The Kíichpam K'áax ecotourism center is an ideal place to stay and to live in the hands of Mayans an approach to their culture, customs and natural environment. An authentic coexistence in nature knowing the traditional Mayan world of the countryside.

Once you travel south of Jumpsuit, bordering population of Riviera Maya, begins an area little explored by the visitor that unites culture, cenotes, lagoons, archaeological zones, natural parks, an area that has a great charm for travelers who like to leave the usual routes.

The ecotourism center of Kíichpam Ka'ax, Beautiful forest, is located a few kilometers from Chunhuhub, town located in the interesting Route of the Churches.

Kiichpam Ka'ax Ecotourism Center, Selva Bonita. Chunhuhub

Kíichpam Ka'ax, Selva Bonita

Kiichpam Ka'ax, Selva Bonita, is a Mayan cooperative focused on rural tourism and ecotourism. The architect of this interesting project is Damián, who together with his family has been growing since 2008 in his idea of ​​sharing with the visitor experiences that bring us closer to the culture and customs of the current Maya.

Damián in the milpa

En a wide terrain in the jungle It has built rustic cabins within a space where we also find the Mayan traditional house, the milpa, interpretive trails of the flora of the place and corners dedicated to local customs like the sisal plantation or the domestication of the melipona bee (xunaan cab), a very usual practice in the field Maya field.

Cabins area
Traditional Mayan house, milpa and oven to make meals like the pib or the black filling

Kíichpam K'áax is a authentic rural Mayan camp, where Damián and his family put their hearts to him, receiving you with pleasant and sincere hope, making you feel at home. Kíichpam K'áax It has become one of my favorite spots in the Yucatan Peninsula. My excuse to go up Kíichpam K'áax was to participate in the celebration traditional maya . Janal PIxan (Day of the Dead) with them, and thus I lived from the most enriching cultural experiences of these years. From now on, any excuse will be good to return.

Cooking pib in Janal Pixan

Kiichpam Ka'ax Accommodation, Selva Bonita:

Location: It is located at Km 87.5 of the remodeled Mérida-Chetumal highway, 10 kilometers south of Chunhuhub, Quintana Roo. The Kíichpam K'áax ecotourism center, Selva Bonita, it is well signposted, the parking lot is right on the side of the road. Other distances are: 175 km of Chetumal by the short route, 60.5 km from Felipe Carrillo Puerto already 216 km of Mérida. Link of how to get to by public transport or car Kíichpam K'áax.

Kiichpam Ka'ax Ecotourism Center, Selva Bonita. Chunhuhub

Price and accommodation capacity: 10 rustic cabins with a small porch with a table with chairs, ideal for breakfast. The cabins are equipped with fan y private bathroom with toiletries. The beds are comfortable, and the nice sheets and pillows, as well as the towels.

  • Simple: double bed. 650 mxn (Mexican pesos) per night, capacity 2 people.
  • Double: two double beds. 650 mxn per night, capacity 4 people.
  • Triple: two double beds and one single. 1250 mxn per night, capacity 5 people.

Hotel facilities: restaurant of local food and swimming pool (pool) where local people usually come with their family on Sunday. The sign of Internet only in the reception and restaurant area. There is parking. In Kíichpam K'áax offer different volunteer programs, and interesting excursions to know the area. They rent bikes and the center has wide paths through the jungle.

Juanita, Natasha and Margarita.

Advantages to highlight: of the most interesting places to live close to the rural world of the Yucatan Peninsula. This Mayan family proposes interesting activities where you learn from your hand about customs of the Mayan world preparing or tasting traditional foods, in the jungle With Damien you will learn about medicinal plants, flora and fauna, they offer bird watching trips, you will have the opportunity to practice the ancient profession of chiclero with the sympathetic Severo, who with 11 years started in the profession. In his 75 years he continues climbing the chicozapote trees in an admirable way, nobody better than to explain tricks for survive in the jungle. The affection, dedication and enthusiasm with which they carry out their work infects the stay with good vibes. A unique place to live in contact with local life, you may even visit the Aluxes 😉

Severe, old chiquero
This is when Severo laughs with desire of one ;-)
This is when Severo laughs with desire of one 😉

Disadvantages to mention: due to being a place country without frillsYou may find yourself with little pressure in the water in the bathrooms, the weakest part surely. Remember that you are in the field, so do not be surprised by the insects and noises that may be there.

What to do in the Chunhuhub area?

The surprising archaeological site of Chacchoben It is about 80 km towards Chetumal, less than an hour by car. On the way to Chacchoben you cross the Las Lagarteras Natural Park, a corner where the Mayan mounds are counted by tens. There is a beautiful cenote about 25 minutes from the camp, a chulada el cenote Hamtun. Damián also accompanies you to meet Margarito, a local artisan who works the vine, a perfect local wood to mold, or the healer of the town, as well as you can have lunch in a family home. Many good experiences await you here, you will leave with a full heart.

After your stay here, there are several directions to follow your way around the Peninsula: Bacalar, Jumpsuit, Valladolid o Mérida they are waiting for you.

Kiichpam Ka'ax Ecotourism Center, Selva Bonita. Chunhuhub
Margarito working the vine in his house
Archaeological zone of Chacchobén
Cenote Hamtun

Contact of Kíichpam K'áax, Selva Bonita:

phone and whatsapp: +52 983 114 31 21. Your Facebook page and Twitter to follow your promotions, your website and your email: [email protected]


Nothing is more interesting than a local with interest and knowledge of their environment tells you about their land, take advantage of getting to know the area with Damien and his family. My sincere thanks and affection for them, what a good experience.

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Sandra Salvadó Training photographer, traveler by vocation and certified tourism guide by the Government of Mexico. We promote natural wonders and contemporary Mayan culture. Great fan of pre-Hispanic history. Author of the blog and co-founder of The Shortest Path Travel, agency that guides you through alternative paths in Mayan lands. Social and sustainable tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas.
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