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How Tourism is Destroying Mexico’s Rivera Maya Coast

Posted by Travel Merida on Monday, June 2, 2014, In : Merida Travel Blog 
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FROM CANCUN TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico’s northern Yucatán coast is rapidly turning into one huge resort. Some of these expansive, decadent getaways for (mostly) Americans and Europeans are “all-inclusive,” meaning food and (bottom shelf) liquor are included in the price of your stay. You can drink and eat to your heart’s content. Hundreds of thousands of vacationers flood these resorts every year, ingesting, imbibing, soaking up the sun and exclusive private beach...


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May 2014 Yucatan Fishing Report

Posted by Travel Merida on Monday, May 12, 2014, In : Merida Travel Blog 
Here in the Yucatan of Mexico, the fishing has turned to freekin awesome!! With the winter Nortes behind us, the water back in the Ria has cleared up and the big fish have returned. We had clients a few weeks ago and caught 17 sea trout, with myself catching the largest I have ever caught back there, a 6 pound lunker. The coolest part of it, it is with all top water hard plastic lures. The explosions when these fish hit is so exciting!! 



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Local Yucatecan Artists - Galeria Merida - Merida Mexico

Posted by Travel Merida on Monday, March 11, 2013, In : Merida Travel Blog 

Galeria Merida

Galeria Merida features contemporary and fine art by local Yucatecan artists. The new location is in a renovated colonial, so several exhibition rooms have very high-ceilings and charming traditional tile floors. Farther back are two connected enclosed patio gardens where outdoor sculptures are exhibited. The very front of the gallery has a boutique featuring smaller art pieces for sale, along with postcards, note cards, small prints, and more.

The gallery is run by partners Paul...


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Mérida, Mexico, Gets First English-Language Newspaper

Posted by Travel Merida on Thursday, February 28, 2013, In : Merida Travel Blog 
by Glynna Prentice


On your next visit to the expat haven of Mérida in Mexico, you’ll now be able to read the local news in English. Mérida’s first print English-language newspaper starts publication on Tuesday April 12. The print edition of The Yucatán Times will cost 10 pesos (about 83 cents), and you can find it at several locations in the area, including in Mérida’s centro histórico and the Alta Brisa shopping mall, and in  the nearby port of Progreso.

Mérida’s expats have long...


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Yucatan: Hacienda Petac Makes For The Perfect Destination Wedding

Posted by Travel Merida on Thursday, February 28, 2013, In : Merida Travel Blog 

The luxurious private estate outside Merida, Mexico, Hacienda Petac, offers exclusive wedding services for couples looking for intimate and customized affairs. The packages are designed for small groups offering the hacienda and its 7 bedrooms and a full staff of 23 that handles all details of a wedding of up to 50 people for prices that will not break the bank.

The basic package includes exclusive rental of open areas at the Hacienda for 6 hours, a suite for the bride and groom, rental of the...


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Travel Smart: International Travel Checklist

Posted by Travel Merida on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, In : Merida Travel Blog 

International Travel Checklist

International travel can be an exciting adventure but it can also bring many unpredictable situations, if you are not prepared for those situations they can quickly turn into life threatening situations.  We have put together this travel packing list to better help you plan your next trip.

What to expect in this travel packing list; International travel usually requires a passport.  Most countries also require a visa and possibly even a work permit if you will be ...


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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Ernesto, Merida (Mexico)

Posted by Travel Merida on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, In : Merida Travel Blog 

U.S. Citizens:

This Emergency Message is to inform U.S. citizens that the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued a Hurricane Watch for Tropical Storm Ernesto for the Yucatan peninsula coast between Chetumal and Punta Gruesa (which includes the tourist areas of Majahual, Xcalak, and Bacalar).  A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area and is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical storm force winds.  A Tropical...


