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To the Wonder: Casa de los Santos by Coqui Coqui in Izamal, Mexico

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To the Wonder: Casa de los Santos by Coqui Coqui in Izamal, Mexico

August 2, 2018

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.

the colonial architecture of izamal in its characteristic sun gold shade. 9
Above: The colonial architecture of Izamal in its characteristic sun-gold shade.
indoor/outdoor dining areas provide respite from the heat. 10
Above: Indoor/outdoor dining areas provide respite from the heat.
the tiled veranda, with long, sultry curtains. 11
Above: The tiled veranda, with long, sultry curtains.
the walls reveal the building&#8\2\17;s history, with peeling paint and fre 12
Above: The walls reveal the building’s history, with peeling paint and frescoes.
lit candles add to the ambiance. 13
Above: Lit candles add to the ambiance.
antique figurines of saints and virgins are enshrined in glass, a nod to the ci 14
Above: Antique figurines of saints and virgins are enshrined in glass, a nod to the city’s famous convent.
the residence, like many coqui coqui properties, features an apothecary and a p 15
Above: The residence, like many Coqui Coqui properties, features an apothecary and a perfumery, with eaux de toilette and candles that capture the agave that grows in the region.
guest rooms are fitted with vintage pieces, iron bed frames, and plenty of cand 16
Above: Guest rooms are fitted with vintage pieces, iron bed frames, and plenty of candles.
also on offer: a luxe spa. the rooftop overlooks ancient mayan pyramids. 17
Above: Also on offer: a luxe spa. The rooftop overlooks ancient Mayan pyramids.

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