Villa Maya provides services and facilities for eco travelers, sleep in hammocks in a Mayan Cabana. Private Reserve. Wild life monitoring programs are conducted. Other services, Sweat lodge –Temazcal, Hiking, Canoeing, bike, SCUBA diving available.
Villa Maya Cabanas are located in the heart of the tropical forest. Designed Maya guy with concrete floor and thatched roof, wooden walls of the region and screened throughout the interior. Guest sleep in hammocks and bathrooms for men and women are located in a separate building.
Villa Maya is a natural space where we can enjoy the natural environment, monitoring projects of flora and fauna, environmental education programs and hiking and wildlife watching work.
Zugang für Gäste
Villa Maya is a private natural reserve that it has the objective to conserve the natural resources. It is located 15.5 km outside the town San Miguel on the center of Cozumel Island.
Villa Maya provides services and facilities for eco – tourism travelers, renting hammocks in a Mayan hut or cabañas. It also has wild life management and environmental education programs to increase the ecological culture of locals and visitors. It offers a unique opportunity to visit the jungle environment and its different vegetation communities.
Allows a wide range of guests, especially those with a passion for outdoors, requires reasonably good physical condition and an interest in learning about the tropical environments.
Several facilities are present to serve guests, among these are: Entrance/ assembling area, dining area, restrooms and showers, Mayan cabañas or huts with hammocks, bonfire, signs showing the way and directions, signs indicating tree-species and their Mayan use, 10,000 meters of hike trails at the tropical dry forest.
Villa Maya comprehend 16 hectares of land, primarily of tropical dry forest in which it can be distinguish different vegetal associations like: medium tropical forest; low tropical forest whit flooded areas; orchids zone; cenote, palm of Nacax zone (Coccotrinax readii); bromeliads zone, secondary vegetation; Milpa or farming zone.
Is an educational and entertaining way to take in the scope of the cultural heritage that the ancestors have left us, in addition to the experience of interacting with the natural habitats of Cozumel which are usually unseen by the casual island visitors. It is also the safest way to visit the tropical dry forest. The reserve was initiated as a conservation project that evolved into a successful research and eco-tourism project, focusing on the ethical protection of the island’s natural beauty.
Even though the island of Cozumel does not have poisonous fauna, the following clothing is recommended for your comfort: Light hiking boots or tennis shoes, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, hat. Other items are recommended as small backpack, towel, suntan lotion, camera, binoculars.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We have 24-hour assistance to visitors.
We provide food for breakfast, lunch and dinner with additional charge
Weitere wichtige Infos
Additional services are offer by staying at Villa Maya as: Guided tours to tropical forest, Temazcal - sweat lodge and Orientation and environmental interpretation sessions.
- Villa Maya has no electricity.
- Transportation to Reserve Villa Maya is not included in the price of lodging of the cabins.
- Schedules of access in the area of the reserve of Villa Maya are between 8:00 am and 15:30 pm Monday to Sunday only.
- The reserve has a code of practice to minimize the negative social, environmental and economic impacts of their visit. Remember, you are a guest, be culturally sensitive and respect local customs, leave a space cleaner than when you found it. Smoking permitted only in areas where it can not hurt. Stay on the trail not leave the trails. Do not take anything from nature. Do not disturb wildlife or habitat that visit. Consider the implications of the purchase of plant and animal products. Find out if they are rare or endangered.
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