One of the lodging opportunities that the Yucatan Peninsula offers is to spend the night in old heneque farms. The Hacienda San Francisco Tzacalha was one of the most powerful families in Yucatán.

What was one of the most economically important haciendas in the The time of the Haciendas they have transformed it into a luxurious and accessible lodging where tranquility, luxury, mime and calm trap you. Located in the village of Dzidzantun, the Hacienda San Francisco de Tzacalha It is a perfect place to rest and walk calmly the beautiful area of Emerald coast, the nearby Izamal and  cenotes close. It was a real success to choose this hacienda on our trip.

San Francisco de Tzacalha

San Francisco de Tzacalha

La History of the Hacienda San Francisco de Tzacalha It tells us that it was one of the most successful haciendas in the manufacture of henequen and export of other products such as salt, one of the mere meres in what was known as the period of green gold and haciendas. At present, the Ruz Sosa family is in charge of the Hacienda from 1995, who have done a fantastic job of remodeling to offer a luxury lodging.

San Francisco de Tzacalha

Characteristics of Hacienda San Francisco de Tzacalha:

LOCATION: the Hacienda San Francisco de Tzacalha is located at 2 kilometers from the town of Dzidzantún, about 63 kilometers east of Mérida, one hour by car. From Mérida you can go via Motul or by the coastal road from Progreso to Dzilam de Bravo. From Izamal it is a little half hour north.

SERVICES OF THE TREASURY: swimming pool (swimming pool), restaurant, game room with billiards and ping-pong, crafts workshop, stables, and availability of use of bikes and a telescope, something very beautiful to see the clear night skies. Nature lovers and bird watchers can walk the extensive dirt roads suitable throughout the hacienda. At the farm they give you a map and guide you on the paths you can take. There is a cenote 2 kilometers from the hacienda, on an adjoining land that does not belong to the hacienda: we found it dirty and neglected, a shame.

San Francisco de Tzacalha

Hacienda San Francisco de Tzacalha

Area of ​​the villas of the Hacienda San Francisco de Tzacalha

 

ACCOMMODATION CAPACITY: 15 private villas and 8 traditional Mayan style houses (gravel). Normally haciendas tend to offer fewer rooms.

  • Private villas: with living room, dining room-kitchen on terrace, one or more bedroom, garden and a small private pool on the terrace. From 1500 mxn (Mexican pesos) the night.
  • Scraps: Traditional Mayan style houses with garden and depalma roof. These are further from the entrance and are cheaper. From 1000 mxn the night.

Hacienda San Francisco de Tzacalha

San Francisco de Tzacalha

Scraps, traditional Mayan house style

Scraps, traditional Mayan house style

ADVANTAGES TO HIGHLIGHT: It's one of the haciendas that I know has a better value for money. Normally staying in haciendas considered luxury has to talk about no less than 3000 pesos per night. San Francisco de Tzacalha It has affordable prices, without losing sight of the comfort and luxury of the guest. Breakfast is also a highlight, very complete and tasty. There is no television, and although some will see it as a drawback, I write it down as an advantage.

Fruit, bread, eggs to taste, natural juices .. this is breakfast!

Fruit, bread, eggs to taste, natural juices .. this is breakfast!

 

DISADVANTAGES TO MENTION: you are in the field, so do not be surprised by insects and noises at night of cicadas, frogs, birds ... many do not like nature concerts and others give them peace. If you are one of those who is afraid to see a bug in the room, return to the asphalt, this is pure countryside. Breathe and enjoy the sounds 😉 There is no WI-FI connection in the rooms, only in the restaurant area and at the reception, and it is not very good.

The private pool in the villas is sometimes the perfect raft for frogs 😉

What to do around Dzidzantún ?:

In addition to the attractive landscapes, beaches and villages of Emerald coast, you have boat trips in Dzilam de Bravo y St. Crisanto, The ruins of X'Cambó and the beautiful colonial city of IzamalMérida You have one hour left. There is cenotes on the way, in Motul or in the nearby towns of Cenotillo and Tunkas. In the same town of Dzidzantún you can visit the church, a good opportunity to populate. In the market and the main square you find places to eat.

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I hope your stay is as satisfying as ours was, super recommended this Hacienda. Remember yes reservations through the blog it is not more expensive, you benefit equally from the offers, and it is a way of support my work when receiving a commission with your reservation.

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San Francisco de Tzacalha

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Sandra Salvadó Training photographer, traveler by vocation and certified tourism guide by the Government of Mexico. We promote natural wonders and contemporary Mayan culture. Great fan of pre-Hispanic history. Author of the blog and co-founder of The Shortest Path Travel, agency that guides you through alternative paths in Mayan lands. Social and sustainable tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas.
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