Chable Resort – Day One

First day peek Chable Resort in Merida. Initially, the weather chart noting temps of 90’s and 70% humidity cast a dark cloud; however, with a plunge pool, siestas and cooling breezes, I am quite comfortable at Chable Resort!
Soothing repetitive cooing from the pigeons and doves (Mucuy in Maya), and the  jungle filled tropical bird song of cardinals and chattering black birds, provide for a very wild, yet civilized stay, all is muy Bueno at Chable!
Chable Resort was built upon the skeleton of an ancient Hacienda; the main building, small chapel, engine house and various other out buildings were once a successful Hacienda owned by a hemp Patron. Imagine these beautiful buildings spread across acres of vast expanses of lawn, magnificent massive trees, flowering fragrant shrubs – all brimming with wild birds. The old cultivated fields of hemp producing agriculture are now a tangle of wild jungle dotted with white block and glass villas, each a secluded oasis – this is not your typical Mexico!
Photos of the ancient buildings – modern glass and stone villas coming…and on the spa, divine cuisine, off property excursions to Mayan ruins…the perfect juxtaposition of ancient cultures, modern amenities and comfort, traditional shamanic healing spa located on the banks of a massive cenote.

Hacienda Veranda perfect location to enjoy a chilled cocktail

Cigar Bar

Enter through the ancient estate walls to the Presidential Villa

Shamanism Meets Luxury in Mexico’s Yucatán – Chablé

Coming soon a personal visit… Just a whisper of meeting a shaman in Guatemala or a New Year’s ritual shamanic cleanse amid a wafting cloud of white smoke fanned with a branch of sage by a man wearing buckskin and feathers sets my heart afire! And if you must know, yes, I have enjoyed both experiences.

Si, I am a believer in spirits and holistic wellness and from what I’ve heard the newly opened Chablé outside of Merida fulfills in more ways than one. My intention is to absorb and indulge at this secluded sanctuary in the Yucatán.

The spa is a word-class facility with a uniquely holistic approach. It is built around a natural “Cenote”, which serves as an extension of the spa. Chablé offers 38 casitas and two expansive villas. Each casita is purposely situated within the lush gardens where nature can be enjoyed to its fullest.

Mayan cosmology views the entire cosmos as interconnected parts, which represent the process of Human development and evolution. Even today Mayan healers know the intricate influence of the cosmic bodies and movement of the stars on our every day lives. The Mayan calendars were designed with great accuracy to represent the entire cosmos as interconnected parts, which represented the process of Human development and evolution. They looked to the sky not for investigation, but for justifying the world around them. The mystery and amazement inspired by the heavens is alive at Chablé as ceremonial sites are distributed throughout the Spa where guests explore their own relationship to the cosmos through awareness and mindfulness. The Spa at Chablé celebrates the celestial choreography in its ritual sites such as the Temazcal and Opening Ceremonial site, allowing for a means to interpret life cycles, patterns and influences. Practicing Mayan traditions and healing connections, the Chablé Spa team guides the guest into a journey of uncomplicated but sacred teachings about the interconnections of life, the simplicity that lives in all things, and the pleasure of healthy living.

Headed to the Yucatán soon!

My favorite Italian phrase, perchè no? is easily translated to Spanish- ¿Por qué no?