Legend says that during the colonization of the new world Franciscan monks created perfumes in the remote Yucatan Peninsula from the scent of colorful flowers, tropical woods and exotic herbs. Fascinated by travel, history and the explorer’s lifestyle and captivated by the charm of Yucatan, Nicolas Malleville founded Coqui Coqui Perfumeria, to recover the monks’ old formulas and fuse them together with the legacy of ancient Mayan medicine.
Spend the night at Coqui Coqui‘s trend-setting, decadent restored Belle Epoque hotel in Mérida. This one-suite extravagant hideaway is designed with taste. The boutique hotel has high ceilings and original marble tiled floors. On the design tables stand large vases full of fresh palm leaves. Read one of the many nouveau art books on the baroque red couch or zip on a glass of champagne while taking a bubble bath in one of the two bath’s in the bedroom. Think draped velvet curtains, crystal chandeliers, golden and glass details and a rich smell of perfume. The hotel reflects the rich, extravagant era of colonial Merida and the exotic and colorful lifestyle of the Yucatan tropics, which so many have fallen in love with.
Coqui Coqui is situated in the cobblestoned heart of artistic Mérida. The buzz of the city center is only a few steps away. Definitely bring a visit to the neighboring Fundacion de Artistas. This art gallery has monthly changing exhibitions of local artists. The gallery is situated in a peaceful green patio where you can relax and enjoy a good cup of coffee.
For bookings go to Coqui Coqui.