MXN 489 per night
MXN 489 per night
Yucatan Mayan Retreat Ecohotel and Camp, Chichen Itza, Mexico

Yucatan Mayan Retreat Ecohotel and Camp

Chichen Itza, Mexico - Yokdzonot

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Incredible hospitality and atmosphere ... I spent three amazing nights at the eco-hotel and will definitely come back!
Jorge, the owner is a superb host and takes care of his guests.
The atmosphere at the hotel/camp ground is very relaxed and home-like.
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Description - Camp

Located in the heart of Mexico’s Mayan Region, the Yucatan Mayan Retreat offers guests a personalized service of exploration and discovery of the Mayan culture and sites.

Ubicado en el corazon de la region Maya en Mexico, el Yucatan Mayan Retreat ofrece al huesped, un servicio personalizado de exploracion y descubrimiento de la cultura Maya y sus sitios.

Just 10 minutes away from the Chichen Itza ruins and 2 minutes away from the Yokdzonot cenote (sinkhole), guests of the Yucatan Mayan Retreat stay in a quiet and relaxing environment, away from noise, surrounded by the mystical trees and sounds of the Mayan jungle.

A solo 10 minutos de la ruinas arqueologicas de Chichen Itza y dos minutos del cenote Yokdzonot, nuestros huespedes en el Yucatan Mayan Retreat se hospedan en un tranquilo y relajante ambiente, lejos del ruido, rodeados por los arboles misticos y los sonidos de la naturaleza de la selva maya.

The Yucatan Mayan Retreat is for people who want to get away from the big hotels chains and receive personalized services in a private setting. Guests have the opportunity to interact with the Mayan community, making this experience one of the most unforgettable ones of their lives, especially for vacationers and adventurers who love travelling off the beaten path.
El Yucatan Mayan Retreat es para aquellos viajeros que quieren alejarse de las grandes cadenas hoteleras y recibir servicios personalizados en una atmosfera diferente. Los huespedes tienen la oportunidad de interactuar con la comunidad maya, haciendo de esta experiencia una de las mas inolvidables de sus vidas, especialmente para visitantes y aventureros que les encanta el contacto con la naturaleza.

Come and join us to discover the peace and serenity within the Mayan world.

Venga y descubra la paz y tranquilidad del mundo maya.

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The space
  • Property type: Camp
  • Guest units: 12
  • Year built: 2009
  • Renovated: 2009
  • Public classification: 5
Camp accommodations

Lowest price available: MXN 489 (Mexican Peso)

Camping Area Tent 1 Person Camping Area Tent 2 Persons Mayan Deluxe House Mayan Deluxe Suite
  • Check-in: noon
  • Check-out: noon

Camp amenities

Guests staying at the Yucatan Mayan Retreat have a great variety of activities and excursions available to them. There is something for everyone... the thrill-seeker, the anthropology buff, the beach bum, the shopaholic, the spiritually-inclined, ...



Bike through the jungle or along the ruins paths! Guests at the Yucatan Mayan Retreat have many biking options available to them such as biking from cenote to cenote or while visiting Mayan ruins. Let us help you choose the adventure you are looking for.

Bike rentals with helmets are available on site or preparations can be arranged for other sites such as certain ruins.


Walk along the scenic forest trails the Mayans have been walking for centuries. Discover hidden treasures such as untouched cenotes (sinkholes or nature wells) and abandoned Mayan structures and pieces of ruins. Discover the natural surroundings: trees, plants, flowers, birds, etc.

Want to learn more about the surroundings? For example, what insect is used to alleviate muscle pain or what an iguana has to do with a folktale involving gold coins and Mayan ruins? Request a guide to come along!

  Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Snorkel or dive at many of the local cenotes... Did you know that up to now divers have not been able to reach the bottom of the Yokdzonot Cenote, located 2 min away from the Yucatan Mayan Retreat? Be the first! Rumors are that you might find a dinosaur fossil...

Want to see four species of sea turtles and hundreds of species of fish? Discover the Great Maya Reef where you might find hidden treasures as well due to the great number of shipwrecks during the time of the Conquistadors.

Let us help you plan your underwater expedition!


Feel the rush of getting into a cenote (sinkhole or water hole) a different way. Lower yourself down by rappelling!

