In an effort for scientific discovery and to encourage the visitors and tourists interest on the closeness and appreciation of the environment, Hotel Xixim invites you to travel through the interpretive nature path and observe many of the astonishing examples of the coastal dunes flora and fauna.
We believe that this experience will allow you to feel more conscientious and responsible in order to support the conservation of the natural environment with which we share this planet.
This web page contains a map of the paths, common and scientific names of marked plants, and a brief description of their benefits and advantages.
Our path is divided in two defined areas, each representing different natural events and successions.
“El Temible Chechem”:
The joy and the familiarity with the nature will make us more responsible for the conservation and more aware of our similarities. We care for the planet and for a better world.
The first part corresponds to the path named “Temible Chechem” and is located in the premises of the hotel along the pathways. Its name refers to the Chechem’s plant abundance, with which we must have special care because its sap can produce rashes and burns. This trail illustrates local biological history. The old coconut plantation of Xixim was devastated by a plague of lethal yellowing disease transmitted by the annual cicada. In the natural recuperation process, the Chechem plant was one of the first to grow. As we travel through the succession, we will be able to observe the later establishment of the mangrove forest.
“La Aguada Tauché”: To enjoy the flowers, the marine breeze, the song of the birds, or the imposing vision of the landscape, reinforces the emotional link with the earth and life.
In the second path, located at the entrance of the hotel driveway, named “Aguada Tauché” you will be able to see the great variety of vegetation found in the coastal dunes. Mangrove trees creep into the salt flats while various vines twirl upwards into the Chaká trees. This corridor provides a virtually pristine view of the native ecosystems surrounding Celestún.
We recommend you to wear shoes, sun protection, mosquito repellent, and to bring sufficient water.
Sendero Interpretativo II
To enjoy the flowers, the marine breeze, the song of the birds, or the imposing vision of the landscape, reinforces the emotional link with the earth and life.
Length: 900 meters, approximately Time: 45 minutes, approximately