Founded in 1542 over Mayan ruins of an ancient city T’ho, currently named American Capital of Culture, this title was earnt twice. Merida is the capital city of the state of Yucatan, a famous place due to the impact of an asteroid 65 million years ago causing dinosaur disappearance.
Merida is a cosmopolitan city with many museums, art galleries, restaurants and clubs, being the most important city of the entire Yucatan’s peninsula. In Yucatan, not only Spanish is spoken with a distinctive accent, but also a third of the population of the state of Yucatan speak Mayan. Cuisine in Merida is also different from the traditional Mexican food as it has been influenced by the local indigenous culture, as well as Caribbean, Mexican, European and Middle Eastern flavours.
This city can be considered as the perfect place from which to kick off exploring the Yucatan’s peninsula, Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
When staying here with us you will enjoy lovely private accommodation situated close to where you will be going to work. Our team are on call 24/7 in case you need them for anything. We also include Spanish courses in Mexico, helping you whether you already know Spanish or not.