Information about Yucatan
Yucatan is conveniently located with extremely easy access. Its strategic location places it 36 hours by sea and 1.5 hours by plane from the United States.
Its infrastructure is among the best found in Mexico, with a rapid, efficient and economic transportation and logistics systems to facilitate all operations. Transportation costs from Yucatan to the U.S. are 20% less when purchased in Mexico or from Central America to similar destinations.
The State of Yucatan is bordered on the north and west by the Gulf of Mexico, on the east with the State of Quintana Roo and on the west and southwest with the State of Campeche.
It is truly a privileged geographic position, with its position on the Gulf of Mexico allowing access to the coasts of the southern United States. In fact, the most important cities of Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi are from 90 to 120 minutes flight from the international airport of Merida, capital of the State of Yucatan.
As for lodging, Merida offers multiple options according to the event: from modern to traditional hotels, henequen haciendas now converted into gran tourism class hotels, and beach hotels. Large congresses can find their place here, as well as conventions and expositions.
Merida is among the most secure and safest cities in all of Mexico, not to mention our special police division for tourists, assisting them all the time.
THE WHITE CITY
Capital of the state of Yucatan, Merida is known as the white city for its clean streets, houses and people, and it is an obligatory starting and finishing point for those visiting the state of Yucatan.
It was founded by the Spanish in 1542 on the remains of the ancient Mayan settlement of Ichcaanzihó, and was named by the conquistadores after the city of Merida in Spain.
The city was laid out according to Spanish traditions, and the sacred stones of the native temples were used to build houses and buildings for the conquistadores, as well as temples to the new Christian faith.
In Merida the old and the new, respect for inherited tradition and modern urban development blend with originality and grandeur. The traveller can find a whole range of possibilities walking the streets and visiting points of interest such as museums, parks, markets, malls and stores selling handcrafts and traditional clothing.
Merida is well known for its hospitality. Its population is one of the most friendly, kindness and warmth of Mexico.
Merida has all the tourist might require to complete his enjoyment of this beautiful Mexican provincial city.
Autumn weather in Merida and the Yucatan Peninsula is hot, in general 86º -68º F ( 30º C ,20º C) , with occasional tropical rain showers. It is recommended you wear informal/casual work clothing, and comfortable walking shoes for the tours.
Most mayor credit cards are accepted in Mexico at all hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and stores. There are several banks and ATM close to the hotels.A passport is required to enter the country as well as a tourist visa that will be issued at your city’s Mexican Consulate or through the airline that you will be flying. Very few nationalities require a visa to enter Mexico.
How to get to Yucatan
Map of Yucatan