The action-packed Mexican resort expands its offering to give travelers a more local and informative experience and spur the economic development of local communities
Chetumal, Q.R., Mexico (March 16, 2018) – La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana, a collection of 12 distinctive resorts in Mexico’s most desired beach destinations, presents a new experiences for travelers to connect with communities and nature. The activities, offered at The Explorean Kohnunlichresort in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico, allows travelers to discover the best landscapes and ancestral cultures in the area. At the same time, these two new tours are designed to increase tourism and boost the economies of Mayan communities in the area, helping to educate visitors about the local cultures and customs in a bid to ensure their preservation.
The first option is focused on craft workshops and starts with a visit to the Rio Bec Artesanal Workshop, where local artisans share their sustainable practice of working with native wood while also keeping their forest green and flourishing. Visitors learn about the different types of wood and get a chance to sand and wax them into final products — and to buy one-of-a-kind pieces created by local craftsmen.
The second stop of this tour takes people on an exploration into the world ofMeliponas, an ancient species of stingless bees the Mayans traditionally have used for honey and medicine. Visitors find out about the bees, their hives andreproduction methods, as well as the harvesting and curative properties of their honey. A tasting session is provided, and a jar of Melipona honey and soaps are given to the guests.
A special experience is a meeting with the Neek Ich Ché, a community that prides itself on respecting the planet and keeping it green. They use seeds from trees in the region to make handicrafts such as bracelets, earrings and pencils. During this activity, The Explorean Kohunlich guests can learn about this process and put their skills to the test by making their own handcrafts out of seeds. At the end of the activity, guests are welcome to purchase items made by hand by locals as well as plant a tree, leaving behind their personal contribution to the society.
Another must-do experience is one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets: a bike tour to a community in Calakmul, Campeche. The tour begins with a 3.7-milebike ride to take in the spectacular nature of the area and explore the community’s reforestation efforts and how they collect rainwater to nurture local flora. Arriving at a camp site, a locally-sourced organic breakfast is served before a one mile walk to learn about the flora and fauna, local legends, and the process of extracting gum from trees. Visitors may also encounter monkeys,toucans and small birds on the way to the final destination: the Hormiguero’s archeological zone, home to a charming small pyramid with a jaguar-mouth façade.
With these new and exciting activities, La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana is seeking to increase tourism in this rich and multicultural region, helping to spur local businesses and create jobs. The resort operator is working together with the Fundación Haciendas del Mundo Maya, a nonprofit organization that helps Mayan communities in the Yucatán Peninsula with projects for economic and social growth. The tours are designed to educate people on the Mayan culture, helping to preserve their customs.
The Explorean Kohunlich is a 40-room all-inclusive getaway for those looking to experience a deep connection with nature. In addition to the above experiences, guests here can enjoy private cabana or bungalow accommodations set amidst natural foliage while enjoying numerous amenities right on-site including the Ki’ol Spa that offers exotic treatments including citrus exfoliations and honey wraps, The Restaurant featuring regional and Mayan specialties, and a tranquil infinity edge pool overlooking the jungle. Visitors are invited to take advantage of the Suntastic Summer Promotion to enjoy up to $1,000 USD resort credit on all new bookings of 10-night stay in a suite-type room or 20-night stay in a standard-type room ($50 USD per day in a standard room and $100 USD per day in a suite-type room).
About La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana
La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana is comprised of 12 distinctive resorts located in Mexico’s most desired beach destinations. The resort collection encompasses the brands Live Aqua Resorts, Grand Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts, Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts and The Explorean by Fiesta Americana. Showcasing the best of Mexico including its rich culture and warm hospitality, guests are privy to unrivaled accommodations, amenities and entertainment that ensure a superior, world-class vacation experience. The resorts within La Colección include: Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun All Inclusive Adults Only, Live Aqua Boutique Resort Playa del Carmen, Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive Adults Only, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun, Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa, Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive, Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive, Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive & Spa, Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun, Fiesta Americana Villas Acapulco, The Explorean Cozumel and The Explorean Kohunlich. For further information, please visit: