We have a few activities scheduled during the week that are included in your registration and you can purchase tickets to many popular tourist destinations that are available through the hotel. We've listed three of the most popular here!
Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres on Tuesday, January 15th at 5:00 pm. Connect with other attendees, coordinate activities for the week, and learn more about the retreat. This activity is included in your retreat registration.
Closing reception & Dinner
A group dinner is planned for Saturday, January 19th at 7:00 pm. Food, fellowship, and you already know there will be laughter. Let's gather together one more time before everyone goes their separate ways to celebrate our incredible blessings.
"Chichen Itza is one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destination, and rightfully so. The Yucatan’s grandest archaeological site is Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage area of immense cultural significance.
Chichen Itza is perhaps the largest, most famous and most accessible Mayan site, about 125 kilometres west of Cancun and Cozumel. This ancient Mayan ruin, a major tourist stop in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, is a rugged place of soaring pyramids, massive temples, startling carved columns and do-or-die sports fields". ~ an excerpt from ChichenItzaFacts
"The Maya called cenotes "dzonot" (ZO-note), which the conquering Spaniards translated as cenote. Motul, a Mayan hieroglyphics dictionary defines dzonot as "abysmal and deep".
Millions of years ago, the Mexican region of Yucatan was covered by the ocean and during the last Ice Age, the level of the ocean sank. All the reef and marine life collapsed and many of them became marine fossils. Rainfall filtered through the ground and flowing slowly towards the ocean it eventually carved out huge systems of underground caves and tunnels forming an underground river system with caves or exposed access points formed by the slightly acidic rainfall dissolving the alkaline limestone. Inside the caves the geological formations such as stalactites and stalagmites are a spectacular sight to see.
There are approximately 30,000 cenotes or exposed access points to these caverns and cave systems, two of these cave systems have over 140 km of explored passages, however there are thousands of them have already been explored.
Some cenotes contain spectacular cave formations, while others are important archaeological sites and several were considered sacred by the Mayans. A few are open to the public for swimming and diving. Cenotes can be any shape or size, they can appear as a pond, a tiny shaft, a crack hole or even like a lagoon. Water that flows into a cenote is called the spring side or upstream area. Water that flows from the cenote is known as the siphon side or downstream area". ~ an excerpt from CancunAdventure
Snorkel & Scuba Diving
"Isla Mujeres is part of the second largest reef systems in the world. Come into our National Marine Park and enjoy world-class snorkeling in the warm, clear Mexican Caribbean. Our comfortable dive boats and professional, experienced, and friendly staff will make your snorkeling experience the best around. For a fun, safe and enjoyable snorkel trip, join us on one of our snorkel boat tours. Enjoy the spectacular coral reef and colorful sea life on this two-hour trip, complete with guide" ~ CareyDiveCenter