Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya’s most luxurious resort is introducing exclusive packages for a memorable adieu to the Long Count. The package includes Mayan inspired spa treatments using traditional healing techniques, new culinary concepts and menus from the resort’s award-winning restaurants, along with enthralling on-property events all dedicated to this highly anticipated event and showcasing the richness of the Mayan culture.

Riviera Maya Real Estate News: Welcome the New Era with Special Packages at Rosewood Mayakoba

Here is the press release:

On December 21, 2012 (12-21-12), all eyes will be on the vibrant and beautiful Riviera Maya region of Mexico as one phase of the ancient Mayan calendar ends and another begins. Following a $1,000,000 renovation this September, Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya’s most luxurious 128 all-suite resort, will be reborn in preparation to usher in the new cycle in extraordinary fashion. As the celebrations kick off across the region, Rosewood Mayakoba will be at the heart of it all with a series of exclusive travel packages, Mayan inspired spa treatments using traditional healing techniques, new culinary concepts and menus from the resort’s award-winning restaurants, along with dazzling on-property events all dedicated to this highly anticipated event and the richness of the Mayan culture.


For guests who want to ring in the new cycle in the same place it all began 5,126 years ago, Rosewood Mayakoba is unveiling two dynamic packages, The Rosewood Rebirth and The Ultimate New Beginning, that have been thoughtfully curated to engage guests in the mystique of the 2012 Mayan Prophecy and richness of Mexico’s culture, all while enjoying the finest in luxury accommodations and amenities.

By day, a team of history professors and leading archeologists will act as guides through the region’s premier Mayan archeological sites, including Chichen Itza (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the ruins of Tulum, and Coba, which is home to the original Stela referencing 12.21.12. For inquisitive travelers looking for added exclusivity, The Ultimate New Beginning package ($79,000 USD per couple) will transport guests directly to these ancient sites via private helicopter, providing awe inspiring aerial views and swift access. Guests will return back to Rosewood Mayakoba to enjoy the splendor of the 6,272-square-foot Presidential Oceanfront Suite completes with pool, waterfront terraces, and sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea

In the midst of the jet-set tour, seeking travelers will have the rare opportunity to sit one-on-one with a Mayan Shaman Priest. The private purification ceremony will include a traditional ritual and personalized enlightenment stemming from the 2012 Mayan Prophecy and how to prepare for the new era.

The multi-day immersion culminates on December 21, 2012 (12-21-12) when one cycle ends and a new era begins.  To celebrate, Rosewood Mayakoba will host the New Beginning’s Eve party at the beachfront Palapa, which has hosted the likes of Sofia Vergara, Naomi Campbell, Leonardo DiCaprio and Gwyneth Paltrow. The celebration will include a feast of local Mexican delicacies and live entertainment. Ensuring all guests start the new cycle on the right foot, a Mayan Shaman Priest will lead traditional rituals welcoming individuals into the new era and reinforcing the important connection to Mother Earth.

Other highlights include a private beach dinner and tequila tasting with a Master Tequilier, a snorkeling adventure through an untouched inlet on the Caribbean Sea, or an excursion to the charming colonial town of Valladolid, a tour of Sian Ka An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Mexico’s third largest natural reserve, and a cave snorkeling expedition to one of the largest underground rivers in the region.


Rosewood Mayakoba boasts the award-winning Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, a 17,000-square-foot oasis nestled on a private island amongst the property’s lush natural vegetation and sweeping lagoons, melding water and earth in perfect harmony. A new and utterly unique approach to health and wellness has been carefully designed using traditional Mayan healing techniques and treatments to rejuvenate mind, body and soul.

• Mayan Equinox Ritual: This spa ritual has been designed to revitalize and prepare guests for a new beginning. The Mayan Equinox Ritual begins with a Temazcal session to balance body, mind and spirit. At the end of the ritual all guests will receive a pendant crafted in silver and monogramed with a designated Mayan name. 150 mins., single $450/couples treatment $900

• Mayan Garden Detoxifying Ritual: During this physical and spiritual purifying treatment therapists thoughtfully select herbs from the on-property garden to prepare a customized curative detoxifying recipe rich in minerals and antioxidants. The experience starts with a body mask made of Mayan clay and herbs, ending with a relaxing stone massage. 150 mins., $400

• New Moon Treatment: Ideal for expecting mothers, the treatment is inspired by the Mayan ceremony of the new moon honoring the Goddess of Moon and Fertility, “Ixchel.”  This treatment is designed to relax and protect the new mother, beginning with a rose infusion bath and finishes with a customized prenatal massage. The mother to be will receive a silver crafted pendant engraved with the Mayan horoscope sign of the new baby. 120 mins., $350


As part of the resort’s $1,000,000 renovation, Rosewood Mayakoba will launch reinvented menus at the three dining venues, including the award-winning Casa del Lago restaurant. Rising above the tranquil waters of the main pool and the emerald lagoon below, the resort’s signature restaurant will feature modern interpretations of local cuisine and its inspirations, including a ‘tiradito’ of tuna with avocado and mango to start followed by new favorites such as lobster risotto with traditional Mayan corn or suckling pig prepared in the traditional Spanish style. A lattice roof of clear glass will be added atop the restaurant’s terrace to allow diners the continued ambiance of dining outside during inclement weather while still enjoying the views of the pool and lagoons lined with lanterns and fire pits. Echoing the hues of the resort’s natural surroundings, Casa Del Lago will be transformed with the addition of new colors and ultra-luxurious fabrics in coral and soft beige.

