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 Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico.


Among Chichen Itza hotels, Hacienda Chichen Resort is Yucatan Adventure # 1 hotel of choice and recommendation. This boutique small hotel is genuinely commitment to bring you authentic Mayan experiences plus Colonial traditions; it employs only Mayan locals offering excellent green services, and a wealth of eco-cultural activities that make this green hotel our top Chichen Itza hotel choice.

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At Hacienda Chichen Resort you will journey through time and magic, experiencing Eco-Cultural activities no other hotel in Yucatan will offer you.  Stay at this beautiful 16th Century Colonial hacienda surrounded by lush tropical gardens filled with the sounds of the jungle, birds singing all day long!  Step into Chichen Itza Archeological Park just a few steps away from your own private cottage room and terrace and return to your own jungle oasis hotel for a swim filled with fresh cenote waters, or enjoy an Organic Gourmet meal at Hacienda Chichen premium restaurant Los Faisanes where a team of Maya Chefs offer exquisite Fusion Cuisine and authentic Mayan culinary traditions. Among Yucatan Haciendas and hotels, Hacienda Chichen is truly our # ONE choice! www.haciendachichen.com


NBC interview video (Mrs. Belisa Barbachano talks about the Hacienda Chichen Green Living and Eco-Cultural commitment to Sustainable Tourism, showcased on Dec. 2012

Our Recommendation:  Do Visit Chichen Itza Maya Temples and Pyramids, they are impressive.

Avoid booking a Day-Trip Chichen Itza Tour, the experience is exhausting.  Instead, add at least a night in Chichen Itza in your vacation time, you will thank us later.  What we learned: any Chichen Itza day-trip tour from your Riviera Maya hotel will end up giving you a rush visit to the Maya ruins at the hottest day hours, a greasy buffet lunch meal among hundred of other visitors, feels worst than eating at a bad mid-school cafeteria; a tour guide that will control every step you take during your visit to the archaeological zone and who will limit your shopping choices to the places he or she gets a huge commission (hence, you pay higher prices). We did it, we don't recommend it !

DO Book a night or two in Hacienda Chichen Resort, best green responsible  Chichen Itza hotel. It has its own private entrance to the Maya archaeological site, and offers you so much:

Where to stay when visiting Chichen Itza? Hacienda Chichen Resort is our # ONE Choice!

Why stay at Hacienda Chichen:
We highly recommend this green boutique hotel if you want to truly experience the Maya world, Maya traditions and heritage, have intimate contact with Mother Nature and enjoy a beautiful relaxing day or two for a peaceful visit to Chichen Itza famous Maya pyramids; the hotel is the only property that offers its guests a private entrance to the archaeological zone to be used only by its guests! Thus, you can enjoy its gardens and visit the Maya temples of Chichen Itza strolling at your own pace rather than going on a crowded day-trip bus tour which is not at all an experience we will ever recommend. Check their webiste:

www.haciendachichen.com   or learn more about this green hotel bellow:

Yucatan Green Hotels: Stay at Hacienda Chichen and enjoy great birding and other wonderful eco-cultural activities

Plus: Hacienda Chichen is the only hotel with a private guest entrance to Chichen Itza !!!  You just walk down their garden path and you are in. No need to wait hours in long lines to get in!

Vision and Mission:
This is a committed Green Hotel plus a Top Sustainable Travel Destination, View above NBC video news clip, the owners and staff are truly dedicated to preserving the environment and Maya cultural legacy as well as servicing you with friendly hospitality and personal experiences while you enjoy a truly lovely vacation time.  Check our many Chichen Itza hotel offers here.

Distance from nearest Airport:
90 minutes - 155 miles from Merida International Airport
120 minutes - 190 miles from Cancun International Airport


What makes Hacienda Chichen such a unique hotel:
By far this is the most active Green boutique hotel and Maya Spa found among Chichen Itza hotels and Yucatan haciendas. An Eco-Wellness Retreat just steps from Chichen Itza temples that has become a Sanctuary of Life and a private Nature Conservation Reserve dedicated to Sustainable Tourism, offering organic food produces, and the finest Maya Holistic Center: Yaxkin Spa.  As a guest here, you will enjoy a vast variety of eco-cultural experiences, direct contact with the Maya community, and a chance to unwind from the hectic lifestyle you live.  This green hotel does offer you a true Maya Oasis of serenity and beauty.

Yucatan Hacienda Weddings at Hacienda Chichen: Romantic, Elegant, and Private  Perfect Wedding Destination:
Few places in Mexico will offer you the beauty and elegance of Hacienda Chichen with utmost privacy when it comes to planning the wedding of your dreams!  This green property has its own 16th Century Church, lovely garden spots ideal for an outdoor wedding, and a Maya Ceremonial Site for couples that wish to celebrate their love in this authentic ancient nuptial ritual.  (see our article on weddings here).

