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Hacienda San José is a secluded ‘boutique hacienda’ located on the Yucatán peninsula, 24 miles south-east of Mérida.
Most of the rooms and suites are located in the beautifully restored 18th-century building. These rooms are characterised by high ceilings with exposed beams, cool tiled floors and beautiful wooden beds and cabinets. Hacienda's are the perfect option for those looking for a characterful accommodation option.
Alternatively, there are a few Mayan Villas privately situated among the beautiful gardens. All rooms come with traditional amenities such as cotton hammocks, and more modern ones such as high-speed internet access.
Facilities include a swimming pool, a spa offering a variety of treatments, a bar and a restaurant serving Mexican and European cuisine. Mountain biking is also available. Further afield, ruins of the great Mayan civilisation can be seen at sites such as Chichen Itza, Izamal and Dzibilchaltun, all easily accessible from Hacienda San Jose. Other day trips include the Spanish colonial city of Valladolid and the Rio Lagartos nature reserve, famous for its pink flamingos.
Why we love it
This hotel is perfectly positioned for those people seeking to explore the ancient Mayan culture which once flourished amidst the tropical forests of the Yucatán.
Saskia, Original Traveller