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Casa Hamaca Guesthouse

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Casa Hamaca Guesthouse
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Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 8 full
Sleeps: 21
Property Type: Villa

Property Description

Casa Hamaca Guesthouse is not just a hotel, it is my home. I live there. My name is Denis Larsen and I invite you to be my house guest. Casa Hamaca has only eight guest rooms so your experience is very personal. You are treated as a personal friend, not just a room number. Casa Hamaca Guesthouse in the Pueblo Magico of Valladolid, Yucatan, is ideal for independent travelers and small groups. It's your home away from home if you are searching for a central location from which to explore the entire Yucatan. Valladolid celebrated its 470 birthday in May, 2013, as a Spanish Colonial city. And many more years as the pre-hispanic Mayan city of Zaci. Come join us for the year-around fiestas.

I have been traveling to the cities and small villages of Yucatan for about 16 years and am happy to share my experiences and recommendations with you.

I have a deep love for the Mayan people... their culture, their food, their heritage and their language. All of the staff of Casa Hamaca are Mayan. They all speak Yucatec Mayan. They all live in small villages surrounding Valladolid and all commute 1,000 years to work every day. Most live in traditional, thatched-roof huts, cook on the floor with fire and sleep in hammocks. They live much the way their ancestors did a thousand years ago. Most of them speak Spanish as a second language; a few speak a little English. But all of them go out of their way to make your visit to Casa Hamaca comfortable, interesting and educational.

Casa Hamaca Guesthouse melds indigenous artifacts and images with an extraordinary lush, natural garden. There truly are Fifty Shades of Green in the jungle garden.

Why should you even consider coming to Valladolid in the first place?

There are a number of reasons, including:

* Valladolid is now a Pueblo Magico, one of select number of Mexican town with this designation.a

* Valladolid is not a one night stand or just a rest stop on the way to or from Chichen Itza. It is a city rich in history and culture, located smack-dab in the middle of the Yucatan and the Mayan world.

* Valladolid is the nearest colonial city from Cancun. The city is 470 years old (in 2013) but still has a small-town ambiance. Valladolid is built on the Mayan site of Zaci so the city is actually much older than 470 years.

* Because of its age and location in the center of the Yucatan peninsula, Valladolid
has a long and colorful history.

* There are 3 major Mayan ruins, open to the public, less than a one hour drive from Valladolid: Chichen Itza, Ek Balam and Coba. Plus many more within a two hour drive.

* The Gulf coast (with boating trips to swim with the whales and to see flamingos, other birds and caymans)
has wonderful, inexpensive seafood restaurants in small fishing villages and is
straight north from Valladolid about 1 1/2 hours.

* The Caribbean coast has the rustic sophistication of Tulum as well as the crystal-clear Caribbean waters with their
soft-sand beaches, about one hour and ten minutes from Valladolid.

* There are cenotes (fresh-water sinkholes) in every direction. Many are open to the public for swimming. There are (depending upon whose figures you use) between 3,000 and 6,000 cenotes in the Yucatan.

* Valladolid is located less than 15 miles from Xo-Cen (the Bellybutton of the World according to Mayan belief). Many old Mayan traditions are still practiced in the small villages of the Yucatan.

* Valladolid is a cultural city in its own right. From the museum-quality collection of Mexican folk art at Casa de los Venados, to the frequent musical presentations in all of the parks, to art and photography exhibitions at City Hall, to the parades, fiestas and dances there seems to be something happening every week.

* There is a wide variety of food options in Valladolid from street corner push-carts (we'll tell you which ones we enjoy) to locals-only family restaurants away from the main square to white linen dining. And everything in between.

* Valladolid is one of the safest cities in the state of Yucatan which is the safest state in Mexico. The crime rate for the entire state is about equal to the crime rate of the state of Vermont in the USA. You do not need to worry about getting knocked over the head while walking around in the evening... you do , however, need to watch where you put your feet as you walk since some of the sidewalks are very narrow and have ramps, steps and holes that can trip you up if you are not paying attention.

