There are many wonderful
activities for guests to participate within
the Hacienda Chichen Resort property grounds, from Mayan Nature and
Bird-watching Tours, Mayan sacred cave purification rituals and
holistic Mayan Spa ceremonies, to visiting
other archaeological sites
nearby the hotel. Plan to spent a few days exploring the Yucatan Peninsula
as our hotel is placed right in the middle of a wealth of old
colonial towns, Mayan villages, cenotes, beaches, and more within a half day's drive.
Yucatan is a safe vacation and travel destination! You can
comfortably drive around, highways and streets
are peaceful, in general people are friendly, especially to
tourists and older persons; Maya people are respectful and helpful
and a stranger is treated as a neighbor.
our guests comments and feel happy you chose our green
friendly hotel to stay.
And if you are a dog-lover and want to bring your beloved pal for
a relaxing fun vacation time together, well we have pet-friendly
Master rooms with their own private dog or mascot gated patio, large
bathrooms, and truly comfortable deluxe king bed.
Learn more here
Travel safety is not an
issue to any tourist visiting Yucatan that does not get involved
with drug related activities or illegal ventures. Cancun and
the Riviera Maya as many international cities require travelers to
exercise caution to avoid drunk related accidents, also avoid
leaving bags in a car and belongings unattended, using a ATM in dark
solitary sites, etc. but such actions are wise for all of us
in any place we visit or reside. Violence does not happened
irrationally or out of the blue to a person.
Many media reports of drug war violence have been carried out by
the news media with sensationalistic flair and a
desire to alarm potential traveler as if the violence was directed
to tourist and regular residents of Mexico... nothing could be more
out of proportion; totally false! The fact is, that drug related violence
affects all countries including Mexico and anyone involved in drug
traffic is exposed to such violence. Drug related violence affects
only those people involved in drug trafficking and drug distribution
So lets take a minute to help you know Yucatan:
The Yucatan Peninsula consists of three states: Quintana Roo (
where many of Yucatan resorts are: Cancun, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen),
Campeche to the east, and Yucatan State in the center, where you
will find Hacienda Chichen Resort. The capital
and largest city in Yucatan is Merida, a mere 120 km from Hacienda
Chichen Resort. There you will find everything from a 500-year-old
Spanish cathedral to all the modern amenities of shopping malls, movie theatres, restaurants, a zoo and much more.
In the opposite direction, just over the border into Quintana Roo is the colonial city of Valladolid,
a small road will take you from there to the ruins of Coba (south) or Ek Balam
(north). Valladolid is a good stop on the way to Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum.
There are no rivers running above ground in the Yucatan Peninsula;
instead there are
cenotes, inland bodies of sweet water, mostly underground. These cenotes have been used over the years as sources of drinking water and irrigation, but also to
enjoy a swim. As a guest to the hacienda, we can arrange for you to take a
Nature tour that will include
swimming in a cenote after you visit the
Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.
As you drive, you will find interesting small
Mayan communities and villages, take the time to interact with
Mayan people who are open, simple,
We highly recommend you rent a car during your stay and drive
through the Peninsula of Yucatan, it is safe, easy, comfortable, and
the best plan for your trip.
Are you interested in going to the beach? Visit the Caribbean
coastline towns or go to a more natural habitat for flamingoes at Celestun
and monkeys at Punta Laguna.
The Yucatan is a land of many faces and many moods.
Plan to spend some time at Hacienda Chichen Resort and get to
know this unique and beautiful land,
fabulous even for the non avid birder, so bring a pair of bins with
you! Stargazing is amazing, and the native flora (plants) and
fauna (animals) in the wild are a joy to watch and should not be
missed, so take advantage of this green hotel's own private
Maya Jungle Reserve, stroll early morning its paths and marvel
at Mother Nature's
wonderful lively creatures.
more information on the Yucatan, please visit
Adventure Travel Guide a great place to read about Mayan
Cultural traditions, places to visit while in Yucatan, and great
eco-cultural activities to include in your vacation time with us.
Remember to check
our Maya Vacations, Packages, and