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Merida Retirement Profile

Capital of Yucatan State, Merida was an important Maya city called T'ho that resisted Spanish domination for several decades. Hot and sultry, Merida today is a busy metropolis that attracts many tourists, both foreign and domestic. In addition to being a good base for touring the region, this friendly city offers loads of cultural activities and has an active ex-pat population.

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Swimming
hotel swimming pools; cenotes (sinkholes) in surrounding countryside for the adventurous

Snorkeling
the blue Caribbean is about four hours away; some snorkeling in cenotes

Diving
Caribbean coast four hours away

Bike Riding
Busy city streets make riding dicey

Fishing
In Progreso, or with fishermen along the north coast

Walking
Lots of neighborhoods and city walking, but noisy traffic, smelly buses

Good Food
Cochinita pibil (pit-cooked pork in banana leaves); sopa de lima (fresh lime-sparked chicken soup); panuchos (puréed black bean-stuffed corn tortillas); hot chile habanero

Art
Art museum

Reading
Has an excellent English-language lending library

Supermarket
Several large supermarkets

Museums
Small anthropology museum

Ruins
An excellent base for visiting nearby ruins as daytrips or overnight excursions

Sightseeing
Excellent day trips to see ruined Franciscan monasteries, small towns, or the north coast

Spanish School
several major Spanish schools

Tennis
1 few courts at major chain hotels

Handicrafts
Wonderful hammocks, huipiles and guayaberas, some "Panama" hats, but fewer crafts than one might expect

Shopping
Plenty of shops, some nice silver jewelry, but far from exceptional

Movies
Several movie theaters with English-language films

Sporting Events
major birding festival

Jungle
A major city, but surrounded by scrubby low jungle

Colonial
A colonial city, unfortunately old mansions mainly replaced by 20th-century blight

Ocean
Progreso, Gulf of Mexico, 40 minutes away; Caribbean 4 hours away

Lake
No lakes, but area full of fascinating sinkholes (cenotes) for bathing

Country
Aging haciendas turned B&B, some for sale

Town
Merida is a busy city, but old neighborhoods invite exploration

City
A friendly, bustling city perfumed by bus fumes

Humid
Exceptionally hot and humid

Luxurious
Some elegant haciendas turned B&B; 5-star hotels

Mid-Range Hotels
Plenty of mid-price hotels, some charming, others somewhat run-down

Budget Hotels
Lots of budget hotels, a few hostels

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