Fecal contamination in cenotes of Tourist and recreational interest in Yucatan

Exposure to contaminated recreational waters is a public health problem. Fecal contamination is established whenbacteriological assays are positive for total coliforms and Escherichia coli bacteria. This study´s objective was to establish how generalized fecal contamination was in touristic and recreationally used sinkholes in the Yucatan State, Mexico. We used an enzymatic bacteriological assay, Colitag® with […]

Yucatán is betting big on nearshoring

Yucatán, Mexico’s safest state is betting big on nearshoring, hoping to attract foreign investors who are weary of the rising criminality and government corruption in other parts of the country. Yucatán, a state that occupies about a third of its namesake peninsula, has historically had low crime in part because it is geographically isolated from […]

Realistic cost of living in Mexico for 2024 (VIDEO)

Basic Cost of Living update for 2024 Today I break down the basic cost of living here in Mexico without all the bells and whistles. We will be taking a ride through the New Parque La Plancha here in Merida Yucatan and talking about the cost of living increases here in Mexico. #Mexico#costofliving#livinginmexico Join this […]

Mexican Whiskey Powered by Ancient Yucatecan Corn

More than a dozen distilleries across Mexico make the spirit. Of the 59 varieties of native corn in Mexico, nal t’eel is one of the oldest, having emerged in the Yucatán Peninsula some 4,000 years ago. It grows quickly, largely unbothered by heavy rains or drought — so robust that the Mayanscalled it “rooster corn.” […]

If you are in Mérida, beware of this scammer

The Mexico Daily Post newsroom received a letter from a reader who requested to remain anonymous warning fellow expats and travelers about a certain individual who has been spotted around the city of Mérida, Yucatán, harassing and trying to scam foreign people. I have a little warning. This guy in the pictures goes around Centro […]

Using Banks, Credit Cards & ATMs in Mexico

There’s a whole new generation of credit card skimmers at Walmart et al that are surprisingly good… Can you spot the fake…  from the real one? …. Because the thieves have to snap the skimmer mask over to the real credit card reader,   the fake ~skimmer~  is a little wider, and a little taller. […]