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The Maya World Braces For 2012 Apocalypse, Tourism Boom

Posted by on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, In : Merida Travel Blog 
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Mexican government officials are predicting a surge of visitors to the five southern states that comprise the country's Maya region. In Belize, which bills itself as "heartland of the Maya," airlines have committed tens of thousands of extra seats to accommodate projected interest from foreign visitors. In Guatemala, the country with the most living Maya, officials predict a 10 p...


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How to House Swap

Posted by Travel Merida on Thursday, July 28, 2011, In : Merida Travel Blog 

Re-posted- Original post from eHow

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When real estate markets leave people wanting to sell their homes but can't, house swapping becomes more popular. House swapping can include temporary swaps for vacation purposes, but serious and permanent house swapping involves two parties seeking to exchange homes, or swap. Generally, people resort to house swapping when they've had no luck in selling their homes in the traditional way.

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A thing or two about hammocks, as the buying of hamacas is often a tricky business.

Posted by Travel Merida on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, In : Merida Travel Blog 

It is normally an honest craft that may suddenly become sly and tricky when vendors are offering a tourist a hammock. The reason could be that hammocks themselves are complicated, with many subtle variations in material, construction, quality, size and comfort. And, of course the fact, that you ARE a tourist.

So, to avoid getting something other than what you REALLY want, study the following suggestions very carefully before you make a purchase:

  • The best hammocks come from the capital in Yuca...

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New to Chelem and Chuburna - The Natural Thangs Gallery

Posted by Travel Merida on Thursday, May 12, 2011, In : Merida Travel Blog 

Natural Thangs was created 20 years ago in Little Rock, Arkansas. Natural Thangs you say? Indeed, all things cool and natural is what you will find when visiting the home/business of Randy Miller, the man behind this unique idea. Located between Chelem and Chuburna, contact us, you are invited to stop in for a visit, chat about plants or just look around.

With the most beautiful dr...


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Easter in Mexico, Semana Santa and Pascua

Posted by Travel Merida on Monday, April 18, 2011, In : Merida Travel Blog 

April 17-May 7 2011

For Mexico, the Easter holidays are a combination of Semana Santa (Holy Week - Palm Sunday to Easter Saturday) and Pascua (Resurrection Sunday until the following Saturday).

For most Mexicans, this 2 week period is the time of year for holiday vacations (good time to not be on the highways - just stay put and enjoy the community of your choice during this holiday season).

Merida natives and visitors alike seem to all have one thing in common, the idea to ...


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Henequen – The Green Gold of the Yucatan

Posted by Travel Merida on Sunday, January 16, 2011, In : Merida Travel Blog 
By Travel Merida

Henequen (Agave fourcroydes Lem.) is an agave whose leaves yield a fiber also called henequen which is suitable for rope and twine, but not of as high a quality as sisal. Alternative spellings are Henequin and Heniquen. It is the major plantation fiber agave of eastern Mexico, being grown extensively in Yucatan. It is also used to make Licor del henequén, a traditional Mexican alcoholic drink.

The plant appears as a rosette of sword-shaped leaves 1.2 to 1.8 meter...


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Travel Merida has Teamed with Journeys of the Spirit Travel Tours

Posted by Travel Merida on Thursday, December 9, 2010, In : Merida Travel Blog 
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I am very proud to announce that TravelMerida.com has joined the Journeys of the Spirit affiliate program. Before joining any affiliate program I always search out the provider, look at their offers and make the determination if it will be a benefit to my viewers. If you are looking for that spirit filled journey, looking to find peace within your travel vacation, and find yourself, then I so recommend these folks.

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Hotels in Merida Mexico

Posted by Travel Merida on Sunday, December 5, 2010, In : Merida Travel Blog 
What ever your budget may be, Merida Mexico has a hotel that will fit it. As a long time traveler to this area, and believe me, back in the day when I was a tourist visiting the area, I always looked for the most for less. Everyone knows that we have all the fine hotels here that cater to to the business traveler. But we also have a very large count of those quality hotels that range from 25 bucks to 50 bucks.

