La Xtabay | Cabañas | Cenote | Spa

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The Legend

Legend tells of a beautiful woman known as La Xtabay; she was sensual, bold, exuberant and with flaming passion. Villagers weren’t too keen on her, and would think she was “a woman of the night”, since she’d lavish (with her body) any man who’d ask her for attention. However, she had a good and noble heart: she helped those in need and aided neglected animals, without ever looking or wanting anything in return. Xtabay had a sister, Utz-Colel who -besides being beautiful- was loved by everyone in the village because she was very sweet and well-behaved... But she had a cold and selfish heart. One day, without previous notice, Xtabay’s body perished and the town was completely wrapped up in a sweet smell. Suddenly from Xtabay’s grave, a bunch of Xtabentún flowers sprung: these are humble and gorgeous wildflowers with an enchanting and sweet scent, just like Xtabay’s heart. Utz-Colel -filled with envy and rage- denied that this was product of Xtabay, and only said that the sweet fragrance that evolved the town, was because her sister sent evil spirits to lure and seduce the men of the village. She also said that if Xtabay’s death caused such enchanting smell, then an extraordinary aroma would emanate from her own death [Utzl-Colel]. However, the day she passed, Utz-Colel’s body left behind a strong stench. From her grave, a bunch of tzacam wildflowers sprung, which is the flower of the cactus, with thorns and a very unpleasant smell. Before Utz-Colel passed, she was filled with envy and followed her sister’s footsteps and gave in to her instincts, therefore giving herself to a number of evil spirits, without realising that it had been Xtabay’s kindness and noble spirit that led her to turn into a goddess.

From that moment onwards, Utz-Colel turned into a tzacam, a cactus flower filled with thorns and spines that patiently waits for its prey. When the prey falls into her trap, a sensual woman rises from beneath the shadows of the ceiba tree, combing her hair with a piece of tzacam and its thorns: it is the image of Utz-Colel, who captures her victim until he’s completely surrendered under her spell, and thus dies in a frenzy of passionate love.

El Jabalí

El Jabalí

Hotel Services

  • Welcome drinks (tequila)
  • Restaurant/Bar
  • Room service
  • Wifi included all across the cenote area
  • Concierge
  • Parking
  • Palapa for events and special celebrations
  • Organic amenities

Exclusively made for couples*, romantic getaways, for honeymooners and newly weds, or friends who’d like to enjoy the Cenote Xtabay’s natural charm. Each cabana has a king size bed, featuring Mexican cotton bedding and decorated with delicate artisanal embroidery (from local Yucatan craftsmen). Each cabana also has a resting area perfect to relax or read after a long day!

  • A/C with thermostat
  • King Size bed
  • Flat screen with Smart TV
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Toiletries on dressing table
  • Room service
  • Minibar
  • Wireless internet included
  • Safety box
  • Mosquito net
  • Hammock
El Jabalí

El Jabalí

El Tho

El Tho

Hotel Services

  • Welcome drinks (tequila)
  • Restaurant/Bar
  • Room service
  • Wifi included all across the cenote area
  • Concierge
  • Parking
  • Palapa for events and special celebrations
  • Organic amenities

Exclusively made for couples*, romantic getaways, for honeymooners and newly weds, or friends who’d like to enjoy the Cenote Xtabay’s natural charm. Each cabana has a king size bed, featuring Mexican cotton bedding and decorated with delicate artisanal embroidery (from local Yucatan craftsmen). Each cabana also has a resting area perfect to relax or read after a long day!

  • A/C with thermostat
  • King Size bed
  • Flat screen with Smart TV
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Toiletries on dressing table
  • Room service
  • Minibar
  • Wireless internet included
  • Safety box
  • Mosquito net
  • Hammock
El Tho

El Tho

El Tho

El Tho

El Toloc

El Toloc

Hotel Services

  • Welcome drinks (tequila)
  • Restaurant/Bar
  • Room service
  • Wifi included all across the cenote area
  • Concierge
  • Parking
  • Palapa for events and special celebrations
  • Organic amenities

Exclusively made for couples*, romantic getaways, for honeymooners and newly weds, or friends who’d like to enjoy the Cenote Xtabay’s natural charm. Each cabana has a king size bed, featuring Mexican cotton bedding and decorated with delicate artisanal embroidery (from local Yucatan craftsmen). Each cabana also has a resting area perfect to relax or read after a long day!

  • A/C with thermostat
  • King Size bed
  • Flat screen with Smart TV
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Toiletries on dressing table
  • Room service
  • Minibar
  • Wireless internet included
  • Safety box
  • Mosquito net
  • Hammock
El Toloc

El Toloc

El Toloc

El Toloc

El Toloc

El Toloc

El Toloc

El Toloc

El Venado

El Venado

Hotel Services

  • Welcome drinks (tequila)
  • Restaurant/Bar
  • Room service
  • Wifi included all across the cenote area
  • Concierge
  • Parking
  • Palapa for events and special celebrations
  • Organic amenities

Exclusively made for couples*, romantic getaways, for honeymooners and newly weds, or friends who’d like to enjoy the Cenote Xtabay’s natural charm. Each cabana has a king size bed, featuring Mexican cotton bedding and decorated with delicate artisanal embroidery (from local Yucatan craftsmen). Each cabana also has a resting area perfect to relax or read after a long day!

