The Archaeological area of Uxmal is located 62 km south of Mérida, capital of Yucatán state in Mexico.
Uxmal is an ancient Maya city of the classical period in present-day Mexico and it’s buildings are noted for their size and decoration.
It is considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Maya culture, along with Chichen Itza in Mexico; Caracol and Xunantunich in Belize, and Tikal in Guatemala. It is located in the Puuc region and is considered one of the Maya cities most representative of the region’s dominant architectural style. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its significance.
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The Maya architecture style called “Puuc” comes from the low hills of Yucatán called the Puuc (“Hills” in English) region, located at the north of Campeche and southwest of Yucatán States. The Puuc style is characterized by the use of well carved stones and the use of light and shadow contrasts in their faҫades.
The Puuc Route are the archaeological areas of Uxmal, Sayíl, Xlapak, Kabah, Muyil Xcal’umkín, Kanki and Edzná.
THE LODGE AT UXMAL & HOTEL HACIENDA AT UXMAL
At the entrance to the Mayan Culture’s supreme architectural masterpiece” ~Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Lodge at Uxmal and The Hacienda at Uxmal are located just a few steps away from the archaeological site of Uxmal. “
All 40 handmade guest rooms are located in five two-story villas that feature handcrafted hardwood furniture and colorful local artwork. Guests enjoy two swimming pools, a Mayan restaurant with international cuisine, and across-the –street access to the Uxmal archaeological site. are a step beyond the Mayaland concept of upscale accommodations in a traditional setting.
Both hotels offer total immersion in the Yucatan & Mayan experience: an enclave of untamed nature in the shadow of this beautiful and ancient city of Uxmal, thatch-roofed bungalows that seem an extension of the landscape.
Built in traditional Mayan style, each Bungalow is individually appointed with authentic decoration of carved native hardwood and thatch roofs with lovely terraces overlooking the beautifully landscaped gardens. Mayaland Bungalows have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, Mini-bars, in-room coffee makers, satellite color TV and beautiful attached baths and showers that includes; by signature amenities.
SUSTAINABILITY AND ECOLOGICAL PRACTICES
Mayaland Resorts actively participate in and promote best practices for sustainable tourism and the contemporary Maya culture, and serve as a forum for popular expression and interpretation of Maya traditions, uses, and customs.
The Lodge at Uxmal & The Hacienda at Uxmal’s dishes are based on the delicious traditional Yucatecan Mayan cuisine. Most ingredients are organic from Mayaland Resorts’ nursery that is ecologically friendly, also from the home gardens of the people from the villages around the Puuc Route.
Both resorts offer an immersion in the Yucatan & Mayan experience: imagine the divine Mayan landscape, the Yucatecan flavors, the tradition and culture, and the unique friendly and loving dedicated hospitality service.
- Yoga Palapa Area with two options of flooring: a wooden platform deck (placed on top of beautiful tile floor or garden) or tile floor. Capacity for 25-35 people
- Group workshop room with capacity for up to 40 people seated class-room style with electrical connections and A/C
- Additional sunrise and sunset-facing outdoor terraces and palapas for outdoor yoga practice and meditation
- 3 pools and healthy snack bar with vegetarian options
- Mayan style healing massage
- Nature Walks
GETTING TO UXMAL
The nearest international airport is in Merida City (MID). There are several flights arriving from Mexico City (and other parts of Mexico) and Houston to Merida City.
OUR UXMAL & ROUTE PUUC PAST RETREATS AND ECO-ADVENTURES
YOUR BE A CONSCIOUS TRAVELER SPECIALIZED RETREAT PACKAGE INCLUDES
8 nights / 9 days (Mayan Style Bungalow or Hacienda Suite at the entrance of the Archaeological area of Uxmal) Lodging + Three Daily Organic Meals (organic and local) + Local Private Transportation from and to airport (Merida – Uxmal – Merida) + A Mayan Healing Session by a Mayan Priest H’men in the Sacred hillside ruins and the newly discovered amazing cave system — for those with a braveheart + Visit to Puuc Route, the Archaeological Areas of Uxmal, Kabah, Labná, Sayil and X-Lapak + Visit to the Cacao Museum + Uxmal Pyramid Light & Sound Show + All Taxes + Gratuity Included.
- Accommodations – Double or Single occupancy
- Three daily organic meals included
- Transfers to and from the airport (on arrival and departure days established time only)
- A Mayan Healing Session by a Mayan Priest H’men in the Sacred hillside ruins and the newly discovered amazing cave system
- Visit to Puuc Route, the Archaeological Areas of Uxmal, Kabah, Labná, Sayil and X-Lapak
- Visit to the Cacao Museum
- Uxmal Pyramid Light & Sound Show
- Palapa Yoga/Dance Room (props/sarapes/mats)
- Evening fire pit and unlimited stargazing
- Give back: Plant a tree with local Mayan kids
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