Cultural Basecamp

Hacienda Xcanatun

Merida, Mexico

Prices From: $250 - $350

This 18th-century treasure preserves its heritage and pampers guests with modern indulgences. From a renowned spa incorporating the magical spirit of the Yucatan and using ancient Mayan healing practices to the unique Casa de Piedra restaurant, one of the most acclaimed dining venues in the country, you´ll be delighted.

The magnificent Hacienda Xcanatún-Casa de Piedra (meaning "tall stone house" in Mayan) was originally constructed in the mid 18th century as a classic hacienda dedicated to agriculture and livestock. Its colorful history included being owned by a notable local family before becoming one of the most important sisal-("green gold") producing haciendas in the region.

Today, Hacienda Xcanatún exceeds its original beauty thanks to the talent of master craftsmen and preserves part of Yucatán´s cultural heritage while providing guests with the comforts and indulgences of the modern age.

Suites are distributed over three buildings, finished with impressive millwork and elegant furnishings - perhaps even a divan to lounge on. Premium linens of hand-loomed Yucatan cotton decorate sumptuous beds. Stunning bathrooms are lined with local marble and ticúl stone, some with either a hydrotherapy tub or a room-for-two carved stone tub with its own waterfall. Porches and terraces flank each room - a welcome spot for morning coffee or pre-dinner cocktails.

Nine acres of tropical gardens and manicured lawns showcase the local flora and surround two swimming pools.

In Casa de Piedra´s gourmet restaurant, the chef fuses European techniques with Caribbean and Yucatecan ingredients, resulting in an irresistible menu. Private dining and events are exquisitely staged in the Arcangel annex to the restaurant, which has hosted President Vicente Fox, and the former chapel, now a lofty entertainment and multipurpose room.

Underscored by the fact this land was once part of what is today the preserved Dzibilchaltun ruins, Hacienda Xcanatún is a wonderful starting point for discovering the Yucatán´s archaeology, colonial towns and nearby beaches.


Region: Central America

Nearest Airport: CUN

Km. 12 Carretera Merida-Progre
Yucatan Peninsula


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