Hacienda Xcanatun is a boutique hotel in Mexico’s Yucatan

Hacienda Xcanatun in Mexico’s Yucatan is a step back in time to a luxury boutique hotel that was once an actual working hacienda.

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Holiday Inn, Mexico style

The Holiday Inn in Merida, Mexico, the capital city of Yucatan, might not be what you would expect in a Holiday Inn.

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Haciendas in the Yucatan and strolling the square in Merida

We visit the Hacienda Yaxcopoil, once a thriving sisal plantation of 22,000 acres. It dates to the 17th Century, but today it is a sleepy museum. Since very little has been done to restore the buildings, it feels real, almost as if the hacienda could even today be a working farm, albeit an aged and run down one. But there is beauty in the faded paint on the walls.

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Dzibilchaltun–gateway to Mayan ruins

If your cruise ship docks at Progresso, Mexico on a Western Caribbean itinerary, don’t miss an opportunity to visit Mayan ruins at the archaeological site of Dzibilchaltun.

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