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Explorean Kohunlich All Inclusive

3.5 out of 5.0

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This resort is for people who love adventure! We waited years before going to this unique place because we had so many questions, but The Explorean was even better than anticipated! Well-done, Explorean Team! Things we wished we'd known: Negative reviews tend to come from people who would have done better to choose an entertainment-driven resort along the Riviera Maya. Leave the high heels and fancy duds at home - think tevas, watershoes, and well-fitting sneakers for hiking and climbing pyramids; dressy casual with comfortable shoes or sandals for evenings. Highway 307 is the one-and-only highway heading south from the Cancun airport and is well-traveled, well-maintained and safe. You will NOT be traveling secluded dirt backroads as my husband feared. It is two-lane (often a divided four), and you will be passed often by tour buses and people traveling up and down the coast on your 5-1/2 hour journey to the resort. No one told us to take the by-pass around Felipe Carrillo Puerto, so we were confused and ended up driving through the middle of the town. Near the Chetumal turn-off onto Hwy 186 west, you'll be within 2 miles of the Belize border. A shuttle from the Cancun airport can be reserved, but a rental car is less expensive and gives more flexibility. Many people fly through Mexico City to Chetumal where the resort will meet you for transport to the resort. Amazing 3-course lunches are served between 2 and 6 pm to coordinate with the daily excursions. We didn't understand this timing until we experienced our first excursion. Had we known the Kohunlich tour left at 3 pm on the first day, we would have arrived earlier and gotten into the swing of things sooner. It is true that the cabanas have no TV or wifi - and guess what? You actually end up talking to real people because of it! What a concept! We met so many interesting people from all over the world. The resort is ultimately all about exploring amazing places and eating delicious food. Tips: Bring water sneakers that go straight from hiking into the water (guys, too). Flip-flops should have a back strap to prevent falling off during excursions. Buy either a water-proof camera or a water-proof pouch for your cell phone. Our bio-degradable sunscreen contained bug repellent and worked well, but we appreciated real bug-spray for the journeys into the jungle. Lots of mosquitoes but not as bad as anticipated. The small resort gift shop sells an effective little bottle of oil that takes the immediate itch out of any bites you might get. 12-passenger vans head out each day for well-coordinated explorations that accommodate all levels of fitness. You can accept a challenge or be driven in the van. No shame! People in their 50's and 60's had no problem completing all the activities. We climbed to the top of at least 12 stellar pyramids, kayaked three different lakes and/or cenotes, and biked twice. People who had trained for the biking were challenged - both my husband and I ended up back in the van about half-way up. The bike trail to Kohunlich is level except for the hill returning to the resort. We were broken into tour groups according to language and appreciated our personable, well-trained, English speaking guides! Great people! Thank you! A well-organized staff manages the details throughout the resort. The chef and his team are AMAZING. We had to take pictures of every meal. Both presentation and flavor are outstanding. Wait staff is friendly and attentive. Thank you! We still miss our morning basket of coffee and banana bread delivered to our cabana each morning. Comfortable beds! The gratuity is tastefully collected at the end of your stay, making it unnecessary to carry money on excursions or to dinner. So convenient and relaxing to not worry about tipping throughout the vacation. Read up on your Mayan history because you are headed to some of the most important archaeological Maya sites in the Yucatan. This is the good stuff from the Classic Period and stellar Rio Bec architecture. Our adventures included Dzibanche, Becan, Chicana, and Kohunlich. Even if you don't know much about Maya history, you will be impressed with the ruins and will learn a lot from each exploration! Improvements? Provide game pieces for the lobby game tables; air out the cabanas prior to check-in that have not been used during the slow season to remove musty smell; New bikes. Otherwise, PERFECT! Thank you for all the surprises throughout the week. Note to self: Cabanas are duplexes designed to make you think you are private - but there really is another porch on the other side! If you are an explorer, you will love this vacation! Thank you to the Explorean Team for such a well-planned and well-organized holiday!

This is a hotel with a lots of different activities with nature, there are tours to the jungle, to the mayan ruins, to the lagoons, kayac, very beautiful wius, and the hotel has a great restaurant with gourmet food, the people are very nice and polte and it will be something you have to do in your life

Paradise, gourmet food and fantastic excursions in the beautiful Mayan rainforest. Lovely staff who went the extra mile to make us feel special. We loved the kayaking, the history of the region, and the ruins.

The Explorean Kohunlich was a dazzling experience - it was relatively isolated, literally in a jungle setting - yet we had all the finest amenities. The beautifully prepared meals and the well-planned activities were the highlights of the vacation, as were the the warm and welcoming staff. They couldn't do enough for us. Seeing and hearing the howler monkeys was also a plus.

We only stayed one night but wished we could have stayed for longer. Beautiful hotel, perfect infrastructure, great food and drinks! The hotel also offers various day trips to different maya ruins and the lagoon of Bacalar. Mainly Mexican guests but almost everyone speaks at least some English. If you think about staying in the surroundings do t look further

Great place in the middle of the jungle, food was great, the service on the restaurant was good and the top place goes to the daily activities and the guides. Only two areas to improve, first the bikes to visit the nearby ruins need to be replaced and the waiting service sometimes was a little slow. But without questions try it if you like nature and want an active holiday. Daily activities are set by the hotel but they are very open to accommodate changes. Try Bacalar and the kayak at night in the lake.

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Explorean. The cottages are very luxurious and the meals were really quiet extraordinary. The grounds are meticulously maintained and cared for. The place is very peaceful and the staff is extremely helpful and friendly. We were very pleasantly surprised about the ‘daily activities’ which I don’t think the hotel is clear enough about in their materials. The activities are really the main focus of the days and truly get you out into the countryside – seeing ruins, biking, kayaking, etc. The all-inclusive aspect was very nice and you can make a one-time contribution/gratuity to staff at the end which eliminates the awkward moments of deciding if/when to tip a staff member for their help. Our only complaint is that the ‘house wine’ they served as part of the all-inclusive offer was pretty poor quality, though it must be said there seemed to be all kinds of choices for brand-name liquors and beer if that is what you like.

We enjoyed our one week stay. The activities were well planned and fun to do. The meals were excellent. The remote location meant the transportation drives took about one hour each way. Friendly helpful staff. The bicycles were well used and difficult to adjust for leg length or to shift gears.

My wife and I very much enjoyed our stay. The food and atmosphere were excellent, and the planned activities were well organized and enjoyable. This was a very relaxing and pleasant week, and we enjoyed meeting our fellow travelers at the resort. These included people from the U.S., Mexico, and Europe.

if you want to be in the jungle in a all inclusive hotel don' t hesitate to got to the Explorean . it"s marvelous and cool . the food and excursions are excellent . you can visit mays sites near the hotel . you will never forget !

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Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle

Explorean Kohunlich All Inclusive places you 26.8 mi (43.1 km) from Calakmul Biosphere Reserve. This 3.5-star resort has 40 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and a free airport shuttle.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge.


Explorean Kohunlich All Inclusive's 40 rooms are air-conditioned and provide balconies, ceiling fans, and safes. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests staying at Explorean Kohunlich All Inclusive enjoy an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. Airport transportation is made easy with a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff that can help secure valuables, and offer advice about sights and eateries nearby. Other amenities at this all-inclusive resort include a garden and a gift shop.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 671 reviews