There’s an undeniably magic quality to Coqui Coqui’s residences throughout Mexico, where thatched-roof guesthouses are tucked among Mayan ruins, pools meander under stone archways, and perfume is bottled on the premises from the wild tropical vegetation and botanicals. (For further evidence, see Mexican Luxury: Coqui Coqui on the Yucatan Peninsula.)
But Coqui Coqui’s Casa de los Santos residence in Izamal is perhaps the most mystical of the collection. Izamal—known as the “city of a thousand suns” for the striking ochre exteriors of its buildings—is the oldest city on the Yucatán Peninsula, with cobblestone streets built on Mayan ruins, whose centerpiece is a convent on the site of an ancient Mayan shrine. Set within a colonial building, painted traditional yellow, is Casa de los Santos, with old frescoed walls, an apothecary, and mystical ephemera, including a collection of antique saint figurines, displayed in glass cloches. Take a look.
Photography by Cerruti Draime, courtesy of Casa de los Santos.
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