Hacienda Chichen Resort and Yaxkin Spa to fully experience all
what Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico,
has to offer you
you Yucatan's Best Green Hotel Stay, Organic Food, Gourmet
Cuisine, Maya Cultural Traditions, Maya Spa Healing Center, our
Maya Jungle Reserve,
Maya Ceremonies, private Church and Museum
Chichen Itza hotels, Hacienda Chichen is your best choice, not
only it offers you a stay within a few walk steps to the Maya
temples of Chichen Itza, and a change to explore a its unique
Colonial Landmark historic grounds, filled with eco-cultural
activities that are sure to enhance your visit and enchant your
New Light and Sound Show called Kukulkan Nights
is now featured nightly at 7 PM. Restricted to Special Guests
requested online. Ask us about how to process your tickets
which need to be requested weeks in advance by you personally.
Stay at Hacienda
Chichen Resort and you can visit the archaeological
site, using our hotel's own garden gate! A
great comfort and way to avoid massive ticket lines
in the other entrances! Families and groups of six
or more people can ask us about purchasing special INAH early entrance tickets,
to visit the site from 6 AM to 8 AM and enjoy the Maya temples
before the site opens to the general public.
If you can not
see the NBC news and interview video below, then
Come enjoy fully the magical ambiance
and Colonial beauty
Hacienda Chichen is all
sustainable tourism destination
offers you eco-cultural activities
such as birding and nature tours, Maya cooking classes,
archaeological tours, and much more, all gear to enrich your
understanding and enjoyment of the
Indeed, Hacienda Chichen is is a green Maya
Sanctuary of Life,
where you can create your "home away
from home" as you experience a rare intimate contact with
nature, explore ancient Maya sites, get to know the Mayan
people's cultural traditions and the principals of giving
and sharing if you choose to support or volunteer in helping
the social needs of Maya communities near
sponsored by our non-profit
civil volunteer society: the Maya Foundation In Laakeech
Each month this
Pet-Friendly and Green-Living hotel, celebrates a
Cultural Traditional Fiesta for guests to experience
Mexico's living culture and traditions, here are some of
these free events and offers:
Night Show ticket information for Light and
Shadow at Kukulkan Pyramid. * Birding
Tours and/or a Mayan Medicinal Plant - at a charge
book your nature guided tour
Naturalist Jim Conrad welcomes guests at Hacienda Chichen to
share his love
for wildlife: flora and fauna. Join him for free morning
nature tours. He welcomes inquires and chat time.
* Yaxkin Spa
Yaxkin Spa Holistic Ritual for two adults and pay only for
one service (50% off) * Toh Boutique:
Special fine hand embroider native blouses and other textiles
20% off reg. prices- * Maya
your private culinary class with our Maya Chef team, a truly
* Night Show: A new
Light and Sound Show is featured at the archaeological site
at 7 PM restrictions apply.
Maya Opera Festival
be held the first week of June at the archaeological park
entrance. Check their site for more information. The
festival events are open to the public / free entrance.
Hacienda Chichen is a major sponsor of this special musical
festival, housing many of the singers and musicians.
Naturalist Jim Conrad has returned to Hacienda Chichen to share with our guests
his love for wildlife: flora and fauna. Join him for free morning
nature tours. He welcomes inquires and chat time.
private tours: best month to enjoy bird-watching, tours at
an extra charge,please ask us
* Yaxkin Spa Offer:
and get 25% off on your second treatment:
Spa Menu here * Toh Boutique:
New one of a
kind pieces of our exclusive 100% Maya Designer's jewelry
* Special Note:
Our pool have been totally remodeled featuring top green leading pool-care technology, LED light
features, local hand carved stone; and, a new meditation
garden where guests enjoy our lush beautiful flora and
fauna, observing butterflies and birds. Please use only
eco-friendly biodegradable sun-block, repellents, and other
skin products when using our pool, to help us protect the
environment and our water quality.
In House Eco-Cultural Activities:
Bird-Watching, Maya Nature and Eco-Tours:
Free - Morning Nature Guided Strolls with Naturalist Jim
Conrad, reserve a day in advance. Enjoy his love for nature!
Hacienda Colonial Brief History and / or visit our Organic
Orchard. Request when booking your stay.
At a Cost -
Guided Tours by our Maya local guides:
Maya Herbal Medicine.
Workshops: Private Maya Cooking Classes and more....
At a Cost:
Mayan Cooking Classes,
Maya Aromatherapy and Herbal Workshops, Free for Guests:
"Maya Traditions, Legends, and Culture,"
Volunteer Social Work. Special Maya Cultural
Experiences - Book a private workshop on Maya Legends, Maya Mythology
Mexican Traditional Fiestas and Festivals: Each
month we celebrate a Colonial Mexican Tradition to bring our
guests a cultural experience of our country family life and
community festivals such as
San Isidro Labrador,
Dia de Reyes,
Chocolate Kakaw Festival,
Spring Fair, Easter Party,
Day of the Dead Celebrations,
Virgin of Guadalupe Fiesta, Christmas Gala, New Year Party.
Greene Art Gallery and Museum.
our private collection of her original Maya Rubbings
detailing ancient Maya Pyramid facades and carvings. She
created over 2000 rubbings for Tulane University during the
40 years she dedicated her life to the study and
understanding of ancient Maya culture and architecture.
Hacienda Chichen and our civil
volunteer association, Maya Foundation In Laakeech A.C.
(pronounce in lak'ech), offer travelers who
wish to volunteer,
free volunteer vacation
programs to help us support Maya communities needs.
