Beautiful colonial-style casitas and a stunning pool make Hacienda Uayamon a wonderfully unique property. Hacienda Uayamon is ideally set close to the enchanting Mayan site of Edzná, south east of Campeche on Mexico's stunning Yucatan Peninsula.
At a Glance
One of the most atmospheric of the haciendas hidden away in thick jungle foliage and surrounded by crumbling ruins. Has been sensitively rather than overly restored to retain the original charms of the former cattle ranch
Wonderfully romantic - ask for a table to be set up anywhere in the grounds, lit by hundreds of candles, a popular spot is by an enormous century-old ceiba tree
Situated in a ruined part of the building, the swimming pool is one of the most beautiful and original in the Yucatan
In the countryside but within easy reach of the walled colonial city of Campeche - well worth a visit
Rooms have sumptuous bathrooms, oversized beds, an indoor plunge pool and a terrace with double day-bed
Originally dating back to the 17th century, the historic Hacienda Uayamon has been beautifully restored, carefully preserving traditional features whilst simultaneously incorporating modern comforts. Its remote spot surrounded by lush vegetation and colorful flora and fauna make it very unique. The cluster of buildings and ruins have a great charm to them particularly as they are colorful and gently crumbling and at night they are cleverly lit to provide a romantic setting.
The accommodation is made up of 12 exquisite colonial villas and suites, decorated in a warm colonial style, with elegant mahogany furniture, cool tiled floors, oversized beds and huge bathrooms with sunken baths. They also have their own private terrace area overlooking jungle gardens.
The swimming pool at Hacienda Uayamon is simply breathtaking. Surrounded by original stone walls with majestic columns rising from the water, this is one of the most dramatic settings for swimming imaginable. When not relaxing by the pool or indulging in a relaxing spa treatment guests can enjoy a delicious blend of Mexican and International cuisine served in the hotel's restaurant overlooking the gardens.
Hacienda Uayamon is also an excellent base for exploring the town of Campeche, a real colonial gem and the lesser-known but by no means less impressive Mayan site of Edzna, whose temples overlook the rainforest Campeche.
Hacienda Uayamon has ten individual, freestanding casitas and two suites. The extremely spacious casitas and suites are elegantly decorated in a traditional colonial style, with huge mahogany beds, cool tiled floors, sunken baths and walkways leading from the bedroom to the bathroom. Facilities include LCD TV, high speed internet access and CD players. All the casitas have a private terrace with day bed and the suites have an outdoor hot tub, perfect for relaxing under the stars.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Hacienda Uayamon. However, there are no specific facilities or activities for children other than babysitting which can easily be arranged upon request.
Hacienda Uayamon has an amazing outdoor swimming pool, a traditional style spa, cocktail lounge and a restaurant serving delicious regional cuisine and international dishes in elegant surroundings overlooking the gardens.
There are also shuttle services downtown and to the surrounding area as well as bicycle rental if you want to explore further.
Hacienda Uayamon is perfect for simply relaxing, by the pool or in the gardens. Alternatively indulge in a relaxing massage in the spa, take a bicycle to explore the area or head out to the Mayan ruins at Edzná, whose impressive temples rise above vast swathes of jungle. The beautiful colonial town of Campeche is approximately a forty minute drive away and is well worth a visit, with its cobbled streets, brightly colored facades and relaxed ambience.
Location & Directions
Hacienda Uayamon is a 20 minute drive south of Campeche and the Edzna ruins, in the Yucatan Peninsula. The Hacienda is a 90 minute drive to the Uxmal ruins.
When to go
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.