Experiencing a Temazcal


Travel blogger Ciara Johnson recently returned to Tulum and was determined to try a Temazcal Ceremony – which is always an intense experience. Led by a local Shaman, our Temazcal is a traditional Mayan ritual designed to balance your mind and emotions to bring you inner peace and harmony, releasing stress and detoxifying the body through a series of four guided meditations accompanied by chanting, ancient music – and lots and lots of steam.

Ciara’s experience upon leaving the Temazcal:

“I stepped out onto the sand to the sounds of crashing waves and howling wind. A strong feeling of relief washed over me. I didn’t realize just how intense every second was until the experience was over. Time seemed to stop while I was inside, and the rush of emotion hit me once it all ended.”

Click here to read Ciara’s full experience! The 120-minute Temazcal Ceremony is offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5pm. Please stop by the Spa Front Desk for more details and to sign up. feature on 8 Affordable Wellness Retreats


Popular travel website has compiled a fantastic round-up of 8 Affordable Wellness Retreats that includes Maya Tulum! The writers recognize Tulum as a top international wellness destination and tout Maya Tulum as offering “maximum relaxation” where “sunny seclusion doesn’t come with hefty nightly rates.”

“Traditional Temazcal saunas here give a spot to sweat out the stress, and the on-site spa doles out the usual treatments along with ones that use Mayan medicine.”

To read the full story, please click here.

Laid-Back Luxury on the Beach


Maya Tulum Resort was thrilled to recently have blogger Maya Meinert of ShopEatSleep spend a few days relaxing on our sandy beach. She needed a break from the constant emails, phone calls and technology – don’t we all. Everyone deserves to indulge in a few days of true relaxation – a chance to embrace yoga, meditation, long walks on the beach and healthy food and cocktails to reset your soul.

To read Maya’s full story on her vacation, please click here.

Five Top Mexican Wellness Destinations


Mexico’s El Universal Nacion has rounded up five of Mexico’s top yoga and wellness destinations for a quick getaway to indulge in a little relaxation and pampering. The news organization recognizes Maya Tulum as one of the first hotels in the region to focus on yoga and highlights our unique offerings, including SUP Yoga, the seaside Meditation Labyrinth and Temazcal ceremonies.

Click here to read the full story.

Travel Channel feature story on Wellness NYE


Looking to ring in 2018 at a place where you can focus on personal renewal and revitalizing your soul? Look no further than the Travel Channel – which has compiled a great list of 10 Wellness Retreats to Check Into for New Year’s Eve, including Maya Tulum Resort!

The story features our extensive line-up of holiday wellness activities, including the Tibetan bowl meditation on Dec. 29, a beachfront gratitude ceremony on Dec. 30, and cocktails, dinner and live music on New Year’s Eve. And there is no better way to officially welcome the New Year than with our 8 a.m. yoga on January 1st. Please visit the Wellness Center for the full schedule of special events.

Happy 2018!

Maya Tulum New Year’s Eve Celebrations


Maya Tulum Resort wants to help guests celebrate the many blessings of 2017 and to welcome 2018 with a variety of wellness activities and festive social gatherings.

On Sunday, Dec. 31st, Maya Tulum will be hosting a special New Year’s Eve Celebration in Chac Mool Restaurant, starting with Cocktail & Canapes at 9 pm, followed by a festive five-course dinner starting at 10 pm and live music to ring in 2018. Priced at $150 per person, the dinner menu includes Fried Soft Crab with Roasted Garlic, Goat Cheese and Raw Green Sauce, a Spicy Poultry Soup with Raw Vegetables, Fish in a Corn Leaf Tatemado with Seven Chiles Adobe, Beer Foam and Miniature Vegetables and more.

The schedule of Wellness activities happening at Maya Tulum over the holiday week includes:

Tuesday – December 26th
Yoga Iyengar Yoga: 8 to 9:15 am
Vinyasa Flow Yoga: 4 to 5:15 pm
Temazcal Ceremony: 5: pm
Meditation with Tibetan Bowls: 6 pm

Wednesday  -December 27th
Aligned Vinyasa Yoga: 8 to 9:15 am
Iyengar Yoga: 4 pm to 5:15 pm
Piñata: 5 pm
Live music in Chac Mool Restaurant: 7 pm to 9 pm

Thursday – December 28th
Ashtanga Yoga 8 am to 9:15 am
Ceviche: 12 pm
Power Vinyasa Yoga 4 pm to 5:15 pm
Temazcal Ceremony: 5 pm

Friday – December 29th
Vinyasa Flow: 8 am to 9:15 am
Power Vinyasa: 4 pm to 5:15 pm
Wine O’Clock: 5 pm
Meditation with Tibetan Bowls: 6 pm

Saturday – December 30th
Ashtanga yoga: 8 am to 9:15 am
Vinyasa Flow: 4 pm to 5:15 pm
Oceanside Holiday Gratitude Ceremony: 5:30 pm

Sunday – December 31st
Ashtanga Yoga: 8 am to 9:15 am
Power Vinyasa: 4 pm to 5:15 pm

Monday –  January 1st
Ashtanga Yoga – 8:00 am to 9:15 am
Power Vinyasa 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm

There is an additional charge for several of the special ceremonies and dining options. Please check with the Wellness Center and restaurant for the full schedule and to make reservations.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2017


In Mexico, the Day of the Dead is actually a three-day celebration that starts on October 31st and ends on November 2nd.  It is a time to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have passed.  It is common for people to decorate the graves of their loved ones with brightly colored flowers, candles and items that the individually loved while alive.  Tabaco, coffee, food and alcohol are typically used.  They also visit the graves of their loved ones to hold vigil.  Altars are also erected and decorated with pictures of their loved ones.

Organic Spa Magazine media event in Los Angeles!


The Maya Tulum and R&R Resorts team had a fantastic time this week at the Organic Spa Magazine LA media event! It was a gorgeous evening on the roof of the Beverly Hills Hilton and a fantastic opportunity to interact with other leaders in the wellness and spa industry.

We highlighted the unique Mayan therapeutic treatments that we feature here, with a local healer offering a special version of our ancient Copal Cleansing Ceremony. This ritual features the burning of small pieces of Copal – an aromatic tree resin used by the Mayans for centuries as incense – for spiritual cleansing and as a ritual offering to the Gods.



View more photos from the event below!

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