hacienda santa cruz
In 1640, the Hacienda Santa Cruz was originally a Franciscan monastery. Over the years, it became a plantation, and during the peak period of the “Green Gold” in Yucatan, it became a henequen plantation. Recently restored and converted into a luxury hotel, it retains an antique style, full of history and tradition.
Hacienda Santa Cruz retains the original distribution of its buildings, where you can distinguish the old monastery, the machinery room and the beautiful chapel. Entering its architecture is to make a trip back in time to Mexico from our roots.
An enchanting roundabout, surrounded by a spectacular garden, flamboyants, golden shower trees, local pich trees, orange trees and palm trees, leads you to the reception area of the Hacienda, where you will be welcomed with a smile. You will find in this grand hotel various buildings with a colonial architecture, representing different time periods: the 17th-century Franciscan monastery and later, at the end of the 19th century, vestiges of a henequen plantation when henequen was considered the “green gold of Yucatan”.
The rooms, each one with a different style, are distributed around a large garden. A tub, a terrace, a patio, or a private garden makes them exceptional and unique. You may choose between the Master Suites that are situated in what was once the monastery of the Hacienda, the Junior Suites, ideal for small families, for being comfortable for three guests and located near the chapel, which adds some privacy, and the Deluxe Double Rooms, ideal for newly weds, with a beautiful terrace. Near the rooms, the hotel has two heated pool. One next to the restaurant Valentina and the other one close to the chapel.
Within the Hacienda Santa Cruz, you will experience walking inside a Mayan village, where the lifestyle that still prevails in remote communities of our State has been recreated. There are four huts and each one represents a different concept of the Mayan world. The first hut represents traditional cooking, the second one the hunters’ life with deer heads and horns of our region and decorative shotguns, the third one hammock making and typical cross-stitch work, and finally the last one represents the Mayan priest, with an imposing ceiba tree. This last hut tends to be higher in order to highlight the importance of the priests over the villagers, and also because they had to be close to the Mayan gods to worship them. You will also find the representation of a green Mayan cross in the shape of a ceiba tree. This is how the Spanish civilization introduced Christianity to the Mayan civilization of our State. It is in this exceptional location that we have celebrated Mayan weddings, in a completely symbolic environment, for those who want to experience the way our ancestors were getting married.
All these huts, with the day-to-day articles used by the families that inhabited the south part of the State, are made of bajereque (sticks and mud) and Nah (straw), surrounded by their typical terraces, and a small square in the center with its traditional well and, in front, an altar for celebrations or Mayan blessings. These huts are also surrounded by typical trees and vegetation.
Our artificial cenote is a comfortable, fresh and relaxing space to enjoy with the family, with a depth of approximately 4 meters. Surrounded by pergolas, lounge chairs, hammocks and 2 palapas.
We have 10 bicycles for exclusive use within the facilities for guests and visitors. You will find a small bicycle path of approximately 900 meters to work out in the mornings or afternoons either for jogging, running or using bicycles.
Surrounded by beautiful and extensive gardens, there are 25 rooms and suites, each one unique and exclusive.
The Valentina Restaurant, undoubtedly a magical place for its location within a colonial site, is situated on the terrace of the old machinery room, overlooking beautiful gardens and lush trees.
MUYAL HA’ SPA
Muyal SPA, inside a beautiful building, nestled in the middle of the garden, with a 1000 meters extension that forms a complete Wellness Center. It has private cabins for individual or couple massages, according to the concept of well-being and comfort.
There is a large esplanade, ideal for weddings, social and corporate events, which can hold up to 850 seated guests and up to 2000 people when converted into an auditorium. It has a retractable roof so you may enjoy a starry night as an added attraction to your event.
The Hacienda Santa Cruz Old Quarter is crowned with a mid-17 th Century Chapel. It is open to the public, where you can admire it and feel the blend of cultures and times.
Do not forget to visit during your stay our store, with works done by local artisans.
FAST SOCCER FIELD
Hacienda Santa Cruz has a fast soccer field ideal for friendly matches or training for soccer teams that are visiting our state
Hacienda Santa Cruz is in a 5-hectare space, extending across beautiful gardens that provide a moment of relaxation while observing the various kind of trees and plants, ranging from the endemic Pich, ceibas, orange trees, fame trees, palm trees and golden rain trees.
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