Because of Valladolid's central location on the Yucatan peninsula, there are easy day-trips in every direction to ancient Mayan ruins, colonial churches, sleepy fishing villages, swimming with whales, horseback riding, bull fights, salt-water fly fishing, caving, freshwater cenotes, traditional Mayan villages, cave diving, deep sea fishing, museums, distilleries, chocolate fabricators, Caribbean snorkeling, water tours of natural preserves, sunken Spanish galleons, high fashion designers and showrooms, rodeos (charros), shamanic cleansings, outdoor theater and more.

Property Photos

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Casa Hamaca GuesthouseCasa Hamaca Guesthouse
The Tree Suite or Che Na (sleeps 2)The Tree Suite or Che Na (sleeps 2)
Entrance to the Tree SuiteEntrance to the Tree Suite
Tree SuiteTree Suite
Trre Suite bath with walk-in showerTrre Suite bath with walk-in shower
The Stone Suite or Tun Nich Na (sleeps 2)The Stone Suite or Tun Nich Na (sleeps 2)
A mural from Palenque in the Stone SuiteA mural from Palenque in the Stone Suite
Huge bath and closets in the Stone SuiteHuge bath and closets in the Stone Suite
Cut-stone walls in the Stone Suite bathCut-stone walls in the Stone Suite bath
Gold Suite or Taak'in NaGold Suite or Taak'in Na
The sunny Gold Suite sleeps 2The sunny Gold Suite sleeps 2
Walk-in shower in the Gold SuiteWalk-in shower in the Gold Suite
The Red Suite or Chac NaThe Red Suite or Chac Na
The Red Suite sleeps 2The Red Suite sleeps 2
Spacious Red SuiteSpacious Red Suite
Red Suite bathRed Suite bath
Red Suite walk-in showerRed Suite walk-in shower
The Sky Suite or Ka'an Na entranceThe Sky Suite or Ka'an Na entrance
Sky Suite sleeps two with two twin bedsSky Suite sleeps two with two twin beds
The Sky Suite muralThe Sky Suite mural
Two twin beds in the Sky SuiteTwo twin beds in the Sky Suite
En suite bath in the Sky SuiteEn suite bath in the Sky Suite
Walk-in shower for the Sky SuiteWalk-in shower for the Sky Suite
Entrance to the Jungle Suite or K'aax NaEntrance to the Jungle Suite or K'aax Na
Luxury Villa Photo #25
Jungle Suite sleeps 4Jungle Suite sleeps 4
Huge bath and closets in the Jungle suiteHuge bath and closets in the Jungle suite
Entrance to the Colonial Suite or Tz'uul NaEntrance to the Colonial Suite or Tz'uul Na
Very spacious Colonial Suite sleeps 4Very spacious Colonial Suite sleeps 4
The wall mural in the Colonial SuiteThe wall mural in the Colonial Suite
The Colonial SuiteThe Colonial Suite
Colonial Suite bath with walk-in showerColonial Suite bath with walk-in shower
Earth Suite or Ka'abNaEarth Suite or Ka'abNa
Earth Suite sleeps 3 in a queen bed and a twin bedEarth Suite sleeps 3 in a queen bed and a twin bed
Earth Suite, a sunny corner suiteEarth Suite, a sunny corner suite
Earth Suite bathEarth Suite bath
Earth Suite bath with walk-in showerEarth Suite bath with walk-in shower
The verandaThe veranda
Wrap-around verandaWrap-around veranda
Second floor hallwaySecond floor hallway
Almost hidden ny the jungleAlmost hidden ny the jungle
Every room has an authentic hammockEvery room has an authentic hammock
Many of the hammocks are family-sizedMany of the hammocks are family-sized
Over 20 varities of edible plants and shrubsOver 20 varities of edible plants and shrubs
Sofi and Mari, pur housekeepersSofi and Mari, pur housekeepers
A banana flowerA banana flower
Entrance to the grounds of Casa Hamaca GuesthouseEntrance to the grounds of Casa Hamaca Guesthouse
The garden bridge entrance to the casaThe garden bridge entrance to the casa
Colorful quilt from ChiapasColorful quilt from Chiapas
The Salon for reading or relaxingThe Salon for reading or relaxing
Second floor terrance for yoga or birdwatchingSecond floor terrance for yoga or birdwatching
Exotic fowering trees and scrubsExotic fowering trees and scrubs
Almost hidden iguanna right in the center.Almost hidden iguanna right in the center.
The indoor dining roomThe indoor dining room
Second floor atriumSecond floor atrium
VerandaVeranda
Veranda and poolVeranda and pool
Pool view from the terracePool view from the terrace
Chile max: looks mild but is very picante!Chile max: looks mild but is very picante!
Unripe papayaUnripe papaya
Flor de Mayo flowerFlor de Mayo flower
Massage for relaxationMassage for relaxation
Exotic facialsExotic facials
Denis Larsen, the friendly ownerDenis Larsen, the friendly owner
Massage palapa in the jungleMassage palapa in the jungle

