Stay at Hacienda
Chichen Resort and Yaxkin Spa to fully experience all what
Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico, has to offer you
offer you Yucatan's Best Green Hotel Stay, Organic Food, Gourmet
Cuisine, Maya Cultural Traditions, Maya Spa Healing Center, our
Maya Jungle Reserve,
Sacred Maya Ceremonies, private Church and Museum
Among 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
No other Chichen Itza hotel has the hospitality, care and wealth
of Maya traditions, so book your green Spa vacation time with us
to enjoy the magic and beauty of this green living Maya Spa
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Come enjoy fully the magical ambiance and Colonial beauty
Hacienda Chichen is all about. This
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,
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
sponsored by our non-profit
civil volunteer society: the Maya Foundation In Laakeech
DID YOU KNOW?
Each month our our Pet-Friendly and Green-Living
hotel, celebrates a Cultural Traditional Fiesta with our
guests invited to experience Mexico's living culture and
a Saka Spa therapy and get 10% discount by booking online
this offer. *
St. Valentine's Day:Celebrate
your love with a romantic candle light dinner and serenata at
Hacienda Chichen. * Maya
your private culinary class with Chef Josue Cime, a truly
* Nature Tours:
take a Nature Guided and
Birding tour, enjoy the beauty of Mother
Nature,please ask us
about reserving a private
Birding tour and/or
a Mayan Medicinal Plant
workshop, priced at an extra charge.
MARCH 2014 * Spa Offer:
a Yaxkin Spa therapy and get 10% off your total bill:
Maya Spa Menu here
the Spring Equinox in Chichen Itza, Our Maya Healers will
celebrate a Maya Kukulcan ceremony to welcome Spring time's
renew the creative energy of life. Small cash gift require
take a Nature Guided and
Birding tour, enjoy the beauty of Mother
Nature,please ask us.
Birding private tours and Mayan Medicinal Plants
workshops at an extra charge.
Monthly Mexican Traditional Fiestas and
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,
Virgen 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
Chichen Itza 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
Chichen Itza as if it were in your own backyard. Chichen
Viejo "Old Chichen"
(brief walk) Visits to this special area are restricted
to the public for now. Special visits to academia may be
approved by INAH since studies are still conducted by
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 &
low admission fee. (Click here for a
video tour of Yodzonot Cenote).
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
(10 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
(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
(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
tropical birds from your room or book a
tour with one of our trained local guides. Explore the
natural beauty of our private
Maya Jungle Reserve and
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 offers free Nature Guided Tours
during his stay to small groups upon request. Reading:
Yucatan Adventure's Wildlife articles: Yucatan's
Geotourism Changemakers featured
Hacienda Chichen and the
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 16thUnited Nations
Climate Change Conference:
Foundation In Laakeech A.C. Programs Sustainable
Responsible Tourism and Social Activities:
Xcopoil and Xcalacoop:
Mayan Health Centers The
Maya Foundation In Laakeech A.C.
provides weekly food supplies to the
Nutrition Program 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
fauna. These "Green"
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
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.