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Genesis Eco-Oasis

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“mayan village”(17 reviews)
“tortillas”(14 reviews)
“fed pool”(5 reviews)
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Great staff and owner. I will recommend this place to everyone. It is in a quaint Mayan village right next to the Ek Balam ruins. Less famous than Chichen Itza but wonderful as the ruins are less spread out and without all the vendors. The...More

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Response from Lee C, Owner at Genesis Eco-OasisResponded 13 November 2017

Thanks! I will tell Guadalupe that you enjoyed making tortillas and chocolate with her.

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This place is an oasis in the jungle. The owner and staff are extremely accommodating! This is a unique and unforgettable place to stay. My girls and I stayed in the Birdhouse which is a treehouse with a loft, private bathroom, outdoor shower and balcony...More

Thank Jessica B
Response from Lee C, Owner at Genesis Eco-OasisResponded 17 April 2017

Hi Jessica, It is so rewarding to see children light up when we let out "the menagerie". What a great group we had during your stay and thanks for making it memorable for us as well. I hope you returned to spring in Alberta.

Reviewed 16 February 2017

We loved staying at Ek Balam for a few nights in the middle of our Yucatan adventure. It is impossible not to completely relax and let go there. This is the closest we came to being immersed in true Yucatan culture during our trip. Lee...More

Thank Sabina B
Response from Lee C, Owner at Genesis Eco-OasisResponded 17 April 2017

We love our NY guests. Thanks Sabina. I hope you have been making your empanadas for family and friends now that you know how. It was fun seeing how everyone who participated, in spite of any language differences, became instant friends and shared laughs with...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

This little walled in oasis in the small village of Ek Balaam is beautiful. The rooms/cottages were comfortable and nicely done, the spring fed pool was fabulous to dive in to. Breakfast, included in the price, was meager and not so great. Dinners, which were...More

Thank Jan C
Response from Lee C, Manager at Genesis Eco-OasisResponded 17 April 2017

Arrrgh, Jan, I hope those weren´t our bikes you rented! (Good thing the Yucatan is flat). It was great to see you and your son spending time together and next time you come I will treat you to farm eggs with chaya/moringa, some fresh fruit...More

Reviewed 26 January 2017

Beautiful tropical enclave creatively built from recycled and local materials by local workers. Lee, the owner, has a strong commitment to this small community and provides activities for guests to interact and learn about Mayan traditions. Genesis serves organic, local food, prepared by local people...More

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Response from Lee C, Owner at Genesis Eco-OasisResponded 17 April 2017

Thanks for supporting the local women by participating in their daily lives. I hope you have continued making tortillas (or chocolate) now that you have been taught by Doña Guadalupe, the queen of tortillas! I hope we will see you again someday.

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Free Parking
Multilingual Staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Breakfast Available
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Pool
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Outdoor pool
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US$50 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Price range
US$50 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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SushNewYork
22 April 2017|
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Response from J Lee C | Property representative |
A taxi from the airport, here will be considerably more expensive than the other direction (due to regulations and licencing required to pick up passengers at the airport). A taxi from Genesis to the airport will take just... More
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Vorpax
9 April 2017|
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Response from J Lee C | Property representative |
If you write to us directly, I have a few attachments and maps I can send you. It is part of our arrivals package but you may find it helpful.
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SashaLerner
9 December 2014|
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Response from J Lee C | Property representative |
Thank you. I hope you received an answer to this via our regular website reservations link, GenesisEkBalam. com. Thank you for your enquiry.
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"The Bird House; was our favourite"
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"tree house lookd nice with good pool view and relaxing aera"
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"We enjoyed the birdhouse"
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"Ask Lee lots of questions to ensure you are getting the right room for your needs. The rooms vary wildly."
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