1. Mexico
  2. Yucatán
  3. Izamal
  4. Mayan Palapa Casita

Mayan Palapa Casita

1br bb
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
Excellent33 reviews


The Space

Private property of one and a half acres located on the outskirts of a lovely Mayan village. Life is slow here, Maya is the first language for many. There are few cars, most people ride a bike or take moto taxis to attend their daily errands. The local women still wear their beautiful hipil dress, the same as their great grandmothers did 100 years ago. Night life consist of a stroll to the center of the village to mingle with the locals, perhaps catch a local religious festival and enjoy local comida. The casita has a top quality full size bed with high count cotton bedding, kitchenette in the screen enclosed patio room with coffee maker, fridge and sink, private bath with hot water, beautifully furnished with antiques and locally sourced furnishings. Bath kits include handmade artisan neem soap, shampoo and body cream. Bird watching kit and bikes available. Breakfast of fruit, locally made sweet breads, coffee, tea and fresh juice. Complimentary bottle of Xtabentun, the ancient Mayan liqueur made from anise and honey. Due to my work in Merida on the weekends, Saturday check ins are difficult. However, please contact me if you are interested in weekday arrivals staying thru the weekend.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the gardens and outdoor living areas. The patio and reception area of the main house has wifi available to guests. Guests recieve keys to the entry gate and off street parking.

Interaction with Guests

The host lives on the property in the main house and is available as needed.

The Neighborhood

Tepakan is a quiet village, perfect for quiet getaways. Izamal, one of Mexico's Magical Pueblos, is just a few minutes down the road and offers nice dinning, artisan shops, Mayan ruins to explore as well as the historic convent and church. Yucatan beaches and cenotes are about an hour away by car.

Getting Around

Public transport from Izamal and Merida deposit guests at the front door of the property. By car, Tepakan is 11km north of Izamal. 50 from Merida

Other Things to Note

Palapas Tepakan works hard to provide an eco friendly environment. Sheets and towels are lined dried, water systems are gravity fed, thus lower water pressure. Our hot water heaters are tankless on demand which use much less energy. All garden and kitchen organics are composted, chemical insecticides are avoided. Neem oil is used as a natural insecticide in the garden. Organic fertilizers for the garden are sourced from local cattle and henniquen haciendas.

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  • Wireless Internet
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Breakfast
  • Pets live on this property
  • Dog(s)
  • Cat(s)
  • Other pet(s)
  • Suitable for events
  • Washer
  • First aid kit
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • Lock on bedroom door
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Hot water
  • Bed linens
  • Extra pillows and blankets
2 - Real Bed

Place's rules

This is a private property/home, the casita is located on the grounds behind the main house. Staying here is about relaxing, enjoying nature and the ecology. No excessive drinking. No paper in the toilet, sorry, the systems in Mexico can not handle paper. No smoking anywhere on the property.
Checkin time
12:00 PM
Checkout time
12:00 PM


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Overall Score: Excellent100% - 33 reviews
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