A well-kept Secret…

This traditional hacienda from the 19th century did well in choosing St. Anthony of Padua as its patron saint. When the nearby Volcán de Fuego erupted in 1913, a quick prayer to the saint by the lady of the house saved the estate from the lava flow.

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A small house chapel calls this miracle to mind and is under a lucky star to this day, which in the meantime has been associated with many happy wedding couples.Situated in the middle of a 5000-acre coffee plantation, the hacienda has since undergone an astonishing transformation. Once a real working hacienda, today it is a romantic vacation paradise with a swimming pool, a tennis court, and an international chef. Within its historic walls, 22 suites and 3 grand suites were created which beautifully reflect the ambience of the hacienda’s original style: open fireplaces, high-vaulted and wooden ceilings, intense warm colours, finest fabrics, and over-sized mirrors – an almost theatrical staging against the dream backdrop of the Mexican Highlands.

Even today, the plantation’s coffee is picked by hand and roasted in the old manner. Organically grown vegetables and meats are also products of its own fields and breeding farm. The hacienda guests are always warmly welcome at the ranch, whether for an extended exploration by foot, bicycle or on horseback or for a gourmet picnic at the lake. Also tempting are excursions to the nearby town Comala, as well as to the historic city of Colima.

At sundown, the guests gather on the roof terrace of the hacienda to enjoy the play of colours in the sky above the volcano.