Enduring some pretty wicked heat of late, Merida’s residents are looking forward to the rainy season, which starts in June and lasts three months, according to some guide books. Others say there is no particular rainy season. Others still connect the rainy season with hurricane season, which lasts into November. But when those rains come, in or out of season, the streets can be like rivers, I’m told.
It kind of makes me wonder about those features I’ve seen in the real estate listings. Some new houses have roofs that let the rain in, with an indoor garden installed to catch the drops. Sounds very dramatic. But will that cause a maintenance issue? Has anyone heard stories?
One bit of advice we’ve gotten as prospective home buyers is to check the height of the curbs to see if they’re been designed for flooding. These houses are built right to the ground, so floods must be pretty bad news. Strange I don’t hear more about them.