“The place of coyotes” delivers modern luxury in a rich historic setting.
Dating back for several centuries, the village of Cocoyoc teems with pre-Aztec culture, heritage and history, all in a natural landscape dense with indigenous plants and animal life. The bones of this property took shape in the 1600s as a hacienda, later serving as a monastery and then a sugar plantation, mill and refinery before evolving into the upscale resort it is today. The accommodations have been updated throughout the years with modern features and amenities, but the owners have taken great care to preserve original architectural details and in many cases, entire buildings including the monastery, chapel, granary, cloister and aqueduct.
Stately trees and fountains punctuate the gardens, leading guests into a quiet sanctuary where nature meets nurture. The 284 guest rooms and suites are done in Mexican colonial style and feature tile floors, brick archways and, in some, private outdoor plunge pools. Four restaurants and three bars focus on house-made extras, from jam and ice cream to pickles and mole. Along with a gym and jogging track, the resort offers a full-service spa, tennis courts, 9-hole golf course, soccer field and horseback riding.