Hacienda Uayamon

Campeche, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

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

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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.

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Insider's View

Visit the ruins of Edzna and you will have this incredibly atmospheric Mayan gem virtually to yourself.

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

Description

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.

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.

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Accommodation

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.

Childcare

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.

Facilities

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.

Activities

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.

Reviews

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Visiting Uayamon is like stepping back in time, with the renovation and decoration in a traditional period style, though of course now you get modern perks such as Internet and air conditioning. A small hotel, there are just two suites and ten villas rooms, ensuring a peaceful stay and personalized service. The villa rooms are located in what used to be staff housing when the hacienda was in operation. What was once a detached house in the past is now a single room with all the amenities, surrounded by lush jungle.

The suites are set in the hacienda's former hospital and the front of the building still bears the name of the former owner's wife. Ample and rectangular, the suites have an open floor plan with a sitting room which leads into a bedroom. The spacious bathrooms have glass doors which open onto a private outdoor whirlpool tub. The décor is formal and sophisticated, with period–piece furniture and dark woods. Each suite also has an outdoor lounge area, cushioned and canopied, creating the perfect place for an afternoon siesta, coffee in the morning, reading, or simply listening to the sounds coming from the vibrant Mexican jungle.

Experiences

  • Explore Campeche

    Stay in the walled city of Campeche or visit for the day and explore its intriguing and colorful streets and the stories and history they hold.

  • Meander through Merida

    Explore the city of Merida, also known as "the white city" and considered the cultural capital of the Yucatan boasting plenty of historic sites and culture.

  • Merida Bicycle Adventure Tour

    Pedal across rugged terrain on this toe-curling mountain biking adventure through Merida before heading underground to explore fascinating caves and swim in crystalline waters in one of the Yucatan's eerily beautiful cenotes.

  • 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.

  • Uxmal archaeological site & Family Scavenger Hunt

    Solve a series of clues and look out for amazing Mayan artifacts on this family scavenger hunt around the archaeological site of Uxmal, its temples and ball courts an impressive reminder of the Mayan empire and its fascinating history.

Location & directions

Campeche, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

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.

How to get there

11-hour international flight to Mexico City International Airport, followed by a 2-hour domestic flight to Campeche. Hacienda Uayamon is a 45-minute drive south of Merida International Airport.

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