Things to Know When Traveling to Mérida

Mérida is the safest city in Mexico with something to offer to every traveler.

Whether you are seeking adventure, looking to relax, exploring Mayan history, or visiting Mérida for affordable medical care, this beautiful city will not disappoint.

With a vibrant culture, modern amenities, natural excursions, and world-class health care providers, Mérida is becoming one of the most important Medical Tourism destinations. It is also a convenient trip from many airports in the United States. There are direct flights from Houston and Miami.

Here’s what you need to know before traveling to Mérida:

  1. Mérida Balances North American Comforts with Authentic Culture

If you love new experiences but enjoy the comforts of home, Mérida offers the best of both worlds. The vibrant and picturesque community is well-maintained, easy to navigate, and safe to explore day and night.

Offering superior service and warm hospitality, you will feel at home in Mérida the moment you step off the plane. Choose a unique stay for an authentic, local experience or find a 5-star hotel with modern amenities and luxuries.

You will have no trouble accessing everything you need for an enjoyable trip and a relaxing recovery during your medical tour to Mérida.

Mérida view

  1. There is Something for Everyone

When traveling to Mérida, you will never be bored as it offers something that everyone can enjoy. Sit by the pool or browse the local markets. And explore the region’s rich history with the many natural excursions in Mérida and the surrounding areas.

World-famous Mayan ruins like the UNESCO World Heritage Site Chichen Itzá are just a day trip away they are something to behold!  Spend a day walking the manicured grounds. Absorb the significance of the stepped pyramid of Kukulkan. And be sure to visit the sacred Cenote Sagrado a place where ancient Mayans made pilgrimages during times of drought.

On Sundays, you won’t want to miss La Bici Ruta, a family tradition where the Paseo de Montejo is closed to car traffic and open to bicyclists, runners and more.

People watching throughout the city is a favorite pastime. You will see locals and visitors gather for cultural events, shop for local artisan crafts, and enjoy free performances by amazing folkloric dancers.

The energy of the city is a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind.

Mayan Ruins

  1. Unique Cuisine that Invites to try Cochinita, Chaya, Sopa de Lima and much more

During your trip to Mérida, go beyond your comfort zone. Embrace the authentic cuisine at the local restaurants and cafes.

Try cochinita Pibil (a braised pork dish that originated in Yucatan, Mexico), salbutes (fried tortilla topped with shredded turkey, cabbage, picked red onion, avocado, and jalapeños), panuchos and chaya (the “Maya miracle plant”) while you focus on improving your health and wellness.

Mérida also has a lively pub and nightclub scene. Enjoy a drink, dance to Latin music, watch live performances, and meet many locals, ex-patriates, and tourists.


  1. Mérida has World-Class Physicians and Surgeons

In addition to providing a safe option for traveling comfortably in Mexico, Mérida also boasts world-class health care providers. It is a popular destination for Americans seeking affordable and high-quality dental care, minimally-invasive surgeries, and other medical procedures at a significantly lower cost than medical care in the United States.

Booking Your Trip through Mérida Medical Tours is Easy

If you are planning a trip to Mérida and you would like to make the most of your trip, Mérida Medical Tourism can help. We offer a boutique approach to medical travel and will customize your itinerary based on your unique needs.

Our experienced and bilingual healthcare team employs best in class practices and has partnerships with state-of-the-art hospitals. Our number one priority is ensuring that you receive the safety, comfort, and care that you deserve.

If you would like to talk to a member of our team about your healthcare needs, reach out to us today. We will help you plan the trip of your dreams. We will make sure that you can fully enjoy Mérida before, during and after your medical appointments. Our team wishes you good health and safe travels, always!