Hacienda Chichen owners and hotel administration take great care to protect the hotel�s underground fresh water resources avoiding all pollutants and other damaging agents. Our water source purity levels are diligently monitored and the hotel staff continually checks and improves the property's extensive pluming system to reduce water waste.  Yucatan�s fresh water supply is found underground.  According to many scientific studies and the United Nations, shortage of clean water is one of the most serious challenges facing the world during this millennium.  As our guest, you can help us preserve our water by using it with conscious care.  Since 2015, Our Green and Planet Friendly Practices got even stronger.  We remodeled and upgraded our pool with leading green technology to treat our water and care for the environment.  Landscaping includes LED lighting and endemic flora.  Our pool is filled with fresh cenote and filtered with eco-friendly tanks and processes to bring our guests.
Hacienda Chichen Resort & Yaxkin Spa Water Resources 
 

"Land and water management in the Yucatan Peninsula is fragmented, and is often ineffective in the face of pressure to develop the tourism and recreational industry. Researchers conclude that without integrated approaches to protecting and managing the aquifer, ”the tourism-based economy of Yucatan” will not be sustainable over the medium to long term.”

 H. Van Lavieren & Lisa Benedetti
United Nations University article in “Health & Water”

     Hacienda Chichen has a very low construction density, dedicating less than 0.5% to constructed areas within the 300 hectares of privately own property land which includes some of the Maya temples denominated “Old Chichen,” currently under study and reconstruction directed by INAH, Mexico’s National Institute of Archaeology and History. The vast virgin land that the Hacienda Chichen owns has a unique topography and is carefully guarded by our Environment Manager and director of our conservation programs to protect the flora and fauna habitat; he designated over 80 acres of the land to a Maya Jungle Private Reserve, home to multiple species of native flora and fauna, including 150 different bird species  nesting in our Bird Refuge and jungle gardens. View our article Yucatan Wildlife, a beautiful collection of animal photos and information on Yucatan's endemic fauna (indigenous animals to the Yucatan Peninsula) found at our Maya Neo-Tropical jungle, their flora habitat, is our care.
We recycle all of our waste-water biologically and through man-made wetlands. The gray waters (laundry, showers, and washbasin) go to a biological filtered tank - this filtered water is then used to water our gardens. The black waters (W.C.) are pumped to our bacteria biodegrading tanks and organic recycling system - then sediments and organic waste are used as fertilizers for our gardens and compost pile. The greasy waters of the kitchens have special grease traps and filters with sand, gravel, stone and bacteria - this water, once filtered, is used in our natural rejoyadas (natural sink holes with unique micro-environments) and jungle habitat.

Because we at Hacienda Chichen Resorts are aware of this reality, all possible measurements have been taken to conserve and protect our natural fresh water supply and aquatic ecosystem. Hacienda Chichen maintains a strict protocol to protect the hotel’s underground fresh water wells from pollutants and other damaging agents.  We monitor our water sources' purity levels and perform in depth pluming system check-ups to reduce water waste.  A water filter has been installed to ensure in-house pure water supply to all areas, but we understand guests feel safer consuming bottled water and do serve it if requested, at a charge. 

 .Be at ease swimming in our cenote water pool !
Kept safe and clean with an eco-friendly system that uses no harsh chemicals.
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We recycle all our waste water biologically and through man-made wetlands. The gray water (laundry, showers and wash basin) go through filter traps and bio-digestible tanks before they are used as underground irrigation in our gardens. The black waters go into bacteria biodegrading tanks, an organic man-made wetlands as part of our septic water-purification and recycling system. The sediments and organic processed waste become fertilizers for our gardens and compost pile. The kitchen offers guests great cuisine; its gray water processed through grease traps and filters with sand, gravel, stone and bacteria - gray water, once filtered, is used in our natural rejoyadas (natural sink holes with unique micro-environments) and jungle habitat.

“Oh, how I love your pool and place. Lucky guests!”

Guest:

Katie Kelly

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Yucatan’s fresh water supply is primarily found underground and cenotes; the damage caused by toxic waste, oils, and improper septic practices has increased in recent years within this region.  According to many scientific studies and the United Nations, shortage of clean water is one of the most serious challenges facing the world this millennium. Hacienda Chichen owners and administration have taken great care to protect the hotel’s underground fresh water well reserves from pollutants and other damaging agents.  We monitor our water sources purity levels and continually improve our pluming system to reduce water waste.
      Yucatan’s fresh water supply is primarily found underground and cenotes; the damage caused by toxic waste, oils, and improper septic practices has increased in recent years within this region.  According to many scientific studies and the United Nations, shortage of clean water is one of the most serious challenges facing the world this millennium. Hacienda Chichen owners and administration have taken great care to protect the hotel’s underground fresh water well reserves from pollutants and other damaging agents.  We monitor our water sources purity levels and continually improve our pluming system to reduce water waste.  A water filter has been installed to ensure in-house pure water supply. The hotel's swimming pool  was totally remodeled Ago. 2015; now it uses no harmful chemicals such as chlorine, but environmental safe sea salt purification system based on cutting edge technology.  Pool is filled with cenote waters a wellness plus for all guests, specially does with sensiti
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