Hacienda Chichen & Yaxkin Spa
We love the Hacienda Chichen's Service and Style
Maybe our fourth time visiting this unique green hotel, a true Mayan retreat. This hotel is committed to care for the environment as much as for the Maya traditions and the local communities, supporting many social volunteer ventures.
As volunteers, this time we enjoy our Maya Hut Bungalow, courtesy of the hotel to the Maya Foundation In Laakeech's job-related volunteer program. We taught ESL at the Mayan village's public school and also to some of the hotel's staff. We enjoy many gourmet meals, excellent service, and many wonderful Mayan Spa treatments by Mayan Healers at a small discount rate as part of our volunteer "MFIL privilages." Travelers that wish to stay at this lovely hacienda and can volunteer time to help the Maya communities will find the experience truly rewarding.
The hotel has small cottages housing at most four guestrooms each; cottages are spread around the vast tropical gardens filled with wild birds, native flora and fauna. Birdwatching, star-gazing, nature tours, Mayan rituals, Spa care, and visits to the Mayan temples of Chichen Itza, are but a few of the fun eco-cultural activities available to all guests.
Unique Quality: Truly Hacienda Chichen is a magical jungle eco-resort; it offers great gourmet food, wonderful nature tours, archaological visits, and great services. This is an ideal place for honeymooners, weddings, and small retreats, or just to enjoy Mother Nature and experience the Mayan culture alive as you participate in Mayan sacred rituals and holistic Spa treatments.
Directions: Inside Chichen Itza's Hotel Zone near the archaeological south gate.
Yucatan's most enchanting Hacienda
Hacienda Chichen & Yaxkin Spa gets my vote for the best Mayan Jungle Getaway and wellness destination in Mexico. We read about it in National Geographic and are so pleased we took the time to enjoy a great romantic and relaxing stay in this hacienda, committed to responsible Green and eco-friendly waste policies. As guests, we found their staff always friendly and committed to bring us great service. Another wonderful surprise for us was that the property truly is managed by a committed team to sustainable tourism and their waste management program is outstanding; if interested, you can request a courtesy tour of the hacienda Colonial grounds and its many "green activities".
Our master suite (Catherwood) was a charming jewel, clean, lovely decorated, comfortable and with a private large patio overlooking at our own garden. We enjoy seating at sunset serenaded by hundred of birds singing. We also enjoy eating our meals at the hotel open terrace restaurant, great gourmet menu with lots of Mayan Fusion entrees; we learned that our veggies and fruits were organicly grown within the hotel's grounds and that the food quality control policies the hotel adheres to are equal to USA finest dinning. no wonder our meals were such a joy! try their "pork pipian" this is a true ancient Maya recipe still enjoyed in Yucatan.A true
We highly recommend staying at least two days (we stayed four nights this July and plan to return next February). This is the place to stay if you wish to explore the Maya archaeological zone in depth, because a day-trip bus tour to Chichen Itza will not give you the time to fully enjoy and explore this fabulous Mayan site, and enjoy all what this place has to offer.
A word about their Toh boutique, the little store has unique fine Mayan arts and exclusive one of a kind jewelry; profits help the Maya Foundation which is sponsored by the hotel to help Maya children have healthy nutritious meals.
Unique Quality: This boutique hotel offers many Mayan cultural experiences, outdoor activities, such as birding, nature tours, and Mayan cooking classes within its private Nature Reserve. The pool is fabulously large with a diving board (so unusual this days to find a hotel with such treat). The gardens are lush and paradise like, full of birds (we learned the hotel is committed to protect the flora and fauna of the region and birding is a joy here), with mature native fruit trees, and a sacred Mayan cave for purification rituals celebrated by Mayan shamans.
The SPA is not to be missed! Travelers that enjoy Spas will find this one to be out of this world; the treatments are based on Mayan healing traditions with natural ingredients found in the hotels many organic fields; they also use wild pure honey and a Mayan clay that leaves the skin smooth and silky.
A word about their food and produce quality. My husband loves good dinning and was impressed with the quality, taste, and elegant presentation of all the dishes we ordered. The hotel's Chef is Mayan and we took a cooking class with him, learned about his love for Fusion Cuisine and the great Mayan cooking secrets of many delicious recipes.
Our Master suite had the unique bathroom addition of a Mayan Spa Tub. Room and bath were spacious, relaxing and very clean; with fresh flowers every day, soft bedding, handmade soaps, and other deluxe comforts.
Directions: Mayan archaeological zone of Chichen Itza, New Seven Wonder of the World.
A magical stay at Chichen Itza
Want to feel you visit paradise? Stay at Hacienda Chichen Resort, it has it all !!!!! Great lush jungle like gardens embrace the 16th Century Colonial Hacienda which houses a heaven small boutique hotel with less than 30 rooms housed in small historic cottages. Outstanding Colonial decor with serene elegance and unpretentious taste all around. Excellent service and food, friendly staff too! Expect great birdwatching, serene beautiful rooms with private terraces, decorated for comfort and visual joy! Perfect place to retreat and enjoy nature while in Chichen Itza visiting the Maya ruins; something you can do at own leisure time.
Eco-friendly awareness makes the Hacienda Chichen a nature retreat and a rare jewel. Conservation efforts include a Bird Refuge and a reforestation of native hardwoods among other proyects directed by Bruce Gordon. No crowds here, only a relaxing ambiance that is ideal for romantic nights and joyful mornings to stroll the gardens observing over 98 different bird species within the hotel gardens.
Unique Quality: Hacienda Chichen offers a unique combination of a boutique small hotel and a nature conservation paradise. Fabulous Olympic size pool, free gated parking, unique giftshop with great Maya crafts from the region, excellent service, friendly staff, close to the Maya ruins of Old Chichen and the more visit ed area of Chichen Itza.
Directions: Follow signs to "zona hotelera" near Chichen Itza Southentrance gate. From Valladolid you go strait into the hotel road, from Piste you pass the Maya ruins first entrance, take a left fork, drive 2km and turn right to the hotel zone small road.
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Hacienda Chichen & Yaxkin Spa
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Hotel Hacienda Chichen Yaxkin
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Address: Km 120 Carretera Merida- Puerto Juarez, Zona Hotelera, Chichen Itza, Yucatan, 97752, Mexico
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Amenities at Hacienda Chichen & Yaxkin Spa
- Swimming Pool
- Free Parking
- Pets Allowed
- Bar / Lounge
- Free High Speed Internet
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