Maya style cottages, culture and eco-living await you traveling the Maya Route on the Yucatan Peninsula.
Visit Campeche, our waterfront state capital on the Gulf of Mexico, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Our 12-acre orchard and B&B is minutes from the walled heart of this historic city!
ACCOMODATION: We charge a moderate person per night fee, which varies with the seasons. Our basic fee is $30USD. Our cottages are stone, wood and thatch roofed. Our breakfasts are natural delights.
For reservations please e-mail your request and queries with information on your arrival/departure dates, people to accommodate and travel mode.
LOCATION: We are 1.5 kms. from the Merida highway entrance to Campeche City, a 15-minute drive from the heart of Campeche City, on the west coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.
From Merida, Yucatan, we are 2 hrs distance. From Cancun, Q.R., we are 5 hrs distance.
One can reach Campeche by car, by bus or if coming from Mexico City by airplane.
CONCEPT: Bed, Bread and Exploration. Restful inspiration surrounded by luscious fruit trees and gardens.
Accommodations are comfortable, basic, punctuated by treats for the palate and arts for the senses. Our region offers a variety of day trips to natural and historic venues. Let your hostess point the way!
WHAT TO DO? Make your own history! Watch birds, learn to identify tree varieties, make cheese, participate in horticulture and other arts!
Take a break from paved paths, walk the land under Maya blue skies. Breathe slow and deep.
The idea of a Bed and Breakfast on Tuxan struck me as
one perfect for travelers who come to Campeche, drawn by its off the
beaten path opportunities for culture and ecology.
The Yucatan Peninsula offers many historical and
Natural wonders. On the Caribbean in Quintana Roo State, Tulum, Coba
and the Xian Kan Reserve are much visited. In Yucatan, Chichen Itza, Uxmal,
the Puuc Route and Celestun Reserve are mayor attractions.
Campeche, on the Gulf of Mexico, the Peninsulas West Coast, is little known by most though it boasts more archaeological sites than any other state in the Mexican Republic.
For Nature lovers there are many miles of undeveloped coastline, as well as the Biosphere Reserve of Calakmul, Mexicos largest Natural Reserve (5000 Km Sq of jungle, jaguars, toucans, Maya ruins and more, also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO).
Our Region is alluring. First founded by the Maya, Campeche City later became Spains first settlement and port in the region.
In the fishing port of Champoton, where a river by the same name spills into the Gulf, is an archaeological site under excavation. Here Spaniards first battled Maya warriors who won, delaying the invasion some 50 years!
Edzna is another nearby site nestled within medium height jungles. In its hey day home to 35,000 Maya.
There are 19th century ex-haciendas worth a day trip. These reflect the grandeur of European families who accumulated wealth exploiting Campeche's rich natural resources.
Further North is El Tigre, a beautiful site skirted by the lily lined Candelaria River, where legend has it that Cortez may have killed Moctezuma. Beyond, in the State of Chiapas, glorious Palenque... such destinations can be reached by car or bus. Local tour operators offer guided tours.
Tuxan offers accommodation to travelers on such journeys. Those following the Maya Route interested in experiencing an alternative setting where fruit hangs from trees, birds, dragonflies and local people add song and colour to each day.
Here travelers pause for restful inspiration and each day offers opportunity to exchange experiences and explore local treasures.
Tuxan is home to an archeologists daughter, knowledgeable and happy to share the gifts of Campeche. Welcome!
NEXT PAGE:The Ongoing Story
Some photos by Rayo Terramoto
Just Add Inspiration
Make your own History!
Southeast view from Edzna Palace
Tuxan's Stone Oven
Another roof goes up!