Mérida, the cultural crossroads that is the capital of Mexico’s state of Yucatán, is layered with history, the layers overlapping like the colorful crepe paper on a piñata, promising sweet surprises to those who crack the surface. — Mérida’s Moment, Travel & Leisure, December 2004
There’s something to what T&L said back then. These links demonstrate why:
The Yucatan Times: Hard news and information.
Yucatan Living: Blog with advice from a longtime expat now living in California. Archives go back years, but stories are often updated.
Yucatan Today: Tourist guide in English and Spanish, known for its helpful neighborhood and regional maps.
Cultural calendar, links, from the government (in Spanish)
Mérida’s official cultural website (in Spanish)
And to truly understand the culture, in the broadest sense of the word, read the book “Magic Made in Mexico,” written by our good friend and colleague Joanna van der Gracht de Rosado, a British Columbia native who built her life here in the 1970s, and is today a naturalized citizen of Mexico.