XVIITH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE
The Hacienda Cocoyoc is a beautiful architectural complex built during the XVIIth Century that, through the years, has been transformed without losing its attributes, which granted it the title, given by the first Viceroy of New Spain, Antonio de Mendoza, of “The Paradise of America”: warm climate, exceptional gardens, fountains and pathways. It is a place you will love to visit.
At a height of 1,400 meters above sea level and a mean yearly temperature of 27°C, with clean and clear breezes that blow from nearby volcanoes, we have the best conditions to ensure rest and outdoor recreation. This turns it into a very appealing destination.
THE PLACE OF COYOTES
Cocoyoc, which in náhuatl means “place of coyotes”, was part of the large territory granted to Hernán Cortés after the Conquest of Mexico in 1521.
The Hacienda Cocoyoc belonged to several owners and during the XVIIIth Century was one of the 12 most important sugar mills in the country.
In the early XIXth Century its importance grew with the construction of an aqueduct, still in service, to carry water from nearby sources for irrigation.
With the Mexican Revolution, just as many other haciendas in the country, it was looted, so a good portion of the construction was left destroyed and the lands were divided.
In 1957, Don Paulino Rivera Torres bought the Hacienda Cocoyoc and fulfilled his dream of turning it into a Hacienda Hotel. It survives still keeping its imposing structure and a welcoming spirit which make it an oasis for rest and an excellent option for families, working groups, corporations and social, sporting and cultural events.