Treat Yourself: MID City’s Coolest Day Pass Destinations

Day passes at one of Yucatan’s beautiful haciendas or hotels are a perfect way to escape the everyday routine and enjoy a mini-vacation. Whether you have friends visiting or you just want a to change up your week, lounging by the pool with a margarita in hand, internet, access to a spa, and a good restaurant is always a good idea. We are often asked for our favorite day pass spots, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the top places on our MID CityBeat favorites list.

Hacienda Xcanatun

Located just 25 minutes from downtown Mérida, Hacienda Xcanatun, Angsana Heritage Collection, is situated in a place where history and tradition converge. Restored to its 18th-century grandeur as one of Yucatán’s most iconic henequen (sisal) haciendas. The newly renovated pool area is amazing and the restaurant has excellent food and drinks. The Angsana spa at Xcanatun is also incredible and worth mentioning if you are staying for a Day Pass you could actually take advantage of their Spa Day Pass which includes regular day pass benefits and spa treatements! Angsana is a luxury experience that originates in Asia and therefore the Spa experience offers treatments from Eastern traditions, as well as products and aromatic massage oils sourced directly from Asia. It really is a lovely experience.

Adult Spa Day Pass 
$3,950 MXN*
• 60-minute massage at Angsana Spa
• 15% discount at SPA Gallery
• Use of pools and common areas at Hacienda Xcanatun from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
• $600 MXN* credit at Lol-Ha Pool Bar
• Included parking
• Internet access

C (999) 930 2140 Ext. 190

Day Pass

Hacienda Santa Cruz

Hacienda Santa Cruz is a charming boutique hotel located in the heart of the Cuxtal Ecological Reserve. It’s all about conviviality, nature, and peace here, with a special focus on making sure guests feel comfortable and have their privacy. You’ll find lots of birds, lizards, and small mammals around. This hacienda Santa Cruz dates back to 1640 when it served as a monastery for Franciscan monks who lived in the oldest part of the hacienda, which is now called “the main house.”

It’s a lovely place to roam around and there are pools, a cenote pool, restaurant, hammocks, and a spa and water spa you can also take advantage of at an extra cost. 

Day Pass

Valid in May and June. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enjoy a day filled with history and nature! 

Kahal Boutique Hotel

Kahal Boutique Hotel is a beautiful family run hotel located on Merida’s iconic Paseo de Montejo. It’s relatively small with 12 rooms ranging from standard to master suites with private balconies, lounge chairs and jacuzzis. 

The original house was built at the end of the 19th century and many of the original features continue to be intact from the pasta tile floors to the archways. The design showcases Yucatan in all its color and glory with a photo gallery of its people, culture, land and cityscapes. 

The pool area is on the rooftop third floor and has an incredible view of Paseo de Montejo. The location is perfect for those staying in Centro of Merida. The pools are small dipping pools and they have nice lounge chairs as well. It’s small but nice to cool off and escape the daily routine.

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Cenotes San Ignacio Ecological Park

Cenote San Ignacio is an ecotourism complex located 20 minutes from the Mérida city ring road, on the highway towards Campeche, in the municipality of Chocholá. It has a small underground cenote with shallow waters and an illuminated dome that you can enjoy both day and night! It’s the only cenote in Yucatan where you can have a night cenote experience. 

The Emerald River is an artificial canal with fresh water running through it. Flanked by walls of vegetation, the river has become the park’s icon. Visitors can swim, float on inner tubes, paddle a kayak, or enjoy a hydromassage under the waterfall. You’ll also find a hanging bridge, which lets you take in the views from up high and a zip line, where you’ll feel like you’re flying above everyone.

Also on the grounds is an incredible Xtabentún restaurant with traditional Yucatecan cuisine, cabañas if you would like an overnight stay and a large pool and lounging area. There is a lot of vegetation and a large area for kids to run around and play!

General Pass

Everyday from 10 AM to 6 PM
$420.00 Adults, Nationals, and Foreigners, $370.00 Yucatán Resident Adults (With official ID) $320.00 National and Foreign Children, $270.00 Yucatán Resident Children


Access to the cenote | Emerald River | Water Heart | Use of General Facilities | Pool
Lounge Chairs | Hammocks | Showers | Use of Life Jackets | Welcome Fresh Water

Adventure Pass


$600.00 Adults, Nationals, and Foreigners $550.00, Yucatán Resident Adults (With official ID) $500.00 National and Foreign Children, $450.00 Yucatán Resident Children


Access to the cenote | Emerald River | Water Heart | Zip Line | Hanging Bridge | Inflatable Donut
Use of General Facilities | Pool | Lounge Chairs | Hammocks | Showers | Use of Life Jackets | Welcome Fresh Water

Night Pass


$500 Unique Pass


Access to the cenote | Emerald River | Use of General Facilities | Showers | Use of Life Jackets | Mask | Welcome Fresh Water

Open Everyday 10am-12am
Reservations/Information: WhatsApp 999 278 6294

Hacienda San Antonio Millet

This stunning hacienda is located 23 kilometers from the city of Mérida and surrounded by lush nature. Hacienda San Antonio Millet is a luxurious space rich in tradition and history. Mul Chac” (Red Hill) was the name given by the Maya to this cattle breeding site in 1667, which later began to focus on the cultivation of henequen, much like many other areas in the state of Yucatán. The grounds are absolutely exquisite and you will be immersed in nature.  It’s an iconic hacienda in Yucatan and a perfect spot for a day or overnight escape from the city.

Option 1 Day Pass Cost $1500 per person and includes: 

NOTE: **For the meal service, menu selection is required in advance, with the same menu for the entire group. **Payment can be made via deposit or transfer. **Corkage fee of $200 pesos per bottle. **No outside food allowed. **To reserve the required dates, a 100% deposit is needed. **Maximum capacity of 12 people.

Option 2 Day Pass Cost: $700 pesos per adult / $400 per child:

Note: **Advance payment and menu selection required. Guests can bring their own non-alcoholic drinks; you can bring wine and the corkage fee is $200.00 pesos. **Reserve with 2 days notice and choose what you would like off the menu as well. 

Piedra de Agua

Piedra de Agua boutique hotel in Mérida is a cozy gem right in the heart of the city. With its colonial-style architecture and relaxed vibe, it offers a perfect blend of modern comfort and traditional Yucatecan charm. You’ll find comfy rooms, a peaceful courtyard with greenery all around, and a refreshing pool to unwind in. Its central location makes it easy to explore Mérida’s cultural spots, lively markets, and delicious food scene, making it a great choice for anyone looking to relax and soak up the local vibe. This is a great day pass deal!

Camino Real

Rooftop with an incredible view of the north part of Merida, Camino Real is a five star hotel located on the top floors of the City 32 building. The pool area is on the rooftop and we love this day pass spot!

Day Pass Cost $500 ($400 can go towards consumption) and includes access to the incredible pool and towel. Bar and restaurant service are right by the pool. Lots of space for lounging in the sun and shade and enjoying a margarita while overlooking the jungles and buildings of the city of Merida. 

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