Santa Rosa De Lima

Near Santa Rosa, during the Mayan classic period, the urban community of Chunchucmil flourished as the commercial center for the production of salt, harvested on the coast. Many citizens of the Puuc region traveled to the coast to gather salt. When the Spanish arrived, Chunchucmil had been abandoned, but the site of Tuchican, now known as Granada, was densely populated and the conquistador Montejo el Mozo stopped there on his way to Tiho, modern day Merida. In 1549, the town had 1,620 inhabitants and paid tribute in salt. After 1552, its population was concentrated in Maxcanu while Tuchican remained deserted.


The ancient, abandoned Mayan sites were later occupied by "estancias" that raised cattle because the soil did not permit agriculture. Haciendas like Chunchucmil were dedicated to cutting "palo de tinte", or Campeche Wood, used in the manufacture of dyes. It was during the last quarter of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th when henequen was cultivated on a large scale. Santa Rosa, a property owned by the brothers Garcia Fajardo, was transformed with buildings appropriate to the circumstances and its chimney still bears the letters H.F.G. 1901.



Hacienda Santa Rosa offers 11 rooms and suites. It is located 50 minutes from 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.



Description of the rooms

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 at Hacienda Santa Rosa are comfortable and romantic, decorated entirely in the colonial style of the last century. The walls are colored with mineral paint in pastel tones.



• Air Conditioning and ceiling fans

• King size or two queen beds

• Desks in all suites and some rooms

• Lounge chairs or sofa with table or tall dining table and chairs in all

suites and some rooms.

• Wardrobe, at least two per room or suite


• In-room safe

• Direct-dial telephone with long distance service

• Showers in all rooms. Bathtubs in some Superior 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)

• Private plunge pool outside the room in most suites.

• Private terrace or garden or shared terrace and garden in some

rooms and suites

• Mini bar

Mayan Villa is located in the middle of the hacienda's aloe fields. It is a comfortable palapa hut built in the Mayan style. One side has a terrace and the other has an outdoor plunge pool.