Chichen Itza, Yucatan Peninsula, 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
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 Hacienda Chichen
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.
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.
Hacienda Chichen has a dining area, terrace bar, gardens, a swimming pool and a small chapel.
The hacienda can organise 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.
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.
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.
Chichen Itza, Merida, Xpu-Ha
from £3500 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
- Perfect introduction to Mexico for first-time visitors
- Works well as a short romantic break or even a family trip for the school holidays
- Affordable luxury with great hotels included in each destination
Mexico City, Merida, Chichen Itza, Tulum
from £3000 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights
- Uncover Mexico’s vibrant cultural past as well as enjoy some beach time on the sandy coast of the Yucatan Peninsula
- Navigate ancient ruins enveloped by bustling streets in Mexico City, exceptional cuisine and traditional heritage, a hotspot for intrepid travellers.
- Plunge into colonial Merida where you will discover hidden cenotes and the ancient ruins of Uxmal
Location & directions
Chichen Itza, Yucatan Peninsula, 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.
How to get there
11-hour direct flight to Cancun International Airport. Hacienda Chichen is located 2 hours from Cancun International airport.
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