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Where to Stay In Uxmal – Yucatan – Mexico [2022]

Uxmal archeological site is not the only amazing attraction in the area and you might want to stay around for a couple of days and check out all the other interesting sites, such as the Ruta Puuc and the Chocolate factory besides a few interesting cenotes.

Staying in one of the hotels in Uxmal can be a great idea to enjoy the beautiful area and explore all the incredible sites of the Ruta Puuc, the museums, and a few cenotes located not far away.

In this post, I will help you find the best hotels near Uxmal for every budget and style.

Where to stay in Uxmal

1. The Lodge at Uxmal 

It cannot get any better. If you want to treat yourself this is the place for you. Right by the entrance of the archaeological site, this beautiful property has an amazing atmosphere, both by day and night with all the suggestive lights in the huge pool.

Surrounded by tropical vegetation and gardens, it offers charming rooms with mahogany interiors, ethnic ceramics, and wood carvings. All accommodation comes with a private terrace with a rocking chair and hammock.

The Lodge at Uxmal provides guests with access to the neighboring sister property Hacienda Uxmal, where guests can enjoy 3 outdoor swimming pools, hiking trails, and BBQ facilities. The bar has a terrace with views of the Temple of the Magician.

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2. Hacienda Uxmal Resort and Casino

Hacienda Uxmal Plantation
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The sister property of the lodge, right across the street from the Uxmal site. This historic resort offers 2 outdoor pools and a working plantation filled with fruit trees and jogging trails. The brand new  Uxmal Cacao and Chocolate Museum can also be found on site.

Rooms at Hacienda Uxmal Plantation & Museum feature a blend of traditional Mayan and Spanish décor and have terraces overlooking the pools and tropical gardens.

Some also have plantation views. The bar has a terrace with stunning views of the Temple of the Magician.

I love to stay in haciendas for their unique charm and even if this one is not among the most luxurious haciendas in Yucatan, it still has its own personality and appeal.

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3. La Casa del Mago

La casa del Mago Hotel Uxmal
La casa del Mago Hotel Uxmal – Photo © Expedia

This cute little property is located within walking distance from the site just up the main road. It offers a more affordable stay but still in a beautiful style and architecture.

The rooms are simple and yet very nicely decorated with a lot of attention to detail. The cute pool in the extensive garden is exactly what you need after a day spent exploring the surroundings.

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4. The Flycatcher Inn

The FlyCatcher inn – Photo © Expedia

This cute little property is located in the heart of the “Ruta Puuc” in the town of Santa Elena. It is made of lovely cottages in the lush and wild vegetation, just outside town, each of them very nicely decorated in Yucatecan style.

This would actually be my choice. Authentic and simple, that connects you with the local culture. It is a few km from all the sites around including Uxmal.

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5. The Pickled Onion

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The Pickled Onion

Another lovely authentic local style in this small interesting property is located a 2-minute walk from the traditional village of Santa Elena, with Nicely decorated bungalows, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant with Yucatecan cuisine.

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HACIENDAS

I have written an extensive article on the stunning haciendas so if you wish to stay in those luxury properties, there are a few located within an hour’s drive from here.

And you can check them out on my post on the luxury haciendas, among them, the closest are Temozón, Santa Rosa, and Chable’ the finest one and recently opened.

Close to Uxmal, there is also the Hacienda Ochíl, open only for lunch, but I would really suggest you should pay a visit even if you don’t want to have your meal there. Its’ just a beauty to look at, and a small interesting museum is at the entrance.

The picture in the header is a kind courtesy of the extraordinary hacienda hotel  Chable Resort and Spa.

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Uxmal Hotels FAQ

Can you walk up Uxmal?

Yes, if you staying in the Lodge Uxmal or the Hacienda Uxmal, they are both located right across the site and you can walk to the entrance.

Is Uxmal worth visiting?

Yes, it’s one of my personal favorite Mayan sites in Mexico to visit in Yucatan and one of the most important Mayan City, rivals to Chichen Itza. Sitting on a hill, the only one in Yucatan, the Uxmal civilization couldn’t rely on cenotes for water so their main rituals were focused on worshiping Chac, the god of the rain.

And within the city, you will find a lot of cistern-like buildings where they would gather the rainwater for storage.

At the entrance of the Uxmal ruins you can hire a guide in English who can tell you more about this amazing civilization.

How long does it take to tour Uxmal?

It depends. a guided tour lasts about 45 minutes to 1 hour but you can spend more time within the Mayan city on your own, sitting in the shade and admiring the spectacular remains of this great civilization.

How much does it cost to go to Uxmal?

  • Foreigners pay $494 pesos. (about 25 USD)
  • Nationals and permanent residents $225 pesos. (13 USD)

What do you wear to Uxmal?

Dress light as it’s really hot, and wearing sunscreen and mosquito repellent is also advisable

How do I get from Merida to Uxmal?

Getting from Merida to Uxmal is very easy. There are combis (colectivos) available leaving from Plaza San Juan or the ADO bus. Although my favorite way to get to Uxmal is by car because you can leave and move around at your own peace.

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Is there a cenote at Uxmal?

No, there are no cenotes in Uxmal because it’s located on a small hill which makes it harder to find underwater sinkholes.

What time does Uxmal open?

Uxmal is open every day from 8 am to 5 pm.

Is Merida Mexico worth visiting?

Yes, Merida is a beautiful historical city full of charm, good food and great museums. It’s definitely worth spending a few days and exploring. You can check out my post on the things to do in Merida, the best Merida beaches and all the cenotes near Merida.

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