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Majanail, stone/thatched Maya home

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Majanail, stone/thatched Maya home

Private room in house
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Great location
100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
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100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

A room in Majanail ( a nocturnal moth: trans, lend me your home for a night ) available in a traditional, mayan style limestone home in a village 15 minutes from Chichen Itza. Hard wood timbers and palm thatch make a soaring arched ceiling.


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Cable TV

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44 Reviews

Amethyst User Profile
May 2018
The host canceled this reservation 6 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Jesus User Profile
January 2018
I had just under five days to drive across the Yucatan, and my stay with Jose was definitely the highlight of the trip. Everything about the stay provides a truly authentic experience the minute you pull up. From the stone walls and palm roof, to the sweet bread that got dropped …
Ty User Profile
January 2018
If you want a true to life Mayan experience with the guide of a very intelligent, studied and passionate person that has dedicated his life to the culture, than this is the place for you. While a modest home that he built, it is surrounded by fresh fruit trees, farm animals, and …
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Alexandra (Sandra)
December 2017
Jose has built a beautiful stone home with a traditional Mayan style palm roof. Jose is very knowledgeable and loves to share his research. His home is located in a small village in San Francisco, outside of Tinum. There are no street signs or house numbers. We arrived later than…
José User Profile
Response from José:
Many of my guests have enjoyed eating meals prepared in local homes. This why I offer this opportunity. I have had to suggest that they compensate the families for the killed chicken and preparations. I will make an effort to be explicit about expectations. We can always be more tidy.
December 2017
Eric User Profile
December 2017
Jose and the village of San Francisco was definitely a highlight of our trip. His place is a charming village home with thatched roof, stone walls, and concrete floors. You should not expect amenities like A/C or lots of privacy, as this is an authentic local home. Jose has a lov…
Cathy User Profile
June 2017
José's house is right there in a Maya village, which is a perfect opportunity to learn about the life and culture there. The family was so nice and helpful, they offering help on dinner and taxi and all other stuff.
Maureen User Profile
March 2017
It was a delight to spend time with Jose. I have so much respect for his work, relationship to the community, in which he generously shared with me, and his kind hospitality. His place is very comfortably rustic and that is exactly the way I like it. The food was excellent, th…

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Tinum, MexicoJoined in June 2013
José User Profile
116 Reviews
My name is Jose C. Colon. I am a retired anthropologist (Ph.D Stanford, 1981) who has lived and worked in Mexico, Central and South America. Most of my research has concentrated on the maya of the Yucatan and on the connections between their ancient and current beliefs and pract…
Languages: English, Español, Français
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