Price Band: $$$
Tags: Hacienda, secluded, sightseeing, experience
Price Band: $$$
Tags: Hacienda, secluded, sightseeing, experience
In a nutshell:
Luxury hacienda hotel with a rural location near to the walled city of Campeche and the Mayan ruins at Edzna. Rooms and suites are housed in the original hacienda buildings and the estate includes a spectacular ruined chapel and an inviting swimming pool surrounded by ancient walls.
Each of the twelve guest suites at Hacienda Uayamon has a role in the history of the hacienda; the ten Colonial Suites were originally the houses of the highest ranking employees and the two Deluxe suites are housed in the former hospital. It’s no surprise then that guests at the hotel can feel the spirit of times gone by in the sumptuous quarters, despite the addition of remote controlled air-conditioning and satellite TV.
The fact that some of the structures have been left in ruins only serves to fuel the imagination further. Evenings at Hacienda Uayamon, when the pathways and the steps to each Colonial Villa or Suite are lit by candles, are pure magic.
The hacienda is a perfect location for a secluded and intimate honeymoon, but is also an excellent base for sightseeing.
Campeche state has many treasures and is far enough from the tourist trail to offer rewards to even the most adventurous of travelers. From seafood dinners in the walled city of Campeche to the mysterious Mayan burial grounds on the island of Jaina, this is an area well worth exploring.
Some of the most remote and intriguing Mayan ruins such as Calakmul and Xpuhil can be visited on a day tour from Hacienda Uayamon and excellent guides are available.
Uayamon’s ten Colonial Suites are individual houses on a tree lined road, originally built for the elite of the hacienda staff in the 19th century. Each Colonial Suite has a spacious air-conditioned bedroom with writing desk and satellite TV, a large bathroom and a terrace overlooking the jungle gardens. High beamed ceilings and mahogany furniture echo the opulence of the hacienda’s apogee.
Colonial Suites 5 and 6 are adjoining and share a pretty gated entrance. These two villas would be ideal for a family group (Colonial Suite 5 has two double beds and Colonial Suite 6 has a king bed). Room 6 also has one of the most private gardens, along with room 4 (king bed) and rooms 1 to 3 (twin beds).
Nine of the ten Colonial Suites feature a comfortable outdoor daybed in an Asian style gazebo; the other (room #3) has a terrace adjoining a small cave!
The two Deluxe suites are housed in a former hospital and are slightly larger accommodations featuring extra amenities such as a CD player. Their gardens are particularly romantic, each with a stone plunge pool and daybed, and are fairly private.
Summary of room facilities
Air-conditioning, ceiling fan, hairdryer, minibar, iPod docking station, wireless internet access usually available.
King bed or two double beds, terrace with daybed, casita style, 592 sq. ft.
King bed, terrace with plunge pool and daybed, located in the former hospital of the hacienda, 699 sq. ft.
These little houses offer the perfect combination of historic charm and modern convenience. The spacious bedroom is naturally cool due to the shuttered windows and high ceilings, but remote controlled air-conditioning and ceiling fans have also been installed. A hammock is provided for those who prefer to sleep in the traditional Mayan way and every room is equipped with a satellite TV and a minibar.
Each Colonial Suite features a spacious bathroom that also serves as a dressing room. Shuttered doors provide easy access to the private gardens, and the same jungle views can be enjoyed from the large deep tub. These bathrooms also include a large walk-in shower and a double vanity unit.
Nine of the ten Colonial Suite feature a comfortable daybed that’s perfect for shady afternoon siestas or relaxing with a good book. The remaining Colonial Villa (#3) has a very private terrace located next to an impressive cave!
The two Deluxe Suites are located in an imposing building that was formerly a charity hospital on the Hacienda estate. They are just a short walk from the main restaurant and reception and also from the Colonial Suites.
Each spacious suite features a king size bed and a sitting area. The interiors are a little larger than the Colonial Suites and are full of character and charm, with high beamed ceilings and double doors opening onto private gardens. These are very tranquil and romantic accommodations, well equipped with a compact disc player, minibar and satellite TV for blissful relaxation after a day’s sightseeing.
The oversized bathrooms feature twin vanities and a large walk-in shower. Both Deluxe Suites have outdoor plunge pools rather than tubs in the bathroom.
Each Deluxe Suite has a private garden with an enticing outdoor plunge pool. There are sunny and shady areas, with a sumptuous roofed daybed providing a comfortable spot for snoozing or reading and equipped with lighting for the balmy evenings. Both Deluxe Suites have fairly secluded gardens – they are divided by a small hedge but are not overlooked by any of the Colonial Suites.
The main restaurant at Uayamon is located in the grandest building of the Hacienda in an area that was formerly a favorite resting place of the owner orpatron. It overlooks the gardens, and tables are usually arranged on the terraces for al fresco dining in the evenings, and for sunny breakfasts. The interior of the restaurant is fan cooled for comfort during the sultry afternoons.
The restaurant serves a variety of Mexican and International dishes from 7:00am to 11:00pm. Room service is available throughout these hours, and guests can also choose to dine in special locations around the Hacienda gardens.
The nearest airport is Campeche (about 15 miles away) and the journey to the hacienda takes about 30 minutes by road. The hacienda has a remote and tranquil location and is not accessible by public transport. Taxi drivers may not be familiar with the location, so we recommend using the hotel’s transfers or driving to the hotel with good directions.
Merida airport is about 120 miles / 2.15 hours away by road.
From Campeche airport:
Leave the airport and turn left on Avenida Heroes de Nacozari.
At the end of this road turn left taking the road to Merida.
You will pass a rail track and at 200 meters you will see a sign for the Hacienda
When you get to the sign turn right (this road takes you to the archaeological site of Edzna and Uayamon)
At 15 km. you will see a large sign for the Hacienda.
Keep going and after 8 km you will see another sign in front of a large Ceiba tree. This is the entrance to the Hacienda.
From Merida airport:Leave the airport and turn left.
After about 2 kilometers you will see a bridge, take the bridge and turn right, taking the Campeche exit.
Before you see the sign marking the entry to the state of Campeche you will see the Koben village, with many handcraft shops.
10 km from Koben, you will see a gas station on your right. Keep going on this road.
Approaching Campeche, turn left at km 13 and you will see a sign indicating the way to the archaeological zone of Edzna, and another sign saying “18 km to the Hacienda Uayamon”.
After 10 km you will see another sign for the Hacienda, turn right.
You will then see another sign saying “8 km to the Hacienda Uayamon”.
After the 8 km, you will see a sign for the Hacienda in front of a large Ceiba tree. This is the entrance to the Hacienda.