Merida, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
At a Glance
Beautiful restored home on the Yucatan Peninsula with much of the original architecture adding character
Welcomes children over 12 ensuring a peaceful atmosphere
Just 7 rooms, each decorated in a unique style with custom furniture and original clay tile floors
Situated in the historical heart of Merida within easy reach of key sights, as well as fantastic dining and shopping
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
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.
To start planning your holiday to Casa Lecanda
Casa Lecanda is a meticulously restored Yucatan home in Merida's historical centre that now runs as a small luxury boutique hotel, offering guests a romantic window into the colonial age and a superb base for exploring the city and surrounding Maya ruins.
Harking back to the Golden Age of Merida's sisal barons, Casa Lecanda is a former Yucatan home that has been restored with painstaking attention to its original architecture, landscaping and period detail to create a haven of serenity and relaxation in the busy city.
Step off the street into the cool lobby, and instantly you are transported into a world of grand colonial style with chequered tiles, red walls and antique furniture. Inside, amply dimensioned patios and courtyards provide a restful retreat, and the pool, while more for display than an ideal place to swim, serves as the focal point of the property, and sits beside a patio of suspended hammocks.
Each of Casa Lecanda's seven rooms is individually decorated, and have been fitted with the modern amenities while holding to the original philosophy of hospitality. Beds come with huge white duvets and spacious bathrooms with glass-enclosed rainfall showers are standard. The two rooms on the top floor have private balconies, the perfect spot to drink your welcome tamarind margarita
Casa Lecanda makes a perfect bolthole to retreat to after a hot day out and about exploring Mayan ruins. Please note that children of 12 and older are welcome.
Casa Lecanda offers seven distinct rooms uniquely decorated with custom crafted furniture, original clay tile floors, beautifully restored doors and windows. Rooms vary in layouts, sizes, bathrooms and patios.
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.
Merida Private City Tour & Celestun Biosphere Reserve
Visit the Celestun National Park and see an stunning array of wildlife such as white tailed deer, armadillos, crocodiles, and flamingos. Go on a boat ride in the beautiful lagoon and enjoy the beaches and crystalline water.
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.
Out-of-Hours visit to Tulum Mayan Ruins
Explore the mysterious Mayan ruins of Tulum on this out of hours tour as the sun sets for an unforgettable experience. Your private expert guide will bring the history to life and invite you to enjoy the dramatic cliffside location.
Private Catamaran Sail to Isla Mujeres
Charter your own private catamaran for the day and sail the turquoise Caribbean waters that separate Cancun from the stunning white shores of Isla Mujeres, stopping en route to visit secluded coral reefs for fantastic snorkelling in protected seas.
Private Chichen Itza tour
Enjoy a private guided tour of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 'New 7 World Wonders', a unique place to be discovered! This ancient Mayan capital is the most famous of the archaeological zones in the Yucatan.
Rio Secreto - Underwater River Expedition
Step back in time as you head on this amazing excursion to explore the underground 'Secret River', a series of caverns with impressive stalagmites and stalactites which create a dramatic and mysterious setting for today's adventure.
Riviera Maya Jungle Adventure
Venture into the World's longest underground river system on this full day adventure through Mexico's Mayan Riviera, snorkelling in hauntingly beautiful sinkholes, off-roading through stunning jungle landscapes by jeep and flying along zip lines.
Ultimate Chichen Itza air expedition
Soak in spectacular views as you swoop over the Yucatan peninsula by private plane, passing over cenotes and lush jungle to reach the impressive ancient ruins of Chichen Itza, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
Ultimate Uxmal & Merida Air Expedition
Soar over the Yucatan Peninsula by privately chartered plane for unrivalled views of the region's stunning topography, enjoying privately guided visits of the archaeological site of Uxmal and the charming historic centre of Merida.
Uxmal & Kabah
Visit the impressive archaeolgical site of Uxmal, a World Heritage Site, located 80km south of Merida. See archaeological discoveries at one of the region’s oldest sites while you learn how archaeologists date and restore them.
Uxmal archaeological site & Family Scavenger Hunt
Solve a series of clues and look out for amazing Mayan artefacts 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.
Mexico City, Campeche, Merida & Riviera Maya
from £6200 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights
- Perfect for couples or honeymooners interested in exploring authentic Mexico with some beach relaxation
- Soar over the ruins of Teotihuacan in a hot air balloon
- Explore impressive Mayan ruins from Uxmal, Kabah, Chichen Itza & Edzna
Location & directions
Merida, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Casa Lecanda is located in the historical center of Mérida; the capital city of the state of Yucatán, Mexico. The hotel is situated just 2 blocks away from the prestigious Paseo Montejo, ideal location for sightseeing, dining and shopping around the cities most characteristic streets.
How to get there
It is an 11-hour 40-minute international flight to Mexico City followed by a 2-hour flight to Merida and a 30-minute transfer from the airport.
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