Hacienda Chichen offers you full wedding catering and service packages, fine gourmet cuisine, organic and vegetarian options, private to exclusive hotel services for a truly exquisite wedding gala. Please ask further details to their wedding consultants at: weddings@haciendachichen.com

Mayan Cooking at its best with Chef Josue Cime of Hacienda Chichen Resort

In-House Activities and Experiences:
From bird-watching in the hotel's private Bird Refuge and Nature Reserve, to Mayan Cooking Classes at the hotel's own Organic Orchard and Gardens! You can have it all at this great green hotel and sustainable eco-cultural getaway. Experience the Maya cultural traditions and explore ancient Maya pyramids while enjoying Mother Nature.  These are some of the eco-cultural activities offer to you, ask for further details via email to: info@haciendachichen.com do know some activities offered are at an extra charge and some do require pre-booking and prepayment:

  • Mayan Spa experiences at Yaxkin Spa

  • Birding (guided tours at an extra charge)

  • Herping (reptile observation)

  • Nature Walks at our Wildlife Sanctuary (guided Maya Nature tours available)

  • Maya Medicinal Flora Guided Tours

  • Mayan Cooking Classes

  • Nature Photography Workshop

  • Nature Painting and Rubbing Workshops (prepaid bookings only).

  • Wildlife Observation and Meditation by yourself or with Naturalist Mr. Jim Conrad

  • Maya Legends - private reunions with a Maya Elder (shaman)

  • Star-gazing and Bonfire private reunions with a Maya shaman

  • Sacred Mayan rituals and ceremonies

  • Mayan Sacred Ceremonial Site (authentic ceremonies and rituals celebrated by Maya shamans)

  • Mayan Cave Sweat-bath: Zumpul-che (for groups of 8 to 13 people)

  • Free Volunteer Sustainable Programs (see our article for Volunteering)

  • Shopping at Toh Boutique - NGO Fine Maya Arts and Crafts store.

  • Merle Greene Robinson Art Gallery and Museum

  • Fabulous Healthy Menu selections including customized menu choices for those with restricted diets, including gluten intolerant, carbohydrate restricted, vegan, food allergies etc. you just need to pre-request with their Executive Chef or Reservation Staff your special menu.

Nearby Activities and Visits:

  • Archeological Maya sites such as Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, etc. (guided tours at an extra charge)

  • Colonial Cities such as Valladolid and Izamal

  • Swimming in Cenotes (natural fresh water sinkholes)

  • Visits and shopping in Maya rural communities near Chichen Itza

  • Sustainable Social Volunteer Activities sponsored by the Maya Foundation In Laakeech NGO

Accommodations and Services:
Yucatan Hotels: Chichen Itza offers you a great place to enjoy your vacations: Hacienda Chichen Resort
All guest-rooms are housed in historic cottages spread nicely within the hotel's vast tropical gardens.  Each cottage houses one or a set of rooms but no more than four per cottage.  Some cottages date from early 1900s built for the famous Maya scholars such as E.Thompson, Merle Greene; each room has its unique layout and has been remodeled to include the comforts of today while retaining their rustic charm and green friendly services.  Beds are particularly comfortable as they featured micro-memory pads that make resting a delight. 

  • Air Conditioning

  • Dehumidifier Units

  • Ceiling Fans

  • Room Service

  • Mini-Bar and Coffee/Tea Maker

  • Hairdryer and Eco-Friendly Bath Ammenities

  • Non-Smoking Rooms (all indoor areas, but smoking is allowed in open patios and terraces)

  • Three Pet-Friendly rooms for Pet-Lovers with private enclosed patios connected to the room.

  • Standard and Honeymoon Shower Bathrooms

  • Master Guest-rooms (suites) feature shoers and deep deluxe bath-tubs with split vanity area.

  • Private Patio Terraces overlooking the lush gardens

  • Pet-Friendly Hotel accommodations upon request. Restrictions and Pet Policies apply.

