Enjoy your dreams balancing embraced in a traditional hammock under this tall thatched jungle shelter, mosquito net enclosed free of bugs. Find out why this way of sleeping has been the fashion around this town for the last 2 millenia.
By night the room candle lights up producing an atmosphere that reminds us of past times.
This our first guest pa-la-pa (hut), comes as the reminiscence of the traditional HA-TO shelter design built solely with stone, wood and palms, tells the story about simplicity of a way of life. Naturally acclimated and in communion with the jungle, offers a close experience to stay out in the open, even at nights stars can be seen from the inside. Surrounded by lushy vegetation that allows some isolation from our other two guest palapas.
An array of hammocks round up this minimal concept. A double size mattress bed with clean linens and blankets is added through the winter period (DECEMBER AND JANUARY) as a cozy backup for the chilled mornings (12centigrades-54farenheit).
Truly amazing view of the stars at this latitude specially during winter.
Bathroom facilities outside the room shared among other 2 hut guests, consisting in a roofless shower enclosed in a stone wall, an open sink area and a separate composting toilet unit which waste turns into manure for plant sowing. All the water we use we filter and use again for plant irrigation. No hot water supply.
Since the house is located in jungle land you can expect to find some wild life, as all sorts of insects, small reptiles, butterflies and a large number of birds. The rooster farm of our neighbor can be sometimes annoying for noise sensitive people but certainly can be good for those who start the day early. (Earplugs advised if planning to sleep in late)
We extend our dinner and drinks service, adopting Slow Food values we offer a daily menu that plays around Mexican regional cuisine mainly based on maize, most likely vegetarian dishes.
Our kitchen works on a clay stove and stone oven entirely on wood. Craft brew, artisan bread and a selection of mezcal cocktails and wine available. Dinner is served at candlelit at the main palapa between 7 to 8pm. For reservations please advise at least a day ahead.
Access includes also into swimming pond, gardens and exterior lounge areas of the house.
There is pettit breakfast courtesy service extended daily at main palapa from 7am to 9am in which we try to include at least a regional treat.
We are keen into extend travel information personally based on your specific needs. We prefer the off beat paths, to find hidden ruins, unrevealed cenotes, little towns trapped in time.
Xaán-in-ná as this project is called, Maya for "house made out of palms", is located outside the usual touristic ring yet strategically on the center north of the peninsula on the gate to the central Mayan area making it accessible less than 5 hours driving time to a lot of points of interest not only in Quintana Roo but also around the Yucatan Peninsula.
The house is being developed as model for sustainable housing in the area. Measures have been taken for not polluting the underground waters this area is so famous for. The water we use is after filtered and used again to irrigate a tobacco crop. Solar system provides limited but enough electricity to run internet, charge devices and light the main palapa.
Weather throughout the season:
The rainy season extends from July to November. The weather is very hot and humid, even in the dry season as we are in the jungle. Temperatures range from (day-night) 25-15ºC in winter to 35-25ºC in summer, August being the hottest.
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In consideration for your travel plan we are quite flexible on the check in time, but on your first time at this house is recomended to show up while daylight so it is easier to find the place and learn how to get in an out.
从2017年12月01日 - 2018年2月28日起最少住宿2晚。
We are a couple from central Mexico who like ancient civilizations. We were delighted with Mayan culture and the peninsula.
We built our house with an architecture of the earth on the rural side of the Mayan transition zone in the ejido of Macario Gomez.
With the purpose of harmonize with the peculiar environment in which we live and in order to preserve the underground water flows, we incorporate alternative and sustainable solutions, happens to be also off the grid.
In 2013 by support of many local workers we started this housing project "Casa Xaan In Ná" (mayan: house of palms), minded to consciuous travellers, artists and friends.
We enjoy to share a real look of a local life. We like the off beat paths, hidden ruins, unrevealed cenotes, little towns trapped in time.
You are very welcome to immerse into the beauty of the simplicity and a simpler way of life.
We offer dinner by advance reservation and some extras to enjoy in the room.
We work based on the remains and recipes that persist in the Mayan area where we are neighbors and Nahua part of the central Mexico. We elaborate artisan beer.
Some literature we can recommend to read before or while your trip down here:
Diego de Landa, RELACION DE LAS COSAS DE YUCATAN
Sylvanus Morley, THE ANCIENT MAYA