Discover a hidden paradise on
the Yucatán Peninsula in México. The small hotel was
designed and constructed with great care to meet ecological
standards. It is situated directly on a pristine natural
beach, embedded in a vast plantation of Malayan dwarf
coconut palm trees. The Eco Paraiso Xixim Hotel offers you a
unique experience with nature and a place to relax allowing
you to leave the pressures of everyday life behind. Eco
Paraiso Xixim Hotel is a perfect getaway.
Just imagine watching pelicans
or flamingos flying across the skies or even sea turtles
when they come ashore to lay their eggs or hatch two months
later; strolling along the beach for hours, millions of
seashells at your footsteps, your only companions being the
sounds of the sea and a few fishing boats passing by.
The staff at Eco Paraiso Xixim
Hotel is proud to work in this untouched environment,
considered as the ultimate Mexican escape. The friendly
staff welcomes you in and gives you all the information you
need to make your stay at the hotel a pleasant one and
especially to make sure that you will enjoy the ecological
The Eco Paraiso Xixim Hotel is located ten Km. from
100 Km. from
and a five hours drive from
The hotel is surrounded by 100
hectares (240 acres) of coconut grove. The terrain lies on a
small peninsula. To the west, lies the Gulf of México with
breathtaking sunsets; to the east the famous "Ría
a salt water inlet with unique flora and fauna. Because of
its importance as the main feeding area for the American
Pink Flamingo and countless species of waterfowl and
shorebirds it was declared as a Special Biosphere Reserve in
There are 15 spacious cabañas (bungalows) that are embedded
in the natural surroundings. All of them offer a wonderful
view of the Gulf of México.
Every cabaña has a veranda with
two hammocks and two comfortable armchairs.
The bungalows are equipped with
two queen size beds, a sitting area with sofa bed, desk, and
spacious bath with shower, closet and safety deposit box.
For ecological reasons the rooms
are not equipped with air conditioning. Instead, two ceiling
fans, a well-designed air circulation system and the Mayan
technology, la palapa (thatched roof), will provide for
enough refreshing ventilation.
THE CASA CLUB:
La Casa Club is the main building, which offers a large
variety of activities.
Here the guests meet for a
leisurely chat at the bar, or for a game of table tennis or
billiard. In the small library which has books in four
languages you can sit down and read, or watch videos. They
have a wide range of educational videos (culture, nature)
and entertainment to choose from. Board games are also
available for you to use.
Take your time and relish on a tasty Mexican breakfast.
Among many other delicious items they offer fresh fruit
juices, a seafood omelets and homemade whole meal bread "Pan
In the evening they prepare a
four-course candlelight dinner for you. The culinary
delights of a typical Yucatecan kitchen come from a mouth
watering mixture of European and Mexican flavors. The menu
proposes a blend of regional and international cuisine. Many
of the fruits and vegetables come form the garden. The
kitchen crew is proud of their creations.
All meals are served in the Casa
The fresh water swimming pool is perfect for relaxation. A
pergola provides shade while you read a book, look at the
natural surroundings, or listen to the sound of a waterfall.
From the pool you have great
views of the dunes and the unaffected beach with its
Enjoy a cool drink while
watching the incredible sunset. It takes place right in
front of you.
ECO PARAISO XIXIM IS AN
ECOLOGICAL HOTEL. AND PURSUE THE FOLLOWING ECOLOGICAL
CONSTRUCTION AND GARDENS:
Very low construction
density. From the 25 hectares (61.8 acres) of land that
the hotel owns, only about 3,000 m² (9,842.5ft) have
constructed, that is about 1.2 per cent.
The hotel has been
constructed from the second dune on, so that the first
dune and the beach are intact - pristine. This is very
important, as precisely in this first dune, the sea
turtles come to hatch. The vegetation that you
find in this first dune is unique; you will not find it
The topography of the land
was also kept intact, that is, the land was not level
out during the construction process leaving the dunes
The resort is constructed to
blend with the surroundings using whenever possible
natural products (e.g. thatched roofs).
