Xkopek Parque Apicola
Xkopek Parque Apicola
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Xkopek, a natural area, is located just 10 blocks south of the historic center of Valladolid, offers experiences, products and services that arouse the visitors interest in the fascinating world of bees. The Mysticism of a natural Rejoyada immerses visitors in the culture and tradition of the people of the Mayab. Honey shop, restaurant, bee tour, museum, trailer park, camping area. Daily Bee tour at 8.30 am, 10 am, 11.30 am, 1 pm, 2.30 pm.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • ChrisBarnett
    Archidona, Spain119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    4pm bees and honey tour
    Just a twenty minute walk south of the main square of Valladolid you will find this oasis of tranquility. We went twice: the first time was interrupted by a thunderstorm, but the second we managed to enjoy an interesting and informative tour of the dry cenote where the bees live. Mario told us a little of the culture of his ancestors, as well as the science and nature of bees and honey. Very friendly. (And very friendly people in the barrio San Juan as we walked to/from the main square… holas and buenos días from all).
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 7, 2023
  • Leslie H
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique Mayan Bee Experience 🐝
    We really enjoyed the Bee tour and honey tasting. As someone with a personal interest in natural beekeeping this was an amazing irreplaceable experience. For the rest of my family who are just generally interested in bees, they also really enjoyed the tour and learned new things. The ability to observe the inside of several hives and see so many different kinds of bees in one place was extremely, extremely unique. Our guide Joel was excellent and shared a lot of information about different native plants and trees including their Mayan folklore that we couldn't have gotten anywhere else. His knowledge and enthusiasm for connecting with people really enriched our experience. The honey tasting was really extensive and we were legitimately excited to purchase some strong medicinal honey at really reasonable prices. Highly recommended!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 29, 2023
  • DS
    London, United Kingdom37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative and fun excursion
    Great short educational tourist attraction not raving. With tourists. Learn a lot about nature and the ancient Mayan relationship with their native honey bees. Fantactic array of a variety of species with an if to drive guide and lots of honey related gifts and treats at the end to buy. All ages can enjoy
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 9, 2023
  • dahokolomok
    London, United Kingdom744 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and unique attraction in Valladolid
    Unique experience in Valladolid, and probably on any of your trips - visit a bee farm, and bees that you can get up close without wearing any protective gear! Also the staff were incredibly kind and went above and beyond. I left my backpack behind, and then drove 2 hours to Tulum before realising. They moved heaven and earth to find a solution to send my backpack to me in the following days, which I was very grateful for! There's also lodgings and restaurant on-site.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 30, 2023
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deLord7000
195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
At first I was expecting a park (which here in Yucatan seem basically to be non-existent) and thus was a bit underwhelmed by what I saw _at first_. It's a privately owned place. Let me describe what you will find here:
* a lot of trees, serenity and cute little huts and tents
* wonderful people staying there, almost everyone extends their original stay duration
* a very nice tour about bees every day at 08:30 with honeytasting afterwards for 120$
* a dry cenote (I think only accessible during the tour), not to swim
* a beautiful pool area
* some chicken and geese
* a restaurant (which was veeery slow with our orders, didnt have the biggest choice of food, but the cacao was really good)
* a shop where they sell honey and products derived from it
* you can tent there for 250$ (I think they even have tents ready under a roof, but you can also bring your own)
* a chapel. It's closed and I don't know when they open it.

The whole vibe of this place was really good and I met lots of very conscious people there. Been there twice. If nothing else, I recommend the tour in the mornings ✌️
Written January 29, 2022
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MaryAnne
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
After a morning at Chichen Itza, I took this one-hour tour in the afternoon. Gerardo was a fantastic English-speaking guide. He talked about the plants and trees, the birds, the dry cenote and its bees, the roles these all played in traditional Mayan culture... We saw bees in the dry cenote and in the more usual boxes. Then we finished with a honey tasting and learning about the various medicinal things created by the bees. The medicines and honeys are all sold there too. Don't forget lots of bug spray, as the mosquitoes are voracious in the cenote. A phenomenal education!!
Written January 12, 2020
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LizonMorton
Guadalajara, Mexico156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
We showed up without confirming tour times in advance and had to wait about 45 minutes - completely worth it. The tour was the right amount of time, interesting, informative, and the dry cenote is really cool. We loved the honey tasting. This was one of the highlights of a great trip. Pro tip - if there in the evening bring bug repellent. The mosquitoes were fierce.
Written January 7, 2021
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Kay S
waterville27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
I’m just back from a wonderful few hours at the Xkopek Parque Apicola, where I learned about the fascinating stingless bees that live, thrive, and make honey here at this family-owned Mayan preserve. The tour, offered several times a day in Spanish and English by a very knowledgeable guide, included a descent into the dry cenote where several species of bees (and wasps) have nests, a visit to see some of the hives, and a wonderful “tasting” of several kinds of honey and honey-based products at the end. I never tasted pollen before.
Written February 11, 2023
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nicoletraveler
Arnold, MD91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
We visited this Mayan bee collective as a family of 6. We took the tour and did the honey tasting afterwards. If you arrive between tours, they have hammocks and chairs to relax in. Our tour guide was clearly passionate about the four types of native Mayan bees. As a beekeeper, I was fascinated. The rest of my group found it interesting, despite not being interested in insects! It’s a great, relaxing hour in Valladolid.
Written December 26, 2022
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ndantonio
New York City, NY228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
Touring the Mayan Bee Park was one of the highlights of our Dental vacation in the Cancun-Tulum area.

We learned about the many stingless ancient bees that inhabited the Americas before the Europeans brought the more common honey bee.

The park is a lovely eco educational organization that did an excellent job of trying to preserve the ancient tradition of Mayan beekeeping and the importance of honey in our lives.

Walking through the dry cenote and seeing the variety of tiny little bees and their hives was fascinating.

At the end we had a honey tasting and then we were able to purchase lovely products in the gift shop.

After that tour we visited the nearby Cenote Samula for a refreshing dip.

We then drove into Valladolid for dinner. It made for a lovely day trip from Cancun.

I strongly recommend supporting this type of organization.
Written November 16, 2020
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ChrisBarnett
Archidona, Spain119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Just a twenty minute walk south of the main square of Valladolid you will find this oasis of tranquility. We went twice: the first time was interrupted by a thunderstorm, but the second we managed to enjoy an interesting and informative tour of the dry cenote where the bees live. Mario told us a little of the culture of his ancestors, as well as the science and nature of bees and honey.
Very friendly.
(And very friendly people in the barrio San Juan as we walked to/from the main square… holas and buenos días from all).
Written September 7, 2023
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DS
London, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Great short educational tourist attraction not raving. With tourists. Learn a lot about nature and the ancient Mayan relationship with their native honey bees. Fantactic array of a variety of species with an if to drive guide and lots of honey related gifts and treats at the end to buy. All ages can enjoy
Written November 9, 2023
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lcwg10012
New York City, NY37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is an interesting place to visit. I liked all the information about the bees but especially liked seeing the dry cenote which is onsite. Super hot day but comfortable temp in the cenote. Tour was about 90 minutes.

Jorge was our tour guide and also a family member of the people that began this business. Very knowledgeable, very enjoyable tour. At the end of tour Jorge provided a variety of honey tastings.

Lots of honey based products.
Entry was 150 pesos plus we tipped our guide.
There's a restaurant on-site where we enjoyed lunch. Reasonable prices.
Written April 3, 2023
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Tony B
Jacksonville, FL38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Learn a great deal about native North American honey bees as well as local Maya culture. Great honey tasting in the end. Reasonable price and tour length
Written February 7, 2021
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