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This majestic colonial city tells its story through its streets and yellow and white colored houses; a legend claims the city carries these colors in honor and devotion to the color of corn. Izamal, called the city of the three cultures, has a great history that combines Mayan roots with a viceroyal influence. The main sights include the breathtaking convent of Izamal, with the largest atrium in the American continent, built over the Pap-Hol-Chac (House of Thunder) pyramid.
Izamal is Mayan for “dew from heaven”, in honor of the great priest Zamna, founder of the city and mediator to Mayan god Itzamná, “supreme creator of all things.” Start your visit at the San Antonio de Padua convent. If you’reinterested in the history of cultures clashing, rent a bicycle or take a “calesa” or horse carriage and visit the Kinich-Kamó pyramid and other Mayan sites in town. Then visit the city center, City Hall and the artisan corridor, where you can shop and admire the talent of the people of Izamal. You can also visit the Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal, where you can learn about handicrafts in all of Mexico, and have coffee while you get a massage at its spa, or if you prefer, step into the Community Museum or the Regional Center for Fine Arts. Izamal is a unique city. The identity of this quiet town comes from a mix of historic cultures that have coexisted for two centuries: the remains of the Mayan civilization, the architecture of the Spanish colony and the busy pace of modern life. The combination that arises from these different ways to perceive life is best described by Izamal’s nickname: “The city of the three cultures.”
The “Light of the Mayans” light and sound show is presented at 8:30 pm Monday through Saturday. It costs $90 pesos for foreigners, $65 for Mexican nationals and $12 for children under 13.
From Merida by car take federal road 180 to the intersection with the Hoctun-Izamal road; take the ramp on your right and drive to Izamal, 71 km total (44 mi). By bus, take the Merida-Izamal bus at the Noreste bus terminal on Calle 67 No. 551 in Merida Centro.
The “Light of the Mayans” light and sound show is presented at 8:30 pm Monday through Saturday.
Make sure to wear lightweight clothing, a hat, sunblock and comfortable shoes, and bring bottled water to explore the streets and climb the pyramids comfortably. Don’t miss out on a calesa (horse carriage) ride by the convent and archeological sites. We recommend visiting during the festivals celebrating Our Lady of Izamal (The Immaculate Conception), as she has been proclaimed the patron saint of Yucatan, with a huge popular party in her honor on December 8. On May 31, or the weekend closest to that date, there is a pilgrimage by the Archdiocese of Yucatan, through which it keeps its promise to celebrate its patron saint; on August 22, the anniversary of the papal coronation of the image, which took place in 1949, is celebrated. Remember, it’s important to respect the area you’re visiting and keep it clean.
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Hotel HaciendaHacienda Sacnicte (white flower) in Izamal, Yucatan near Merida (Mexico) is a unique, luxurious and contemporary place to find a balance between the actual seventeenth century, preserving the typical architecture of a Hacienda in Merida. Nadia and Philippe have created a serene atmosphere will surely be memorable for a really sophisticated vacation with your loved ones and home.
Imagine an exclusive hacienda for your personal use . We offer 4 Master Suites, three suites and three Junior Elite Suites fully equipped with all the amenities for each of their spaces.Stay beautifully decorated with contemporary paintings , antique mirrors, chandeliers and large exotic mexican style furniture , a cozy bar and game room.The classic colonial atmosphere in your outdoor porch with view of the pool only . An avenue bordered by the beautiful palm trees will delight with a cookout in our country dining for up to 16 people , or if you prefer to eat with comfort and luxury we invite you to the chapel , where you can marvel at the original frescoes of the eighteenth century as an experience for your senses.Just go down a few steps of the porch to discover the Arabic -style pool , and the harmony and beauty of the exotic gardens combining perfectly with our lounge chairs and umbrellas.Curl up on a hammock under the shade or a soft, overstuffed sofa in our library
Cancun International Airport offers direct flights from major U.S. cities , Europe and Canada with flight connection from Latin America and the Caribbean. Alternatively, the Merida International Airport offers direct flights from United States and Canada. With Continental Airlines , Delta, Aeromexico, Mexicana and AirCanada Airport transportation can be hired.Driving from Cancun to Izamal ( 241 kms) Take the toll road towards Cancun - Merida . After the second toll booth continue to Merida, take the second exit at Izamal ( approx. 80 kms) turn right and continue for 16 kms . Towards the center of Izamal. When you reach the park , turn right and then left at the first street. Circle the convent (taking the roundabout ) and follow the road to take Calle 31. Continue on this road and turn left onto 24th Street Follow this road to the water tower and take the path towards Tecal Venegas . La Hacienda is located 3.2 kms on your left.Driving from Merida to Izamal (68 Kms) Take the first exit to Izamal , cross the bridge and continue for 16 km to center of Izamal. When you reach the park , turn right and then left at the first street. Circle the convent (taking the roundabout ) and follow the road to take Calle 31. Continue on this road and turn left onto 24th Street Follow this road to the water tower and take the path towards Tecal Venegas . La Hacienda is located 3.2 kms on your left.
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La Hacienda Sacnicte we offer the highest quality service.If you want, you can relax in our pool or turquoise shades Izamal explore the charming colonial town located just 4 km from the Hacienda. Its buildings, streets and colonial headlights complete the eccentric stage.There are parks, plazas and horse carts (buggies) that can lead to craft workshops where hammocks are woven, they are given life to butterflies and paper mache dragons and jaguars carved crucifixes and wooden boxes. There are other crafts such as jewelry made with seeds cocoyol and the tips of the sisal plant.To the north are the ruins of Kinich Kakmo, the most important places. You can also visit the Museum of the community or take a look at Cultural and craft center in the main square.