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OLD-WORLD SOPHISTICATION

Beautiful suites with old-world feel await guests who want to be transported back to the glamour of yesteryears. You deserve nothing less than spacious dwellings adorned with big beds with plush sheets, carefully-selected antique pieces, and modern amenities. Enjoy the conveniences of free Wi-Fi internet, flat-screen TV with cable, room service, and daily housekeeping. Each suite has a private bathroom equipped with bathrobe, slippers, and hand-crafted soap and shampoo.
FIVE-STAR PAMPERING

We provide five-star service that will satisfy even the most discriminating of guests. Whether you’re staying for business or leisure, you will find our facilities and services more than satisfactory. Our front desk is ready to help you 24/7 and we have a concierge to tend to your special concerns. We have an outdoor pool, restaurant, bar/lounge, spa services, and meeting rooms that you can use during your stay. We also have shuttle services that can you to and from the airport.
IN THE HEART OF VIBRANT MERIDA

Convenience is a must of an enjoyable stay and our splendid location guarantees that. Just 10 minutes or less away from the places that matter in Merida, discovering the best of this vibrant city is an easy affair. Visit the Montejo House, Plaza Grande, and the museum by foot. For farther destinations, we can arrange transportation for your use.

The wonderful Ruta puuc in Yucatan



A fantastic way to reconnect with the history and culture of Mexico is along the Ruta Puuc, a string of five well-preserved Maya archaeological sites just a day-trip south of Mérida in the southern state of Yucatán. Visitors can connect with the spirit and pathos of the Mayan peoplewith an intimacy and immediacy that is lost in the bigger and more-trafficked Maya sites of the region, like Chichén Itzá and Tulum.

To begin your adventure, head south from Mérida via Route 18, where you will hit the first of the Puuc sites, Labná. This is a rolling scrubland, and in fact, the word Puuc comes from the Maya word for hill. Archaeologists also use the term to describe the region’s unique architecture. The “V-shaped” corbelled arches like the one you will see at Labná are one of the architectural highlights of the region. Also worth noting are the ornate facades, amazing masks, delicate figures and intricate designs that adorn many of the buildings. Strap a gargoyle on the corner and you would think you were in baroque Europe.

Next up on your journey is the small site of Xlapak. At Xlapak, check out the site’s main attraction, El Palacio. With more than 90 rooms, this palace is impressive for its size alone. Continue on to Sayil, where you will find a pyramid with a delicate roof-comb not unlike the ones you will find in the larger Maya sites of Calakmul and Palenque south from here. Remember that while these sites are a drab limestone grey today, history was never in black and white, and in fact, most historians say the buildings were painted in brilliant reds, blues and whites.

Kabah is the next site along the route. Here you can travel along an ancient Maya road, known as a sacbé, to the Palacio de los Mascarones, where you can marvel at a broad collection of some 300 masks dedicated to Chac, the rain god. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for Mot-Mot birds, iguanas and other wildlife. Modern-day Maya still live in the region, and stopping to chat about the local flora and fauna is always a welcome break.

To finish the tour, head to the large site of Uxmal. This impressive collection of pyramids, galleries, plazas and palaces flourished during the Late Classic Period of Mayan history (600 to 900AD). The site is nearly five times as big as any of the other sites along the Ruta Puuc, and comes with all the tourist trappings you would expect (including a laser light show). You will definitely want to spend an hour or two here, but you will probably miss the quite solitude and cosmic connections to be had in the other sites along the Ruta Puuc.




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