Bedrooms

This property has 8 bedrooms and sleeps 21 people

Bedroom Beds Sleeps Comments
Che Na 1 King 2
Tun Nich Na 1 King 2
Taak'in Na 1 King 2
Chac Na 1 King 2
Ka'an Na 2 Single/Twin 2
K'aax Na 2 Queen 4
Tz'uul Na 2 Queen 4
Ka'ab Na 1 Queen, 1 Single/Twin 3

All rooms have AC, ceiling fans, screened windows, original wall mural, authentic Mayan hammock, en suite bath with walk-in shower with pressurized hot water, WiFi.

Bathrooms

This property has 8 bathrooms

Bathroom Type Features Comments
Che Na full Toilet, Shower
Tun Nich Na full Toilet, Shower
Taak'in Na full Toilet, Shower
Chac Na full Toilet, Shower
Ka'an Na full Toilet, Shower
K'aax Na full Toilet, Shower
Tz'uul Na full Toilet, Shower
Ka'ab Na full Toilet, Shower

More Amenities

Category Amenities
Activities AntiquingScuba DivingWalkingFishingHorseback RidingSwimmingSnorkeling
Attractions Botanical GardenPlaygroundLibrary
Leisure BeachcombingSnorkelingWhale WatchingBird WatchingHikingLive TheaterSound/Bay FishingDeepSea FishingSpelunkingFly FishingSight Seeing
Nearby Facilities, Attractions, and Services Medical ServicesMassage TherapistReefsRestaurantsRuinsWinery Tours
Kitchen Clothes DryerWashing Machine
Entertainment DVDBooks
Internet Computer AvailableWireless Internet
Outside GardenTerraceParkingUnscreened Porch/LanaiParking Off Street
Onsite Services Housekeeper Included
Pools Communal Pool

Air conditioning

Screened Windows

Seating

Ceiling fans

Pressurized Hot Water

Original wall mural

Authentic Mayan hammock

Spa treatment

Full breakfasts included

On-site bar

Volunteer opportunities

Ear candling

Spanish Classes

Cooking Classes

Massage Classes & CEU credits

Volunteer Activities

Shamanic Healing

Mayan village excursions

Mayan ceremonies

Uncrowded world class surfing and fishing, Boogie Boarding

Property Rates

$80-$150/night

Rate Category Period Rates Minimum Stay
Default Rate 1-Jan-2018
to
31-Dec-2018
$150 per Night
3 night(s)

*** Default rates are subject to change. Please confirm the rates prior to booking.

19 % tax not included.
Full breakfasts, WiFi, and on-site parking included.

Property Availability (Next 12 Months)

Please contact the owner directly to confirm availability for your travel dates.

Property Location

Casa Hamaca Guesthouse

Colonia San Juan
Calle 49 #202-A x 40
Valladolid, Yucatan
97780

Location Type: Town

The owner advises that a car is not required for this location.

Location Information

Valladolid is central-located in the Yucatan peninsula allowing visitors the opportunity to take numerous day-trips in any direction to explore Mayan ruins, sleepy fishing villages, colonial churches, fresh-water cenotes, natural preserves, traditional Mayan villages and more. Transportation by bus, van or taxi is available to just about anywhere you might want to go, but having a rental car frees you from a schedule.

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Owner Information

Denis Larsen

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Contact Language(s):
English, Spanish

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