Stay at Hacienda Chichen Resort and Yaxkin Spa to fully experience all what Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico, has to offer you
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 soul.
New Light and Sound Show called Kukulkan Nights is now featured nightly at 7 PM. Restricted to Special Guests tickets
requested online. Ask us about how to process your tickets which need to be requested weeks in advance by you personally.
NOW! Stay at Hacienda Chichen Resort and you can visit the archaeological site, using our hotel's own garden gate! A great comfort and you may request our front-desk personal to help you purchase your tickets (this courtesy is for cash only ticket purchases) this way you avoid massive ticket lines and may enter the site without delay! Families and groups of six or more people can ask us about purchasing special INAH early entrance tickets, to visit the site from 6 AM to 8 AM and
enjoy the Maya temples before the site opens to the general public.
PLEASE NOTE: Mexican Government Officials control and administrate Chichen Itza archaeological site. For entrance ticket prices and night-show events, please visit their websites, where you will find current information and policies, we suggest to do so a few days prior to your visit, as they can change without notice to the public or us. This is a link to their site http://nochesdekukulkan.com/?lang=en Please note Hacienda Chichen Resort and our staff are not affiliated with the administration of Chichen Itza; thus, we advise you browse the park's official websites to avoid upsetting your visit with changes in park visit hours, cost, and policies.
Our hotel staff is happy to help guests with the purchase of their daily Chichen Itza day-visit entrance tickets, but we can only do cash purchases, as we send a staff to do the purchasing for guests to help them avoid waiting in long lines. This is a courtesy service, we are sorry we can not accept credit or debit card payments for the Chichen Itza archaeological zone visit, as we are not authorized to do so by its administration; we thank our guests for their understanding and suggest you come with the cash ready to help you use our courtesy ticket purchasing services.
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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 Mayan people, cultural traditions, herbal healings and Mother Nature. Indeed, Hacienda Chichen is is a green Maya Sanctuary of Life, where 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 communities near Chichen Itza sponsored by our non-profit civil volunteer society: the Maya Foundation In Laakeech NGO.
DID YOU KNOW? Each month our Pet-Friendly and Green-Living hotel celebrates a Cultural Traditional Fiesta for guests to experience Mexico's living culture and traditions, here are some of these free events and offers:
Some of the magic that awaits you at Hacienda Chichen includes:
SUMMER 2018 * * Chichen Itza Night Show: prior to arrival, you should process online the purchasing of your ticket at this site http://nochesdekukulkan.com/?lang=en Do follow governmental official policies to get your tickets as the hotel is not connected to the show and its program. Normally, shows start at 7 PM within archaeological zone, but may change.
* Cultural Event: 16th of September is Mexico's Independence Day, celebrate it with us at dinner time!
* Birding private tours: best month to enjoy bird-watching, tours at an extra charge,please ask us
FALL 2018 * *Chichen Itza Night Show: prior to arrival, you should process online the purchasing of your ticket at this site http://nochesdekukulkan.com/?lang=en Do follow governmental official policies to get your tickets as the hotel is not connected to the show and its program. Normally the show starts at 7 PM within archaeological zone, but can change.
* Cultural Event: U Hanna Pixan or Day of the Dead, Mexican tradition when families celebrate their ancestors. At Hacienda Chichen, owners, staff memembers, and guests are invited to the traditional Maya Spiritual Ceremonies. * Maya Cooking Classes:Book your private culinary class with our Maya Chef team, a truly delicious treat. * Yaxkin Spa Offer: Book a Sasil-Tun Spa Holistic Ritual for two adults and SAVE 10% on your total puchase. * Toh Boutique: Special fine art and craft offers, when you total purchase exceeds USD 100; 20% of your payment goes directly to our nutrition social work ventures and Maya rural communities support.
DAY VISIT CHICHEN ITZA ENTRANCE TICKETS: Please do remember our hotel staff is happy to help guests with the purchase of their daily Chichen Itza day-visit entrance tickets, but we can only do cash purchases, as we send a staff to do the purchasing for guests to help them avoid waiting in long lines. This is a courtesy service, we are sorry we can not accept credit or debit card payments for the Chichen Itza archaeological zone visit, as we are not authorized to do so by its administration; we thank our guests for their understanding and suggest you come with the cash ready to help you use our courtesy ticket purchasing services.
* Special Note: Our pool has been completely remodeled featuring top green leading pool-care technology, using no harmful chemicals to help us care for you and the environment, Please use only eco-friendly biodegradable sun-block, repellents, and other skin products when using our pool, to help us protect the environment and our water quality.
Ongoing In House Eco-Cultural Activities:
Bird-Watching, Maya Nature and Eco-Tours:
Free - Hacienda Colonial Brief History and / or visit our Organic Orchard. Request when booking your stay.
At a Cost - Guided Tours by our Maya local guides: Bird Watching, Mother Nature, Maya Herbal Medicine.
Cultural Workshops: Private Maya Cooking Classes and more....
At a Cost: Authentic Mayan Cooking Classes, Maya Aromatherapy and Herbal Workshops,
Free for Guests: Briefing on "Maya Traditions, Legends, and Culture," Volunteer Social Work.
Special Maya Cultural Experiences - Book a private workshop on Maya Legends, Maya Mythology and Cosmovision
Monthly Mexican Traditional Fiestas and Festivals: Each 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, Virgin of Guadalupe Fiesta, Christmas Gala, New Year Party.
Art Museum:Merle 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.
Free Volunteer Programs: Hacienda Chichen and our civil volunteer association, Maya Foundation In Laakeech A.C. (pronounce in lak'ech), offer travelers who wish to volunteer, especial 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 and not opened to the public. Special visits to academia may be approved by INAH since studies are still conducted by archaeologists.
Balankanche Caves(3 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 sacred chamber.
Ek Balam(30 - 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.
Yaxuna (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 & admission fee. (Click here for a video tour of Yodzonot Cenote).
Dzinup 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.
Yaxcaba (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 Cathedral.
Tabi (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 the trip.
Valladolid (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 Convent.
Izamal (45 min by car Hwy to Merida)
A charming Colonial town. Do visit San Antonio de Padua Convent and its main plaza.
Merida (1hr & 30 min by car)
The capital city of Yucatan; enjoy its Bella �poque 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 hundred of tropical birds from your room or book a bird-watching tour with one of our trained local guides. Explore the natural beauty of our private Maya Jungle Reserve and Bird Refuge, home of more than 150 known species of birds. Book a Mayan Nature Tour or a Guided Bird Tour with our local guides and enjoy Yucatan's wildlife.
Naturalist Jim Conrad at Hacienda Chichen Resort offered free Nature Guided Tours during his stay to
small groups of guests. Reading: Yucatan Adventure's Wildlife articles: Yucatan's Flora and Fauna.
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 SPA are proud to be among Mexico's Five Top Sustainable Destination examples showcased at the 16th United Nations Climate Change Conference. Our recommended:LINKS
Our Maya 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.
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 Bird-watching 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.
Book your two or three day stay at Hacienda Chichen Resort and Yaxkin Spa,
get pampered with our friendly hospitality and explore our many eco-cultural activities, Maya heritage,
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Maya traditions and values... uniting hospitality, communities, conservation and sustainable travel choices.