24-hr front desk Adults & kids pools Airport pickup All inclusive plan Asadores y area de comedor BBQ area Barbecue and Eating Area Baño Maya al natural Breakfast (extra charge) Childcare or babysitting Currency exchange Gardens Hammocks Historic site Hot tub Icemaker Internet WIFI. Internet access Internet wireless (charge) Laundry/valet service Linen included Multi-lingual staff Open 24 Hours Parking (free) Pets allowed Playground Area Pool (outdoor) Room service Safe deposit box Sports/activities Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance albercas para adultos y niños area de juegos hamacas

Room amenities

Enjoy the natural jungle surroundings while staying in extreme comfort! Disfrute de la jungla maya en extremo comfort! Suite units for four people, privacy for two. Suites para cuatro personas, privacidad para dos. Includes en-suite bath (tub), TV LCD screen, A/C, ceiling fan, sleep sofa, safety deposit box and fridge with freezer. Equipadas con: baño completo con tina, televisor pantalla LCD, Aire Acondicionado, ventilador de techo, sofa cama, caja de seguridad, minirefrigerador. Outdoor kitchenette and barbecue, views onto the garden. Cocineta al exterior y asador, vista a la jungla. All rooms and tents are non-smoking. Smoking is only permitted outdoors. Se prohibe fumar en todas las habitaciones y casas de campamento, solo se permite fumar en las areas exteriores.

Mayan house units for four people, privacy for two. Casa Maya para cuatro personas, privacidad para dos. TV LCD screen, A/C, ceiling fan, sleep sofa, safety deposit box and Mini-bar. Televisor pantalla LCD, Aire acondicionado, ventilador de techo, sofa cama, caja de seguridad y mini refrigerador. Mayan house photos in our (fotos en) Photo Gallery

Moonlight Camper Areas / Areas de campamento: Sleep under the stars surrounded by the Mayan jungle... At the Yucatan Mayan Retreat, camping is not what it used to be! Comfort is our primary concern. Enjoy the outdoors while sleeping soundly. Duerma placenteramenta bajo las estrellas y el cielo maya.. En el Yucatan Mayan Retreat, acampar ya no es lo que solia ser! La comodidad es nuestra principal mision. Disfrute de la mejores vistas selvaticas mientras escucha la naturaleza viva! We offer the bests of accommodations, Each tent is installed and equipped with a sleeping mattress, sheets, blanket, portable lamp, fan, and rain protection tarp. Each Moonlight Camper receives a pillow with pillow case, soap, shampoo and towel. Moonlight Campers also have access to a private Mayan bath: WC and natural shower. Le ofrecemos las mejores amenidades, cada casa de campamento es instalada y equipada con colchon inflable, sabanas, cobertores, lampara, ventilador, lona protectora contra lluvia. Cada campista recibe su almohada, jabon, shampoo y toalla. Los Campistas tienen derecho a utilizar el Baño exterior maya con: WC y regadera.

Moking is only permitted outdoors. Fumar solo se permite en areas exteriores. ALL TENTS' FEES INCLUDE INSTALATION! TODAS LAS CASA DE CAMPAMENTO INCLUYEN INSTALACION!

A/C climate control Backpacker facilities Coffee/tea maker Ensuite Fireplace (gas) Fireplace (wood burning) Internet access Iron/ironing board Kitchenettes Maid service daily Microwave Mountain view rooms Movie rental Private bathroom Refrigerator Safe box in room Shared bathroom Telephone Television VCR/DVD Whirlpool bath


Our Yokdzonot Sinkhole Nuestro Cenote Yokdzonot

Cenotes are surface connections to subterranean water bodies. The term "cenote" is derived from the Mayan word "dz'onot" which refers to any location where ground water is accessible; most "cenotes" or sink-holes are under ground in caves, many like the Sacred Cenote of Chichen Itza are open-air sink holes with great deep limestone wall reaching many feet in depth. Most cave cenotes have clear fresh water with great visibility while open-air cenotes generally have large blue green algae build up, such algae is rich in nutrients and an excellent source of minerals, vitamins and proteins that nourish the body as food and as skin cells protection. Cenotes are vital for Yucatan's wildlife survival.

The newest cenote to be prepared for our visitors and guests, is our Cenote Yokdzonot, located just 400 meters from the Yucatan Mayan Retreat, Ecohotel & Camping.

