This magnificent property is one of few fully restored haciendas in the Yucatan Peninsula. There is a deep sense of history here near Mérida, the oldest colonial city in the Yucatan and a cultural destination in its own right. Daily activities at Hacienda Xcanatun include leisurely strolls through three acres of exotic gardens, just relaxing by the swimming pool, or adventure sight seeing tours to ancient Mayan ruins, magnificent colonial churches and plazas, and natural wonders like Yucatan's cenotes (natural freshwater wells used by the Maya) and nature reserves.
Great location for exploring Yucatan Hacienda Xcanatun is near Mérida and its many points of interest as well as Mayan archaeological sites. There are other colonial cities and Mayan towns to explore nearby. Xcanatun offers an excellent retreat and starting point for traveling the Mayan "Ruta Puuc" which includes the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Uxmal. There is also the "Convent Route" including numerous 17th century churches in little known townships and the massive convent at Izamal. The natural beauty of the "Emerald Coast" is to the west, including Celestun, Progreso and San Felipe. There is easy access to Hacienda Xcanatun from the international airports in Cancún and Mérida (Merida being much closer).
About the hacienda & suites Hacienda Xcanatun is a privately owned and operated small luxury hotel with 18 suites, personalized service and many modern amenities that are perfectly blended into the hacienda ambiance. All Master suites are luxuriously appointed and feature large sitting rooms furnished with antiques, and a large bedroom with a king size bed. Oversize bathrooms feature Jacuzzi tubs, shower, and two have hand carved coral stone tubs and waterfall. One Master suite is available with 2 double canopy beds, and wet-bar area within the separate sitting room. Private verandahs surrounded by tropical gardens. Four of the five Master suites are located in the old "casa principal" or main house. All have air conditioning, as well as overhead fans and mini bar. All nine suites have comfortable sitting areas in the English Colonial style, large bathrooms with vanity area, large private verandahs with Yucatecan hammocks, and a patio with an exterior Jacuzzi surrounded by tropical gardens. Four suites have king size beds, 3 have 2 singles that can be made up as king size beds, one with 2 double canopy beds, and one with a loft bedroom and king size bed. All room/suites have air conditioning, overhead fans and a mini bar. The four Superior rooms offer spacious bedrooms, 3 with king size beds, one with 2 double canopy beds; large bathrooms with tub or Jacuzzi and shower, and verandahs surrounded by tropical gardens. All have air conditioning as well as overhead fans and mini bar.
The restaurant Hacienda Xcanatun's unique "Casa de Piedra" Restaurant is a favorite of locals and guests alike, maintaining the tradition of the haciendas, where landlords feasted every day. This truly gourmet restaurant is a treat for the senses, offering Caribbean, Yucatecan and International dishes prepared in the French technique. Enjoy such specialties as Fresh Caribbean Ceviche with Habanero, Plantain Soup with Black Bean Garnish, Salmon wrapped in Swiss Chard with Orange Hollandaise, and Duck with a Xtabentun glaze. Also enjoy regional dishes such as "Queso Relleno", "Poc Chuc" and "Sopa de Lima". This restaurant is open to the public.