Recommended Links & Reading
Yucatan Resources and Links
Yucatan Living - Online magazine about living, working and traveling in the Yucatan. Includes interviews, photography, videos and articles.
Yucatan Today - Leading tourist and travel guide to the Yucatan.
Travel Yucatan - Most complete guide to traveling in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Yucatan Expatriate Services - Professional immigration and other services for expats.
Yucatan State Map
This map from the Yucatan Today Travel and Tourist Guide is very detailed, but requires the Macromedia Flash plug-in for your browser, which takes time to load at first.
This is the official Internet site for the city of Merida, created in four languages by the city government. It requires the Macromedia Flash plug-in too, but it is a very pretty site.
Diario de Yucatan
The leading newspaper for Yucatan State and the city of Merida. It is written in Spanish, but you may be able to understand enough to learn about local events.
Current weather conditions in Merida with a satellite photograph, along with long-range forecasts. (Although the weather here is so moody, it tends to confound long-range forecasting.)
Discover Your Healing
This very special house, named 'The house close to the sky" by a local shaman in Merida is for rent.
Ten Mexican pesos are roughly equal to one US dollar or EU Euro. This site converts the value of money from any country to any other and will help you determine exactly what pesos are worth today.
A beautifully preserved hacienda that is open to the public as a museum. There is also a gift shop and a small casita for overnite stays.
Celestun Wildlife Refuge
This article from Mexonline offers some detailed information about the bird sanctuary we often visit in the northwest of Yucatan State.
Merida English Library
This is the informal community center for the ex-patriots who live in Merida, where you can find a good book, relax, meet new friends and say hola to your neighbors.
Casa Hamaca - Guest house and healing center in Valladolid. Massages using unique hammock massage technique.
Selva y Jardin
The owner of this tropical and exotic plant nursery speaks English and specializes in collecting varieties of heliconia, ginger and bamboo, among others.
Tierra Yucatan Real Estate
A very useful real estate site for colonial homes, haciendas, beach rentals and commercial property in Merida and the Yucatan Peninsula.
Hecho a Mano
When we go to Izamal, we'll have a chance to visit this shop of art and handcrafts from the Yucatan, Chiapas, Guatemala, Oaxaca and other artisan centers in Mexico.
Luz En Yucatan
Fully-furnished apartments (with one or two rooms, a kitchenette, and a private bath) in downtown Merida, Mexico. An ideal place for the independent traveler.
Hotel Trinidad Galeria
A unique downtown hotel where the rooms and hallways double as an art galleries.
Real Estate Yucatan
A very experienced couple head up this real estate agency. He speaks English, she speaks Spanish. Comprehensive listings of homes in Merida and in the surrounding Yucatan Peninsula.
Angeles de Merida Bed & Breakfast
A renovated colonial home turned B&B. On a quiet street, but only seven blocks from the zocalo.
Las Arecas Guest House
A small colonial guest house located in the Centro Historico.
A new small luxury hotel in Merida Centro in a colorful garden setting.
Los Dos Cooking School and Guest House
Los Dos Cooking School hold classes to teach Yucatecan cooking techniques.
Casa del Pocito - This beautiful vacation home is a renovated Colonial located within the Centro Historico of Merida Yucatan Mexico.
Suites del Sol Apartment Hotel - Affordable furnished apartment rentals and corporate housing for extended stay in Merida.
Real estate listings in Merida and the Yucatan Peninsula.
Properties for rent and for sale in Merida, along the Gulf Coast of Yucatan and in La Manzanilla, Jalisco.
Casa de Las Manos - 4 Bedroom Vacation Rental perfect for small groups.
Casa de Los Mosaicos - 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Colonial vacation rental in Merida Centro. Full kitchen, pool and garage.
Artists in Mexico - Fantastical, sensuous drawings, paintings and sculptures by two wonderful Mexican artists, Melva Medina and Abel Vasquez. Centrally located gallery in Merida.
Yucatan Lawyers - Legal services for immigration, real estate and corporate law. They speak fluent Spanish and English.
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.
Spiritual Resources and Links
Blog about Mayan spiritual events around the world.
Deland Institute of Noetic Sciences
Website for the Volusia County/Deland Institute of Noetic Sciences
Mayan Resources and Links
A website about the Mayans that base their activities around Hacienda Chichen, near Chichen Itza.
This site from History Link 101 has many interesting articles about the Maya, past and present.
Some additional info about the Puuc Route sites is provided here, including Uxmal, Sayil and Labna, with additional photos.
The companion Internet site for the Nova television series Lost Kings of the Maya.
A glimpse into the wonderful world of Mayan cooking from MayaCuisine.com, including the traditional dishes of poc chuc and sopa de lima (Lime Soup).
An online magazine with interesting articles about aspects of life in the Mayan world.
Link Exchange Partners & Other Resources
This site has an excellent free service for learning the basic rules of Spanish grammar, memorizing Spanish vocabulary, and practicing your Spanish pronunciation. Another good website is Spanish Programs.
Photography in Mexico
A list from Universes in Universe of important and beautiful web sites, museums and other resources for and about photography in Mexico.
For those thinking about relocating to another country, this site has many helpful resources and insights about Mexico as a destination.
Travel With A Challenge
A comprehensive listing of countries, cultures and travel opportunities for mature travelers.
Perhaps the most frequently visited Mexico tourist site, it also includes helpful information for anyone considering moving here.
The People's Guide to Mexico
This is the companion Internet site to the ever-popular traveler's guide to Mexico written by Carl Franz and Lorena Havens over the past 30 years.
Solo Travel Portal
SoloTravelPortal.com is packed with insight and information on how to increase your comfort and options as a solo/single traveler.
Reasonably-priced beachfront lots along the Yucatan Gulf Coast. Website features photos of lots in areas like Chelem, Chuburna, Sisal and others.
English-speaking real estate agents who are based in Campeche, a lovely colonial city with lots of beautiful homes and beaches.