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Mérida is the capital of the state of Yucatan, located at the northwestern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. It's also the largest city within the state and has about 800,000 inhabitants. The metropolitan area is a little bigger with 900,000 people and includes the municipalities of Uman and Kanasin.
Mérida, like most of the region, has hot and humid conditions typical for the tropical location of this part of Mexico. The temperatures are high throughout the year, with mostly between 30 and 34 degrees Celcius and nights between 17 and 23 degrees Celcius. December and January are coolest, with average daytime temperatures of around 29 degrees Celcius while May peaks at 35 degrees on average. June to October is the rainy season, when hot and humid conditions are even worse and there is a chance of hurricanes as well. November to March obviously is the better time for a visit, though it's more crowded and prices rise a little, though not as much compared to coastal areas.
|Avg Max||31.3 °C||31.8 °C||34.1 °C||35.3 °C||36.1 °C||35 °C||34.8 °C||34.7 °C||34.1 °C||32.9 °C||31.9 °C||30.9 °C|
|Avg Min||17 °C||17.1 °C||18.2 °C||19.6 °C||21.3 °C||21 °C||20.8 °C||20.8 °C||21.1 °C||20.5 °C||19.3 °C||17.3 °C|
|Rainfall||38.2 mm||31.8 mm||25 mm||25.4 mm||71.9 mm||143.1 mm||171.1 mm||138.7 mm||173.7 mm||122.8 mm||61.2 mm||47.5 mm|
Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport (MID) serves the city with a number of airlines. Destinations include Mexico City, Guadalajara, Cancun, Veracruz, Villahermosa, Monterrey, Houston, Miami, Milan, Toronto, Belize City and San Pedro Sula (Honduras).
|Aventura Hotel||Calle 61 #580 between Calle 74 and 76 Centro||Hotel||-|
|El Jardin||Calle 70, 509, x 61 y 63 Centro, Merida, Yucatán||Guesthouse||89|
|Hostel Zocalo||Calle 63 #508 higes between 60 and 62 Frente al Zocalo||Hostel||88|
|Hotel Casa de Las Columnas||Calle 59 #636 entre 80 y 82||Hotel||-|
|Hotel del Peregrino||Calle 51 # 488 por 54 y 56 centro cp 97000 Meroda||Hotel||89|
|La Casa del Tio Dach||Calle 61 # 446 entre 50 y 52||Guesthouse||-|
|Nomadas||62 # 433 por 51, Centro||Hostel||89|
|Santa Lucia Hostal||C 55 # 512 x 64 y 62 Centro||Guesthouse||84|
|Casa Chalia||Calle 68 no 563a x 73 y 75||Guesthouse||90|
|Hotel Nacional Merida||Calle 61 474 x 54 y 56 Centro||HOTEL||87|
|Hotel Aragon||Calle 57 no. 474 por 52 y 54 Colonia Centro||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Casa Lucia||Calle 60 No.474-a entre 53y55 Centro (Santa Lucia Park)||Hotel||-|
|La Mision de Fray Diego||St. 61 num 524 between 64 and 66, Downtown, Merida||Hotel||-|
|Yucatan Vista Inn||Calle 68 447 X 55 y 51||Guesthouse||-|
|Hotel Caribe||59 st, corner inside Hidalgo Park, Centro, Merida, Calle 59 no. 500 esq. int. parque Hidalgo, Centro||Hotel||-|
|Reforma Hotel||C/ 59, no 508 (entre 60 y 62) Col. centro||Hotel||87|
|2012 Inn Hostel||Calle 1D #248 x Prol. Paseo de Montejo||HOSTEL||-|
|Hotel Casa San Angel||Montejo No. 1 X 49 Centro||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Casa Continental||Calle 47 480 x 56 Centro||Hotel||-|
|Hostel Luna Nueva||Calle 49 no. 487 x 56 a col. centro||Hostel||86|
|La Casa del Tio Rafa||Calle 65 #589 x 72y74 Centro||Hostel||87|
|Casa de Ambar||Calle 63 #598||Guesthouse||-|
|Hotel Casa Nobel||Calle 72 Avenida Reforma no. 403 C Por 39 y 41 Centro||HOTEL||-|
|Hostal Palau||Calle 25 A No 498A x 56A y 58 Itzimna||HOSTEL||-|
|Hotel H.O.||Calle 62 N. 515||HOTEL||86|
|Casa Carmita Hotel & Spa||C. 53 # 515A x 62 y 62 - Centro||HOTEL||-|
|Casa de Ambar - Tropical Paradise||Calle 63 #598||Guesthouse||-|
|Hostal Casa Nico||Calle 63 #517 por 66-A y 68. Col Centro. Merida, Yucatan. Mexico.||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hotel Campestre Merida||Cale 1D No. 248 x 36 y Prol. Paseo Montejo, Fracc.||HOTEL||-|
|Titos House||Calle 58 * 51 y 53 centro||GUESTHOUSE||-|
Internet cafe's are widely available and you generally can find one in the direct vicinity. Sometimes photocopy stores or photo processing stores will double as an internet cafe with a couple of computers. Look for signs reading "Acceso a Internet" or "Cibernautica" or "Cibercafe". Charges range from approx. US$1 an hour to US$3 an hour, depending on the location.
See also International Telephone Calls
Phone cards can be purchased anywhere and are needed for the majority of public phones. To call any number outside your region you have to dial 01 then followed by the area code. If calling a cellphone from a normal phone start with with 044. If calling cellphone to cellphone just dial the 10-digit number. To make an international call dial 00 followed by the country code then the local number. To call to Mexico, also dial 00 (most of the times) followed by the national code 52.
The Mexican postal service is operated by Correos de México. The post service in Mexico is pretty good although not very cheap. It is reliable regarding the sending of postcards, but it takes at least a week to send it to other countries (US/Canada), more so if you send it to Europe or Australia. For packages it is better to use international services like FedEx or UPS. If you are sending a package internationally with the Mexican postal service, take the package OPEN to the post office, they may want to inspect it. Seal it up at the post office. Post offices typically open from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday, and 9:00am to 1:00pm Saturday. You will find post offices (Oficina de Correos) is almost any town or city in Mexico. To buy stamps it is best to go to the post office, although you can also get them at stamp machines, located outside the post offices, at bus stations, airports and some commercial establishments.
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