Mexico 2012 – Santa Elena

Santa Elena is a small town past Kabah and some 30 km before you reach Uxmal. Just a place to sleep. Actually, we didn’t even see the town, because the B&B – The Pickled Onion – was right on the road. Owned and run by a British lady it is charming. She bought an almost bare hilltop, brought a lot of soil and planted nice surroundings, while building several cottages in Maya style. They are supposed to be efficient in holding heat or cold depending on the time of year:

A beautiful doctor from France that I got acquainted in The Pickled Onion.

The good features about this B&B are -the pool, nice gardens, nice tastily built and furnished cottages, a good restaurant with waiters who speak English! There is also a labyrinth for meditation:

And the owner can offer a massage:

As usual in Mexico – the tile and stone work is attractive:

Only one shortcoming – being so remote the internet is with glitches. Though the owner got our e-mails, my high -tech husband couldn’t connect to the world. Therefore we couldn’t stay there longer than one night: