Only 100 km south of Mérida, you will find the “Huerta del Estado” (the state’s orchard): the city of Oxkutzcab. It has become the ideal place for those travelers who want to explore the Maya world and to learn more about Yucatán’s history, whether you want to discover each of the archaeological sites on the Puuc Route, such as Kabah, Sayil, and Uxmal, or go inside the incredible Lol-Tún caves, considered one of the 20 natural wonders of our country. You can also visit the churches and convents along the Convent Route.
Here you’ll be able to feel, breathe, and enjoy the history, and here’s a tip: in 2003 a group of local business people decided to open the doors of the Hotel Puuc, to offer lodging for travelers to this region.
Today they have 51 bedrooms with all the basic services including free WiFi, an incredible pool where you will be able to relax after a long day of sightseeing, and a restaurant that offers breakfast and lunch. While you are a guest here, visit the market, and breathe in the aroma of citrus fruits. You can buy, in season, mangos, mamey, plums, and of course citrus fruits, the kings of Oxkutzcab. In fact, every year there is an Orange Fair. The dates in 2017 are from November 30 to December 10.
For a bit of history: the city was founded in 1550 by the Spaniards after the fall of Mayapán, that was ruled by the Tutul Xiu family. Don’t miss the chance to talk to the locals, get to know their history and traditions!
So if you want to know more about our history and bring out your inner Indiana Jones, now you know where to go, and more importantly, where to stay.
Calle 55 #80 x 44, Oxkutzcab
Tel. (997) 975 0103
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