Indeed, his impeccable cooking has created an award winning culinary experience at our restaurants: Los Faisanes Bistro a formal A/C restaurant, and Chilam Balam dinning terrace over-viewing our lush tropical gardens.  His gourmet menus and catering service have foster our international recognition as Chichen Itza Gourmet Culinary Destination.  It is no wonder, as Hacienda Chichen has won top culinary ratings from respected food critics and International culinary magazines, who consider this green hacienda among Mexico's finest gourmet culinary destinations and the best place to eat in Chichen Itza.
Hacienda Chichen Resort & Yaxkin Spa 
Organic Farming & Orchard

"I invite you to enjoy visiting the Botanical Gardens and Organic Orchard of the hotel; these photos will introduce you to what has been achieved so far.

I was part of implementing an organic farming infrastructure at Hacienda Chichen many years ago, by teaching the Mayan staff basic organic protocols and helping them develop habits geared to understand and implement the principles for an organic orchard and farming... also, I expanded the 
catalog the Botanic Garden as well, with the emphasis of producing healthier edible local plants, herbs, vegetables & fruits. Thus, I feel I've contributed

to the Hacienda Chichen's ongoing sustainable cuisine development."

  Jim Conrad   
        MSc Botany & Naturalist  
 
                            

Our Organic Papayas are Pick at their Perfect Ripeness
Our Organic Papayas are Pick at their Perfect Ripeness

Nothing beats the nutritional value of ripe fruit freshly served. Indulge your senses with the aroma, taste and texture of our organic papayas!

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Organic Sustainable Farming is our Way of Life.
Organic Sustainable Farming is our Way of Life.

We delight in serving our guests freshly picked vegetables and herbs that enhance the flavor of each dish.

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Sustainable Free Range Chickens and Eggs
Sustainable Free Range Chickens and Eggs

Our organic chickens, are feed without chemical fertilizers or pesticides, produce delicious healthy eggs!

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Our Organic Papayas are Pick at their Perfect Ripeness
Our Organic Papayas are Pick at their Perfect Ripeness

Nothing beats the nutritional value of ripe fruit freshly served. Indulge your senses with the aroma, taste and texture of our organic papayas!

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DID YOU KNOW: Wild honey is found within our land, where we have over 10 different honeybees species living, including the endangered and endemic stingless Maya honeybee Melipona beecheii. The staff is requested to protect all bees; and you as a guest need to be careful to avoid them if you are allergic. This wild raw honey is used in traditional Maya medicine and Spa treatments, in conjunction with many the Maya herbs found within our grounds.  

Organic Farming at Hacienda Chichen Resort: A healthy lifestyle
Organic Farming at Hacienda Chichen Resort: A healthy lifestyle

Organic gardening is all about gardening without using artificial or synthetic pesticides or insecticides or fertilizers.

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Caring for your Wellbeing, our Cuisine Starts with Healthy Farming Practices
Caring for your Wellbeing, our Cuisine Starts with Healthy Farming Practices

Fruits and vegetables derived from organic farming has better taste and higher levels of nutrients and vitamins.

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Our Wetlands Septic System is designed to support our Botanical Gardens
Our Wetlands Septic System is designed to support our Botanical Gardens

We constructed wetland mimics treatment that processes the occur in natural wetlands. Wastewater flows from the septic tank and enters the wetland cells were is treated by plants.

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Organic Farming at Hacienda Chichen Resort: A healthy lifestyle
Organic Farming at Hacienda Chichen Resort: A healthy lifestyle

Organic gardening is all about gardening without using artificial or synthetic pesticides or insecticides or fertilizers.

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For the Love of Mother Nature
For the Love of Mother Nature

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A Relaxing Wellness Vacation Awaits you!
A Relaxing Wellness Vacation Awaits you!

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Endemic Exotic Wild Trees and Fruits
Endemic Exotic Wild Trees and Fruits

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For the Love of Mother Nature
For the Love of Mother Nature

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In 2003, our senior staff and local farmer, Filomeno Mex Tun retired. He is the one who began Hacienda Chichen Resort's Organic Farm, with the help and support of the owners and Jim Conrad.  By  blending new skills with his traditional ancestral Maya farming background, the project has yielded a successful outcome. He gathered a group of local Maya growers to produce most of the hotel's fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and many Maya medicinal plants used at Yaxkin Spa. It was a pleasure hearing him sing with his soft Maya songs, as he worked the fields, before leaving the property to the new generation of sustainable growers. He still visits the land and checks upon the staff he trained and marvels at the success the organic orchard has become.  

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Today, guests can stroll through and visit Hacienda Chichen's sustainable farming, as well as the free range chicken farm just a few steps south of the hotels's main garden. You may wish to request a private courtesy tour of the property and its sustainable programs, including the farming elements that have been implemented to support the organic sustainable cuisine that emphasis the hotels' philosophy.

At Hacienda Chichen Resort avoids activities that destroy the delicate nature of our wildlife habitat that envelops this historic 16th Century Colonial landmark. Due to our commitment and practices of sustainability in the Travel Industry, we have received recognition by multiple International organizations.

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