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Reviewed 11 January 2018

The website and reviews made this place seem so fantastic. I was really disappointed upon arrival. I have made various equerries prior booking that we interested in tortilla making, hiking, tours, interaction with locals..etc.that that was purpose of our stay in Ek Balam as we...More

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Response from J Lee C, Manager at Genesis Eco-OasisResponded 19 January 2018

It IS fantastic! I´ve been a permanent resident of Ek Balam for 16 yrs and I can vouch for its authenticity! No floor shows, no garish costumes, no performances. Just the most friendly, welcoming and generous people you´ll meet. Knowing that unrealistic expectations, especially at...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed here in mid December, and this little b&b was our first stop of our two week Christmas break. I found this place whilst researching jungle retreats and I didn’t hesitate to book when I saw the other reviews on trip advisor. The rooms...More

Thank Louise H
Response from J Lee C, Owner at Genesis Eco-OasisResponded 9 January 2018

It was delightful watching your little girl interact so gently with the kittens. Thanks for noticing how much loving work goes into our outdoor spaces! It is all about Life, in all its Abundance and Diversity! We would love to have you back.

Reviewed 22 December 2017

This place is unique. It's a guesthouse, with small villas, usually with one room at each level. In between a lush garden. But this place lives up to the label eco lodge. The rooms have insect screens but no doors, so they open to the...More

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Response from J Lee C, Manager at Genesis Eco-OasisResponded 24 December 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us. So glad you enjoyed your stay as well. It might be worth mentioning too that most of the tours we organize are free, by donation to the host family. Thanks for trusting me with your vacation plans!

Reviewed 2 December 2017

We spent 5 days at Genesis Eco-Oasis. This is the real México. Not for the traveler who expects absolute perfection or who does not care to interact with the local population. The grounds are beautiful, the food provided by Gloria, an ebullient local Mayan woman...More

Thank Alex P
Response from J Lee C, Manager at Genesis Eco-OasisResponded 21 March 2018

How thrilling it is to be at a ruins site that still has some mystique and has not been saturated by consumerism. Being able to walk up the acropolis, and to study and touch these architecturally stunning, ancient structures, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My review is long overdue! My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of our trip exploring the beautiful Yucatán Peninsula. Lee was so sweet in letting us stay there the first few nights of June when she is typically closed....More

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Response from Lee C, Owner at Genesis Eco-OasisResponded 9 September 2017

We are thrilled that you had a good time. Your visit was unstructured and spontaneous and made it possible to take advantage of opportunities to know some of the people who live here in the village. It was great to meet you and I hope...More

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Free Parking
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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
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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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"Cielo for treetop and sky views, sleep under the stars!"
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"All rooms are totally unique, some open air with mosquito nets and some more closed. All close to nature!"
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"We had the Birdhouse- gorgeous, but the swinging bed takes a little getting used to!"
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"The Bird House; was our favourite"
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