Hacienda Xcanatun Offers 4-Night Archaeology or Ecology Escape

MERIDA, Yucatan, Mexico – Free is a beautiful word…especially when employed by the owners of the elegantly restored, 18th century Hacienda Xcanatun, a boutique hotel with 18 luxurious accommodations, who are maintaining 2008 rates throughout 2009.

To add extra special value to their 4-Night Escape Package lots of free extras have been added through December 15, 2009, bringing the total package price to US$575 per person, double occupancy. (Taxes, hotel service charge, and restaurant gratuities are additional.)

Value Added Free Extras Include:

· 4 nights double occupancy accommodations in a Deluxe Suite, with a hydrotherapy tub set on the private veranda or upgrade to a Master Suite, if available upon check-in.
· Free – Daily Xcanatun breakfast on the restaurant’s dining terrace
· Free – A 6-hour excursion in an air-conditioned car with private guide to Uxmal or Chichen Itza; or to Celestun’s National Wildlife Refuge.
· Free – ½ hour relaxing massage per person
· Free – Transfer from the Merida airport to the hotel.
· Free – Wi-Fi service

Day Trip Itinerary:

All Things Maya –
Chichen Itza Highlights: Named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Chichen-Itza is perhaps the Yucatan’s best-known ancient Maya city with its ancient temples and palaces.


Uxmal Highlights: At Uxmal, explore what is often cited as the most architecturally beautiful Maya site thanks to the complexity and richness of the stone carvings on ceremonial buildings.


A Flamingo Eco-Adventure:
Highlights: A guided trip to the Celestun Nature Reserve in an air-conditioned car with guide. On the outskirts of Celestun, a sand-street fishing village, board a small, private boat to explore the lagoon sanctuary teeming with flocks of coral-colored flamingos, 100’s of species of water birds, massive mangroves and a petrified forest.

Independently, explore the infrequently visited Maya site Dzibilchaltun, an ancient Maya city only five minutes from Xcanatun.

About Hacienda Xcanatun & New Golf Facilities:

View of gardens at Hacienda Xcanatun
View of gardens at Hacienda Xcanatun

Owners, Jorge Ruz and Cristina Baker have deep roots in the Yucatan allowing them to provide an unusual level of exclusive access. Born and raised there, Jorge is the son of one of Mexico’s most famous archaeologists, who discovered and excavated King Pacal’s tomb at Palenque. The couple delights in arranging unique experiences for guests.

Scattered throughout nine acres of tropical gardens, the hacienda’s regal buildings are surrounded by protective walls recalling its baronial past. All of the 18 air-conditioned accommodations have a private patio or balcony and are individually decorated with antiques, hand carved furnishings, original oil paintings and marble floors. Additional facilities include two swimming pools, an intimate spa offering beauty and holistic Maya treatments, plus an award-winning gourmet restaurant named one of the top 50 restaurants in Mexico for 2009 by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Guests can also enjoy exclusive golf privileges at new Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, El Jaguar, and an accompanying Nicklaus Golf Academy at the prestigious Yucatan Country Club, just five minutes from the hacienda.

Hacienda Xcanatun has a 4-Diamond rating from the AAA, and is a member of Virtuoso. For additional information and reservations call toll-free 1-888-883-3633.