San José Cholul

San Jose is located in the heart of the ancient Mayan province of Cehpech whose capital was Motul and governed by the "halach huinic (true people) of Pech lineage. This province had many inhabitants distributed in numerous towns and ranches. The convent of Motul gave assistance to the people living nearby, but after the congregation of 1552, many places were deserted, including San Jose, which was later acquired by Spaniards who began to raise livestock there.  


The northern region is very rocky but adequate for the cultivation of henequen, wihch could be easily transported when the railroad was built from Merida to Izamal passing through Tixkokob and Cacalchen. Motul was possibly the most important central producer of henequen in Yucatan. San Jose is one of the most representative examples of a henequen hacienda and deserved a very careful restoration, respecting each one of the old buildings, their details, furnishings and even the lovely pastel blue of their facades.


Even the murals in the 18th century chapel were restored. This hacienda was constructed during the end of the 17th century and  the beginning of the 18th. It was isolated and did not form its own settlement but was linked to the towns of Tixkokob, Euan and Cacalchen.  The hacienda was initially dedicated to cattle and corn. Around the middle of the 19th century, the production of sugar was incorporated, but in the end they planted henequen, after most other haciendas had already done so. All of 


these changes caused a transformation in its architecture, especially at the height of the hacienda era, when its owner, Antonio Boio Guzman, received it as payment for the Bolio Theater in Merida in 1880.

In 1993, Grupo Plan acquired the hacienda in order to restore it and ultimately to convert it into a hotel.

Of its original buildings, the casa principal and chapel were preserved;  other buildings, completed in the final phase – like the storage tanks – have been


converted into swimming pools for the Habitación del Patrón and the hotel.

Hacienda San Jose is located 45 minutes from the Merida International Airport. We would be grateful if you would inform us of the arrival and departure times for your flight for each reservation you make with us. We can then arrange transportation for you and your luggage. Up to two children under the age of 12 may share a room with two adults without additional charge. We accept a maximum of three adults or two children with two adults per room.


The rooms and suites are located in the original building, which has been completely restored and upgraded to the needs of a hotel. All of the rooms are spacious and feature air conditioning and large bathrooms with all the modern amenities. Some rooms and suites (except the Casitas) have ceilings that are 21 feet high. All of the rooms have a hammock that lets you sleep Mayan style. The rooms and suites of Hacienda San Jose are comfortable and romantic, decorated entirely in the colonial style of the last century.


• Air conditioning and ceiling fans

• King size or two queen size beds

• Round table with two chairs in all suites and rooms

• Wardrobes, at least two per room or suite

• In-room safe

• Direct-dial telephones with long distance service

• Satellite television

• Showers in all rooms

• Bathrobes and amenities changed daily

• Terrace with dining area in the majority of the suites and some

rooms and/or deck chairs (in the Master Suite) and a private plunge

pool outside the room in all suites.

• Mini bar


Hacienda San Jose Cholul is located in the northeast of the state of Yucatan in Mexico, inside a cultural area dominated by the Mayan world.