Mexican Holiday

Posted by on Jul 7, 2010 in Venues & Locations | 4 Comments

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?

Hacienda San Jose rooms

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.

cocktail hour

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!


  1. Mexico
    July 8, 2010

    Thanks for sharing this incredible place with us. It does look like a perfect wedding destination option!

  2. Anika
    July 10, 2010

    I cannot stop looking at these photos! This place is incredible. It officially goes on my travel bucket list.

  3. The Haciendas
    July 20, 2010

    Dear all,

    If you are interested in staying at the Haciendas or organizing your wedding with us, you can always contact us at for reservations and more information.

    We can make your dreams come true at the Haciendas!

    We look forward to pampering you very soon while you are staying with us!

    Warm regards,

    The Haciendas Family

  4. Playa Del Carmen Rental
    September 10, 2010

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