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Exploring Mérida

Unveiling Hidden Gems at Hacienda Xcanatun, Angsana Heritage Collection

In the heart of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula lies the enchanting city of Mérida, a destination brimming with history, culture, and natural beauty. Lining every cobbled street are structures showcasing the best of colonial architecture, and restaurants proudly offering the finest of Yucatan cuisine. With a myriad of places to visit, things to do, and attractions to experience, Mérida offers an adventure for the senses. And, there’s no better place to start than with a luxurious stay at Hacienda Xcanatun, Angsana Heritage Collection. Strategically located, our hacienda ensures seamless access to Mérida's treasures, allowing you to navigate the city effortlessly.

Mérida: A Cultural Oasis

Founded by Spanish conquistadors in 1542, Mérida is a city steeped in colonial history. Every grand mansion, structure, and ancient ruin surrounding the city tells tales of conquest, trade, and tradition, as Merida was built on the ancient Mayan city known as T'ho, the birthplace of this rich culture.

This city is also fondly named The White City or La Ciudad Blanca because its buildings are predominantly made from white limestone, though locals often attribute the nickname to the cleanliness of the streets and the exceptional safety of the area.

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Journey to the Past

Mérida's rich heritage is reflected in its numerous iconic attractions. A leisurely stroll along Paseo de Montejo, for instance, transports you back in time. The exquisitely unique mansions that line the grand boulevard carry stories of a past that will leave a lasting impression. These stories speak of the city's rich culture and history.

Another bucket-list worthy activity is a tour of the world-renowned Mayan Ruins, where you can marvel at the beauty of its most famous archaeological sites—Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, and Dzibilchaltún.

If you’re in the mood for nature, take an excursion to the cenotes or natural sinkholes, where you can dive or snorkel to discover an enchanting underwater paradise. Just 20 minutes away from the hotel lies another gem worth exploring – Puerto Progreso, a charming coastal town known for its sandy beaches, seafood delights, and water adventures.

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Embark on a Culinary Adventure

If Mérida’s history is not enough to captivate your senses, its mouthwatering Yucatan cuisine certainly will. A crowd favourite is their slow-roasted pork marinated in achiote paste, citrus juices, and spices, known as Cochinita Pibil. At Hacienda Xcanatun, you can take a sneak peek at the Cochinita-making process as their oven sits in the centre of the hacienda.

A trip to Mexico is not complete without having your fill of tortillas. From panuchos and salbutes to papadzules, delight your taste buds with various fillings and toppings that promise a symphony of flavours. Indulge in these culinary delights at one of Mérida's many charming restaurants, or savour them on the go with food stalls peppered around the city.

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Embrace Timeless Comfort

After a long day of exploration, you'll want to retreat to a calm oasis, and there is no better place than Hacienda Xcanatun. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the hacienda is a tranquil paradise. Indulge in world-class amenities such as luxurious spa treatments and gourmet dining experiences.

Restored to its 18th-century grandeur, our Yucatan-inspired suites seamlessly blend the charm of the past and the present. Furnished to mimic the tranquil vibe of the idyllic greenery surrounding it, each suite offers ultimate comfort.

The hotel’s dining options are attractions in themselves, with a range of delectable Yucatan dishes crafted to perfection. Choose to dine poolside at the Lol-Ha Pool Club, at our signature restaurant, Casa de Piedra, the Legacy Bar, or in the comfort of your suite. Our honeymooning guests also have the option to have a romantic dine-under-the-stars experience in front of our iconic Hacienda Xcanatun chapel.

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At Hacienda Xcanatun, Angsana Heritage Collection, the journey of discovery never ends. With a range of tailored experiences and thoughtfully designed suites, every element of your stay promises to fulfil your desires and leave lasting memories. We invite you to immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Mérida, where every moment is crafted to indulge your senses and elevate your experience.


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