Health & Beauty

The 2024 Forest Crusade: Making Merida Greener

Merida is in dire need of more trees and vegetation especially as we see temperatures reach over 45 degrees Celsius.  The 2024 Forest Crusade is in its 11th edition, and with much effort since 2014, 107,253 trees have been planted. This year’s goal is to plant 8,500 trees, contributing to the ambitious goal of the …

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Ya’axtal Park: Merida’s Lung Uniting Culture, Nature, and Fun in Mérida

March 20th, 2024 In the heart of the western part of Mérida, a large green city park project stands tall: Ya’axtal. This initiative, born from the combined efforts of the community and the government, crates a much needed green space for the citizens of Merida. It’s a nice place to go for a walk, run, …

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Recycling in Merida: Learn where the “Puntos Verdes” are in the City

March 13, 2024 In an inspiring stride towards sustainability, the city of Merida proudly presents the “Punto Verde” program, a cornerstone of the Zero Waste Strategy set forth by the Merida City Council. This initiative is a rallying call for the cultivation of a culture that champions waste separation, recycling, and responsible waste disposal, all …

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Páayt’aan festival in Izamal is Back Feb 29-March 3

Music, dance, gastronomy, workshops,talks and more! Páayt’aan festival is in its third edition and will offer more than 40 cultural and gastronomic activities. It will take place in Izamal, Yucatán, from February 29 to March 3.  This festival aims to promote the exchange of voices and knowledge among the identities that coexist in the Yucatán …

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Urban Treasures & Antiques in the “Magical Neighborhoods” of San Sebastian and La Ermita

The “barrios magicos” of San Sebastian and La Ermita are some of Merida’s oldest neighborhoods and you feel the history in the air as you walk down the brick laden streets. The stories of love, passion, betrayal and the mundane in and outs of life permeate every wall and street corner that have seen generations …

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Holistic Experience in Valladolid, Yucatan: Zentik Project Spa, Restaurant & Hotel

Friday August 25, 2023 Wednesday I came out with a group of people from Merida to the town of Valladolid, to have a holistic experience at the lovely hotel Zentik Project & Spa.  Located in the the town of Valladolid, Zentik Holistic SpaIs a hotel that is known for its spa, and experience of connecting; …

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Consorcio Mejorada August 19-20 Festival of Yucatan’s Top on the Design Scene

Wednesday August 16, 2023 This Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20th from 1pm until 8pm Salon Gallos is hosting the first Consorcio Mejorada, a festival to showcase some of Yucatan’s top designers and creatives on the design scene in Merida, Yucatan. This upcoming biannual design experience will showcase designs where Mexican tradition intertwines with …

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Puño, Palma Pulso Artist Gerda Gruber´s Connection with Nature

Thursday July 27 The Center for Olimpo Cultural in Merida presents a unique exhibition, “Puño, palma, pulso,” showcasing the sculptural work of renowned artist Gerda Gruber. This collection comprises a selection of her art created over the past two decades, reflecting her profound connection with nature and artistic evolution. A Symphony of Nature: Gerda Gruber’s …

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Explore Mérida on a Bike with the City’s Newest Bike rental: En Bici

June 14th 2023 If you’re looking for a fun and eco-friendly way to explore Mérida, the city has implemented a bike rental service reminiscent of major cities around the world. Now that Merida has bike paths throughout the city and drivers are getting used to sharing the road with peddlers, this is a perfect new …

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