Hacienda Tres Rios

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The resort’s Ya’ax Che Spa opens in April (although most treatments are available right now) and will include a temazcal facility near one of the cenotes, as well as a juice bar, moonlight massages and daily yoga and tai chi classes.

Rates through April at Hacienda Tres Rios are as follows: $750 per night for a Ceiba Jr. Suite, $795 for a Ceiba Jr. Suite with Jacuzzi, $945 per night for a Casa Grande 1-Bedroom Suite, and $1,695 per night for a Hacienda 2-Bedroom Suite. Guests may choose to sign up for the Endless Luxury All-Inclusive Plan for an added daily fee or stick to the European plan.

The resort currently has a Just Me and the Kids package designed for single parents that comes with the Endless Luxury All-Inclusive Plan. It includes accommodations for one adult and a maximum of three children in a jr. suite, all meals and activities, day camp for kids and teens, parent-child activities such as snorkeling in cenotes and kayaking, and “parent-only time:” a 20-minute massage while the resort’s onsite biologist takes the little ones on an educational nature walk around the park. Just Me and the Kids starts at $500 per night.

The All-Stars Honeymoon package has the newly betrothed staying at a jr. suite with jacuzzi, done up with flower petals and aromatherapy oils and accompanied by a wine-and-cheese pairing. Couples also get a private dinner under the stars with live guitar or violin music, as well as a beachside massage. They also get to choose one of three fantastic restaurants at nearby Playa del Carmen and are escorted there for dinner via limousine. This package is available through April 30 at $3,116 per couple for a 5-night stay.

door to greener pastures Hacienda Tres Rios extends its commitment to sustainability through its alliance with Kanche, a not-for-profit association that aims to provide local communities with the necessary skills and knowledge to become economically self-reliant while protecting their culture and environment.

Kanche opened the doors to the creation of Puerta Verde (Green Door), a network of local Mayan communities that have opened its doors to visitors through several ecological tours. When booking these tours, the cooperatives that form Puerta Verde are paid directly for their services, and a percentage of the proceeds is reinvested into projects that improve the local culture and environment. Mayan communities thus improve their quality of life as they share their land and customs with visitors.

Puerta Verde offers day tours, picking clients up right at Hacienda Tres Rios, or up to 3-night getaways. There are several routes to choose from, though all start early in the morning. The Escape from the Senses, for instance, takes guests to the San Angel community, where they bike through the jungle and kayak on a lagoon, learn about traditional medicine, sample local cuisine, and even peruse through locally handmade embroidery. They end the day on a motorboat, navigating along a bird refuge.

Other tours include rappelling down a network of caves, jungle canopying, and swimming with whale sharks (which are harmless), although these more adventurous alternatives are optional; your clients have many choices, from a butterfly “museum” to an expedition to spot spider monkeys. These tours have a 10-person maximum and include van transportation, any pertinent entrance fees and lunch.