The hotel facilities were designed with a conscious effort to adhere to the strictest ecological standards in order to provide first class, comfortable accommodations without upsetting the natural balance of the surrounding ecosystem.
Much thought and careful planning went into the design and construction of this hotel complex so that the cabins would flow with their surroundings. We strove to incorporate as much as possible only natural products from the immediate area in the construction, as well as local customs such as the palapa roofs. Construction and gardens
We don’t buy individually packed products to avoid this unnecessary non-recyclable garbage. All the garbage is conscientiously separated in organic waste and in recyclable and non-recyclable garbage. The organic waste is shred and placed in the Integral System for Recycling Organic Waste (I.S.R.O.W). The recyclable garbage (wood, glass, plastic, paper, metal) is colected in a deposit and transported to a specialized company for its re-use. Finally, the non recyclable trash (less than 3 bags per week) is taken to the Celestun municipal dump. Recycle
All our water comes from a salty well. We recycle all of our water using biological methods. Natural resources
From the moment of check in, we induce our guest to respect nature. You will receive a welcome brochure, where you can read about or efforts of conservation. Teaching about ecology
Xixim has a social commitment
The nearby town, Celestún, also profits from our resort: about half of our staff comes from the town; we use the services of the local boatmen to make the Celestún inlet tour; we buy local products like fish, seafood, vegetables and bread; etc.
Being an eco-tourist means that you have an awareness and respect for the environment in which we all live, realizing that the actions made by an individual ripple out through the circle of life and affect all, and subsequently making a conscientious effort to keep the earth a clean, safe, enjoyable place during your travels and everyday life.
It is important to practice the Leave No Trace concept while traveling, which involves not disturbing or disrupting the plants and animals around you, not polluting the air, earth, or water, taking nothing but pictures and memories, and leaving nothing but a footprint when visiting our many beautiful beaches, caves, pyramids, lagoons, reefs, cenotes, forests and more.