Eco-Sanctuary & Retreat Center
Ekumal is an ecological sanctuary with hospitality options set up for retreats, located in the middle of the jungle of Akumal. We live in a sustainable community in an eco-incubator with a focus on creating a positive impact on the planet and each other. You may come as a guest but will leave part of our Tribe!
Ekumal is a multiverse - allowing any kind of experience design in a safe and sacred space - while inviting you to be creative to create truly transformative experiences in the heart of the Mexican jungle.
At Ekumal, we welcome and offer overnight guests, retreats, events, collaborations, ceremonies, workshops, and a community inviting all sustainable-seeking souls to the mission of preserving nature and conserving wildlife.
Retreats & Events
Ekumal is the perfect place to join us or to host your own experience!
Set deep in the heart of the jungle, far away from everyday distractions, is a magical place that has the power to bring people together, to connect people with themselves, and to create lasting changes in each person that comes here.
Click on the link below for more information about the facilities and services that we offer. We are also able to accommodate many requests so don't hesitate to connect with us to see how we can work together.
We welcome and offer events, collaborations, retreats, ceremonies, workshops, and a space inviting all like-minded people to join us. We are always looking for interesting experiences to bring our community together. We gather together locals as well as travelers to share their talents, medicines, practices, traditions, etc. with others enabling each one of us to leave Ekumal with a greater understanding and knowledge that benefits our everyday lives.
Check out our Community Calendar that has events at Ekumal and the surrounding community.
Amenities & Services
Chemical-free swimming pool & roof-top infinity pool
Multi-level tower with yoga area & multi-use spaces
Large screen with projector
Temazcal & Rain Shower
Complimentary water, tea, coffee
Space for events & retreats
100% Organic bath essentials
Eco-friendly cleaning products
Quiet areas for meditation
Allow your creativity to flow freely, much like the enchanting jungle surroundings of Ekumal. Craft your unique experience or customized package! Utilize this platform to generate a price estimate or proceed to confirm and reserve your tailor-made adventure with us! We hope to see you soon!
For groups of 10 or more, you may be eligible for a discount - JUST ASK!
The bio-architecture of Villa Duendes manifests in Super Adobe Domes. They are inspired by the organic shapes of nature. Their construction is simple, durable, and maintains four great qualities that most constructions nowadays rarely consider.
They are resistant to: hurricanes, earthquakes, and flooding and they are even bulletproof!
The Ekumal Domes are constructed as geodesic spheres, their organic round shapes appear similar to a spaceship, reaching up into the sky ready to fly off into the universe! They represent the combination of the old era and the new world, combining materials like wood and palms with new structures of metal, all topped with a beautiful boho rustic interior design.
Stay With Us
The original section of the property known as Villa Duendes consists of The Tree House, La Cueva (The Cave), The Organic Dome, The Luxury Dome, The Hipster Dome, The Hippie Dome, the chemical-free swimming pool, and the shared community kitchen where we gather to prepare unique eats and an outdoor dining area to enjoy our creations.
The newer section, known as Ekumal, is home to The Center, which consists of 3 floors and is surrounded by the jungle. The magical vibe, gives creators, innovators, and like-minded personalities of the new world, and the new era, the space to express their visions and ideas to the ones ready to receive them. Stay in the Earth Dome, Fire Dome, Air Dome, Water Dome or Community Dome.
We want Ekumal to be a place where you can come to experience many beautiful things and we know that means that your environment is very important to that process. We take pride in the details and special touches found in every corner of our little paradise in the jungle.
We understand that your furry companion is just as important as anyone else in your tribe, which is why Ekumal is PET FRIENDLY! Please take note that there are 2 resident dogs and a spunky cat that live here full time, as well as neighbor pets that stop by to say Hola.
How Villa Duendes Was Born
Have you ever heard the saying, "Things happen for a reason"?
Of course, you have, probably all the time, especially when things aren't going the way you planned. That's exactly how what we now know as Ekumal was born. You'll find this a VERY interesting story, I promise.
Sometimes we can spend weeks, months, or even years planning to arrive at a moment in time when life or the universe or a higher power takes us on a totally unexpected detour from our well-panned-out path. What we tend to forget is that the path we had planned on taking isn't and wasn't the one that was meant for us from the beginning. We just didn't know it. In a single second, in the blink of an eye, something can happen that forces us to abandon our initial dream yet provides us with a new one that far passes what we could ever imagine.
This story begins with a dream, involves a stolen bicycle, and brings us to a magical place in the heart of the Mexican jungle. Click the button below and let us take you on a journey!