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Casa Hamaca Guesthouse is:

  • Inclusive NOT exclusive
  • Comfortable NOT luxurious
  • Friendly NOT condesending
  • It feels like home.

How your morning unflods at Casa Hamaca Guesthouse:

In what seems like the middle of the night, you hear the roosters down the block come on-line to announce the dawn of a new day. If you drop back to sleep the next sounds you hear will be a variety of birds greeting the day in the lush jungle garden. When you enter the dining palapa you are greeted by the aroma of freshly-brewd coffee. Grab a cup and sit on the wrap-around verdanda and watch the world come alive...the hummingbrds and butterflies. A great way to begin your day in the Yucatan.

Meet your host

Casa

 "Come join us for festivities, fiestas and fun."

My name is Denis Larsen and I have been travelling to the cities and small villages of Yucatan for over 20 years and am happy to share my experiences and recommendations with you.

 

It's been an affair of the heart. I have a deep love for the Mayan people. All of the staff of Casa Hamaca are Mayan. Some still speak Yucatec Mayan and live in small villages surrounding Valladolid. Some of them speak Spanish as a second language; a few speak some English. But all of them go out of their way to make your visit to Casa Hamaca comfortable, interesting and educational.

It's been an affair of the heart. I have a deep love for the Mayan people. All of the staff of Casa Hamaca are Mayan. Some still speak Yucatec Mayan and live in small villages surrounding Valladolid. Some of them speak Spanish as a second language; a few speak some English. But all of them go out of their way to make your visit to Casa Hamaca comfortable, interesting and educational.

A guest recently wrote:

"Casa Hamaca Guesthouse is an experience of it's own. Everyone in Valladolid seems to know this place, for some very good reasons. First of all, the Hacienda is an artwork. Every room has its own theme. Several Mayan artists made this place look very unique. The lush garden, the plunge pool, and the indoor hammocks add an extra nice touch you can't find elsewhere. The place is 5 to10 minutes away from the zocalo, depending if you're a fast or slow walker. The owner, Denis, is such a nice guy. His hospitality and friendliness made us feel so welcome we didn't want to leave. His staff is also great, make sure you tip them! The rooms are clean, airconditioned and wifi work really, really well!!! Food at the hotel restaurant is delicious! All in all, this place is a great deal! Thanks, Denis and staff, for everything!"

Best Places in the World to Retire interviews Denis

https://bestplacesintheworldtoretire.com/stories?view=entry&id=611

MadisonEats visits Valladolid

http://www.madisoneats.net/two-days-in-valladolid/

Yucatan Living interviews Denis

http://www.yucatanliving.com/interviews-yucatan/denis-larsen

Our visit to one of the few remaining Mayan stingless bee keepers.

http://luckypeach.com/the-stingless-bees-of-the-yucatan/

The benefits of sleeping in a hammock (by the way, hamaca means hammock in Spanish). All of our guest rooms have hammocks as well as very comfortable beds.

http://www.theyucatantimes.com/2015/12/six-incredible-benefits-of-sleeping-in-a-hammock/

The London Foodie visits Valladolid:

http://www.thelondonfoodie.co.uk/2013/02/the-london-foodie-goes-to-mexico.html

Location

Situated on the quiet interior corner of the small, almost traffic-free Parque San Juan in a friendly neighborhood, Casa Hamaca Guesthouse is perfectly located for convenience and access to all areas of interest within Valladolid.

Casa Hamaca Guesthouse is within easy walking distance of the newly restored train station, the bus station, the main square, ATMs, grocery stores, convenience stores, 24 hour medical clinics, 24 hour pharmacies, local restaurants and cantinas, food courts, camera shops, phone stores, ice cream shops, a children’s playground, clothes shopping, jewlery stores, an open-air adult exercise center, bicycle rentals, two cenotes, artisans markets, souvenir shops, a 5K walking/jogging path, the municipal food market, cinemas, museums, and six historic churches.

It’s far enough from the main square so you don’t have to deal with the tourist crowds and the exhaust of the many buses that are often there with the day-trippers from Cancun and Playa del Carmen, but close enough to walk in a very few minutes.