Halfway between Merida and Campeche, and actually off the Ruta Puuc, this 120-year-old hacienda once served as a nobleman's private estate. Red and white striped pillars mark the way to the main house where antique rocking chairs are spread across a long veranda. The restaurant overlooks the well-tended gardens, and there is a small pool bridged by restored ruins. Rooms are staggeringly beautiful, with 18-foot ceilings, checkered tile floors, exposed beams, and duvet beds sprinkled with flowers. Request room #5, which has an outdoor shower built into the ruins. Meals can be served at designated spots throughout the grounds, including under the laurel tree or at the old store (now the spa) from 1908. The hotel operates three shops behind the hacienda, where local villagers make jewelry, clothes, and crafts on-site.