In the southeast of México,
surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Caribbean and the
Gulf of México, lies the Peninsula of the Yucatán, where the
great Mayan culture once flourished amidst tropical forests.
A 35 minute drive from the International Airport of Mérida,
the state capital, lays Hacienda Temozón Sur.
Temozón, a superb residence in the heart of the Yucatán
Peninsula recreates the belle époque of the Mexican
southeast. The 28 rooms and suites are conditioned with
exquisite details and located in the main 16th century
building, surrounded by beautiful gardens.
We invite you to evoke the splendor of past eras, developed
in the luxurious amenities and services expected of a
five-star hotel. Learn about the history, their role in the
social context of this ever evolving land, the rich
juxtaposition of the ancient and modern cultures. Delight in
the flavors of their cuisine, the architectural heritage of
their rooms and the archeological zones, colonial villages
and the natural reserves that surround The Hacienda.
• 1655 - During this period Temozón Sur was known as
an "estancia" and belonged to Don Diego de Mendoza. The
Montejo Family was ancestors of the Mendoza Family and
Francisco de Montejo was the conqueror of the Yucatán
Peninsula and founder of Mérida.
• 1680 - Due to the continuous purchase of
surrounding land around the property local from the
population of Abalá, Temozón Sur became one of the most
important live stock estancias in the area into the first
half of the 18th century.
The Hacienda Temozón is
located on the Yucatán Peninsula, 38 kilometers from Mérida
International Airport. Hidden in a zone whose cultural
wealth is comparable only with its natural attractions, The
Hacienda Temozón offers not only an ideal place for resting,
but also the possibility of visiting fascinating Maya ruins,
colonial convents and crystalline cenotes.
Rooms and suites are
located in the original buildings that have been fully
restored and adapted to the hotel needs. Most rooms have the
name of the original use: Pharmacy, school, pay-house, etc.
All suites features 18-foot ceilings with inside exposed
beams and rafters, narrow, 10-foot-high, wooden double
doors; massive iron beds and cabinets made of dark tropical
hardwoods, cool tile floors and large bulbous pegs set into
the stone walls for hanging the woven cotton hammocks, for
is famous, to allow their guests to sleep in the Mayan
exterior plunge pool in all the suites
Private terrace or
garden in all suites and some of the superior
One king or two
Desk (all suites and
some superior rooms)
Wood closets (at
least two in each room)
High speed Internet
in all guestrooms
Air conditioned and
and daily change of amenities
Mini sound system
with CD (Mayan Villas)
In addition and according to
category the rooms present the following features:
• Superior rooms: Most of these rooms are cabaña
style, sharing a central garden/patio with a large plunge
pool, two rooms count with bathtub.
• Junior Suites: One bedroom suite, large bathroom
and a large terrace with plunge pool and a view to the
• Deluxe Suites: Very spacious suite with a living
room, a large bathroom and with a very ample terrace with
plunge pool and a view to the gardens.
• Presidential Suite "Casa del Patron": Ex bedroom of
Hacienda owners and now the Master Suite consisting out of a
living room, a very extensive bedroom and a spectacular
bathroom with a bathtub made of Ticul stone, ample garden
with a private swimming pool (the old cistern of The
Hacienda) and beautiful teak garden furniture to take sun
and enjoy your privacy.
Mini tour through
backgammon, cards, etc.)
and fruit platter at arrival
assistance to prepare your personalized "A la
with hand towels, Kleenex and repellent
AVAILABLE AT EXTRA COST:
Tours to the
archeological sites with driver and/or bilingual
(massages, facials, body treatments and
Romantic dinner in
the gardens of The Hacienda
Private trip by mule
cart to cenote "Xaca Mucuhi"
Surrounded by major
archeological zones and colonial villages (Uxmal,
Mayapán to the lesser known sides of
natural reserves (the rare Pink Flamingos in
the cenotes or sink holes and
The Caves of
or Calcehtok, The
Hacienda is the perfect place for cultural trips.
The Hacienda is also the perfect place for activities with
tennis court, mountain bikes and horses available, trekking
and hiking tours can be organized. For relaxation, use the
SPA or just relax for a while at the edge of the beautifully
designed and very well located swimming pool.
If you wish to see The Hacienda Temozón as in the old times,
they will take you on a small tour on The Hacienda grounds
in a small train which is pulled by a donkey or a mule,
visiting the orange fields and a cenote nearby.
WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS:
Weddings and Honeymoons
at The Haciendas are simply a unique experience that lasts
The Haciendas have the idyllic wedding venue. Large gardens,
the old machine room and the natural surroundings for their
backdrop, are the ideal design for weddings and other
events. With luxurious accommodations, facilities and
amenities for guests, The Haciendas are a totally different
and unique alternative for a wedding venue.