All the gardens have been
replanted with plants that grow in the region. They did
not introduce any new exotic flora like grass, for
At the Hotel they recycle
all the water biologically. The gray waters (showers and
washbasin) go to a biological filter that has a stone
(anthracite) and bacteria filters; this filtered water
is then used to water our garden. The black waters
(toilets) are pumped to a SIRDO (integrated organic
recycling system) where it sediments and it is used for
the compost pile. The remaining water goes to a
perfectly sealed jardinière. The greasy waters of the
kitchens and soapy waters of the laundry have each
special filters with sand, gravel, stone and bacteRía
control. This water is also used for our garden. For
this system to work properly, they obviously had to
install two different water pipelines.
All our waste is separated
accordingly in organic waste, recyclable and not
recyclable waste. The organic waste is chopped and put
in the SIRDO where there are two chambers. In the first
chamber the waste sits for six months to dry out. Then
it sits in the second chamber for another six months and
it serves as fertilizer for the vegetable garden. The
recyclable waste: Wood, glass, plastic, paper and metal
is collected and then transported to the next recycling
facility that is 110 Km .(68 miles) away in the town of
Uman. The non-recyclable waste (less than three bags a
week) is deposited in the municipality garbage dump.
The hotel does not buy
individual packed products to avoid non recyclable
garbage. Jam, butter and cereals are served in bulk.
Bathroom amenities like soap, shampoo and conditioner
are in dispensers.
All the water comes from a
salty well. This water is filtered with sand, gravel and
activated carbon, stored and chlorinated. Then the water
goes to the main water system of the hotel. Part of it
is then pumped to the potable water system. The hotel
has installed an inverse osmosis and ultraviolet rays to
make the water potable, this way they can avoid buying
water bottles that would cause more garbage.
All the lightening system is
done with low voltage bulbs. To avoid that the little
sea turtles get confused and do not find their way to
the sea. Therefore, illumination is kept as low as
possible in our resort.
The hotel has installed
solar panels to heat the water of the swimming pool.
From the moment of check in,
the guest is induced to respect nature. He/she gets a
welcome brochure, where he/she can read about the
efforts of conservation. He/she can help separating the
waste, avoiding the ritual of laundering every day
sheets and towels and putting the lights and ceiling
fans off when leaving the room.
Eco Paraiso Xixim Hotel has
a little Natural History Museum in the reception. There,
the guests can inform themselves about the amazing
biodiversity that exist in the reserve. The collection
includes specimens of plants, bird nests, sea shells,
some skeletons of mammals, reptiles and insects. There
are also about 70 books and other material where the
guest can inform itself in depth about this and other
matters as archeology and Mayan culture.
There are also two
interpretative trails. One is 800 m and the other is 1.2
Km.where the guests can observe and experience first
hand this vast biodiversity. The hotel provides
brochures to help to identify the flora.
The Hotel offers ecological
tours to the surroundings.
There is a small vegetable
In the adjacent land (which
the hotels owns - 500 hectares) they have planted about
20,000 Malayan dwarf coconut palm trees which are
resistant to the lethal yellowing decease that is
killing all the palm trees.
The nearby town,
also profits from the resort: about on third of the
staff comes from the town; the services of the local
boatmen to make the
inlet tour are used; and local products like fish,
seafood, vegetables, bread; etc. are bought from the
The small Natural History Museum, located beside the
reception, offers an overall view of the flora and fauna
surrounding the hotel.
The insects, reptiles, plants,
nests and shells that are displayed in the showcases have
been carefully selected and were all found within a one Km.
(0.62 miles) radius of the hotel. Therefore you can see
samples from the Gulf of México as well as from the coastal
Those interested in learning
more about the biodiversity that surrounds the property may
consult the specialized literature carried in the museum or
ask the knowledgeable hotel tour guide who grew up in this
Did you know that the
henequén fiber is called Sisal due to the port from
where it was exported?
Did you know that scorpions
have survived atomic tests? Or that they use their sting
mainly for mating purposes?
Did you know that sea
turtles always go back to their place of birth to lay
These are just a few samples of
the topics that you can learn at the museum of Eco Paraiso
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