A swim in this cenote is a magical experience. Small fish dart all around you, birds are swooping overhead and singing, and dragonflies flutter above the water's surface. The water is cool and clean.

Entrance to Yokdzonot cenote:

We open seven days a week from 9 AM – 5 PM (8 AM – 6 PM during vacation times). Life jackets can be rented. For those who love the adventurous and exciting exploration you can get one of our 3 ecotours packages as part of your booking with Yucatan Mayan Retreat, Ecohotel & Camping:



$180. 00 MXN por persona / per person

Paquete 1 / Package 1

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$230. 00 MXN por persona / per person

Paquete 2 / Package 2

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$320. 00 MXN por persona / per person

Points of interest
  • Cenote Yokdzonot
  • Cenote Catalina
  • Cenote Muerto
  • Chichen Itza 10 min away
  • Piste Village
  • Libre Union Village
  • Holca Village
  • Cenote Chin
  • Balakanche Caves 20 min away
  • Cenote Ik kil 20 min away

Price details

MXN 489 - 1,299 per night (Mexican Peso)

All inclusive rates

Credit cards accepted on location: PayPal

Available discounts

Kids same tent free!

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

In case of cancelation, it must be done 14 days prior to check-in date.

Location - Camp

Chichen Itza

How to get there

The Yucatan Mayan Retreat is located 10 minutes away from the Chichen Itza ruins, in the village of Yokdzonot, home of the famous Yokdzonot cenote/sinkhole (see pictures in our Photo Gallery).

El Yucatan Mayan Retreat se localiza a 10 minutos de la ruinas de Chichen Itza, en el poblado de Yokdzonot, en el cual se encuentra el asombroso Cenote Yokdzonot (vea la fotos en nuestra Galeria de fotos).

Driving from Merida:

Take the Cancun Libre Carretera (Highway 180 towards Cancun) (Chichen Itza, Vallodolid, Direction). Driving from Merida Downtown you only have to find the Street 59, take it and drive straight ahead (Do not ever turn) until you find the Periferico road (at the end of the city) there you will find signs that say CANCUN (follow them), Please note that this is a free highway, you do not have to pay any tolls. As soon as you see the sign to your right (nearly 30 minutes ahead) CANCUN LIBRE, TAKE IT!, eventhough there is another sign (to the left) that says CANCUN CUOTA (TOLL), CHICHEN ITZA, VALLADOLID, DO NOT TAKE THIS ONE YOU WILL BE PAYING TOLLS FOR NOTHING! you will pass Kantunil village, drive past the villages of Holca, then Libre Union, until you reach Yokdzonot. There you will see signs (on a corner house walls) to your left directing you to the Yucatan Mayan Retreat.

If you are lost or have any doubts you can always call us anytime!

It is very easy to get!

(Do not take the toll highway as it takes you further than you need to go). Total driving time: around 1 hour

Yokdzonot (Which in Maya means "on the sinkhole" ) Village.

Yokdzonot ( significa en Maya "sobre el cenote") Pueblo.

On this picture, we show the street of the village Yokdzonot that you have to take in order to arrive to the Yucatan Mayan Retreat, Ecohotel & Camping, around that corner, we are located!

En esta fotografia, se muestra la calle del pueblo Yokdzonot que usted debe tomar para llegar al Yucatan Mayan Retreat, Ecohotel & Camping, a la vuelta de esa esquina nos encontrara!

Driving from Tulum:

After you pass the villages of Kaua, Xcalacoop, and Piste, you will reach Yokdzonot. There you will see signs directing you to the Yucatan Mayan Retreat.

Total driving time: around 1. 5 hours

Driving from Cancun:

Take the Merida Cuota carretera (Highway 180 towards Merida). Please note that this is a toll highway. It is possible to take the Merida Libre highway that does not have a toll but it takes longer as it goes past many smaller villages; this is the highway to take if you are in the mood for a more scenic drive. Take the Piste exit, then the Carretera Libre (Highway 180; free, not toll) until Yokdzonot. There you will see signs directing you to the Yucatan Mayan Retreat.

Total driving time: around 2 hours

Nearest airport: Cancun international airport (CUN): 2 hours Merida international airport (MID): 1 hour Chichen Itza international airport (CZA): 25 min