After the first contact with their staff, who will provide
you all possible help to make this an extraordinary
experience, the magic landscape of The Hacienda, the
friendly staff and the relaxing atmosphere, you will have
enough reasons to choose The Haciendas as the perfect place
for your wedding. Each wedding is tailor-made to suit the
groom and bride needs and expectations. Their staff is
highly experienced on catering and planning.
WEDDING SERVICES ARRANGED BY THE HACIENDAS:
photography, printed itinerary and floral arrangements; plus
organization of day trips for participants.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A LEGAL CIVIL CEREMONY WITH A MEXICAN
Birth certificates, blood
test done in
(max. 15 days prior to wedding) and Visa (Tourist Card) you
receive upon entering México. (Note: For a legal wedding
which is also recognized in the United States and Canada
there can be no exceptions in these requirements.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR A RELIGIOUS CEREMONY:
baptism certificates and a letter to the Arch Bishop of
Mérida from your church’s minister giving permission and
blessing. (Note: Original documents should be with the local
Mexican church minister at least two months before the
The relaxation, culture,
magic, friendliness and beautiful landscapes of Temozón,
puts it into the favorite places for honeymooners. The
exquisite rooms together with our SPA services and food
selections make of Hacienda an extraordinary experience.
Special dinner can also be arranged in the comfort of the
room and also at most of the areas of The Hacienda. Just
imagine your romantic dinner served in a perfect hideaway
were the grounds are lit by twinkling candles and the only
noise you can hear, is the sound of the more than 50 species
of birds that live on the property or the romantic tunes
played by a well known "Trio" or "Trobador."
BÉ THE SPA OF THE HACIENDAS:
Surrounded by dense
tropical jungle and exotic wildlife this secluded and
beautifully restored Hacienda is possibly the most intimate
and exclusive atmosphere where guests are invited to
distance themselves from the outside world.
The term "Hol Bé" comes from the Mayan language and
translates as "Open Way or Opening the Way in the forest"
which sets the mood for the unique calming experience within
the SPA. Helping to preserve the ancient Mayan healing
practices of the Yucatán Peninsula, a select group of the
local Mayan therapists have been carefully chosen to provide
the special treatments and services offered in the SPA.
Several of the therapist’s ancestors were authentic Mayan "Sobadores"
or so called "bone healers" and throughout generations
handed down techniques and treatments only found in the
Mayan world. Their hands and magical restorative spirit help
to restore health, energy and beauty in a holistic ambience.
Dedicated to pampering guests in a restful retreat in
harmony with nature, The Spas at The Haciendas are based on
"high-touch, low tech" concept that celebrates the human
touch and use of natural, often indigenous, spa products.
Maya plan: Two
energetic Mayan massages of 50 minutes.
A therapy that surrounds your body with seaweed rich in olio
elements that help to clean your body from toxins and relax
and also revitalizes your skin. During this treatment you
receive a relaxing head massage. The therapy ends with the
application of a hydrating cream with a light massage of the
massage: A combination of several Mayan techniques,
including a Mayan prayer of health and well-being that
harmonizes your vital energy with the universal energy in a
mystic ritual achieving a deep relaxation, peace and health
in your body, mind and spirit.
Relaxing massage that releases tension and muscular pain in
your neck, shoulders and back.
scrub: A superb treatment beginning with a deep body
scrub of botanical salts combined with aroma therapeutic
essence oils that will help remove dead skin cells,
stimulating circulation and leaving your skin with a healthy
glow. This treatment finishes with the application of a
hydrating body cream.
"Zazil Ha" plan, an
ancient Maya energizing treatment starting with a relaxing
foot massage and continuing with an exfoliating treatment
using totally natural ingredients derived from flowers and
honey. The entire body is vigorously massaged to remove dead
skin cells. This is followed by an invigorating shower, a
rub to detoxify your skin and is finished with a soft and
relaxing massage with moisturizing oils. This full body
treatment lasts for 125 minutes.
The culinary delights of
a typical Yucatecan kitchen come from a mouth watering
mixture of European and Mexican flavors (Mestizo Cuisine). A
bit of history will explain this strong European influence.
Once upon a time the Yucatecan Peninsula was considered to
be too far away and too difficult to reach from the rest of
México. Mountainous terrain and very poor roads kept the
peninsula isolated. Having ports with commercial and
cultural contacts with Europe, (especially France), New
Orleans, Cuba and Arab immigrants, the Yucatecans were
easily influenced by many aspects of these countries and
cultures, such as dress, architecture and cooking, which
explains why there is a lot of European flare in its
Much of the ingredients used in the menu is organic and
comes from the gardens of Hacienda Temozón or any of the
other Haciendas of the group. Fresh-baked bread is “made at
The Hacienda” and the fresh fish comes from the different
coastal villages you can find at the coast of the state of
Ingredients first used by the Maya include corn, beans,
tomatoes, chiles, squash, chaya (a Spinach-like plant),
avocado and achiote (annatto). The Spaniards introduced
citrus fruit-limes and Seville oranges feature in many
dishes, chicken, beef, dairy products, coriander, garlic,
olives, oregano and rice. Pork, chicken and turkey are
widely used in Yucatecan recipes, usually in conjunction
with recados, which may contain achiote, Seville orange
juice, pepper and chiles.
