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Hacienda Petac Becomes a Foodie’s Destination
Experience the Yucatan through your taste buds


Merida, Mexico, October, 2018… Hacienda Petac, a private estate located 30 minutes from Merida in the Yucatan, has always been a foodie’s dream destination, thanks to its hands-on cooking classes taught in a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen, and excursions to nearby markets to shop for fascinating ingredients. 

Notable chefs and cooking tours have now discovered Hacienda Petac, bringing small groups together for an extraordinary Yucatán culinary adventure.  In a curated week of cooking classes and excursions, guests explore the complex cuisine of the Yucatán, as well as the splendid cultural offerings of the region. Complementing the daily cooking activities guests have the chance to tour the Mayan ruins at Uxmal, picnic at a hacienda museum, and go swimming in one of the Yucatán’s many cenotes.  They also spend time in the rich city of Merida, at the bustling market to shop for cooking-class ingredients. It’s a week designed for all the senses.

For those foodies who would like to put their own small groups together the Hacienda offers package suggestions that feature all-inclusive accommodations, a host of traditional Yucatan cooking classes, tropical drink demonstration classes, market tours in the city of Merida, and much more. All packages include a full staff, attentive to every need.

For singles or couples, Hacienda Petac works with several culinary adventure tour operators who offer 6-night programs of cooking immersion and excursions:

Tour de Forks’s www.Tourdeforks.com culinary immersion experience features Michelin-starred celebrity chef Anita Lo who says, “Travel is one of the most obvious ways to expand your palate and integrate new flavors into your cooking.” Their trip, “Cooking in the Yucatan,” will coincide with Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Oct. 2018.  Dates are also available in February 2019.

Edible Destinations, a culinary adventure program www.Edibledestinations.com offers hands on side-by-side Yucatecan cooking with a talented Maya staff preparing the region’s best. Tours run throughout the year.

ABOUT HACIENDA PETAC www.haciendapetac.com

A masterfully restored Spanish colonial estate set on 250 protected acres, the 400-year-old Hacienda Petac offers the intimacy of a private villa paired with the amenities and service of a 5-star resort. The multi-building property hosts up to 14 guests, and can only be booked by one group at a time. There are seven spacious bedrooms. Also on-site are a heated pool, spa, gym, game room, media salon and a chapel available for weddings.

Accommodations are housed in three separate buildings. The beautifully appointed bedrooms have soaring ceilings, tile floors and bathrooms with generously sized tubs and showers of polished native stone. Throughout the villa, walls have been painted in richly pigmented hues of ochre and cornflower blue using traditional methods. Handcrafted textiles and antiques mixed with modern furniture lend warmth and authentic charm.

At the heart of the property is the Casa Principal which is home to the dining room, bar, library and several shady terraces. The heated pool, crafted from local stone and surrounded by lounge chairs and hammocks, sits in a leafy garden nearby. The hacienda's grounds are crisscrossed by walking trails for bird-watching and hiking. The attentive Mayan staff and restorative setting make Hacienda Petac feel like a tranquil, exquisite private home—the ideal escape for families and friends looking to relax and reconnect with one another.

For guests looking to explore the surrounding area, excursion options include Mayan archeological sites, the colonial city of Mérida, a wetlands reserve with a flamingo colony and Gulf Coast beaches.

Hacienda Petac is located approximately 30 minutes from Mérida International Airport, which is served by United Airlines, American, Aeromexico and Westjet from Canada. Please note that we can provide transfers from Cancun at an additional cost. 

Well situated off the tourist track, Hacienda Petac offers privacy, attentive service and beautifully maintained facilities—all at an exceptional value.

For reservations and information visit www.haciendapetac.com or, call toll free (800) 783-6904 or (203) 274-7375.
For press information and photography, contact Martha Morano at
(212) 860-5566 or martha@moranopr.com

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