|Luxury Hotels in Campeche and Mérida, Mexico
Life goes on as usual in Mérida and Campeche while millions flood to resort areas on the nearby Caribbean coast each year. These two colonial cities—one perched over the Gulf of Mexico, one inland about 40 miles—are destinations for those who have had enough of sitting on the beach with planeloads of other tourists. Life moves slower, everything is a better value, and you are surrounded by buildings that went up hundreds of years ago.
Mérida is "the other Yucatan," better known by expatriates than by short-term visitors. Surrounding it are spectacular Maya ruins, cenotes, and grand haciendas. Campeche is even less visited, even though it has many similar attractions and is in a dramatic fort setting over the sea.
Most of the luxury hotels in this part of the Yucatan Peninsula are former sisal haciendas that were converted to hotels. While these are evocative and romantic, some tend to be way off the beaten path and under-occupied. Others are more central, though as yet there is no spectacular city hotel showpiece in either city on par with what you can find in many other parts of Mexico.
Campeche Luxury Hotels
Hacienda Uayamon — Campeche, Mexico
Puerta Campeche — Campeche, Mexico
Mérida Luxury Hotels
Hacienda San Jose — Tixkokob, Yucatan, Mexico
Hacienda Temozon — Abala, Yucatan, Mexico
Hacienda Xcanatun — Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
Rosas and Xocolate — Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
Presidente InterContinental Villa Mercedes — Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico