Located in the woodlands of Yucatan's Puuc County is Hacienda Uxmal, an enclave of old fashioned hospitality and quiet good taste. Sharing pride in its signification location situated at an ancient ceremonial center for which it named, Hacienda Uxmal offers the comforts of home in a setting as lovely as it is historic.
Step into the intimate, service-oriented ambiance that has attracted world leaders and European royalty ever since the hotel's inauguration 50 years ago. Past guests include Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip of Great Britain, the Shah of Iran, Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco, King Umberto II of Italy, Henry Kissinger and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
The hotel generates an air of understated luxury inspired by the hacienda nobility of a century past. Hand-painted tile, masonry sculpted by artists and the generous use of the regional hardwoods set the tone. The grounds are impeccably kept and perfumed with the flora of tropical Yucatan.
Hacienda Uxmal has an elegant, gourmet restaurant serving genuine Yucatecan cuisine and a range of seafood and other international favorites, in addition to a poolside grill. True Yucatecan cooking is a far cry from the tamales and tostadas of central and northern Mexico. Regional cooks are adept at blending exotic spices and fond of traditional Maya cooking techniques. Guests are invariably delighted with the results. The kitchen staff members at Hacienda Uxmal show guests how they prepare Yucatecan dishes in regular culinary demonstrations.
The terrace bar is the ideal spot for drinks and conversation at dusk, after a day at the Mayan temples, or in the evening, under the stars. A guitar trio provides nightly entertainment in both the restaurant and the bar.
Other amenities include a gift shop, pool, several small meeting rooms and a walking/jogging trail that winds through a botanical garden of native flora.
Both wings of the two-story Hacienda, with its graceful columns and wide arches, overlook an open courtyard. All accommodations are beautifully appointed and equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fans, tiled baths and satellite TV. There are 80 rooms and two suites in the two-story Hacienda, full of rich history and tranquility.
from the moment you visit the beautiful Natural Spa located on the property, a warm welcome and sensitive staff of professionals assure you that you have come to the right place. This is the place to be pampered and rejuvenated, where you will find soothing treatments and thoughtful service. The Natural Spa has a distinctive Spa Services Menu that offers just the right treat for every personal taste. Committed to enhancing the lives of guests through beauty, harmony and well-being, guests are invited to take a look at the possibilities and experience the service, sophistication and serenity at the heart of Uxmal.
This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).