To walk between majestic gardens, with relaxing moments under the warm peninsular sun, to enjoy the perfection of Yucatecan gastronomy pool-side… this and more awaits you on a day trip to one of the beautiful haciendas of Yucatán. Check out their social media and look at the options they have for you.
One of the most remarkable things about Yucatán is the beautiful haciendas scattered throughout the state. Most of them combine colonial architectural styles with Spanish, French and Arabian influences. Today they function as boutique hotels, locations for events, and some offer the option of a day pass.
Hacienda Misné (“cat’s tail”)
Located 15 minutes from Centro Histórico on the east side of Mérida, near the Cancún exit, this 18th century building stands out for its colonial architecture, beautiful gardens, dreamy pool and tropical bar, all of which will contribute to your relaxing day.
Basic package: $1,830 pesos for two people, from 10 am to 6 pm, a colonial room, food for 2 people, 2 children under 18 years old without additional cost, 10% discount on drinks, access to facilities. Premium package: $ 2,750 pesos for two people, with the same basic package amenities, only the room has a private pool and includes a 60-minute relaxing massage per adult. Reservations: Tel. (999) 940 7150. [email protected] www.haciendamisne.com.mx
Hacienda Temozón Sur (“the place of swirls”)
A majestic hacienda located in Abalá, at km. 182 of the Mérida-Uxmal highway. The grand entrance with a garden and pool will welcome you to the natural setting that is blended with luxury and relaxation.
Day stay package: $2,500 pesos for two people and a child under 11 years, from 9 am to 6 pm, a room, access to facilities (pool, spa and restaurant, the latter with additional costs per service). Reservations: Tel. (999) 923 8089. www.haciendatemozon.com
You will find this hacienda at km. 6 of the Mucuyché – Sacalum highway, 45 minutes from Mérida heading south. Enjoy the comfortable hammocks, swim in the cenote (with life vests included), the pool, lounge chairs, and kids’ areas, as well as lockers and bicycles.
$150 pesos per adult and $100 pesos for kids from 2 to 12 years old. There is food and beverage service for an additional cost. Tel. (999) 268 1598. FB: HaciendaYunku
Hacienda Santa Cruz Palomeque
Easy access via the Periférico south of Mérida, Calle 86 in Santa Cruz Palomeque. This lovely hacienda offers many options for a day stay.
You can use the pool for $450 pesos, for $650 pesos you can also have a main course in the restaurant and for $850 pesos all the above plus a room. All options from 12 pm to 6 pm. Reservations: Tel. (999) 254 0541. www.haciendasantacruz.com
Hacienda Santa Rosa
Located on the Mérida-Campeche highway at the turnoff to Maxcanú, its impressive colonial style will delight all of your senses.
Day pass package: $2,500 pesos for two people and a child under 11 years, from 9 am to 6 pm, a room, access to facilities (pool, spa and restaurants, the latter with additional costs per service). Reservations: Tel. (999) 923 1923. www.haciendasantarosa.com
Hacienda Sotuta de Peón
Situated in Tecoh, this living hacienda rests in the heart of the henequén production area. You can learn the process and techniques to extract the henequén fiber, swim in the cenote, enjoy a tour of the grounds on the horse-drawn truck, and more.
They offer three-hour tours from $550 pesos per adult and $275 pesos per child between 4 and 12 years old, as well as transportation. Reservations: Tel. (999) 941 6431. www. haciendaviva.com
Hacienda Tepich (“the place of the ‘pich’ tree”)
It offers a basic all day pool package, $250 pesos for adults and $100 pesos for kids under 12 years old. Tel. (999) 276 2265. www.haciendatepich.com
Piedra de Agua Hotel
Although it’s not a hacienda, its location in Mérida’s Centro Histórico provides a relaxation space inside the city with a day pass package for two people that includes a room from 10 am to 5 pm, access to the pool, two course menu (an entrée plus pasta dish), two non-alcoholic beverages. 10% discount on additional food and beverages and a couple’s massage.
Don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of any of these wonderful day trip options in the Yucatecan haciendas.
Editorial by Violeta H. Cantarell
Photos by Hacienda Misné, Hacienda Temozón Sur, Hacienda Santa Cruz Palomeque, Hacienda Santa Rosa, Hacienda Sotuta de Peón y Hacienda Tepich for Yucatán Today’s use.