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A unique and quaint hotel...

The beautiful old family home of Fernando Barbachano Peon, pioneer of Mexican tourism, now the Casa del Balam Hotel is a delight. A quiet blend of Mexican tiles, terra cotta, wrought iron, a pretty pool, restaurant, bar, 43 spacious junior suites, 6 triple rooms, and 3 superb master suites housed in an old walled garden, situated on what has now become the most convenient location of the city. The intimate colonial ambience enhanced by cordial service makes it your first choice.

Come and experience our hospitality...

 To enjoy your visit to Merida, stay at Casa del Balam, a five star hotel, at the heart of Merida's Cultural and Historic Center, facing the Opera House and the University of Yucatan. Within walking distance to the Main Plaza, Museums, Cathedral, Shops and Colonial parks.

 The Yucatan offers a huge variety of handmade art crafts rooted in Mayan and Colonial times. It is the gateway to the Maya ruins of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil, Labna, Dzibilchaltun, the caves of Loltun ,Balancanche and Dzitnup.

51 Colorful suites, decorated in a colonial style with wrought iron accessories, colonial tiles, hand-woven curtains and bedspreads.

 Casa del Balam offers a new experience in your trip to Merida and provides all the comfort and the high level of services you deserve. Enjoy your stay to the fullest!

 This is the perfect place to taste the wonderful and delicious specialties; enjoy our friendly and professional service and spend a wonderful time with us.

Located at the heart of Merida´s historic center facing the opera house and the university of Yucatan, within walking distance to the main square, museums, cathedral, shops and colonial parks.

Getting to the Hotel:

Taxis are readily available at the airport and the fare to the hotel is around 100 pesos (US$10).  The journey time should be around 15 minutes.

 Airport transfers
Transfers from the airport are available at around US$30 for 2 - 6 people.

Driving directions
 Central Mérida is a grid of one-way streets, numbered sequentially. The streets running roughly west-east have odd numbers and those running roughly north-south have even numbers. What's more, where Calle 59 takes traffic one way to the east, Calle 57 and 61 take traffic one way to the west etc. Therefore it is easy to navigate to a particular address, though the central streets are all very narrow and extremely busy.

 Note that the weekly "Sunday in Mérida" festivities involve the closing of Calle 60 to vehicular traffic and the whole of the historic center will be very busy on this day.

 The Hotel Caribe is located on the Parque Hidalgo on the corner of Calle 59 and 60 (it is in the far corner of the square). If you call a bell boy over from the hotel he will take in your luggage and direct you to the car park, which is one block away.

From Mérida airport: From the airport, you’ll enter the city on Avenida Itzaes, which runs approximately in a north-south direction just west of the center. After you have passed the Zoo, turn right down Calle 59 and look for the Parque Hidalgo and the hotel on your right at the junction with Calle 60.

From Cancun airport: From the airport, follow the signs for Merida and Chichen Itza on the toll (“quota”) highway #180. You can also take the free (libre) highway #180, but this will take longer because of the speed bumps or “topes” at the entrance and exit to every town. The toll and free highways merge about 40 miles outside of Merida. Keep following the signs for Merida “centro” and you will cross a junction with the periferico (ring road) and enter the city on Calle 65. In the center of town, turn right on Calle 60 and look for the hotel and the Parque Hidalgo on your right after the junction with Calle 61.

The hotel will refund charges for parking at the lot close to the hotel  (on Calle 60).  This parking lot is closed on Sundays (remember to move your car on Saturday night if you want to use it on Sunday!) but an alternative around the corner on Calle 55 is available.

For more information send us an Email:
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Calle 3 No. 235 x 32A y 34
Col. Pensiones C.P. 97219
Mérida, Yucatán, México.
  Tel: (52) (999) 920-2772
Tel: (52) (999) 920-2742
Fax: (52) (999) 925-9047

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Our multilingual expert leaders interpret the Mayan history, architecture, culture and ecology for you. During our tours you will see the relationship of the ancient culture with the present culture and ecology.

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