Hacienda Chichen

Chichen Itza, Mexico

At a Glance

  • One of Mexico's oldest haciendas

  • Ideal location right by Chichen Itza Maya ruins

  • Beautiful tropical gardens ideal for bird watching

  • Best to avoid the hurricane season from June to October

  • Wide range of in-house and nearby activities

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Best time to Visit

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Average time to visit

The Yucatán Peninsula is hot and humid. The best time to visit is typically during the drier, slightly milder months between November and April. The ‘rainy’ season begins in the south around June and runs until November. Although it can be hotter and more humid at this time of year, usually it only rains for a couple of hours before the weather clears. The wettest months tend to be September and October. The Caribbean coast can be affected by the hurricane season, which officially is from June to November.

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Insider's View

For the ultimate experience visit Chichen Itza out of hours and explore the ruins at sunrise. From the Hacienda, you can enter the ruins directly from the hacienda grounds from a private entrance and walk directly into the ruins.

Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Hacienda Chichen or take a look at our itineraries to the Yucatan Peninsula

Description

Hacienda Chichen is an elegant converted 16th-century colonial hacienda that offers beautiful tropical surroundings while making the perfect retreat after a hot day spent exploring the Maya world's most famous city.

Dating back as early as 1523, Hacienda Chichen is among the oldest colonial buildings in the New World, and nowadays operates as an eco-spa resort surrounded by acres of subtropical forest that is home to over 150 species of birds.

The hacienda makes for a relaxing base while visiting the incredible Mayan city of Chichen Itza, and has 12 hotel cottages housing a total of 28 guest rooms. Each cottage offers from one to four bedrooms, all uniquely decorated with Mayan crafts and Spanish Colonial accents. Each has a spacious patio terrace over looking the lush jungle gardens, and is decorated with colonial tiles, carved accessories, ornate ironwork beds and handwoven bedspreads. Attractive front porch terraces are decorated with rocking chairs, Yucatan hammocks and pot plants.

There is also a dining area, terrace bar, gardens, swimming pool and a small chapel. The hacienda is located just steps from the Chichen Itza ruins, the most extensively restored Mayan site in the area, but there are a wealth of other activities from bird watching to exploring the amazing cenotes, Mayan spa rituals, cookery classes and visits to a variety of small colonial towns in the area.

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Accommodation

Hacienda Chichen has 28 rooms housed in 12 cottages that may be taken singly or as a whole cottage. The cottages have between one and four bedrooms.

Facilities

Hacienda Chichen has a dining area, terrace bar, gardens, a swimming pool and a small chapel.

Activities

The hacienda can organize a number of activities from guided tours of the Mayan cities (especially Chichen Itza) to bird watching, exploring the amazing cenotes, Mayan spa rituals, cookery classes and visits to a number of small colonial towns in the area.

Experiences

  • Chichen Itza & Private Cenote

    A superb experience that combines exploring the archaeological wonders of Chichen Itza, a delicious picnic and relaxation by a beautiful cenote in complete privacy

  • Out-of-Hours Chichen Itza Private Tour

    Rise early to explore the impressive site of Chichen Itza as the sun comes up and before the gates open to the public on this exclusive private experience, allowing you to escape the crowds and make the most of your time at this must-see landmark.

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Location & directions

Chichen Itza, Mexico

Hacienda Chichen is within the Zona Hotelera of Chichen Itza, next to the southeast entrance to the Maya archaeological site, between the Maya villages of Piste and Xcalacoop.

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Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Hacienda Chichen or take a look at our itineraries to the Yucatan Peninsula

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