There are many reasons we decided to re-open La Pantera Negra in Merida: this city, among the oldest in the Americas (founded in 1542) is energetic and exciting and has a high level of culture; it has the advantages of a large modern city and at the same time has preserved the 2nd largest colonial center in the Americas and has the oldest Cathedral of the continent. It is peaceful and very safe. It is easily reachable by air and is located close to many Mayan archeological sites--near Chichen Itza, Uxmal and a number of amazing cenotes. It's just half an hour by bus or car from the Mexican Gulf and the coastal flamingo parks.
La Pantera Negra is located south of the Zocalo (the main city square) in the San Juan neighborhood where most of the bus stations are found. San Juan is a safe, pleasant and typical area that includes the Santa Isabel chapel. The size and the configuration of this colonial house help to offer you personalized services in the fascinating environment of the Centro Historico. By the way, here there are 339 sunny days in every year and an average temperature of 26 degrees centigrade.
Renovations on this colonial house were managed responsibly by recycling the stones and gravel from demolished walls in order to mount the garden walls, the swimming pool and the patio. By keeping the plants, the orange, cashew and palm trees and growing new local vegetation, Jean-Pierre and Georgina are refreshing the place naturally. While creating a roof garden for their vegetables, they also added a relaxing terrace overlooking the pool and tropical garden below. They collect and recycle rain water in an old cistern in order to wash the floors and irrigate the gardens.
In addition to the other things they do to preserve and respect the environment, they buy locally produced fresh food from the large city farmers' market and use the vegetables and fruits from their roof garden. Jean-Pierre and Georgina invite you to participate with them in a new way to live responsibly but comfortably. Join us for a lovely journey in an urban Yucatecan posada while leaving a low carbon footprint on our planet.