Thoroughly grand and atmospheric country mansion, originally a 16th century cattle ranch. The beautifully restored hotel offers 21st century luxury faithful to the historical context.
The most refined of a necklace of countryside retreats housed in restored colonial haciendas, Hacienda Temozón will really make you feel you have stepped back into history – and the illustrious history of the colonial aristocracy at that.
The cliché “lovingly restored” might have been invented for the way haciendas which had fallen into disrepair have been transformed into smart accommodation for visitors exploring the Mayan and colonial heritage of the Yucatán Peninsula. The remains of this 16th century estate, formerly a cattle ranch, have been particularly impressively transformed into a truly first-class choice.
You feel more like a guest at a large country house than a hotel. Neat palm-shaded lawns, a neoclassical, lap-length pool and a stately drive lead to the smart terracotta main building; they in turn are overlooked by the shaded al fresco restaurant on a grand terrace. Rooms are huge yet intimate, with towering ceilings and remnants of frescos and other antique features that reflect the ageing splendour of the original building.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Enjoyed the fact that the cenotes we visited were far from the tourist circuit and had not been turned into themed experiences.SR, Borehamwood
Uxmal and Kabah: Much quieter than Chichen Itza but therefore more enjoyable.JF Bishops
Highlights: San Cristobal was lovely. Chichen Itza was very impressive. Merida was fun in the evenings.AC, West Byfleet
Highlights: A day trip we took to Xel-ha where we swam with dolphins. Also, the visits to the main piramids, such as UxmalEP Royal Oak
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. We had time to explore on our own (important in the case of Chichen Itza where the timing of the guided tour on our arrival meant we were part of a vast circus of visitors).SR Borehamwood
Best experience: “Chichen Itza. That was the reason for making the trip and it lived up to its expectations. I also loved the snorkelling in Azumal. It was spectacular.TH Sweeden
Uxmal and Kabah archaeological sites, Mexico City Very enjoyable, despite the tropical rain storm. Our guide was excellent.DC Nottingham
"A highlight was the street dancing and music in Mérida, what a lively city!"Ms, Cambridge
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 of Mayaland Resort and get in there early and before it was too hot without any crowds. We loved swimming in Dzitnup Cenote.PR, Brentwood
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), the visit to the shrine of the Madonna of Guadalupe on the way to Teotihuacan in Mexico City (similar, and helped understand Mexican history), Palenque (the most beautiful and atmospheric of the pre-hispanic sites), and swimming in the three cenotes at Cuzama near Merida, which we arranged ourselves.AR Gospel Oak
"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 place but most of all he was able to understand that we were a kind of slow paced people and he gave us plenty time."AS, Chiswick
Most memorable experience: We stayed in varied and interesting places and learnt a lot about Mayan culture. The day out to Bonampak and Yaxchilan was outstanding. However, we also arranged 2 bird watching activities for ourselves and 2 further excursions to archaeological sites which we enjoyed arranging on the ground. Having the free time to improvise in this way was enjoyableAD, Reading
Most Memorable Moment: Street dancing and music in Merida, what a lively city!MS, Cambridge
Most memorable experience: The live music in Merida, Izmal, Edzna and Campeche.JS Winscombe
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Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
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Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
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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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Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.