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Xixim is much more than a hotel.  It is a space of peace; a place to find your balance again; to discover harmony with nature together with those you love; a place to re-discover yourself.  A unique Mayan hotel located on the endless white sand beaches of the Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Xixim is just a little over an hour west of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. With its bungalow suite-style architecture, Mayan Mexican fusion cuisine, and welcoming Mayan hospitality, the hideaway hotel is ideal for a romantic beach getaway, an unforgettable exotic honeymoon, or a special Mexico beach wedding.  The Wellness Center offers perfect space and magical ambiance for yoga and spiritual retreats.  The Spa, with private screened massage and treatment bungalows, along with the juice therapy cabaña and a quiet circular pool, all create a feeling of relaxation and serenity. By day, you can explore the mangrove estuaries of the nature reserve in search of unusual birds of Mexico, including the pink flamingo; at night, the search continues for nocturnal denizens on a moonlight safari. While there are a variety of eco adventure and nature tours to choose from, it’s also fun to venture out with kayaks and bicycles, walk interpretive nature trails, fish with locals, and explore ancient Mayan archeological sites, stunning caves, and cenotes with the local guides. Hotel Xixim is also the ideal Yucatan, Mexico, location for incentive travel and corporate retreats. Nestled in 32 acres of undisturbed coastal vegetation, Xixim provides an intimate and secluded setting for those who dare to discover the essence of life once again – the rediscovery of well being through the pleasure of connecting with nature.

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The Restaurant Zaxim

The Restaurant Zaxim offers the following daily service: A variety of delicious breakfast dishes, along with coffee, tea, juices and fresh fruits are served to start your day off right, for lunch you will find a diverse menu including seafood, meats, and vegetarian dishes, during dinner you will enjoy authentic Mexican and international recipes. We also have a selection of fine wines to complement your dinner, as in all areas of the hotel; the restaurant and bar adhere to strict sanitary procedures to ensure your health and safety. Also, we use only the freshest ingredients and purified water. The restaurant also have room service for your comfort and a snack menu at the pool area.

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Bar el Santuario

Bar “El Santuario” is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until midnight. Here you can enjoy your favorite drink as you watch the spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico.  Happy hour (2 x 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) awaits you with creative drinks and exotic cocktails. At the Bar “El Santuario” there’s wi-fi signal so you can check your e-mails from your laptop.

The Master Suite

The spacious attractively furnished suites were designed to harmonize with the surrounding nature providing romance and intimacy in luxurious spaces. Every suite has a private terrace and an amazing sea view.

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Store – Museum

At the hotel store you will find fine souvenirs and gifts for your friends such as hammocks and local crafts, postcards, t-shirts, hats and authentic Yucatecan clothing. You can also purchase toiletries, sun block, insect repellent, among other products.

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How to arrive by car

You can rent a car in Merida and drive to Hotel Xixim. Of course you can also rent a car in Cancun and drive across the Yucatan Peninsula. The drive takes about 4 1/2 hours, and the road between Cancun and Merida is an excellent highway (toll). If you plan on taking your time, you may want to visit the stunning Cenote of Dzidnup in Valladolid, the world famous archeological site of Chichen Itza or the magnificent 16th Century Franciscan Convent of Izamal on your way over.

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How to arrive by airplane

How to arrive by airplane to Merida or Cancun. The nearest international airport is in Merida City. There are several flights arriving from Mexico City and other parts of the country to Merida.