Being on my first trip to Mexico, i wasn't sure what to expect. As soon as I arrived at Genesis, I knew I was in for a treat. What a lovely, sweet and welcoming place. Lee, the owner, is the perfect host, totally committed to the comfort and enjoyment of her guests. One of the things that sets Genesis apart, in my opinion, is that Lee actually lives at the retreat so it occurs as if you are staying at her home. There are a variety of rooms, enough to accommodate just about any taste or comfort level. The food is fresh, local and healthy.
One of the best aspects of my stay there is the fact that Lee is part of the community and as a result I had an opportunity to meet some of the locals. The residents are friendly, they seem to really love Lee and they are happy to share their wares and activities with guests.
I am a true nature lover and one can easily see the respect for the environment that is the foundation of the Genesis Retreat. The care and planning that has gone into every inch of the place is amazing. Don't miss an opportunity to relax in the pool!
The proximity to the Ruins of Ek Balam, and Chichen Itza, as well as, the city of Valladolid make this the perfect place to connect with nature, history and modern Mexican culture. I had a sense of inner peace while at the same time, enjoying an ease of exploration of all that the Yucatan has to offer.
If you want to have a truly unique travel experience, get a real taste of the local flora and fauna, and have it all be peaceful, easy and relaxing, Genesis Eco-Oasis is the place to go.
If you are someone who loves nature, has an appreciation for environmental consciousness and preservation, go there, relax, breathe in the beauty and experience what Lee is doing. You won't be disappointed.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Genesis Eco-Oasis Hotel Ek Balam Village
- Genesis Eco-Oasis Yucatan, Mexico - Yucatan Peninsula