Fodor's Expert Review Hacienda San Gabriel de las Palmas
Carretera Federal Cuernavaca–Chilpancingo, Km 41.8, Amacuzac, Morelos, 62642, Mexico
A colorful history distinguishes this grand hacienda, built in 1529. Now it's a haven of quiet with lush gardens—disturbed only by birdcalls, the splashing of a waterfall, and the ringing of a chapel bell. If you'd like to get even more blissed out, visit the spa, which includes a traditional temazcal. Antiques fill both the public areas and the spacious guest rooms. Outstanding Mexican food is prepared in an inviting open kitchen close to the pool. The hacienda is 35 minutes outside Cuernavaca.
- peaceful mood
- easy drive to Cuernavaca and Taxco
- far from main sites
- rates are pricey
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, No meals