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Hacienda Santa Rosa

  • Hacienda Santa Rosa
  • Hacienda Santa Rosa
  • Hacienda Santa Rosa
  • Hacienda Santa Rosa
  • Hacienda Santa Rosa
  • Hacienda Santa Rosa
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Santa Rosa is a first class, beautifully restored hacienda offering luxury countryside accommodation within easy reach of Mérida and Celestún.

This romantic restored colonial Hacienda Santa Rosa in the western part of the Yucatán Peninsula shelters behind huge gates on the edge of a small village.

 During the colonial period this was a cattle ranch, before switching to specialise in the production of dye-wood. Abandoned, it fell into disrepair until the 17th century buildings were converted into blissful luxury accommodation, with vast guest rooms featuring lofty ceilings, gleaming tiled floors and polished antique furniture.

Tropical foliage spills over retained walls and stone pools in a much-loved landscaped garden of flowering plants and orchards. There’s a gorgeous pool and an al fresco restaurant under the arches of the main house and a candle-lit library.

Many of the original features have been incorporated into the design, and with the understated décor a rustic-chic effect is created; but there is no denying that the property also evokes the affluence of the old days. 

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What our clients say

  • Highlights:- We liked the variety of our trip -  ancient Mayan ruins, real Mexican towns and people, and beautiful beaches. It was wonderful to access Chichen Itza from the grounds…

    PR, Brentwood
  • Uxmal and Kabah archaeological sites, Mexico City Very enjoyable, despite the tropical rain storm. Our guide was excellent. 

    DC Nottingham
  • Most memorable experience?: It's impossible to pick any individual aspect; but a number of experiences stood out: the visit to the "voodoo" church at St Juan Chamula (extraordinary and unexpected),…

    AR Gospel Oak
  • Uxmal and Kabah: Much quieter than Chichen Itza but therefore more enjoyable.

    JF Bishops
  • Most memorable experience: “Difficult to single out any particular aspect. The holiday was an excellent blend of history and culture, along with a final day to relax on the coast.…

    SR Borehamwood
  • "Uxmal - I loved everything about that day trip, the company of Raul, we learned a lot about Mexico with him, the food as he took us to a nice…

    AS, Chiswick
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Our Expert's Opinion

While other restored aristocratic haciendas are quite isolated in the Yucatan countryside, Santa Rosa, a Starwood Luxury Collection property, has a modern day village right outside its doors, which gives you an insight into Mexican rural life. It is also very convenient for visits to the nature reserves of Celestun on the western coast of theu Yucatan peninsula.

Carrie
Carrie Gallagher Travel Expert A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

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