Newly renovated Hacienda Xcanatun is closer to a museum then a hotel. Featuring antiques, original oil paintings, and a hand-carved coral stone tub, it's no wonder the hotel was recently named 2005 AAA Four Diamond award winner by Conde Nast. Just outside the colonial city of Merida and a short flight to Cancun, the nine-acre estate showcases the beautiful and historic city and landscape. The area around the Merida is sprawling with lush agriculture and ecological delights, such as the Celestuun Flamingo Reserve where guests in flat-bottom boats navigate past dozens of species of birds. Check out a limited package of six nights for $2000.