We are an ecological holistic center based in Tulum (Mexico) which gives everyone who visits it an opportunity to connect with nature and feel the restorative and nourishing energy of the Caribbean jungle.
Our project is focused on the healing arts, wellness, permaculture, agro-forestry, consciousness exploration and environmental education. We host and co-create a variety of sustainable living and creative workshops as well as yoga, meditation and other therapeutic retreats that promote well-being, mindfulness, consciousness expansion and the cultivation of authenticity and wholeheartedness.
We are husband and wife who's shared love of nature has brought them to this breath-taking part of the Mexican Jungle which is studded with crystal clear cenotes and hugged by one of the most stunning coastlines on our blue planet. The beach is approximately 6km away from us (our local beach, Xcacel, just got nominated the best beach in the world), so the idyllic crystalline waters and the white sand beaches are easily accessible.
Our tropical sanctuary is conveniently located halfway between Tulum (which is best known for its top-ranking beaches, has become a world mecca for yoga, and is host to countless funky bars, restaurants, beach-clubs etc) and it's bigger sibling Playa Del Carmen (a city which offers a buzzing atmosphere and a huge range of activities of all kinds). The charming town of Chemuyil offers all the basics one would ever need and a tranquil. truly local atmosphere. It is wonderful to have all this accessible whilst being fully immersed in the nurturing and relaxing atmosphere of the Mayan Jungle.
We are completely powered by solar energy and our water comes from our well. We grow and produce clean and vibrant foods. We have an orchard, a food garden, a chicken coop, 2 dogs (the loving guardians of this space), vermiculture etc. Asdrubal is dedicated to soil regeneration, working with micro-organisms and applying various forms of indigenous natural farming systems. Maja is a 500+hr Yoga Alliance certified teacher trained in teaching Vinyasa, Hatha and Iyengar etc., who creates personalised yoga-therapy programs suitable for all levels.
We are lovers of art, music, travel and the good things in life.
Thank you for your interest in getting involved and contributing towards our dream and vision for a more sustainable, connected and harmonious world!
We look forward to hosting you in paradise!
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
By supporting our project you will have an opportunity to learn more about sustainability, off-grid living, bio-construction, permaculture, agro-forestry, yoga, meditation, healing arts etc in an incredibly beautiful and peaceful tropical environment, adorned by crystalline waters of the hundreds of local cenotes and pristine beaches.
You will have the opportunity to enjoy the life-celebrating warmth of the Mexican culture and spirit and to explore the rich and diverse heritage. There are some remarkable sights and places to explore in the local area (such as Bacalar - the lagoon of 7 colours, the pink lagoon which is home to the flamingoes, the colonial city of Merida and many, many more unforgettable places).
This region is truly remarkable and our project here is founded on a lot of love, inspiration, work and good intentions. We trust that you will whole-heartedly enjoy and cherish your experience here with us and we very much look forward to having you here!
We are currently looking for a couple to stay with us who can assist us with the following:
*gardening, maintenance and building work
*creative support: signage, murals, decor and installations
*graphic design & social media/marketing/community management
*cooking delicious, nutritious food
*animal care (taking care of the dogs and the chickens)
The ideal duo will (between you):
*be skilled in carpentry/handyman tasks
*have developed artistic skills (graphic design / painting / sculpture or 3D design)
*have experience in social media marketing/community management etc
*be green-fingered, good with plants and housekeeping and be inspired to learn more about living off-grid and in alignment with nature.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
You will be accommodated in a comfortable furnished double bedroom with a king-size bed (made of two individual beds that can separate but that make a comfy and spacious king-size bed to share).
The accommodation is freshly built, so everything is clean and brand new.
There is a beautiful wooden deck with a seating area outside of your room, for you to enjoy.
We also have a spacious communal area / kitchen.
Majestic features of Arkaana include a platform that sits above the tree canopy from which you can enjoy watching the sunset over the sea of green as well as many others.
We are delighted to welcome inspiring, like-minded people who are in alignment with our vision and who are responsible, caring, conscious, clean, diligent, positive, respectful and kind. We feel blessed to have the opportunity to meet such great people through this symbiotic initiative.
In terms of transport, if you wish to explore the area, we would recommend that you hire a car, as this would offer you more freedom of movement. There is a collective (mini-van) service from the town of Chemuyil which can take you anywhere between Tulum and Cancun for a very economical fee.
Please feel free to contact us with any further questions you might have and we look forward to having you here with us!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Minimum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week