Ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Jan from San Diego, CA
It was an amazing experience staying in this hotelPosted Mar 4, 2014
Pros: The jungle atmosphere was mesmerizing and magical. I would definitely recommend staying here if you can. It added to the surreal Calakmul experience.
Cons: The only thing I would improve at this hotel is the mattress. It was very thin, hard, and lumpy. But you are in the jungle so you make do.
Location: This hotel is an hour's drive west of Xpuhil, just outside the entrance to Calakmul. It was great being so close to Calakmul early in the morning.
I am so glad we stayed here. It was definitely a plus being so close to the entrance of Calakmul early in the morning. We had a rental car from Chetumal. There are mini vans from the ruins waiting outside the entrance but they have to wait until they have a full van until they can enter the park. Having a rental car was a plus. You pay a small fee for the car & a fee per person to enter the park. The road was full of pot holes. After 20K in the park you pay another small fee for the car again. Then after another 40k at the ruins' entrance you pay a fee per person. It takes about 1 1/2 hours from the highway to get to the ruins' entrance. The ruins are amazing. It was surreal seeing the tops of ruins far away above the jungle canopy when we climbed to the top of many of the ruins. We saw monkeys swinging from tree tops. On our way from Chetumal the day before we stopped at Dzibanche & Kinichnah which are about an hour west of Chetumal & half an hour north of the highway. We also visited Kohunlich,which about 5 minutes further west on hwy 186 & about 30 minutes south of the highway. Each ruin was unique. After visiting Calakmul we stayed at Chicanna Eco Lodge, just west of Xpuhil. The next day we visited Chicanna, Becan, & Xpuhil ruins. Once again, each ruin was amazing. Xpuhil is very small but the 3rd & last structure was worth the walk.The 3 days we spent exploring these ruins were wonderful. The jungle was gorgeous with flowers, huge palms, & exciting animal noises.
Recommendedby Marek from Calgary
Truly gem on 'Ruta Maya'Posted Feb 24, 2014 on Hotels.com
While traveling through southern Yucatan, Chicanná Ecovillage Resort is a great place to stay. Located closely to great Mayan ruins and natural wonders, it offers comfort, good rest and great cuisine.
for Everyoneby Bob from Danville, KY
Rural comfort.Posted Feb 10, 2014
Pros: Selva surroundings and animals/birds on the grounds.
Cons: Restaurant evening food is common.
Location: Calakmul is almost 2 hrs. away. Becan, Chicanna, Xpujil ruins are nearby.
Perhaps a bit overpriced. Setting is a draw. Pool is a nice complement to grounds. Restaurant needs more creativity.
for Everyoneby MJB
Nice hotelPosted Jan 15, 2014
Not many place to stay if you are going to Calukmal. This is a nice place. very sage.
by A verified traveler
Posted Jan 13, 2014
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Good choicePosted Jan 10, 2014
Pros: It's a good choice if there is no space in the hotel which are closer to Calacmul.
Location: Located in the forest. 60 km to the turn to Calacmul
The Lodge is quite good. Staff are warm welcome, rooms are good. Food in the restaurant is regular and not tasty.
for Everyoneby senior couple
Nice hotel close to several important ruins.Posted Jan 7, 2014
for Familiesby C.T. from Chicago
Great stay surrounded by naturePosted Jan 1, 2014 on Hotels.com
This place is really an “Eco-Village.” Someone who expects a luxury hotel may not find it as a comfortable, I really liked staying here. The bed and shower booth in the room were very comfortable. The room did not have a TV, air conditioner, or Wi-Fi network. I did not have to use air-con, as I stayed here in Dec, it was rather cool and I needed a blanket. I enjoyed the sound of birds. I got up early because monkeys were a bit too noisy but I liked that, too. The restaurant inside the village was better than I expected, which made me like this place even better. I would stay here if I come back to this area. The only think I hoped was if I could use Wi-Fi in the room.
for Familiesby Rocky from USA
OK on the route to Chetumal/CancunPosted Dec 28, 2013 on Hotels.com
Overall good place to stay. Front desk speaks English. Maybe the only good choice close to Xpujil on the route to Cancun.
for Getaway With Friendsby Luis from Minneapolis
Nice placePosted Sep 9, 2013 on Hotels.com
The rooms were pretty clean. The location is amazing, right in the middle of the jungle and pretty much the only decent alternative on the road between Campeche and Bacalar.