  • A/C with thermostat
  • King Size bed
  • Flat screen with Smart TV
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Toiletries on dressing table
  • Room service
  • Minibar
  • Wireless internet included
  • Safety box
  • Mosquito net
  • Hammock
El venado

El venado

El venado

El venado

El Venado

El Venado

El Venado

El Venado

La Tortuga

La Tortuga

Hotel Services

  • Welcome drinks (tequila)
  • Restaurant/Bar
  • Room service
  • Wifi included all across the cenote area
  • Concierge
  • Parking
  • Palapa for events and special celebrations
  • Organic amenities

Exclusively made for couples*, romantic getaways, for honeymooners and newly weds, or friends who’d like to enjoy the Cenote Xtabay’s natural charm. Each cabana has a king size bed, featuring Mexican cotton bedding and decorated with delicate artisanal embroidery (from local Yucatan craftsmen). Each cabana also has a resting area perfect to relax or read after a long day!

  • A/C with thermostat
  • King Size bed
  • Flat screen with Smart TV
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Toiletries on dressing table
  • Room service
  • Minibar
  • Wireless internet included
  • Safety box
  • Mosquito net
  • Hammock
La Tortuga

La Tortuga

Cochinita Pibil

Cochinita Pibil

Cochinita Pibil

Cochinita Pibil

Cochinita Pibil

Cochinita Pibil

Kibis

Kibis

Lomitos

Lomitos

Panuchos

Panuchos

Panuchos

Panuchos

Panuchos

Panuchos

Relleno negro

Relleno negro

Salbutes

Salbutes

La Xtabay Cenote
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Experiencias

Spa and Wellness

The Maya Jungle is the perfect setting for our private and secluded spa... Here you can enjoy a series of relaxing and revitalizing treatments, in which we apply ancestral techniques, local flora and herbs.

Facial treatments

Featuring a variety of techniques, we cleanse and purify the skin with aromatherapy, so your face glows like never before. Available at the spa you’ll find clay masks, and honey hydration treatments from our own beehives.

Body treatments

Allow our expert team to pamper you with our natural ingredients. We’ll exfoliate your skin, hydrate it and massage your entire body so you can revitalize your senses, feel at peace, calm and fully relaxed.

Mani/Pedi

Relax and rest with our full feet and hands treatment (including cleansing, exfoliation, and deep moisturizing). You can also opt for our quick nails treatment, so you can continue enjoying the rest of the experiences we have for you.

Open Air

A series of leisure activities for the enjoyment of everyone!

Trekking through the jungle

Get ready to enjoy the adventure of a lifetime, and explore every hidden corner of the maya jungle. Take in the fresh and pure air, do a little birdwatching and feel free in such naturally fascinating place! Truly an unforgettable experience.

Horseback riding

This is one of the best and most gratifying experiences you’ll ever do! Riding a horse positively impacts your health, and also gives you a sense of freedom, of feeling the soft breeze on your face, and truly connect with nature!

Bike riding

Enjoy the thrill and excitement of riding across the jungle on a bike! Recharge with positive vibes and new energy from the jungle, and finish this adventure by taking a deep plunge in our refreshing cenote.

Handicrafts & Traditions

Yucatan is an area rich in traditions and crafts. This region produces a series of artifacts made from several materials, with unique designs and incredible colors: They’re beautiful and one of a kind! Our craftsmen create jewelry in gold and silver, they use shells for crafting several objects, leather shoes, and make remarkable embroidery work on several pieces!

Embroidery lessons

The XOKBIL-CHUY -or counting threads- is a technique that requires rhythm, repetitions and is (at the same time) a calming and comforting activity. It’s considered as part of the mindfulness practices and has a positive impact on mental health. The class includes the materials you’ll be using, so you create your own craft to take back home!

Yucatan tamales (preparing and cooking mucbipollo)

Learn to prepare, cook, and try this unique Mexican culinary tradition : Making Tamales! This is a dish that is always present in christian and pagan celebrations. Tamales are typical for the following celebrations.

Día de la Calendaria (February 2nd), those who got the baby Jesus figure in the King’s bread, have to buy everyone tamales on this day.

Día de los muertos (Day of the deceased), people from Yucatan delight their palates with the mucbipollo, which means buried chicken. A huge tamal is wrapped in banana leaves, and is slowly cooked underground.

Dzac Ya

The ancestral Maya wisdom wasn’t only present in astronomy and math, but also in the healing practices with medicinal plants.

For the Mayas, the root of all pain and sickness was related to a moral and/or religious origin. The belief was, that the Gods would become angry with some people, therefore send diseases and discomfort to them.

The Dzac Yahes were Maya doctors, and their healing powers reside in plants and massages.

This activity allows you to chat to our Dzac Yahes, learn a little bit more about the practice of healing with plants and everything you need to know about Maya herbs.

Cenote

Snorkel

Find inner peace by listening to your own breathing, in a world where gravity doesn’t exist. Discover every hidden treasure the cenote withholds and share with your partner the feeling of utter silence... Stress and worries will automatically disappear: guaranteed!

Kayak

A one of a kind experience and adventure where you’ll shake your senses: listen to the soothing sounds of ocean waves, feel the direct contact with water and float above the surface of the sea while you concentrate on repeating the paddling movement whilst simultaneously learning your course across the waters. This is an adventure that requires strength and focus!




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