The Yucatan jungle is full of surprises... yet our safehaven is landscaped for comfort. As we expand the diversity of plants, flowers and fruit trees on location, word is that we'll also see a wider diversity of wildlife find shelter throughout our 40+ hectares of untouched land.
Stay in the facilities we can provide, not just to 'get away from it all', but to explore the untapped Yucatan jungle forest that awaits you at Camazotz Cohaven.
Imagine: The sound of birds and the vibrant hot sun by day. Then a sound of singing frogs by night with crystal clear sky's and twinkling stars. Completely free of the light or noise pollution from cities. 45 hectares (70 soccer pitches) of nature reserve. Pathways to explore. An aviary with chickens and ducks. Fruit and vegetable gardens constantly in development. Cool evenings to relax besides a campfire and a peaceful slumber at night.
"The property is both stunning and wild" - Emma from UK, Dec '22
An Ecotourist Paradise
The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is a paradise for ecotourists. With its diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and abundance of wildlife, it offers something for every nature lover.
One of the main attractions of the Yucatan is its cenotes. These natural sinkholes, formed by the collapse of limestone bedrock, are filled with crystal-clear water and offer a unique opportunity to swim, snorkel, and explore the underground caves. The cenotes are also an important source of water for the local communities and are considered sacred by the Maya.
Another must-see destination for ecotourists is the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. This UNESCO World Heritage site covers more than 1.3 million acres of wetlands, mangroves, and tropical forests, and is home to an incredible variety of birds, reptiles, and mammals, including the jaguar and the endangered manatee. Visitors can take guided boat trips through the mangroves, go birdwatching, or participate in a conservation project.
The Yucatan is also known for its rich cultural heritage. The ancient Maya civilization flourished in the region for more than 1,500 years, leaving behind impressive pyramids and temples. The most famous of these is Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Visitors can explore the complex, learn about the history and culture of the Maya, and witness the impressive astronomical alignments of the buildings.
For those who want to immerse themselves in the local culture and support sustainable development, there are several ecotourism projects in the Yucatan that allow visitors to stay with indigenous communities and learn about their traditional ways of life. These projects also provide economic benefits to the communities and promote conservation efforts.
In short, the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage, making it a perfect destination for ecotourists. With its cenotes, biosphere reserves, ancient ruins and sustainable tourism projects, it is a must-see destination for nature lovers and those looking to experience a different side of Mexico.