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THE MAYALAND LODGE                                                                                                                                           Printer friendly version


One of the first hotels built at Chichén-Itzá, and one of the world’s first within an archaeological site, The Mayaland Lodge is as much a landmark as El Castillo, the towering pyramid of Equinox fame. Reminiscent of the hacienda nobility of a century ago, the property’s genteel hospitality and old-fashioned charm is a legacy enhanced by the addition of every amenity a guest could want.

The Mayaland Lodge sits on 100 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens (the largest of any hotel in the Land of the Maya, Mexico and the Caribbean) in the heart of the archaeological park, with its own entrance to the Maya temples. Individual, dual and three-unit villas are nested among trees and flowers of the beautifully landscaped hotel. Hand-carved mahogany woodwork and delicate stained glass compete for attention with the exotic birds and butterflies that are perennial resident guests of our gardens. The Villas all have large shaded terraces and verandas, a perfect place for relaxing after a day among the Mayan temples. Besides, clustered around secluded swimming pools, the 39 bungalows seem an extension of the gardens in which they are located. Built in traditional Mayan style with wood, stone and thatch roofs equipped with all the amenities of the main house, they were specially created for guests wishing to commune with nature.

The Mayaland Lodge is a step beyond the Mayaland concept of upscale accommodations in a traditional setting. The lodge offers total immersion in the Yucatan-Maya experience: an enclave of untamed nature in the shadow of ancient Chichén-Itzá, thatch-roofed bungalows that seem an extension of the landscape

How much can you do in one day? The grounds of the Chichén-Itzá archaeological park are adjacent to our property, and our private guides will give you the insider's perspective on the great Maya civilization. Nighttime sound and light shows, in English and Spanish, present a dramatic interpretation of the pyramids and their story. Shuttle buses will transport you in comfort to the nearby city of Mérida, the beautiful "White City" with its elegant buildings and gardens and exciting marketplace.

  • Outdoor pools
  • Meeting facilities
  • Banquet facilities
  • Ceiling fans in rooms
  • Bar/Lounge on site
  • Restaurant on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Shops on site

Dining at The Lodge is a unique experience. The restaurant’s a la carte menu includes Mexican classics, international standbys and a selection of regional cooking - a cuisine so different from "traditional" Mexican fare it might be from another country.

Yucatecan cooks are adept at blending herbs and spices into a range of sauces and sassy marinades. Regular menu changes keep things interesting. Regional Yucatecan cooking is a world apart from tacos and fried beans one generally associates with Mexico. The Yucatecans take pride in being different, and so they are.

The kitchen takes its fruit and herbs, and many of its vegetables straight from the garden; its no wonder the results are so delightful.

Their cuisine depends heavily on turkey and pork, rare spices, Mayan cooking techniques and quirky love of peas and olives.

For prices, reservations, availability and bookings, please contact us at: visit@luxuriousmexico.com



Yucatan, Chichen-Itza, Mayaland Lodge, Cabins - Photo by Mayaland Lodge
Cabins at the Mayaland Lodge
Yucatan, Chichen-Itza, Mayaland Lodge, Room - Photo by Mayaland Lodge
Room at the Mayaland Lodge
Yucatan, Chichen-Itza, Mayaland Lodge, Pöol - Photo by Mayaland Lodge
Pool at the Mayaland Lodge