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Highway 261 and Calle 20. Santa Elena

Explore the Mayan World
Uxmal
Labna
Sayil
Kabah
Discover Yucatan
Bird Watching
Exotic Flora
Loltun Caves
Visit Nearby Pueblos
Muna
Santa Elena
Ticul

Welcome!

Come stay with us at the Flycatcher Inn Retreat, located in the town of Santa Elena on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The Flycatcher Inn Retreat  provides a clean and comfortable place to stay while you explore the nearby tourist sites of Uxmal, Kabah and other Maya archaeological ruins. The quiet privacy of our garden rooms serve as a base for the exciting adventures available in the surrounding area. Short or long term rentals are available. And always, our well-trained staff will be available to attend to your needs.
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Accommodations

Rooms

All rooms have their own private entry and an outside terrace for sitting, reading, enjoying the birds in the morning and the stars at night. In addition, each room has its own ensuite bathroom. All rooms are equipped with both ceiling fans and air conditioning. We provide all rooms with bottled water, and every room has a small frigobar.

Cottages

Behind the Flycatcher Inn, the low Puuc hills begin, and our two cottages are located at their base on the edge of the tropical forest, along with birds and small wild animals; agoutis, tejones, and coatemundis, among others.

Activities

Cenotes

Close to Abala, off Hwy 261, there are two cenotes: Kankirixche, just beyond the village of Abala, and San Antonio Mulix, behind the village of Cacao. Both are small and quite different from those along the Quintana Roo coast.

Haciendas

Going north from Muna, stop to see the two haciendas of Yaxcopoil and Ochil. Both are old henequen plantations. Yaxcopoil has been left as it was, furniture and machinery still in place. Ochil has been semi-restored with lovely grounds and a great restaurant in the main house. They also have a fine crafts museum of art work from all over Mexico.

Mayan Sites

Along Highway 261 heading north, we come to Uxmal. Nothing prepares you for the splendor of this site, hidden as it is from the nearby highway. It is always green and lovely, with wonderful views across the peninsula from The Grand Pyramid. The crowds are few, and no vendors are allowed within the grounds.

Pueblos

Head east to Tekax and wind over the hills to Chacmultun, a site hidden among the hills with some stunning views across the Yucatan Peninsula from the top. Stop at the market towns of Ticul and Oxkutzcab along the way. You might even shop at the mercado there and pick up lunch.

Flycatcher Inn Retreat is Your Place in the Heart of the Yucatan!

Are you coming to Yucatan for bird watching? Stay at the Flycatcher Inn for easy access to walking trails, bird watching and local bird experts, books about local birds, and most important of all, lots and lots of birds themselves!

Are you a writer or artist, looking for the time and space to create? Our quiet garden rooms can provide you with privacy in a quiet setting (well, except for those birds…). Stay in one of our rooms with a large table for your creative activities, ample air conditioning, a private kitchen and an outdoor patio space with a view of a cultivated garden and the surrounding indigenous jungle.

Are you a backpacker, traveling through Yucatan, Mexico and Latin America? Our rooms are priced reasonably and will give you all the comforts of home and more! Enjoy a private bedroom and bathroom with hot and cold running water, air conditioning, ample space to lounge and relax, and the hotel’s beautiful outdoor swimming pool. Walking trails and the nearby town of Santa Elena provide opportunities for exploring on your own, and the onsite restaurant cooks up great meals of local Yucatecan cuisine.

Are you a honeymoon couple? Or celebrating a special event with a loved one? We have delicious and luxurious air-conditioned private rooms tucked away from the center of the hotel. Enjoy plenty of time alone with everything you need available from your ensuite bathroom and private kitchen. Do you want a special meal served for just the two of you by candlelight? We can do that!

Are you looking to get away from it all? If you need a place for rest and relaxation, meditation and privacy, the Flycatcher Inn is a perfect and charming retreat that meets those requirements. Our quiet garden rooms provide a calm environment for meditation and relaxation, without interruption from the ubiquitous electronic invasions of daily life. (However, there are those birds…)

Are you an explorer? Our hotel is located central to many of the most famous and celebrated Maya archaeological zones, small Maya towns and pueblos, caves, cenotes and haciendas. Our onsite archaeologist can give you pointers and tips about which places to visit and what to look for. We can provide custom excursions to the nearby tourist sites. Or we can give you advice, guidebooks and maps so you can explore these places for yourself!

Please Note!

The Flycatcher Inn Retreat is closed between
September 1st and October 15th.