Hacienda San Jose Cholul

Hacienda San Jose Cholul, Yucatan, Mexico

The Hacienda San Jose Cholul was built in the year 1549. It sits on a plot of land that was part of two different holdings: the holding of Calcalchén, given to Francisco Tamayo Pacheco and the holding of Tixkokob, assigned to a cousin of Francisco de Montejo.

The hotel sits on a piece of land surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. The experience of walking around the hacienda’s property is comparable to visiting a botanical garden. On the property there is a Chapel with 19th century frescoes.

The beautiful swimming pool is nested in a quiet corner of the property surrounded by palm trees.

The only noise we heard during our staying was produced by the incredible variety of tropical fauna.

The pool, Hacienda San Jose Cholul, Yucatan, Mexico

The rooms are either in the main building or scattered around garden in authentic “Mayan Palapas” which have been transformed into deluxe accommodations while still preserving traditions, like the “zacate” roofs (a grass that grows in the local swamps). We stayed in a palapa and we had a great experience. Huge room, great big bathroom looking out on the jungle and a giant outdoor tub in the small private garden behind our casita.

Room number nine has a silk cotton tree growing from the bathroom floor.

The bed was a hanging bed. There was internet access in the room.

The hacienda was refurbished with the aim of preserving as much as possible, for this reason Mayan building techniques were used, such as mixing the resin of the chukum tree.

The restaurant was great, we only eat yucatecan dishes, which is usually the way to go…

Complimentary services:

  • Mountain bikes
  • Mini tour through the property
  • Swimming pool
  • Games (chess, backgammon, cards, etc.)
  • Daily turn-down service
  • Mail services
  • Horseback riding
  • Library
  • Excursion basket with hand towels, Kleenex and repellent for each guest
  • Professional assistance to prepare your personalized “A la Carte” tours

Services Available at extra cost:

  • Child care/Babysitting
  • High speed internet
  • SPA services (massages, facials, body treatments and aromatherapy)
  • Romantic dinner in the gardens of The Hacienda
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Tours to the archeological sites with driver and/or bilingual guide

Getting to the Hacienda was a little complicated, we had no GPS in the car, so we had to rely on Google maps (PRINT THEM BEFORE TRAVELING!) and directions given by locals (very vague…). So make sure you leave plenty of time to find the place. We drove from Cancun. The Hacienda is located roughly 45 min from Merida or 2.5 hours from the Cancun Airport.


Km 30 Carretera Tixkokob Tekanto · Tixkokob, Yucatan 97470 Mexico

· Phone:

52 999 924 13 33

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Banyan tree,Hacienda San Jose Cholul, Yucatan, Mexico

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