Located up a winding narrow road in the foothills above Mérida, this small spa is a great getaway. The place feels as much like a cozy B&B as a spa. The rooms are all comfortable and well equipped and come with either two twin beds or one king-size bed. Flowering gardens, small ponds, and little waterfalls fill the grounds. There are nice views of the surrounding cloud forest from the shared verandas of the second-floor rooms, and there's great bird-watching all around. The spa is small but well equipped and offers a wide range of very fairly priced treatment options. There's a comfortable lounge and bar area, with a central stone fireplace and spinet piano. A taxi here from to the airport or downtown will cost around BsF8.60 to BsF15 ($4-$7/£2-£3.50); the ride takes around 20 minutes.
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- Highly Recommended 2010