Welcome to the village of Yaxunah. We are a small indigenous Maya community in the heart of Yucatán, only 20 miles away from the archeological site of Chichén Itzá. In Maya Ya'ax means verde and nah means house. We think this is a great name for our village.


Yaxunah may be small, but there's plenty to explore. We've recently completed construction on a new Community Cultural Center and a large renovation of our village cenote. Members of the Yaxunah community have chosen to make a comfortable and inviting place for guests to visit, to learn about our environment and about us. We have much to offer – things not found anywhere else in the Yucatán Peninsula.


As you read about us by looking around the website, think about visiting for a day to swim in our cenote and tour the Cultural Interpretive Center and Botanical Gardens. Think about staying for a week as a volunteer to teach art classes, embroidery, dance, or to plant trees or paint the town green. Think about staying for a month of research in our library, to help us document the flora and fauna of the area, or to teach ESL-type classes or computer skills to our young people. You are welcome for any length of time. Share your skills with us or just come and relax.