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JapoNeza Retreat Mandarina

  1. Pin

    Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

  2. Suitcase

    8 guests

  3. BedDouble

    4 bedrooms

  4. Bath

    4 bathrooms


  • Villa
    Villa
    A standalone house with a pool

    Classic Japanese Wooden Architecture in Downtown Colonial Merida

    Meticulously blending Mérida’s lush, leafy nature with cool, contemplative Japanese architecture, this multi-sensory design experience from filmmaker/designer Fausto Terán, a Forbes 100 Mexican creator, has been celebrated as a "Best Of" and is a place where Fausto's love of the Land of the Rising Sun shines through brightly.  

    Classic Japanese Wooden Architecture in Downtown Colonial Merida

    One of a trio of JapoNeza properties that claim Best Boutique Stay, Best Romantic Retreat, and Best Building Design titles, this downtown Mérida getaway offers serene Asian minimalism and classic Mexican generosity inside its intimate four rooms, an instant classic designed by the multi-faceted creator Fausto Terán.   

    Featuring the classic wood architecture of Japanese bath houses layered with the  tropical vegetation of the Yucatán, this serene stay is pure cultural communion. Draped by the lush greenery typical of downtown Mérida,  this intimate guesthouse's bones are sleekly minimalist and Zen-inspired. Simple, Japanese influenced living, dining, and terrace spaces are offset by easygoing, tropical Mexican relaxation spaces such as a central, palm-surrounded lap pool, a sun-drenched rooftop deck, and swaying hammocks strung in the sun. Wood construction meets historical stones in the architecture, and furnishings and interior design combine classic Colonial Mexican-styled pieces with clean-lined Japanese elements such as futons and rice paper lanterns.

    AROUND

    As the capital city of Mexico’s Yucatán region, Mérida puts both ancient Mayan and the region’s Spanish colonial heritage on dazzling display. Colonial-era churches and residences occupy the city’s leafy plazas like ancient fortresses and colorful mansions, and one of the World’s Seven Wonders, Chichén Itzá is the most prominent of dozens of other sacred Mayan temple sites accessible outside of town. Centrally located within Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula, Mérida is known as “the white city” an increasingly happening urban area that mingles 4,000+ year old indigenous Mayan cultural tradition with 16th-century Spanish colonial culture. Beyond history and archeology, gastronomy has become Mérida’s main draw, and exotic tropical produce fills local market stands, cocoa farms occupy dense jungle villages beyond the city limits, and pre-Columbian foods have been artfully reincarnated at the hands of hip young chefs. 

    Chichén Itzá stands 75 miles east of Mérida, the UNESCO-listed Mayan ruin of Uxmal is about an hour and a half south. Dozens of lesser-celebrated pyramids offer tours and a deep dive into Mayan culture, and pueblos mágicos (Valladolid, Izmal) are also close by and worth exploring. Cenotes, or natural sinkholes in the region’s limestone bedrock that once served as water supplies for the ancient Maya, are part of what define the Yucatán Peninsula, where more than 10,000 of these deep blue swimming holes are located. Each cenote is uniquely beautiful, and hundreds are accessible as lushly camouflaged swimming holes.

    LOCATION

    Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. Nearest airport: Mérida MID (20 minutes)

    BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round 


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    Amenities

    Here’s what you can expect during your stay:

    • Kitchen
      Kitchen
    • Wifi
      Internet
    • Tv
      TV
    • Pool
      Pool

    How long would you like to stay?

    Minimum 2 nights



    Location

    Discover more about where you’ll be staying.

    Merida, MX

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