Changes at Genesis Ek Balam Eco Retreat

by zora on October 23, 2006

Genesis Ek Balam (p. 205) has two new phone numbers: 1-985/101-0277 is the mobile on the owner’s person, and 1-985/852-7980 is the mobile at the lodge; both can have not-so-great reception, however, and Lee recommends using email (there’s now fast satellite access, and a wireless network).

The prices have gone up: the cabañas without bath are US$44, and the two new rooms with private toilets and sinks (showers are still shared) are US$50. The wood-frame two-story building—the simplest rooms—are typically reserved for family groups, starting at US$60. If you stay three nights, there’s a 25 percent discount on the last night; five nights gets a 50 percent discount on the last night; and for seven nights, the last night is free.

I can’t say enough good about this place—beautiful gardens, great pool, solid dedication to ecotourism principles and great opportunities to see a Maya village up close. (Lee can arrange a tour around the local artisans’ workshops, for instance—you’ll even learn how to weave a hammock…a little!)

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tom pena January 3, 2008 at 10:43 pm

My son and I WOULD LIKE TO STAY TWO nighjts at your lodge, Jan.14+Jan.15,2008.Please get back to me as soon as possible about availabilty and price. We would like a room with a bath , but will take what you have. Thank-you Tom Pena

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