloud and refresh the city are common, after which ``kin``, the Sun, shines again, almost with the same intensity as in the summer.

Celestun

Visit Celestun

This small beach town in the Yucatan province is a great place to relax on the beach, explore the Ria Celestun mangroves, and potentially see thousands of flamingos all in the same day (an amazing experience that makes our list of the best things to do in Mexico).

In just five minutes, this quick guide to Celestun will give you all the information you need to make the most of your trip!

I’ll first go over all the awesome things to do in Celestun, from visiting Celestun beach, to taking a boat tour of the Ria Celestun Biosphere (where you can watch flamingos).

Celestun

Visit Celestun

This small beach town in the Yucatan province is a great place to relax on the beach, explore the Ria Celestun mangroves, and potentially see thousands of flamingos all in the same day (an amazing experience that makes our list of the best things to do in Mexico).

In just five minutes, this quick guide to Celestun will give you all the information you need to make the most of your trip!

I’ll first go over all the awesome things to do in Celestun, from visiting Celestun beach, to taking a boat tour of the Ria Celestun Biosphere (where you can watch flamingos).

Celestun

Visit Celestun

This small beach town in the Yucatan province is a great place to relax on the beach, explore the Ria Celestun mangroves, and potentially see thousands of flamingos all in the same day (an amazing experience that makes our list of the best things to do in Mexico).

In just five minutes, this quick guide to Celestun will give you all the information you need to make the most of your trip!

I’ll first go over all the awesome things to do in Celestun, from visiting Celestun beach, to taking a boat tour of the Ria Celestun Biosphere (where you can watch flamingos).

Connectivity

Through 10 airlines, there are direct flights to 13 national and 4 international destinations from the Mérida International Airport. Destinations connected to Mérida: Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana, Chihuahua, Oaxaca, Hermosillo, Cancun, León, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa, Querétaro, Houston, Havana, Miami and Toronto.

Mérida is connected by land with 42 bus routes bound for the rest of the country. The main bus routes have premium class service.<br /> For more information https://www.ado.com.mx/merida

Travel tips

Prepare your light clothing, comfortable shoes, cap or hat. We recommend the use of sunscreen. Take mosquito repellent with you.

We recommend that you always carry water with you, drink fluids and stay hydrated.

Have your camera or phone close at hand to capture the best moments of your trip.

Mérida offers different types of tourism: ecological, health, convention, cultural and nature

Yucatán is characterized by the seasoning of its traditional food, if you are not familiar with this type of condiments, do not rush and ask the staff who provide service for recommendations.

To go to other destinations from Mérida use the bus lines.

Language

In the Capital of the State of Yucatan, Mérida, the predominant language is Spanish, however in rural communities the Mayan language is still preserved.<br /> Maya is an Amerindian language derived from the Mayan stock that is spoken mainly in the peninsular Mexican states of Yucatán, Campeche and Quintana Roo, as well as in Belize and some areas of Guatemala. It is widely used and taught, and there are even academies that are dedicated exclusively to its teaching and dissemination.

Coin

The Mexican peso is the official currency of Mexico