I was invited as a guest to a destination wedding in the Mexican Riviera this past month. It happened to be on my birthday weekend, so I decided to extend the trip a bit, celebrate my two wonderful friends, celebrate one more awesome year in the life of Mayra, AND squeeze in some site visits. Hey, what can I say? We’ve got workaholic blood here at AAB!
I decided that I wanted to see a little more of the area while I was down there. I’d been to the Cancun/Playa Del Carmen area a few times and wanted to see a property that was a little more off the beaten path. I chose a property in the heart of the Yucatan, Hacienda San Jose in Tixococob. I honestly don’t have words for it. It was breathtaking! As soon as we turned into the driveway , I started to plan a wedding!
A short ride from the Merida Airport, you are transported to old Mexico as soon as you enter through the property. I loved that the property was intimate (only 15 rooms total) and that it felt more like you were at a VERY large home than a hotel. My room was gorgeous and spacious, but every room has a special charm, so no one would feel like they got the “bad rooms”. I mean, one of the smaller rooms has a tree growing in the center of the bathroom. How cool is that?
The property is actually so large that you can use different areas and create different looks if you are looking to host different events on site. I imagined a Welcome Cocktail party by the pool, a cocktail reception by the outdoor bar, a long dinner between the palm trees. Believe me, the possibilities are endless.
This property was magical. It took my breathe away…especially the chapel on site. It was so small and intimate that seemed PERFECT for a destination wedding ceremony.
If you are at all interested in destination, you MUST take a look at this venue! One of the greatest venues I have seen in a LONG time!
Next stop: Playa Del Carmen!