In the ancient past empire of the Mayan Yucatan, the city of Merida has grown into its own mini-metropolis, complete with colonial architecture, colorful culture and food, and friendly locals.
While intriguing, the city tends to fall away when guests enter Rosas & Xocolate, a love story come to life in three restored mansions. Planned by architect Salvador Reyes Rios, the hotel is blessed with 17 intimate rooms, each with a private terrace, outdoor bathtub, iPod dock, and modern furniture.
When not hidden away in your room, splash around in the courtyard pool, or dine in the Moon Lounge. And if you like your literature served with a side of lime and salt, try the Tequila Bar and Library.
Sure, there’s a 24-hour fitness facility, but why break a sweat when you can instead explore Xocolotherapy? Yes, you guessed it, that’s chocolate therapy. 100% pure cocoa feels just as good on the skin as it does on the palate.