Hacienda Ticum is a faithfully and fabulously refurbished hacienda from the Spanish colonial era on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
This remodelled early 19th century hacienda is a charming, atmospheric property drenched in tropical foliage, a short drive from the city of Mérida. It exudes references to its prestigious colonial history and is set in parkland, with just ten guest rooms.
Choose between four whitewashed thatched Mayan cottages, flanking a large outdoor swimming pool (one of two), and deluxe rooms and suites, all with private terrace. Each of the huge rooms is romantically appointed with king sized bed, polished flooring, distressed vintage wooden and wrought iron furniture.
Vibrant Mexican golds and russets are greatly in evidence in the cosy décor while at the same time the high ceilings and al fresco public areas create a feeling of cool luxury. The property has its own restaurant.
What our clients say
Highlights: San Cristobal was lovely. Chichen Itza was very impressive. Merida was fun in the evenings.AC, West Byfleet
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
Enjoyed the fact that the cenotes we visited were far from the tourist circuit and had not been turned into themed experiences.SR, Borehamwood
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
Most Memorable Moment: Street dancing and music in Merida, what a lively city!MS, Cambridge
Uxmal and Kabah: Much quieter than Chichen Itza but therefore more enjoyable.JF Bishops
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