While being here is in itself a way of connecting to the natural world, our philosophy rests on the premise that we have a responsibility to conserve and protect animals.
Therefore, we focus on protecting populations of white-tailed deer, armadillos, Melipona bees, and coatis.
We offer a number of ways for guests to immerse themselves further into understanding and appreciating the ecosystems around our properties.
A few examples of these experiences include:
- In partnership with OCEANUS A.C., our coral restoration program supports the Caribbean Mexican reef off the coast of Punta Maroma – part of the mesoamerican reef, which is the world’s second largest barrier reef. We outplant 650 live colonies each year and invite guests to adopt a coral by adding a personal wish to a cement base, which OCEANUS A.C. will later place in the sea before sending the guest a photo of their base, now ready to accept its coral outplant.
- The “Green Route” experience at Chablé Yucatan takes guests by bicycle throughout the lush trails weaving throughout the property and the former hacienda grounds, as a guide points out highlights, native flora and fauna, and some of our sustainable practices.
- At Chablé Yucatán, guided experiences at our Melipona bees sanctuary honors several species native to this part of the world – stingless bees that possess a fiercely loyal and protective spirit, and that produce deeply medicinal, delicious, rare honey.
- Children’s activities include organic gardening and nature walks