El Pueblo Merida

The primary purpose of El Pueblo is to foster and sustain community.  Our intention is to create a men’s residence, with suites rented on a renewable, semiannual basis using a model best described as coliving.  During our first year of operation (2023-24), the plan is to make El Pueblo available as a guest house for short-term stays in order for the owners to get to know prospective residents and for residents to get to know El Pueblo, Mérida, and Yucatán.  Any guest interested in living at El Pueblo, once it transitions into becoming a residence, should consider staying here for a week to two weeks in order to evaluate El Pueblo and Mérida closely and schedule an in-person intake interview with Jeremy sometime prior to departure.  The goal is to have El Pueblo established as a residence by November 2024, for which offer letters will be issued the previous May or June. 

Staying at El Pueblo puts you within an easy stroll of hundreds of restaurants, cafés, bars, & bakeries, art galleries, boutiques, museums, markets, and other attractions.  The lovely Parque Santa Lucía is just three blocks south of us; the Plaza Grande, fronted by the oldest cathedral in the Americas, is three blocks further south; and the teeming main market, Mercado Lucas de Galvéz, another three blocks south.  
To the north, Paseo de Montejo provides an inviting, verdant environment for walking, skating, running, or cycling.  The Paseo connects El Pueblo directly to the iconic Monumento a la Patria, with its bas-relief history of the nation, and also to the Estadio Salvador Alvarado sports complex.  Sunday mornings and the first Saturday evening of every month, the Paseo is partially closed to vehicular traffic for the popular Bici Ruta.  Every Saturday evening, a stage is erected on the remate of Paseo de Montejo for Noche Mexicana, a weekly festival of Mexican music, dance, and craft.  The remate is also the site of several scheduled cultural events throughout the year, such as Mérida Fest and Noche Blanca.

A stay at El Pueblo also puts many day trips within easy range.  Destinations that lie within an hour’s drive include the busy port of Progreso; the charming (and much older) port of Sisal and its adjacent beaches; the amazing Maya site Uxmal; the restored haciendas Sotuta de Peón and Temozón Sur; the Pueblo MágicoIzamál; and Celestún, a Biosphere Reserve renowned for its large flamingo colony.  Mérida is also ringed by hundreds of cenotes, popular with swimmers and cave divers alike.  For longer trips, deluxe buses are available from the ADO terminal at Paseo 60, 8 blocks north, or El Pueblo.  A private driver and guide can also be arranged for trips of any length.