Important Yucatan Websites
YucatanLiving.com - Learn about Merida and the surrounding Yucatan Peninsula. This online magazine includes Yucatan news, reviews, interviews with local expats, event listings, new places to see, cultural articles, history and so much more. And it's all in English!
Mexico International - Extensive listings in Merida and the surrounding area. Mitch Keenan and his agents have experience with every kind of listing in the Yucatan. Quite a few exclusive listings.
Tierra Yucatan - Comprehensive website with listings from small houses to expansive haciendas and luxury villas. Includes hard-to-find, out-of-the-way and unique properties found nowhere else.
Merida & Yucatan Resources
Merida English Library - Learn about Merida and the surrounding Yucatan Peninsula. This online magazine includes news, reviews, interviews, event listings, new places to see, cultural articles, history and so much more. And it's all in English!
TicketBus - Sometimes this website can be useful to look up times and destinations of buses that leave and enter Merida. Better to get your tickets upon arrival, however.
Los Dos Cooking School - Merida's oldest English-language cooking school, taught by Chef David Sterling. Learn to cook local Yucatecan and Mayan recipes while gaining an appreciation for the history and culture of the food and the area.
Taste of Yucatan - Merida Cooking Class - This culinary tour includes a visit to a bustling market, conversation with local people and the experience of cooking and sampling some of the Yucatecan delicacies. Tel. 925-1700.
Sac Nicte - A charming compound in the village of Chunkanán, an hour's drive South East from Mérida, where you can be close to nature and enjoy authentic Mayan meals and ceremonies.
Viva Campeche - English-speaking and expat-owned real estate agency in Campeche.
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.
Yucatan Expatriate Services - Bilingual professionals to help you with everything from immigration to purchasing property, moving, hiring help, property management, starting a business and much more.
Turitransmerida - Very comprehensive tour company. Leads tours in multiple languages, to anywhere you might want to go on the Yucatan Peninsula. When Hilary Clinton came to town, she toured with Turitransmerida!
Mayan Eco Tours - Tourism and sports adventure company that conducts tours to many places in the Yucatan, including cenotes, haciendas and more. Activities include snorkeling, diving, rapelling, kayaking or just visiting a Mayan village.
Iluminado Tours - Spiritual and cultural tours of the Mayan archaeological zones. Tours can include Full Moon and other Mayan ceremonies, Crystal Skull Seminars or consultations with local shamans. Custom tours and day tours also available.
Adventures Mexico - A tour company providing travel programs to Mexico for individuals, families and groups. We strive to deliver memorable travel experiences for any occasion from Mexico City to the Yucatan Peninsula, the Copper Canyon and the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas.
MexiGo Tours - Guided tours from Valladolid to Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Ria Lagartos, Punta Laguna and other destinations. Bycicle tours are available, or a shuttle for 14 people. In each tour, we support the local community in a sustainable way. This could be a Maya community or the local tour guide. When taking one of these tours you're supporting them too.
Hotels in Yucatan
Cabanitas Conchita - Simple romantic casita-style rooms with palapa roofs on a perfect Caribbean beach. Close to the small town where you can get meals, supplies.
Playa del Carmen
Hotel La Tortuga - Lovely multi-story hotel centered around a meandering pool. The rooms are beautiful, service is great and the location can't be beat. Consistently good at a fair price. The only drawback? During the busiest times, it's hard to get in...
The Flycatcher Inn - Kristine, an expat, and her husband, born and raised in Santa Elena (the location of this inn) make fabulous hosts. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean and scattered throughout the property which is beautifully gardened and host to animals and birds galore. A perfect place to stay when you want to see the local ruins.
Hotel Macanche - Hotel Macanche is just a few blocks from the center of town. Spacious, clean and lovely rooms set in a lush tropical garden. Owners Alfred and Emily provide delicious meals (breakfast always, other meals upon request) to the visitors from around the world who pass through here.
Hotel Castelmar - The hotel is located in the historic center of Campeche City, just a few steps from the sea. It is surrounded by historic buildings, colonial houses, churches, forts and walls, souvenir stores, museums, convention center, bars and restaurants.
Hotel Mawimbi - Small, tropical-style hotel on the beach in Holbox. Room, bungalows and suites available, some with air conditioning. Beach bar, wireless internet and lots of hammocks!
Loco Gringo - The place to find a place to stay on the Mayan Riviera. Loco Gringo is located in Akumal and has a bevy of Akumal rentals.
Haciendas in Yucatan
Hacienda Temozon - Luxurious, renovated hacienda that is owned by Starwood Hotels and is the flagship of their Luxury Collection.
Hacienda Santa Rosa - More remote and exceedingly beautiful hacienda; part of the Luxury Collection. 11 airconditioned rooms and suites surrounded by luxurious gardens, swimming pools and dining rooms.
Hacienda San Jose - Renovated Starwood hacienda near the charming town of Tixcocob. The 15 rooms and suites are conditioned with exquisite details, all located around the main 18th century building and surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Hacienda Uayamon - Not far from the city of Campeche, this renovated hacienda recreates the belle époque of the Mexican southeast. The 12 rooms and suites are conditioned and housed in the main 18th century building, all surrounded by tropical gardens.
Hacienda Petac - Rent the entire hacienda and staff for a luxurious vacation in the lap of luxury. Air conditioned rooms, swimming pool, three meals a day, and a luxury spa.
Hacienda Yunku - Hacienda as vacation rental. Full kitchen allows you to prepare your own meals as you lounge around the property, enjoying the swimming pool and the private cenote.
Hacienda Misne - A renovated hacienda that is an Indigo hotel. Fifty rooms surround gardens with two swimming pools, a restaurant and bar... all within the city limits of Merida. Also a relaxing place to go for a meal or drinks while you watch your kids swim in the pool.
Hacienda Xcanatun - XIII Century hacienda transformed into an exclusive small luxury hotel with 18 suites. Located in the heart of the Mayan World: Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.