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Yucatan Fishing Tour

Posted by Travel Merida on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : Merida Travel Blog 

Greetings everyone from sunny Progreso Mexico. My name is Randy Miller, a 47 year old American living in the Yucatan now for 11 years. I starting bass fishing some 28 years ago while living in Arkansas. I fished the Redman and B.A.S.S. pro tours for a number of years but honestly never made enough money to make a career out of it. And so as many others have had to do, I got me a real job. I created a business that I ran successfully for about 20 years. When the timing wa...


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Crime On The Mexican - USA Border

Posted by Travel Merida on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, In : Merida Travel Blog 

I have to say I have refrained from reporting – writing about the crime in Mexico due to the fact here in Merida we simply do not have the serious issues that plaque the border cities. Crime as we all know is in every nook and cranny throughout the world. No place is exempt. But I am writing this because I am sadden by the news that I have just seen on CNN.

Two months ago ag...


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Golfing In Merida Mexico

Posted by Travel Merida on Sunday, November 28, 2010, In : Merida Travel Blog 
Due to our fabulous climate, Golfing in Merida Mexico is a year round activity. Pick a day, any day, and it's a fine time to tee off. There are numerous beautiful and challenging courses throughout the Yucatan, but here in Merida we have but two. The closest is the Club de Golf, which is less than 10 minutes from downtown Merida. The second, Flamingo Lakes Golf Resort, is a bit further, about 45 minutes or so from Merida, but totally worth the drive to get there.

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Archaeologists Discover Four Complete Skulls of Extinct Animals in a Yucatan Cenote

Posted by Travel Merida on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, In : Merida Travel Blog 
Four complete skulls and jaws of a species extinct in America, Arctotherium, that lived during the Pleistocene and disappeared 11,300 years ago, were found by sub aquatic archaeologists in the bed of a cenote in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

These are the only specimens of their type found until now in this region of the country, and add up to the list of Prehistorical fauna located inside this kind of water bodies, which before glaciations were dry caves.

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This is the Yucatan

Posted by Travel Merida on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : Merida Travel Blog 
Click to Play This Beautiful Video from the Yucatan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rHm9yuhLNE

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MERIDA, MEXICO - THE FIRST AMERICAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE

Posted by Travel Merida on Sunday, October 31, 2010, In : Merida Travel Blog 

THE FIRST AMERICAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE
Merida - T’Hó (Yucatan, Mexico) - A landscape of identity

When low-level flying over the flatness of the Yucatan Peninsula, in tropical south-east Mexico and heart of the American Continent, one glimpses a sea of green.  It is the land of ancient Mayan gods: Kin, the god of the sun, and Chac, the god of the rain.  As soon as one disembarks at the international airport of Merida, one is ungulfed by the warm air of this land between the Caribbean Sea and ...


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Ongoing Weely Events in Merida Mexico

Posted by Travel Merida on Sunday, October 31, 2010, In : Merida Travel Blog 

Merida en Domingo


Weekly: Sunday
Downtown Merida
An outdoor handcraft market and food festival on the
Main Plaza, and up Calle 60 to Hidalgo Park and Santa Lucia Park -
streets are closed, live

This is a wonderful place to hang out and enjoy the festivities. Music from 9am to 9pm, over 50 art and craft booths and plenty of food vendors. Centered in the heart of Merida, I totally recommend a visit if you are in town on Sundays.

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San Felipe Ready For Tourism

Posted by Travel Merida on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, In : Merida Travel Blog 
By Randy miller

San Felipe
has thrown its hat into the ring of major tourist destinations. While other beaches are saturated with tourists, little San Felipe still remains a place where people can relax and enjoy what has come to be known as eco-tourism. Only 189 km from Merida, San Felipe offers 11 different tourist attractions, including birdwatching, the archaeological remains on Cerritos Island, and night observations of lagartos (crocodiles) in Hochan End. San Felipe is a major destinati...
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