Hacienda Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza, Mexico
Superior Haciendas

The Hacienda Chichen Itza is one of the most famous hotels in the Yucatan and staying there is a uniquely rewarding experience.

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The original hacienda dates back to 1523, making it one of the oldest in the Yucatan. However, with the collapse of the sisal trade, and a growing interest in Mayan history, the hacienda was purchased by Edward Thompson, a US Vice Consul, who invited the Carnegie Institute to establish its first Maya Archaeological head-quarters there in 1923.

The cottages that today provide guest accommodation were originally built to house archaeologists. So, not only is it possible to walk from the hacienda to the ruins, the hotel even has its own entrance to the site.

Aside from the original main hacienda, and a series of other historic buildings such as the beautiful old chapel, one of the other great attractions of the Hacienda Chichen Itza are its beautiful gardens and Wildlife Sanctuary which spread out over 20 acres.

As part of its commitment to the endemic flora of the area the property also boasts the wonderful Yaxkin Spa which makes use of medicinal plants grown in the garden as well as reflecting traditional Mayan customs.

For those guests who just wish to relax with a good book, there is also a sizeable swimming pool within the gardens.

In total there are just 28 rooms at the hotel and, although not as luxurious as some other haciendas, they are all spacious, individual and tastefully decorated.

Location

Walking distance to the world-famous Chichen Itza ruins

Hacienda Chichen Resort, Chichén Itzá, Yucatan, Mexico

Best:

It’s hard to beat this hotel for its combination of location and character


Err:

The rooms perhaps lack the wow factor that some guests are expecting


At A Glance

    Food & Drink Food & Drink

  • — Bar
  • — Restaurant

    Features Features

  • — Swimming pool
  • — Spa
  • — Direct access to Mayan ruins

    Rooms Rooms

  • — 28 rooms in total
  • — Choice of room category

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