Welcome to Private Haciendas

Yucatán, México

Properties About Us

Our Collection

Located throughout the state of Yucatán, close to the finest natural and cultural attractions. Our curated properties have been chosen for their historical importance and extraordinary setting. From private haciendas, nestled in the jungle, to a secluded beach paradise, to colonial villas in the stunning town of Izamal. Each home has been meticulously restored, preserving its original charm while incorporating modern comforts and exquisite atmospheres. Settings with the perfect context for retreats, family gatherings and any special occasion, for couples, small or large groups. Live an encounter with the Mayans of yesterday and today, be amazed by the vestiges of a great past and the present of a silent civilization that will emerge before our eyes.

Catherwood Travels completes the experience with activities, expeditions, and adventures around the peninsula. Discover the archaeology, art and nature of the Maya Land while enjoying gastronomic and spiritual experiences. Get to know the Maya people of today and share special moments. Catherwood Travels and Private Haciendas invite you to experience unique adventures and explore the richness of the Mayan world.

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An authentic Mexican town, with its history, traditions, fascinating markets, superb regional cuisine and fine artisans. A favorite hideaway for the world´s most sophisticated travelers. This magic yellow town welcomes you to live the past fused in the present, with Mayan Pyramids in the back yard combined with colonial wonders and lively traditional crafts around the town.

There are pyramids no matter which way you look.The magnificent Franciscan convent of San Antonio de Padua is one of the wonders of Izamal.

Stay at one of our specially selected villas and discover the wonders of Izamal. Its enchantment will lure you away for a weekend, a month, or even a lifetime...


A stimulating contrast of old and new, nature and civilization, excitement and pure relaxation.

"When I come here, I relax, I sleep. I find Peace and calm."
-René Redzepi, Danish Chef

Relive the life of a henequen baron in one of our meticulously restored Private Haciendas. Each one with its distinct individual character, the haciendas are a stimulating contrast of old and new, nature and civilization, excitement and pure relaxation. Located near the various attractions of the Yucatán peninsula, each one of our haciendas is a haven of tranquility, where family and friends can reconnect in unique settings. Ancient pyramids, private cenotes, lush jungle surroundings, and outstanding contemporary pools complement the modern comforts of each property. Wake up each morning to the chattering of birds and enjoy breakfast in one of many secret nooks and corners. Prepare for a day that is tailored to your individual tastes, whether staying within the grounds of the hacienda or exploring the unrivalled natural and cultural riches of the region.

El Cuyo

Miles of virgin beaches, perfect for a very quiet getaway on a natural reserve.

Stretches of dazzling white sand welcome you to this paradise that the modern world has overlooked. Located between the Río Lagartos and Holbox natural reserves, El Cuyo offers miles of virgin beaches and an up-and-coming kite-surfing scene. Watch the sky turn pink as you cycle through flocks of pink flamingoes or plunge into the surrounding marshlands on horseback. Leave your mobile phone behind―there is no signal anyway! Sit back and enjoy the local fresh seafood or go out in a panga to battle the dolphins for your day’s meal. Spend some time at our impeccably restored colonial house in order to recharge for the real world. You will fall in love with the unfettered life in this land that time forgot.

Private Haciendas

About US


Located throughout Yucatán State, and offering unique accommodations in extraordinary private settings, options range from villas in colonial Izamal, the famous Yellow City, renowned for its unique mix of pre-Columbian, colonial, and modern buildings, to private haciendas deep in the Yucatecan countryside. Each historical property has been carefully restored, preserving centuries-old charm while incorporating modern comforts.

Private Haciendas is an exclusive collection of Catherwood Travels, designer of the most singular travel experience in Yucatán.

The Vision

Yucatán peninsula is world known as one of the greatest sanctuaries of Culture and Nature.

Today as home of the Mayan people, and beyond the extraordinary Archaeological wonders, Yucatán holds a unique wealth of Architectural, Art and Natural jewels, hidden and preserved in the Mayan Jungle. The mission to conserve, care and re energize the wonders of these lands, gave birth to Catherwood Travels and Private Haciendas.

Our Philosophy

As inhabitants of a rapid changing world the seek for calm, silence, tranquility, spaciousness, beauty, nature and tenderness, are some of the greatest values and qualities that we cultivate and offer to our travellers.

Immersing in our previously restored Haciendas and gardens, enjoying the deliciousness of our traditional food, grown in our own orchards, and most of all, pampered by the team of Private Haciendas, from the host and the cooks, to the gardeners, is an offering of restorative and transforming experience.


Calle 64 no. 489 por 57 y 59
Colonia Centro, 97000
Mérida, Yucatán, México.


Direct Phone: +52 999 923 4777

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