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The great city of the Itzá Maya is a place of wonder and magic and at Mayaland, you will feel the heart beat. Mayaland was the first hotel built at Chichén-Itzá (in 1923), and with its superb location amidst the temples, the first within an ancient site in the world. Mayaland is a creation of Old Yucatán, built and operated by its original owners and their descendants in a style reminiscent of the hacienda nobility of a century ago. Its air of genteel hospitality and old-fashioned charm is a legacy enhanced by the addition of every amenity. The grounds are alive with birds and butterflies, and all the exotic fruits and flowers of tropical Yucatán. The Mayaland Hotel is an Experience in itself: One that will enrich your stay at Chichén-Itzá.

Built in 1923 by the Barbachano family, the Hotel has been totally refurbished and expanded in the 90's with the addition of Maya bungalows amidst its gardens completed in 1998. You may choose to stay in the main house with breathtaking views of the Maya temples or in the Maya bungalows located among tropical flowering trees

The main wing of the Hotel Mayaland has 55 rooms and 5 multi-room guest suites. In addition, individual, dual and three-unit villas are nestled among the trees and flowers of the beautifully landscaped hotel. Hand-carved mahogany woodwork and delicate stained glass compete for attention with the many exotic birds and butterflies that are perennial resident guests of the gardens. The villas all have large shaded terraces and verandas, a perfect place for relaxing after a day among the Mayan temples.

Clustered around secluded swimming pools, the 50 bungalows seem an extension of the gardens in which they are located. Built in traditional Mayan style with wood, stone, native marble and thatch, there were created for guest wishing to commune with nature and with the culture that 1,000 years before rose to greatness here.

Oriented for maximum privacy and the best views, bungalows are equipped with all the amenities of the main house. In addition, each comes richly decorated with the work of local artisans: ceramics, stained glass, weaving, and the region’s precious hardwoods crafted in a variety of ways. The larger bungalows have separate bedrooms and pools; they all have verandas and personal gardeners.

Mayaland's five restaurants and its poolside grill aim for variety and authenticity and are successful on both counts. Options include international cuisine as well as the best of both México and Yucatán.

Each night the elegant courtyard offers full dinners that highlight the finest cuisine of the Yucatán. Breakfast and lunch buffets offer a wide selection of tasty delights.

Regional Yucatecan cooking is a world apart from tacos and fried beans one generally associates with México. The Yucatecans take pride in being different, and so they are. Their cuisine depends heavily on turkey and pork, rare spices, Mayan cooking techniques and quirky love of peas and olives.

The pool-side grill prepares burgers, sandwiches, tacos and other casual fare.

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

The experience of the Hotel Mayaland is the experience of tradition, style and luxury. As you lounge beside any of the 3 swimming pools, you may be serenaded by the 98 per cent Mayan staff and strolling musicians. At the cocktail hour each evening, the Jarana dancers perform native dances in whirls of graceful color.

The stables offer horseback tours to Old Chichén. Private guides are available for an in-depth tour of the magnificent temples of
Chichén-Itzá, and other attractions like the largest cenote in Yucatán (Xtoloc), and at night the light and sound show at Chichén-Itzá; which paints a vivid, dramatic picture of the Mayan civilization.

Throughout your day the courteous, friendly staff is eager to do everything they can to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. If you have any special needs such as a wheelchair accessible room, language, or any other special request, you will see that the staff will do everything humanly possible to accommodate your needs.

From the SPA service by "George" to a private helicopter to visit the sites, you will find the services right for you.

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


Yucatan, Chichen-Itza, Hotel Mayaland Resort, Restaurant, Terrace - Photo by German Murillo-Echavarria 0405

The Mayaland Resorts at Chichén-Itzá

Yucatan, Chichen-Itza, Hotel Mayaland Resort, Casitas - Photo by German Murillo-Echavarria 0405
Casitas at The Mayaland Resorts at Chichén-Itzá
Yucatan, Chichen-Itza, Hotel Mayaland Resort, Room - Photo by Mayaland Resorts
Room at the Mayaland Resorts at Chichén-Itzá