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Genesis Eco-Oasis

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our family had a wonderful time at Genesis. The site is truly special, gorgeous landscaping and the sounds of birds and frogs chirping throughout the day and night. The host and her staff were super friendly as well, and provided great information about the location. The kids had a blast in the pool as well. the rooms are unique and... More 

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Ontario, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful grounds and all obviously well tended and loved. Great pool and the host could not have been more welcoming. True gem. Delicious food with vegetarian and vegan options. My kids loved petting the animals that call this place home

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three adults and two children for three glorious days! We arrived much too early but Lee and dogs received us graciously and accommodated us - actually showed us various rooms, choices all being attractive: size and fans vs. AC being the main choices (only one of the latter which I chose). The splendour of the "hotel" is its setting: great... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Genesis Ek Balam for one night on our way to Valladolid and we absolutely loved the place! The most magical experience was being able to hear all the sounds of the jungle from our room at night, as we tried to identify all the different 'sounds' we could possibly hear from different species of frogs, birds, crickets,... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a unique place with beautiful and clean rooms. the bathrooms have a good quality. eco genesis has an incredible staff. they were so friendly and helpfull at any time. also the food is very delicious. very nice garden with a pool, plants and a lot of sun.

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Nelson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lee is a gracious host. If you are looking to get away from the tourism bustle, this is a great place to go. Beautiful accommodations, amazing vegetarian food and great people! Thanks for our wonderful stay Lee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you much! We really enjoyed our stay! My son and I stayed in the Bird House. It was fantastic! Very tranquil. It truly is a garden oasis of relaxation. Indoor/outdoor living. Gloria cooked delicious dinners. The grounds are beautiful! The pool is beautiful! Loved having the dogs and cats around. Felt like home as soon as we walked in.... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Stayed for 4 nights, and wish I could have stayed for 4 weeks! Excellent home base to travel and site see around the Yucatan. Family friendly, great hospitality, and delicious food; Genesis is the place to stay. I can't wait until my next visit. Thank You!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Our three-night stay was heavenly. Lee has created a small oasis, merged into the lovely indigenous town of Ek Balam. Comfortable, intimate, and relaxing, Genesis is a perfect place for those who value a 'real' traveling experience, a commitment to living lightly on the earth, and have an appreciation for natural beauty. It has unique units, some rustic and all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Lee has created a stunning retreat in Ek Balam. The environment is serene, the accommodations are cozy and the vegetarian food is a delicious blend of Mexican, Mayan and other cultures. Genesis is a refuge for injured animals who are well taken care of; Lee has such a big heart! It is a quick drive from Ek Balam which is... More 

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Lee C, Owner at Genesis Eco-Oasis, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I love hosting animal lovers! We have 2 geese, a cat, a few chickens and two rabbits which have the run of the gardens in the morning. In the afternoons the dogs are out but mostly sleep in the sun and wait for a few pats from passing guests. When guests are not comfortable with... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A one-acre Oasis of lush tropical gardens teeming with life, a pool of crystalline subterranean waters, fresh vegetarian, mostly organic home grown, home-cooked food; unique lodgings that compliment, rather than dominate, their natural surroundings. Guests are generally well travelled and in search of authentic cultural experience, contact with nature and intriguing archaeological sites of international importance. In partnership with several local families, we provide meaningful, respectful interactions and cultural exchanges through our Artisans Tour and Maya Cooking Class. We host a Pilgrimage tour that includes morning walks to untouristed sacred and natural sites. 2 Hours from Cancun or Merida airports; 1.5 Hr from gorgeous Caribbean beaches at Tulum or the biosphere reserve on the Gulf of Mexico. 45 Minutes from Chichen Itza; Half hour from the Colonial city of Valladolid, cenotes XKeken (Dzitnup) and Samhula and minutes from the Ek Balam archaeological zone, cenote Xcanche, cenote Hubiku and others. See our free Tours and Activities travel planner online at GenesisEkBalam. We are independently owned and use a portion of profits to provide ongoing work and skills development for local staff, intercultural exchange programs and animal welfare projects. Genesis has operated at Ek Balam for 13 years. It is owned by a local resident expat from Canada who lives on site. Management is Yucateca and also on site. Continental Breakfast Included. English Spoken. Reservation recommended. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Genesis Eco-Oasis

Address: Ek Balam Village | Next to the archaeological zone, Ek Balam, Ek Balam Village 97743, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Ek Balam Village
Price Range: $73 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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Genesis Eco-Oasis Hotel Ek Balam Village
Genesis Eco-Oasis Yucatan, Mexico - Yucatan Peninsula
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