I recently visited a beautiful jungle resort just outside of the town of Tekit and about an 1 ½ hours outside of Merida. As you drive onto the property you are greeted by the grounds keeper and taken in the Jeep style ATV to the reception. The property was a henequen hacienda in its time and many of the original structures are still preserved, in that beautiful wabi sabi feel we see all around Yucatan. The rest of the resort has been built in a way that incorporates the incredible nature that surrounds it.
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The theme during your stay is to relax and connect with nature, your body, mind and soul. And that’s exactly what I did.
- 3 stunning cenotes
- A cave
- Vegetable garden
- The”Ojo” is a lookout with a wonderful view of the grounds and canopy and see the sunrise/sunset and hear the chorus of the birds.
- Restaurant and lovely pool and sunbathing area.
- Glamping area
- Spectacular main hacienda house the sleeps up to 14 people
- Suites with private pools and lounge area in Maya hut
- Bike tours
- Walking tours
- ATV tours
After I checked in, I was shown to my room which was hidden at the end of a manicured jungle pathway. They showed me to my beautiful suite which was my own personal space including a room, incredibly comfortable bed, closet, desk, safe, and a large bathroom with an shower that is halfway outside and inside so you can bathe under the stars. The back part of the suite opened up to a dipping pool and a lounge area with a bed and hammock in a replica of a traditional Maya hut. The suites are incredible.
The service was also top notch. They brought me tea in the evening and even delivered an afternoon snack from the restaurant. As I woke up I opened the doors and was greeted by a chorus of birds. It was tranquil, private and although there are other suites close, you have a sense you are the only one in a jungle paradise. The perfect romantic getaway.
Each suite invites you to live a unique experience. Deep in the jungle, a luxurious oasis in nature. With its wide variety of à la carte activities, it is ideal for nature lovers. The 6 luxury Suites were designed for travelers who want to relax in an intimate and exclusive environment.
With a total area of 80m2, all the suites are designed to enjoy the experience of living in the Mayan jungle in buildings built with characteristic materials of the region.
This stunning house, originally the main hacienda house offers three rooms each with independent access and a private bathroom.
Living room, dining room, 55″ TV, fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, guest bathroom, private terrace, pool with waterfall and swimming lane (11mts). It also has private gardens, barbecue, fireplace and hammocks. It sleeps up to 14 people.
The glamping area is beautiful and tranquil. A perfect way to spend a relaxing weekend. You experience nature with style and elegance. Dream under the shelter of the stars.
The 8 exclusive Glampings offer purified water to drink, firewood for a campfire, staff to welcome you and take you to your glamping. visit our viewpoint El Ojo. It has close access to the restaurant and pool. And you can visit the nearby cenote Emil.
RESTAURANT & GARDEN
They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks during the day. The menu is ample with international and Mexican cuisine. It’s located right next to the lovely pool which is perfect to lounge all day. They also have a full bar serving cocktails, fresh juices, beer and wine.
Most of the vegetables come from the garden, which you can visit on your tour of the grounds. It has vegetables, herbs and all the native plants that they grow to continue making the area lush green and happy.
TOURS & EXPERIENCES
I took part in two experiences: a bike tour of the cenotes and caves and the cenote ATV tour. Both were different experiences and allow you to see the jungle and resort in a unique way. They offer cooking classes, sunrise and sunset walking tours, garden tours, climb the lookout and more. The guides are very knowledgeable and make sure your experience is special and curated.
The holistic spa Utopika is spectacular and there are several rustic huts whose pathway is lined with an herb garden that curves looking over an absolutely incredible cenote filled with lilies and turtles. You can’t access the cenote but you can ponder its beauty as you get a massage or dip in one of the tubs. They offer services such as temazcal, sound bath meditation, cenote mediation, massages, bathing in tubs. It is magical. I took a sound bathe class and it was incredible, very relaxing and a perfect way to start the day.
Temazcal: Relax your senses and reconnect with the ancestral medicine of a Temazcal ceremony “Woman with an Awakening Soul”. Massages and Rituals: Relax your senses and connect with the essence of an oasis that will recharge your soul with energy.
Healings: Purify your body through water. Retreats and special services.
Other services are:
- Sound bowl baths
- Hot water baths
- Facials and body treatments
The staff are well informed, excited about their work and make sure you are feeling welcomed and attended to. They guide your through the surrounding elements of the Mayan Jungle: bodies of water, vegetation and fauna. Ecotourism activities and spaces are the essence of this experience and it helps you to disconnect are setting into a deep relaxation.
Destino Mio offers different options for any event that you might have.
They have an esplanade for up to 500 people seated, elevated platform with a view of the jungle, platform inside a cenote, green areas and gardens, banquet for events, restaurant, pool area, chapel. Personalized services under previous reservation.
The experience was lovely and I will most definitely be back when I need an escape from the city.
- For a day pass it is $511 pesos ($311) for children and you have access to the pool and restaurant and grounds. But for a tour of cenotes or other amenities it is extra.
- Reserve on the website it via WhatsApp https://destinomio.mx/es/ y WhatsApp +52 999 996 7421
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