In the valley just south of Tequila Mountain are two very well preserved haciendas. Hacienda del Carmen and Hacienda La Libor
Almost next door to each other both are exquisite examples of restored haciendas. Both are hotels now which is the fate of most well cared for haciendas. Some are of course in private hands.
Above View of Tequila Mountain from hacienda La Libor.
THE HACIENDA DEL CARMEN
This well preserved and restored hacienda in the Ameca valley sits amid sugar cane fields about an hour from here. It is now a hotel and after arranging with them for a visit we enjoyed a few hours there looking at the rooms and the spacious grounds.
Above-The water viaduct that brought water in from the hills.
Above– one of the old photos on the wall shows the inhabitants sometime before the revolution.
Below– Today from the same spot.
There are many fine pieces of period furnishings and decor.
Above-A well fed monk hopefully looking out for the well being of the native woman.
Speaking of food. Here below is an outdoor table set for lunch.
Below-A peek into the kitchen.
Below-Where lunch was served inside.
Below– An upper patio with more rooms.
Below-Our guide proved the old radio still works.
This room above also had a pool in the room.
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HACIENDA LA LIBOR
Above– A sitting area.
Above and below- The original entrance where the horses and carriages would have entered is this charming tile imagery.