In Ka'an means "my heaven" and here you will discover all
the comforts of today set amidst the fascination of yesterday.
Here, you will be able to explore the Mayan ruins from this
comfortable and economical base.
In Ka'an is a happy blend of Mexican architecture and ambience with
Canadian/American standards of comfort.
You'll sleep like a baby in either of the three guest rooms in the
main house, each with its own bathroom/shower facilities ensuite and a
cheery outlook onto the inner courtyard. You'll enjoy a full breakfast
on the terrace overlooking the beautiful gardens and swimming pool.
Enjoy a book by the pool or get your exercise in our 23 meter lap
pool. The palapa (a distinctively Mexican thatched covered terrace)
adjacent to the pool, offers a shady relaxed atmosphere for snoozing or
reading or entertaining.
We have a library of pocketbooks from which to choose your poolside
relaxation or your night time reading. We also have an extensive video
library, ranging from contemporary movies to classics for your viewing
In short, if relaxing is your idea of a vacation, come and spend it
You are part of our family!
What to Expect:
It's a put-up-your-feet-and-relax place, if that's what you want.
It's a fun place, with an inviting pool for the more energetic.
It's whatever you want it to be for a day, a week or a month.
After a day of sightseeing, perhaps dinner in Merida, come back for a
rest in our living room where you can watch TV, choose from a library of
video movies, or simply put up your feet and do absolutely nothing. But
don't forget to select a paperback from our mini library to take back to
your room for bedtime reading.
Then, sink back into your comfortable bed and drift off into the
sleep of the totally relaxed. Buenos noches!
You'll enjoy a full breakfast in a choice of settings - in the main
dining room or on the covered terrace that leads onto the patio/pool
area, where there is a full size swimming pool and a lap pool.
If you would like your own space, we have 2 guest houses available
Each house has two bedrooms, each with its own full bathroom. Each
house has a fully equipped kitchen for meal preparation and lots of
living room and dining room area.
The guest houses are ideal for families travelling together or for
folks who are interested in longer term stays.
We offer complete Internet access through the local Internet Service
Provider... your precious e-mail is just a phone call away. It's also a
great way to communicate with loved ones back home!
What better way is there is go on vacation... and still take the
office with you in the event of an emergency.
For inquiring minds, take advantage of our computer language
tutorials or we can make arrangements to provide a Tutor for Spanish
The bus stop is right outside our front door and a 20 minute ride
will take you into the heart of downtown Merida.
Merida is a city of a million people and was recently declared a
national historical monument.
Merida is a safe city, populated by friendly, helpful people, many of
whom speak both Spanish and Mayan, but welcome any opportunity to
practice their English. They are proud of their city, which combines
contemporary architecture with that of 19th Century Europe and l6th
Here, you will find and endless variety of shops for your can't live
without treasures and restaurants, many of which offer superb cuisine.
Shopping? Take your pick between sophisticated modern department
stores and boutiques; or from hundreds of fascinating little
hole-in-the-wall shops, where, if you are lucky, you will pick up a
treasure for a song!
Dining? Your only problem will be deciding whether to have sea food,
Continental, North American or native Mexican and Yucatan cuisine. There
are dozens of first class restaurants, catering to all tastes and
Our information booth features maps of the city and a guide to shops,
restaurants and theaters - whatever your fancy - together with bus
timetables and other helpful advice.
From Merida, you can choose from a number of well organized day trips
to the fascinating ruin sites of the ancient Maya.
You will fall in love with the Yucatan as we did.
Your Mayan Adventure:
Contemporary with Moses leading the Israelites to the Promised Land,
the Mayan people created a civilization which, for the splendour of its
architecture, matches anything from ancient Egypt.
For 2,000 years this civilization grew and prospered, reaching its
peak about 9OO AD... at which time it collapsed, utterly, for reasons
still not entirely understood.
But its legacy remains... a fascinating spectacle of ancient cities
across the Yucatan peninsula, where the ruins of magnificent pyramids
and temples can be explored, and their atmosphere savoured.
In Ka'an is strategically located to be your base for exploring the
ruins. Easy day trips will let you experience such famous locations as
Chichen-ltza, Uxmal, and Kabah.
We'll help you plan your trip, whether by excursion bus or your own
car. We'll provide you with bus times and highway routes, and, at a
modest cost, a box lunch to sustain you. Also we can equip you with
literature about the sites of your choice.