A Maya village for kids

For boys like Theo, the experience of other cultures can be life changing. Theo arrived in the Maya village of Ek Balam with his mom and brother and quickly went about making friends in the village in spite of the … Read More

Kids and families


Check out these videos to learn more about the vibe of Genesis Retreat and the sourrounding areas.

Tree House

BY MADISYN TAYLOR A new view of a situation is just what we need to answer a difficult question, or see something we’ve been missing. There is no greater way to escape the troubles of daily life than to ascend … Read More

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller

Ibn Battuta

Travel and learn in Yucatan

Tourist Dollars Help Mexico’s Street Dogs

Highlights of Yucatán: readers’ travel tips

Highlights of Yucatán: readers’ travel tips by Nanda Whiles We stayed in Ek Balam pueblo at Genesis Eco Oasis, where the owner promotes mutually beneficial interaction with local people, such as a visit to her farm to see how they … Read More

Five best hidden wonders

Five best … Hidden wonders 3. Ek Balam, Mexico If you want to avoid the coach parties at Chichen Itzá and Uxmal, head for Ek Balam – where wild animals outnumbers tourists. Though much of it is covered in vegetation, … Read More

Resorting in the Yucatan jungle

By MARLA JO FISHER “Can we live here, Mommy?” Michael asks. Well, no, but I try to figure out when we can come back. Hmm. Thanksgiving? A good time, she says. Resorting in the Yucatan jungle