The Flycatcher Inn B&B near Uxmal Mexico
The Flycatcher Inn B&B Santa Elena Uxmal Yucatan Mexico Bed and Breakfast Guesthouse Lodgings Accommodations


Host: Kristine Ellingson

Guestrooms: 7

Address: Corner of Hwy. 261 and Calle 20, Santa Elena, Uxmal, 97841, Mexico

Telephone: 011 52 1 997 102 0865,
011 52 1 997 107 4126

Activities/Attractions: Santa Elena is the village where John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood brought to world attention the names and the splendor of the ancient Maya cities of Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil, and Labnah, and the famous cave illustrations of Xtakumbixunaam with its steep descending wooden ladder.

Uxmal is one of the most well known of the Maya cities, and rated by many archaeologists as the finest. Uxmal was one of the largest cities of the Yucatan peninsula, and at its height was home to about 25,000 Maya. Like the other Puuc sites, it flourished in the Late Classic period (around 600-900AD).

There are many exciting places to see while visiting the Yucatan, Mexico and staying at the Flycatcher B&B Inn. Day trips can include visits to the ruins of Uxmal, Sayil, Xlapak, the stunning Arch of Labna, and the Hacienda Tabi.


"This Bed and Breakfast, in the heart of the Yucatan Puuc Route, offers both a convenient location and exceptional value. The rooms are spacious, immaculate and artistically decorated. The rooms have tables, chairs individual bathrooms and information on the region. Unexpected extras included complimentary bottled water, extremely fluffy absorbent towels and guidebooks available in the lounge. When we arrived and asked where I could hang some damp clothes, they were whisked away and by the time we returned from our visit to a ruin they had been returned to the room neatly folded on the foot of the bed. Breakfast was a beautifully arranged plate of cut fruit with bread, fresh juice and coffee. The friendly personal service was above what one might expect at even a well run B&B. A nearby restaurant within walking distances was locally run and provided tasty regional cuisine."

"We had a short but lovely stay at the Flycatcher. The staff was friendly and full of useful information about the area. Our room was clean with plenty of space. The highlight of our room was the giant hammock that fit both of us - the site of the best nap either of us have taken in our lives."

"While traveling around the Yucatan with friends we came upon the Flycatcher Inn in quaint Santa Elena. After exploring the beautiful grounds and lovely accommodations we decided to check in since there were openings that night. We were a party of 3 couples that had been traveling for the better part of a week. The Inn was a wonderful place to unwind and have a bit of a Mayan experience. The hostess was most helpful in suggesting sites to see and a place to eat, The Pickled Onion (fantastic desserts). The village was very interesting to explore and the church a must see. If you are into birding this is a most rewarding area."

"Was a great base of operations for several days. Very helpful hostess. Would stay there again."

"We had a lovely stay and found the owners very helpful and interesting. The room was bright and beautiful. Breakfast is served in their own house and we had no reason to find fault. We ate twice at the Pickled Onion and the food was the best!"


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The Flycatcher Inn

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The Flycatcher Inn Exterior

The Flycatcher Inn Living Room

The Flycatcher Suite

The Flycatcher Inn Suite

Chel House Cottage

General Information: Welcome to The Flycatcher Inn ... a sophisticated B&B Inn near Uxmal on the Ruta Puuc Route of Mayan Ruins, Central Yucatan, Mexico. We are in the small and quiet central Yucatan village of Santa Elena, southwest of Merida and Ticul, an ideal base for exploring the region. Immerse yourself in a unique cultural experience.

Each accommodation is different and charming in its own way, but all of them have private terraces, gardens and private bathroom. All of our rooms feature good mattresses, pillows and cotton linens, with bedspreads of linen or other natural fibers. Six of the rooms have optional air conditioning and all our rooms are comfortable, spacious and well situated for enjoying the peace, quiet and harmony of the flora and fauna surrounding them. Back behind the Inn, we have over 20 acres of land left wild. There are Chul-tuns, sartenejas, carved rocks, and a vast assortment of wild-life. Squirrels and jays, armadillos and parrots, tinamous and agoutis: all live here. Accommodations include:

  • The Flycatcher Suite is cool and spacious, with one queen and one single bed both with pillow-top orthopedic mattresses, and a large private marble bathroom with oversize bathtub. Custom furniture is from our wrought iron workshop and the suite is decorated with Mexican 
    and Mayan art. The suite has a private entry and furnished terrace overlooking the gardens
  • A room in the Nutmeg Guest House, decorated with Mexican and Mayan art, includes private outdoor entry to each room, and each has its' own private washroom with shower, pillow-top orthopedic mattresses
  • The Yuya Room is a corner room with 2 windows overlooking a small lagoon, queen bed, hammock, terrace
  • Pe'epen Room is the middle room, slightly larger than Yuya, 1 window, queen + twin bed, hammock, terrace
  • Hu'u Room is a corner room, largest room, 2 windows, queen bed, hammock, fully private terrace
  • La Casita Guest House is a separate cottage having two rooms. Each has it's own entry off a shared terrace. One room has one queen bed, and one single, the other has one queen bed. Rooms contain its' own private washroom with shower, pillow-top orthopedic mattresses. Rooms are decorated with Mexican and Mayan art
  • Chel House is a delightful cottage available for private rental, complete with private washroom and shower and its own path in through the garden. The spacious main room, decorated with Mexican and Mayan art, has 2 double beds and a sitting area with table and chairs

Payment Accepted: Cash only.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

$50-85/night/double
$10/night/each additional person

All our rooms and prices include secure parking, taxes, our nature trail, and breakfast of fresh ground coffee or tea, juice, a fruit plate and A/C.

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"The whole place is spotlessly clean. Plenty of hot water and the bathrooms are beautifully tiled. The inclusive breakfasts were delicious, served in the main hotel room, which has a good selection of reference materials. The owner was extremely helpful with proving us with local and ongoing travel information."