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.
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
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.
When to visit
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.
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.
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.