Chichen Itza Archaeological Zone(brief
2 minutes walk) Just a brief walk from Hacienda Chichen
will take you to the south entrance gate. Staying overnight
at the hacienda allows you to visit
in the early morning light, ahead of the crowds and the
heat, when the area is most magical. You can also easily
enjoy the Light and Sound show in the evening, and then walk
home to your Hacienda Chichen cottage under the moon and
stars. Staying at Hacienda Chichen allows you to enjoy all
the wonders of
as if it were in your own backyard. Chichen
Viejo "Old Chichen"
(brief walk) Visits to this
special area are restricted and not opened to the public. Special
visits to academia may be approved by INAH since studies are
still conducted by archaeologists.
min. drive from the hotel). Paid visit.
Fabulous Maya Ceremonial caverns and underground waterways
used by ancient Mayan as ceremonial site for Secret
Initiation rituals. Stroll through narrow path leading to a
- 40 min by car via Valladolid) A walled Mayan city
restored in the 1990s. This Mayan archaeological site offers
a fascinating encounter with ornate stucco sculptures and
carved temple facades.
(15 min. by car via Yaxcaba) Yaxuna
is a small and largely unexcavated Mayan site with the
largest Sac-Be ever found ancient Maya, measuring about 101
km long and extending to Kabah.
Yodzonot Cenote(10 min. drive from hotel
passing Piste). We highly recommend guests to visit this
impressive cenote and eco-park cater by few Maya female
locals, great swimming & admission fee. (Click here for
video tour of Yodzonot Cenote).
(18 min drive from hotel to Valladolid) A magical
place to swim and enjoy Yucatan's geological formations:
blue pristine underground cenote fresh water caved by in a
rock dome and tree roots.
(15 min by car
via Libre Union) This small town is known for its Native
Medicine Center, Maya J-Men or native herbal healing local
practitioners of Maya Medicine. Visit its Colonial
min. more, via Libre Union and Yaxcaba) For lovers of
colonial churches and altars. This town has an amazing
masterpiece recently restored and dedicated to the Virgin of
Ascension. The sacristy has a secret small chapel with
antique murals worth the trip.
(30 min by car Hwy to Cancun) The Capital of Yucatan in
Colonial times before Merida was founded. The city's
Historic Center has wonderful examples of Colonial
architecture. Visit Toh Boutique at Cinco Calles, where you
will find the best collection of Maya artcrafts and one of a
kind fine jewelry in Yucatan. Then stroll to the San
Bernardino de Siena Convent.
(45 min by car Hwy to Merida) A charming Colonial town.
Do visit San Antonio de Padua Convent and its main plaza.
(1hr & 30
min by car)
The capital city of Yucatan; enjoy its Bella Époque
facades, historic district and Colonial architecture
plus plazas, churches and museums. Restaurants, shopping,
outdoor markets, theatre, music, dancing, free cultural
events and other fun public activities are offer daily.
While at our Hotel: Enjoy the joyful
sounds of hundred of
from your room or book a
tour with one of our trained local guides. Explore the
natural beauty of our private
Refuge, home of more than
150 known species of birds. Book a Mayan Nature Tour
with Jim Conrad or a Bird Guided Tour with our local guides
and enjoy Yucatan's wildlife.
Naturalist Jim Conrad at
Hacienda Chichen Resort offered free Nature Guided Tours
during his stay to small groups of guests. Reading:
Yucatan Adventure's Wildlife articles: Yucatan's
Hacienda Chichen and
Maya Foundation In Laakeech
for our sustainable eco-cultural commitment and actions.
Green project sponsored by National Geographic and Ashoka.
HACIENDA CHICHEN RESORT AND YAXKIN
proud to be among Mexico's Five Top
Sustainable Destination examples showcased at the 16th
United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Foundation In Laakeech A.C. Programs Sustainable
Responsible Tourism and Social Activities:
Xcopoil and Xcalacoop:
Mayan Health Centers
Maya Foundation In Laakeech A.C.
provides weekly food supplies to the
held at both XHC. We also provide help for the upkeep of the
buildings and to various community programs held at the XHC.
Our donated new building serves boys and girls with new
bathrooms, an eco-friendly septic system, a kitchen and a
multi-purpose room large for 140 children during their
healthy meal at the center. These children have been
suffering from malnutrition and our support is helping them
on their road to health.
Yodzonot Cenote Community Project
Hacienda Chichen actively promotes this eco-park under the
care of a local group of females with ongoing publicity and
marketing strategies, including online ads.
Jungle Reforestation and Nature Reserve The
Maya Foundation In Laakeech engages in ongoing protection of
activities include vast reforestation of hardwoods within
the 300 hectares of private land dedicated to eco-friendly
activities. We also offer
volunteer workto educate and train
local native people to care for the environment,
endemic animals (fauna)
and plants (flora) as well as to preserve the safety of our
water resources. Naturalist Jim Conrad will be happy to show
you around the area.
Maya Volunteer Education Programs
As part of the commitment to help our staff broaden their
opportunities and continue their education, our Maya
Foundation In Laakeech A.C. Programs pay our staff's
enrollment in various
volunteer training workshops
and educational programs such as Local Archaeologist Tour
Guide and Local
Certification, as well as other educational opportunities
offered in Piste, Xcalacoop and Valladolid. Additional
education opportunities, such as English ESL classes,
computer and job related workshops, are available to our
staff in our in-house training programs.
two or three day stay
at Hacienda Chichen Resort and
get pampered with our friendly hospitality and explore
our many eco-cultural activities, Maya heritage,
and Mission Statement: working together to serve guests with
caring hearts, sharing our Maya traditions and values...
uniting hospitality, communities, conservation and
sustainable travel choices.