Luxury haciendas, picturesque villages with luxurious bungalows at the edge of the sea… you’re in Yucatan and you’ll have everything you need to relax and have an unforgettable holiday as you wander through the streets and the picturesque landscapes. You will experience the rich culture and the omnipresent folklore. The cantinas in the traditional markets will welcome you, and you can discover the local specialties, rich in colors and flavors. The height of luxury: the chance to take private helicopter trips directly to the Mayan pyramids, which is a special experience and far from the crowds!
The charm of life in a luxury hacienda
Hacienda Temozon is a 17th century building, restored and transformed into a luxury hotel.
With its peaceful gardens, swimming pool and impressive private cenote, it offers a real luxury experience. You can also experience traditional Mayan relaxation rituals at the spa, before sitting down to taste delicious local cuisine (for example: fresh grouper with mango sauce, served with couscous and black sesame seeds) in the restaurant, on the terrace or in the huge gardens. Most of the ingredients are organic and grown in the hotel’s own gardens. The oven-fresh bread is baked at the hacienda and the fishermen from the surrounding villages bring their catches to the hotel every day.
The mysteries of the Maya
Uxmal is one of the most beautiful and complex sites at Yucatan, famous for its architecture and sculptures. The impressive landscape, accompanied by the explanations of a special guide, brings the ruins to life in front of your very eyes and is a unique method of learning.
After a short hike, a delicious picnic awaits hikers in the ruins of the chapel of a private hacienda (only open to a select few) for a private, luxury experience far from the crowds.
Dive Into Nature
The nature reserve at Celestun 9located next to the Yucatan golf course) is fascinating. A barge brings you up to the estuary and the mangroves bordering the river, bringing you face-to-face with pink flamingos and dozens of other bird species. After a dip in the natural spring, visit the town of Celestun, an authentic fishing village frozen in time.
To relax, head to Hacienda Uayamon, southeast of the town of Campeche. Horse rides departing from the hacienda can be organized, as well as expeditions to discover the numerous relics with an archaeologist specialized in Mayan civilization. Finally, to relax after a long trip what’s better than having a massage outside or in the hacienda’s magnificent spa under the skilled hands of the expert massage therapists who use natural products produced from local plants.
This place is steeped in history and the façade of its chapel remains unchanged. The swimming pool is a perfect illustration of this, as it is located inside the stone walls of the original building. In the bedrooms the hammocks are woven from typical Yucatan cotton. You can really feel a connection with nature. The restaurant’s chef, Juan Carlos Sanchez, skillfully blends amazing Campeche specialties with European flavors.
This fascinating town was constructed on top of Mayan ruins. Over the centuries it has been a major post in Mexico and was often targeted by pirates. That explains the enormous wall, parts of which are still standing. Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, Campeche is home to museums, magnificent churches and colorful colonial-era buildings.
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