Hacienda San Jose is a secluded and beautifully restored colonial hacienda outside the Yucatan Peninsula's capital Merida and surrounded by lush tropical jungle and within reach of magnificent Mayan ruins such as Chichen Itza.
Rescued from ruin and sensitively resorted plantation house set within lush jungle in the heart of the Yucatan near Merida
Perfect place to relax after visits to the magnificent Maya sites of Chichen Itza, Uxmal and Dzibichaltun and the 'yellow city' of Izamal
An impressive swimming pool nestles beside a 100-year old orchard
Authentic Mexico at its best - stunning décor in the traditional Maya style with original high ceilings and tiled floors
Hacienda San Jose, a former grand nobleman's estate, is located 45 minutes from the Yucatan's capital Merida. This gem of a hotel has been restored in a colonial style with stunning pastel blue facades and landscaped gardens.
The 15 rooms have been furnished in a stylish manner evoking the splendour of past eras. Their high ceilings give a spacious feel and their design is an interesting combination of contemporary and traditional styles. The dark, tropical hardwoods of beds and cabinets compliment exposed beams and rafters giving an authentic Mayan ambience.
There is a magnificent swimming pool surrounded by groves of fruit trees and a spa with local Mayan therapists offering traditional healing practices of the Yucatan peninsula to help restore mind, body and soul. At night the stone walls and majestic archways surrounding the hotel’s gourmet restaurant are floodlit to create an intimate dining atmosphere. Here one can enjoy a mouth watering mixture of Mexican and European flavors with many of the ingredients sourced from the haciendas gardens.
Explore the surrounding landscape on horseback or why not visit some of the region's greatest treasures which are within easy reach including the ruins at Uxmal and Chichen Itza and the colonial gem of Izamal.
When to visit
Some rooms still have trees growing through them from before the hacienda was restored!
Hacienda San Jose is located in the heart of the northern Yucatan Peninsula, east of Mérida, the state capital.
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
Coba by Bicycle
Explore one of the Yucatan's less known Maya sites by bicycle, and climb the 120 steps to the top of the Nohoch Mul pyramid temple. Accompanied by a historian guide you will learn about the ruins and natural wonders which can be found at the site.
Cook at Hacienda Tekik
Join a top local chef at Hacienda Tekik de Regil for a course in traditional Yucatecan cuisine that takes you from the roots of the cooking all the way through to learning how to prepare an authentic meal.
Ek Balam & Xchen Cenote
Explore one of the Maya world's less visited complexes, the magnificent Ek Balam, before relaxing by a beautiful cenote in the afternoon.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Originally named after the then Spanish capital city and then relocated to its current area, Valladolid is a wonderful city to explore and offers much in the way of history, culture and natural wonders.