The resort’s popular Agave Azul & Tequila Library will unveil a Sushi Bar helmed by Yuder Velazquez Coria, whose menu will feature inventive ceviches and rolls, Asian favorites including sashimi salad along with light options from the grill including Ensenada scallops topped with passion fruit. The newly renovated Agave Azul Sushi Bar & Tequila Library will feature a modern and contemporary Mexican style utilizing natural elements of stone and wood throughout. Floor to ceiling glass panels will open up onto the expansive deck overlooking the scenic central lagoon of the property. At the Tequila Library, more than 120 bottles of the finest tequila will be showcased in a modern interpretation of wooden library shelves, backlit to display the impressive collection on the main wall of the bar and restaurant. Agave Azul’s expert resident Tequiliers will continue to provide guests an in depth experience showcasing the art of making and appreciating the “drink of the gods,” while sampling some of the finest labels.

As Rosewood Mayakoba comes alive to celebrate 12-21-12 in style, improvements across the resort will be unveiled on September 25th following the four week renovation, including the renovation and expansion of the Fitness Center at Sense, A Rosewood Spa® to 1,800 square feet, nearly double its original size to feature a new stretching area and the addition of TRX Training System. The resort wide renovation will also see the addition of 18 connecting room to make Rosewood Mayakoba an even more desirable destination for families.

Details of the two new experiences at Rosewood Mayakoba include:


Day 1

• Private airport transfer in a Rosewood Mayakoba luxury SUV
• Welcome reception with Rosewood Mayakoba’s Managing Director
• Special lecture by renowned professor on the history of Mexico through the Pre-Hispanic, Spanish colonial and contemporary times that provides context for the richness of Mexico’s roots, some of which will be experienced firsthand.

Day 2
• Tour of  the Mayan ruins of Coba guided by a professional archeologist
• Lunch on the beach
• New Beginning’s Eve party celebration at Rosewood Mayakoba featuring a beachfront feast of local Mexican delicacies, live entertainment of traditional Mayan music, and a traditional purification ceremony led by a Mayan Shaman Priest

Day 3
• Choice of touring the Chichen Itza pyramids and visiting Valladolid, or exploring Tulum and sea snorkeling
• Lunch at Chichen Itza
• Private tequila tasting with Master Tequlier

Day 4
• Choice of tour to Sian Ka´An, or Eco-adventure and Cave Snorkeling Expedition
• Lunch at the tour location

Day 5
• Private airport transfer in a Rosewood Mayakoba luxury SUV
Price start at $6,400 USD per couple with accommodation in a Lagoon Studio Suite. Available for booking as of Oct. 1, 2012; available for stay October 2012 through April 2013.


Day 1 - Thurs., Dec. 20

• Personal airport welcome by Rosewood Mayakoba and luxury SUV transfer
• Personal welcome by Managing Director
• One-on-one discussion with Archeology Master who will share knowledge of the region and rich Mayan culture
• Welcome reception and dinner

Day 2 - Fri., Dec. 21

• Private helicopter to Coba and tour through the ruins led by a professional archeologist
• Private aerial tour of Tulum by helicopter
• Private transportation in luxury SUV as requested
• Picnic lunch
• New Beginning’s Eve party beachfront at Rosewood Mayakoba featuring a feast of local Mexican delicacies, live entertainment of traditional Mayan music and dance, and traditional Pre-Hispanic rituals led by a Mayan Shaman Priest

Day 3 - Sat., Dec. 22
• Private helicopter flight to Chichen Itza and tour of the ruins led a professional archeologist
• Escorted tour of modern-day Mayan village
• Private transportation in luxury SUV as requested
• Private tequila tasting with Master Tequilier and beachside dinner
• Lunch at Chichen Itza

Day 4 - Sun., Dec. 23

• Traditional Temazcal Ritual & Ancient Mayan Massage at Sense, A Rosewood Spa®

Day 5 - Sun., Dec. 24

• Private transfer to the airport in a Rosewood Mayakoba luxury SUV

$79,000 USD per couple. Available for booking as of Oct. 1, 2012; available for stay Dec. 20-24, 2012 only.