Catch The Flavor Of The Yucatan Lifestyle: 10 Amazing Places To Stay - Updated 2022

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Saptami
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In ancient times, the Yucatan region was set apart from the rest of Mexico, because of its mountains and so, for a long time, it preserved its ancient Mayan civilization, at its heart. After it was conquered by the Spanish, flavors of Europe were mixed in with the Mayan culture. This state has an amazing variety of attractions, from Mayan ruins to the amazing coastal region and the historic cities.

Choosing where to stay can be difficult, as there is plenty to choose from. While you might want to choose a beachfront villa, the historic haciendas are there to give you the experience of traditional Mexico. Read on and discover where to stay in Yucatan region, Mexico, with ten amazing places to choose from, no matter what you are looking for!

1. A historic hacienda in the middle of the Mayan Yucatan (from 160 USD)

The most attractive feature of this hacienda is its amazing location. It is basically located in between Chichen Itza, Izamal, Cenotes, Valladolid, Mérida and the coast. The hacienda ensures your privacy, along with the convenience of visiting any Mayan attraction, city or beach. The Hacienda Kininche is a prime example of historic Mexican architecture, yet with all the modern facilities.

La Hacienda Kininche

Price: from 160 USD

Number of Guests: Maximum 14 people

2. The colonial heritage of the Hotel Meson del Marques (from USD 91)

Valladolid is one of the gateway cities of Chichen Itza and the Hotel Meson del Marques is one of the familiar hotels, located in the heart of the city of Valladolid. 17th-century colonial elegance is mixed with the modern facilities of this hotel. The open-air terrace is the best part of this accommodation, from where you can enjoy an amazing view of the city, over famous Mexican food and a glass of the finest wine.


Hotel Meson del Marques

Wifi Available

Address: Calle 39 No 203
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace

3. A historical budget option at Villa Merida (from USD 64)

A stay in a historic, listed building doesn’t have to be expensive. This colonial villa in downtown Merida is a restored mansion, which holds all the charm of a Mexican colonial building. One of the highlights of this villa is its large courtyard with a pool. There is also an outdoor pool, located in the middle of a garden. The large building allows the guests lots of space to enjoy the property and the best part is, it is very economical. In Villa Merida, you will have the chance to enjoy the finest Yucatan hospitality, in a budget-friendly manner.

Restored Mansion in the heart of Merida (Room 2)
Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
366 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ceiling fan and ac absolutely necessary in october
gorgeous colonial house with a terrific pool and lovely rooms
the common kitchen is extremely well equipped
beautiful rooms and stunning grounds
great bed go to local59 for a perfect breakfast
Cleanliness:
it was clean and well maintained
very clean the bed was super comfortable
the room was clean and well equipped
quiet clean and well-organized
bathroom is very very clean and all accommodation is even more beautiful than on pictures
Host:
the staff was cordial and helpful
our host patrick was delightful
patrick was around to offer advice and answer questions and was so kind and hospitable
patrick was a great host
the host was extremely helpful and i look forward to staying their again
Location:
great location and very well maintained colonial mansion
very beautiful colonial mansion on the main street
amazing villa conveniently located close to the historical centre
quiet and beautiful location
central square is about a 20 min walk or quick (and very easy and economical) uber ride away
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4. Living in Sac Nicté: A stay in a native Mayan village (from 69 USD)

A chance to explore Mayan culture firsthand is available to you at Sac Nicté, where you can stay in a Mayan village, along with native villagers. At Sac Nicté, you can stay in mud cottages, sleep in traditional hammocks and explore village life. Away from the crowds and noise of the city, this peaceful abode will definitely bring you closer to nature. The Mayan heritage stops of Mayapán and Acancéh are located nearby, so is the hidden, underground sacred lake, which is known as Cenote, in the Mayan language.

Sac Nicté

Price: from 69 USD

Number of Guests: 4

5. A modern beachfront villa in Chicxulub Pueblo (from 144 USD)

Along with its history and architecture, Yucatan province is also famous for its amazing beaches. The beachfront villas of the Yucatan give you the experience of staying along mostly private beaches. Chicxulub Pueblo is a small port town, located in the northern part of Yucatan province. This lavish, upscale, beachfront villa is perfect for a family holiday at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico. Along with its three bedrooms, it has a large, open-air space to enjoy the blue sea and sky. If you are feeling too lazy to go to the beach, enjoy the view of the sea from the outdoor pool.

Modern Beachfront Oasis

Price: from 144 USD

Number of Guests: 9

6. Enjoy this cozy and comfortable beach stay not far from Cancun and Progreso (from USD 225)

Near the busy tourist cities of Cancun and Progreso, Chuburna Puerto is a small fishing village, with beautiful beaches and a haven for bird lovers. This beachfront villa portrays Mexican architecture on one side, with private terraces to enjoy the sunset and a lavish pool on the other side. Along with a panoramic view of the beach and the sea, you can spend your whole day just listening to the sound of the crashing waves of the sea.

