CANCUN

FEMTO 13

August 12-17, 2017
Yucatán

Mérida

Merida is a city that makes you want to stay a bit longer, to enjoy the warmth of both its people and climate.

Another tourist attraction is the city of Mérida, in the state of Yucatán, just beside Quinta Roo.

Located on the southeastern end of Mexico, our city is famous for its hospitality. It is one of the main cities in the Yucatan Peninsula, and boasts a host of attractions that will turn your visit into an unforgettable experience.

Merida is located less than 50 km from the Gulf of Mexico, on the northeast part of the State of Yucatan, which occupies the northernmost third of the Yucatan Peninsula. The city’s coordinates are 20° 58′ 04″ N, 89° 37′ 18″ W.

Yucatan borders with the State of Quintana Roo to the east, the State of Campeche to the west, and the Gulf of Mexico to the north. Yucatan has a very flat landscape and most of the State is slightly above sea level.

In Merida, the capital of the State of Yucatan, the prevailing language is Spanish. However, Yucatec Maya is still spoken in neighboring rural communities.

Yucatec Maya is an Amerindian language of the Mayan language family, now spoken in the peninsular States of Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo, as well as in Belize and some parts of Guatemala.

The weather of Merida and the rest of the Yucatan Peninsula is warm and humid. There is a long rainy season from May to January, although rains during the dry months (February, March and April) are not unheard of. The warmest months are April and May, when temperature reaches 40°C (104°F).
According to meteorologists, Merida’s weather falls in the “Awo” category (warm, sub-humid, with summer rains). Average temperature is 26.61°C (80°F).

The predominant winds blow from the southeast (known in Maya as “lahunlakin ik”), the northeast (“xamanxikin ik”) and the north (“xaman ik”). Mild tropical storms occur sporadically between August and October. Between September and January, winds blowing from the north bring about cool and overcast spells which last several days.  Between these relieving periods, “kin”, the sun, shines over Merida almost as intensely as during the summer.

Due to its strategic location, Merida is easily accessed by air, land and sea, through a vast transportation network.

The State of Yucatan has two airports: Merida’s “Manuel Crescencio Rejon” International Airport, and another one serving travelers to Chichen Itza, in the Municipality of Kaua. Both airports receive international and domestic flights.
Mexico and Central America are well connected by an extensive road network. This network includes highways that link Merida to Cancun, Campeche and the nearby port of Progreso, located just a few kilometers to the north.
In addition, numerous modern roads irradiate from Merida, connecting the city with several tourist and commercial destinations within the State of Yucatan and beyond.

Whether by sea, air or land, Merida is a major destination and departure point, a place to meet, and a springboard for travelers from all over the world.

The authorities have opened several offices to provide national and foreign tourists with information on the many attractions that can be found in the city and its surroundings. These offices are at easy-to-reach locations, and the staff is very attentive and kind. Free maps and guides are always available.

City Hall Information Center
Calle 62 between 61 and 63 Centro
In front of City Hall (Ayuntamiento)
Phone (999) 942 00 00 extention 80119
Hours: Monday to sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Paseo de Montejo Information Module
Avenida Paseo de Montejo (calle 56 A) by calle 33 A
Phone (999) 920 40 44
Hours: Monday to sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

ADO Module (bus terminal, “TAME”)
Calle 69 number 554 between 68 and 70
Centro
Hours: Monday through friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm, saturdays and sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm

Tourist Information Module in Management of Tourism
Calle 56 A number 242 between calle 56 B and calle 60
Colonia Alcala Martin
Phone (999) 925 51 86 and 925 15 43
Hours: Monday through friday 8:00 a.m. a 3:00 p.m.

For more information on Merida city please visit:

Mérida City