|A large Buddha welcomes you!|
Friends Lee and Pablo invited us to lunch last week and wanted us to choose where to go since we have the car and they do not. After consulting with them, Carlos and I decided to take them out to Baca about 20 minutes outside of Merida. Carlos and I haven't been in almost a year, Pablo and Lee had never visited.
Baca is a small town that has a revitalized hacienda that houses both an excellent Thai restaurant and a center for healing called Fundación para el Bienestar Natural A.C. Surrounding the restaurant are magnificent water gardens. These also act as a buffer to envelope the hospice area in calming waters as well as a quiet serenity. Visitors are free to wander through the gardens as well as eat in the restaurant, but the hospice area is gated giving the residents solitude to work on their healing. Before we sat down to lunch we spent a good 45 minutes enjoying the gardens.
|Lee in the distance|
When we sat down to eat, 3 of us ordered PadThai as our main entre and Carlos ordered a curry. Geen Papaya salad as well as spring rolls rounded out our meals. So good. Good thing we wandered aound the gardens before lunch! Go to La Casa de los Lotus soon for a great lunch and to regain some serenity in the gardens! Check out their facebook page for further information such as directions and opening times.