  • Hammocks and antique cocking chairs in all patios

  • Cribs and Extra Beds (reservation needed)

  • Guest General Safety Deposit Box


  • Yaxkin Spa - Maya Holistic Wellness Center

  • Huge Outdoor Swimming Pool

  • Library and T.V. Room

  • Free Wi Fi Internet Service

  • 16th Century Colonial Church

  • Fine Dinning Restaurants

  • Gourmet Cuisine

  • Maya Cooking Classes

  • Formal Bar and Terrace Bar

  • Shop / Toh Boutique

  • Laundry Service

  • Room and Pool Service

  • Lush tropical Gardens

  • Meditation Gardens

  • Bird Refuge and Maya Jungle Reserve

  • Maya Holistic Wellness Center

  • Maya Ceremonial Center

  • Dog Friendly Garden Areas

  • Gated Private Parking Area

  • Wedding Planning Services

  • Organic In-House Orchard

  • Private Art Gallery and Museum

Green Services:

  • Bio-digestible septic system with "state-of-the-arts" eco-friendly water treatment

  • In-House Organic Orchard and Local Produce Purchasing Policies

  • 300 hectares of private land dedicated to our Maya Jungle Reserve and Bird Refuge

  • In-House Naturalist Jim Conrad wildlife reserve program

  • Low Density Construction

  • Green Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

  • Water Conservation Program

  • Carbon Footprint and Water Footprint Program

  • Electrical Efficiency Program

  • Solar Laundry Drying Program

  • Community Outreach Programs

  • Sustainable Eco-Cultural Vision and Mission

Chichen Itza hotels:  Hacienda Chichen offers you a great family vacation

Family Policy:
Hacienda Chichen is the ideal vacation destination for families wishing to have contact with the Maya cultural traditions, visit archeological sites, and give their children the opportunity to enjoy Mother Nature and intimate contact with outdoor fun activities rather than T.V. and video games. This is a place to enjoy, explore, and discover the wonderful world of Mother Nature.  Parental supervision is required at all times as the property is designed to make families have intimacy and true personal interaction.

  • Children under 9 years old stay in same room as parents or adult siblings at no extra charge.

  • Cribs are our courtesy but need to be reserved in advance.

  • Extra Twin Bed in room available at an extra charge.

  • No more than four family members per room.

Pet Friendly:
Yucatan Pet-Friendly Hotels: Hacienda Chichen Resort, Chichen Itza, Yucatan, MexicoHacienda Chichen Resort understands the joy your dog and cat bring into your life and has created the perfect Dog-Friendly hotel service for you and your furry friend.  There are strict pet-policies that you need to abide and dog-owners need to keep in mind this is a hotel and consideration for other guests is highly important.  Please ask Hacienda Chichen reservation staff to send you full list of our Dog-Friendly bookings before you bring your mascot (dog / cat) you need to have the hotel authorization in writing. Among the requires for pet owners are to bring full health certification with all legal vaccinations in order and a polite well manner recommendation from your veterinarian assuring the hotel your dog has not bitten anyone ever and has the correct behavior training (basic and intermediate are a must) to be accepted to our property. No barking and unsupervised wondering is allowed. For first time pet owners a collar and a leash at all times is required; former pet-clients that have comply to our good-citizenship pet habits may enjoy the gardens with their dogs unleashed, but do have in hand a collar and leash. Other requirements apply so please contact the hotel for info at: info@haciendachichen.com

Prices start at USD $120 + taxes and go up depending of room you choose to book and season.
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Yucatan Adventure  Green Travel Guide is a volunteer Sustainable Green Travel Guide designed by the Maya Foundation In Laakeech A. C. a NGO sustainable civil society.  Chichen Itza hotels and best eco-cultural activities found in Yucatan, Mexico.  Hacienda Chichen's  sustainable green vision and eco-cultural mission committed to provide travelers a soulful Mayan cultural experience as well as a Green Getaway to explore the eco-wonders and cultural traditions of the Maya; no other hotel in Chichen Itza does so much for the Mayan rural communities and promotes Green-Tourism.  Among Chichen Itza hotels: Hacienda Chichen Resort brings you the best offer: www.haciendachichen.com

Enjoy Hacienda Chichen Resort's Flora Guide and Botanical Gardens beauty and serenity when visiting Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico.

Published Photos &  Information Courtesy of
Hacienda Chichen Resort and Mr. Jim Conrad
Maya Foundation In Laakeech A.C. Volunteer.
Updated: January 2015

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Don't miss this Colonial traditional food and piņata party time if you are in Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico, on the afternoon of January 6th, 2010. Participate in this open free Rosca de Reyes traditional bread and Mayan hot chocolate at the Hacienda Chichen Eco-Spa Resort, who has launched a fun Colonial Mexican Traditional agenda as part of this unique green boutique hotel's dedication to share Mexico's Culture, fiestas and traditions with guests and visitors. Contact Hacienda Chichen for further details and registration; we highly recommend you to stay at this unique Green Boutique Spa-Hotel among all other Chichen Itza hotels. Do contact their Reservation Center - Canada, Europe and USA Toll Free: 1-(877)-631-4005  / From Mexico:  52 (999) 920 84 08   /  Email info@haciendachichen.com / Website: www.haciendachichen.com