Hacienda Uayamon lies in the middle of the lush Campechana jungle. It preserves the grandeur of its past with the magic of an environment that evokes the time of the Mayan world. It is a paradise for birdwatchers because many migratory and resident species are present at the hacienda year-round, allowing us to admire their beauty and songs.
From the 16th century on, the Hacienda was a cattle ranch, which was later plundered several times by the English. In the 19th century, it became one of the largest haciendas in Campeche, functioning as a small town dedicated to raising cattle and producing corn, sugarcane, palo de tinte or bloodwood tree (a source of natural dyes), and agave fiber.
Among other buildings, the premises had the main house, chapel, hospital, cemetery, school, houses for workers, a machine room, and even its own railroad. All of these spaces have been converted into a restaurant, guestrooms, and a pool, all preserved to offer the best hotel service. The restoration of the Hacienda respected the architectural style of the colonial era.
The Hacienda’s restoration involved architects specialized in historical research, as well as restoration architects and engineers from different parts of the country, so that they could maximize use of the ruins. We worked with original materials from the area to rebuild the hacienda; local people showed us the characteristics of these materials and how to work with them. The use of sahcab, which is similar to lime, and chucum paint materials extracted from local trees that the Maya used for waterproofing, are some examples of the adaptation and the respect that we showed for the Hacienda’s history and the local environment.