Explore Merida

Merida is freakin' awesome and you'll do yourself an injustice sticking only to the areas where most of the expats choose to live! If you're looking for someone to take you around the city to show you the different sides of town, I'm happy to do that.

This day out is primarily to show you the different parts of the city to get an idea and feel for the various areas to live. Some people want to live in the 'suburbs', while others wanna stay downtown (Centro), while others want to live with the 'locals'.

We can customize this tour to fit your specific needs. If time permits, and a property or two is available to see, we can look at a property so you can get an idea of what you can get for your money.

Here's a brief list of expectations so you're not thrown off..

  • This type of tour is not to take you to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, pick-up meds, house shopping, etc.
  • We don't do touristy trips (Cenotes, pyramids, other cities, etc.), but if you wish to see what it's like to live in Progreso, or another beach-town (within 20-miles), we'll go.
  • These daily tours last no longer than 4-hours.
  • If you're rude, abusive or offensive to locals, the trip ends immediately, and there will be no refunds. We ask that you simply be nice and courtesy to others, no matter how frustrated you get (it's easy to get frustrated when you don't know the language - it happens more often than you think, which is why I bring it up here).

If this sounds like something you're interested in, go ahead and make your purchase and we'll get a date scheduled to connect and meet-up.

*Our busy months kick-off in October - March. If you're interested, book now to secure your spot. I only take on 3-4 of these tours per month.

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