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All about Hacienda Santa Cruz in Mérida, Mexico

Updated: April 6, 2024

Main Category: Culinary Delights


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Author: Tobias

When it was first built, Hacienda Santa Cruz was a Franciscan monastery. Now it is a hotel, restaurant and spa. Hacienda Santa Cruz in Mérida, Mexico is about 12.8km away from Casa Loltún. It is located on the outskirts of Mérida. As it is a little further from the city center, you should take a car or bus. The admission fee for foreign adults is about 480MXN. Different prices may apply for residents or children.


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Hacienda Santa Cruz, Calle 86, Santa Cruz Palomeque, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexiko



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+52 999 611 9233


12.8km from Casa Loltún

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Within the city


Mex$ 480

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Google Rating:

average rating is 4.7 out of 5, based on 1438 votes, Ratings

Opening Hours:

• Monday: Closed
• Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
• Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
• Thursday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
• Friday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
• Saturday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
• Sunday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

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Hacienda Santa Cruz

Hacienda Santa Cruz is just outside of Mérida, a few minutes’ drive. When it was first built, in 1640, Hacienda Santa Cruz was a Franciscan monastery.

Through time it evolved into a ranch, and during the glorious period of the “Green Gold” in Yucatán, it was transformed into a henequén hacienda. Recently restored and converted into a luxury hotel, it has keept the antique atmosphere, full of history and tradition.

Hacienda Santa Cruz maintains its original building distribution, where you can still see the old monastery, the machine house, and the lovely chapel. Discovering its architecture is like traveling through time to the México of our roots.

Hacienda Santa Cruz is part of the catalogue of haciendas protected by INAH (National Institution of Anthropology and History), a piece of cultural heritage of the state of Yucatán.

Day-pass options

Hacienda Santa Cruz has three different day-pass options (starting at 480 pesos), but they all include access to the hacienda’s facilities like the gardens and pools. And there are a wide range of outdoor activities, such as riding a bike around the bike trail or just taking a walk.

Restaurant Valentina

Traditional Mexican and Yucatecan gastronomy is featured at the restaurant Valentina. The Valentina Restaurant is situated on the terrace of the old machinery room, overlooking beautiful gardens and lush trees. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Restaurant Valentina

Garden and pool

Set on five hectares of land, Hacienda Santa Cruz offers spacious and beautiful gardens. You can’t miss the huge artificial cenote, as well as the swimming pools, that will offer you some relaxing moments in contact with nature.

Spa Muyal

At Muyal Spa you will find a variety of professional treatments including therapies, natural and traditional holistic techniques, and top cosmetology treatments.

Muyal Spa offers an ideal space for relaxation such as a hydro massage area unique in Yucatán, with private cabins for individual or couple massages, and local and traditional treatments based on a concept of wellness and comfort.

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Spa treatment

Spa and restaurant opening hours

The opening times are (every day):

  • Muyal Spa: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

  • Valentina Restaurant: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm

Image Source (hacienda): ©Hacienda Santa Cruz


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