Private Oasis On The Beach
29 reviews  Wifi Available
House 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the yard is great for a crowd with plenty of seating a lovely sitting pool and a grill
the house was perfect for our family plenty of room well stocked kitchen linens etc
loved that kitchen was stocked and two huge coolers if needed
Cleanliness:
we enjoyed the property beautiful views clean house and very clean beach
all the kids loved playing in the pool in the back which was very clean
plenty of bedrooms and everything was very comfortable and clean and in good working order
Host:
the owner welcomed any questions we had
our property manager was so helpful
the property managers martie and veronica were awesome so helpful with anything we needed
she was friendly courteous and available during the week if we needed anything
Location:
the location of the house is wonderful right on the water on a quiet street between two small towns
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7. Explore the best of the Emerald Coast with a stay at Casa Chaka (from 123 USD)

The romantic side of the Emerald Coast is fully expressed in this modern beach hideaway. Casa Chaka is located next to white, sandy beaches and gives you a feeling of seclusion. The private pool of this villa is hidden from the world, by the surrounding trees and it gives an excellent view of the beach. The two storied building is cozy and comfortable, with the lots of surrounding space. Waking up in this villa is indeed an experience, with a view of the sea from its second story balcony.

Casa Chaka

Price: from 123 USD

Number of Guests: 6

8. The Lodge At Uxmal: Stay in the heart of another Mayan wonder (from USD 254)

Uxmal is another attraction full of Mayan splendor. The Lodge at Uxmal is a property belonging to the Mayaland Group of resorts and located within Uxmal Archaeological Park. The wooden cottages are located in the lap of tropical forest and the whole interior of this resort is designed with wood carvings and ethnic ceramics. Apart from enjoying the three outdoor pools, you can take a hike through the garden or just enjoy the view from the hammock on your private adjacent terrace. Along with a visit to the Mayan pyramids, you must visit the Choco-Story Chocolate Museum, just a two-minute walk from this resort.


The Lodge At Uxmal

Wifi Available

Address: Main Street 3
Accommodates: 6

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace

9. Another colonial villa: the Casita of Maison Azul, Merida (from USD 99)

The city of Merida is the capital and largest city of Yucatan and the Casita of Maison Azul is located in the historic quarter of the city. Luxurious and lavish, it ensures privacy to all its visitors. The colonial interior of the property gives you the feel of real colonial Mexico, but with all the modern amenities. This 100-year old property offers discreet bedrooms, a walled garden with a courtyard and an outdoor pool.

The Casita of Maison Azul
Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
390 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool is beautiful and the courtyard invites you to an outdoor breakfast
the fruit and breakfast supplies are a really nice touch and the pool is a dream
the kitchen was always stocked with fresh fruit yogurt coffee and milk for breakfast
well appointed communal kitchen cozy common areas and more local charm than you could ever dream of
the pool outstanding and the overall ambiance felt like living in a colonial style dream
Cleanliness:
everything else - the pool the cleanliness was perfect
it is beautiful clean and very refreshing
the casita is beautiful extremely clean and very comfortable
the place had everything you might need and very clean
quiet beautiful stylish and clean oasis in the middle of the merida
Host:
amazing home and great hosts
sherry was a great host
such a thoughtful host and a beautiful home
the extensive welcome packet was also extremely helpful
sherry was a great host helpful and very friendly
Location:
wonderful place in a central location
a good location and very safe neighborhood
central easy checkin very comfortable
perfect location close to everything and very safe
great location - could walk everywhere we wanted to go
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10. Get a taste of Mayan culture at the Lodge at Chichen Itza (from USD 243)

The Lodge at Chichen Itza is an upscale property, located very close to Chichen Itza. The Mayan style architecture of the lodge gives amazing insight into the culture, along with a private entrance to the famous Chichen Itza. The mud bungalows, inspired by Mayan casitas, are located amongst nature, in the lap of the landscaped gardens.

When you are not exploring the Mayan heritage, you can spend your precious time around its three outdoor pools. In the evening, don’t miss out on the Mayan Jarana folk dance.


The Lodge at Chichen Itza

Wifi Available

Address: Avenida Principal 2
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace

A diverse range of accommodation in the Yucatan...

Like its diverse variety of attractions, these accommodations can give you diverse experience. Staying in the coastal region can offer you a taste of the life around the Gulf of Mexico, whereas the stays near Mayan ruins offer you the chance to explore at a leisurely pace. Fix your itinerary according to your wishes and get a taste of Yucatan hospitality, firsthand.

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The main purpose of Saptami's life is to explore the unknown. After completing her MBA, she did not want to get into a 9-to-5 kind of job. Saptami wants to be free to be able to travel and explore...Read more

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