Genesis Eco-Oasis

2 km (1 mile) northwest of Ek Balam, Yucatán, 97780, Mexico

Close to the Ek Balam ruins, this simple retreat is modeled on local dwellings; cabins of stucco, wood, and thatch surround a casually maintained open area with a ritual sweat lodge, meditation room, and bio-filtered swimming pool. Several rooms have outdoor eco-showers and ensuite bathrooms, while four economical options have shared bathrooms. Unique accommodations range from the two-story Mayan temple (ideal for families) to the "birdhouse" with a spiral staircase leading to a tiny room perched in a tree. The owner organizes artisan tours of a nearby village where you'll grind corn for tortillas and learn about weaving and other traditional crafts. If you'd rather explore solo, bikes can be rented. The Genesis restaurant offers organic produce directly from the owner's farm.

PROS

  • intimate and eco-friendly
  • cultural programs
  • near Ek Balam

CONS

  • early-morning crowing roosters
  • sometimes difficult to make phone reservations pitted road to hotel
  • best suited to dog lovers

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Green
Casual
Countryside
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 1985-101–0277-cell

HOTEL DETAILS

9 cabins
Rate Includes: No credit cards No meals

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