The Hacienda Temozón features the "Casa Principal"
Restaurant, overlooking the breathtaking main gardens, the
swimming pool and the old factory buildings. The menu
proposes a blend of regional and international cuisine. With
our master chef, Orlando Euan, leading the charge, he will
show you how to fully grasp the gravity of this emblematic
cuisine. He elides nothing offering all his secrets and your
culinary knowledge and skills will blossom under his
guidance. Orlando's cuisine will melt in your hearts.
Once you arrive at The Hacienda do not forget to ask your
host for their "Romantic Dinner" arrangements, just imagine
your dinner for two served in a perfect hideaway were the
grounds are lit by twinkling candles and the only noise you
can hear is the sound of the more than 50 species of birds
that live on the property. They can also take care of
regional romantic music arrangements, the well known "Trio"
or "Trobador," just for the two of you.
Imagine a uniquely
creative event. From an elegant dinner with twinkling
candles and torches in the old machine room to a dinner in
the middle of a Mayan Community held in the magnificent main
gardens of The Hacienda.
Add their sales executive with the imagination and
innovation to ensure the event exceeds all expectations.
People who can collaborate with you in planning the ideal
Then picture all this in the luxurious surroundings of one
of The Haciendas in the Yucatán Peninsula, México. Each a
prime location with its own distinctive style, offering a
wide range of ideas for your special events and incentive
travel. A colonial city or a historical resort, the choice
is yours. And with every Hacienda from
Hacienda San José Cholul
in Yucatán to Hacienda Puerta Campeche in the city of
you are guaranteed superb Luxury Collection standards of
At The Haciendas the range of ideas and the variety of
locations means every event taste can be catered for.
We believe that you deserve much more than just another
ordinary event. So you can be sure that whichever Hacienda
you choose, with whatever extraordinary event you ask us to
stage, your stay will be characterized by just that little
bit extra. Extra creativity, extra professionalism, extra
enthusiasm. All in true The Haciendas style.
The Henequén Haciendas
were subjects of complex disputes over ownership. Over time,
they were broken up and gradually abandoned, leaving many of
the families of The Hacienda communities who depended for so
many years on the "green gold" economy, without work. The
result was a high rate of unemployment leaving the following
generations without a chance for a better future in the
rural area of the
One of the most note-worthy aspects around the
reconstruction and opening of The Haciendas as hotels was
the social implications of hiring and training of local
workers, first in the construction work and later on in
hotel positions. These were permanent positions offering
better conditions than other employment in the area and gave
concrete opportunities for advancement for the inhabitants.
Currently 90 per cent of the employees working at The
Hacienda Temozón are inhabitants from the village of Temozón
Sur or one of the other villages nearby. Another interesting
fact is that the majority of the employees are descendents
or relatives of the people who worked at The Hacienda
Temozón during the Henequén period.
The revitalization of The Hacienda has also resulted in the
development of a series of social projects. The main purpose
of these projects was to create new activities for the local
inhabitants that for different reasons were not able to work
in the hotel. These projects were primarily focused on the
rich cultural traditions that can still be found in most of
the Mayan communities in the peninsula such as handicrafts
and other manual arts.
The inhabitants of the village who volunteered to
participate in the project were not only trained in
producing goods, but were encouraged to use regional natural
elements and traditional methods. They also received support
with the construction of their workshops from the foundation
that started the project. The majority of their produce is
purchased by The Hacienda for different purposes such as
turn down gifts, amenities for the bathroom and items to
sell to guests in The Hacienda store. In the village of
Temozón you can find workshops where they work with Henequén
or Sisal fibers, broidery, cow horn and the sowing of
traditional dresses called huipiles. In Hacienda Ochil,
located ten minutes from Temozón Sur, you can find goods
made from silver, henequén or sisal fibers, wood and stone
carvings. The workshops in Temozón are beside the village
schools and shops and the villagers and guests of The
Haciendas mix in a very interesting and unique way.
Another very important initiative completed early in 2004
was the employment and training of local inhabitants of
Temozón Sur to become therapists in the Spa of The Hacienda
Temozón, several of them with ancestors who were authentic
Mayan "sobadoras" or "bone healers." Again, this was a way
of creating opportunities for locals, especially women, who
would never have had the chance to do this type of work and
earn a living.
The foundation that today is responsible for the
coordination, financing and supervision of all the social
projects in the community of Temozón Sur is called "Fundación
Haciendas del Mundo Maya".
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