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Thoughts on TEDxTulum

TEDxTulum

  THOUGHTS ON TEDXTULUM   Casa Xixim was excited for TEDxTulum this past February and we were thrilled to send Julie, our Concierge House Manger. She shares her thoughts in the following interview about this inspiring day. Q: First, please tell us a little about yourself. What’s your story Julie? JULIE: My name in Spanish is Julia, […]

Tulum Joins Eastern Time Zone

It will be light later in Quintana Roo. New time zone will be equivalent of U.S. Eastern Time From http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/will-light-later-quintana-roo/ The southeastern state of Quintana Roo is one step closer to changing its clocks following a vote yesterday by the federal Chamber of Deputies. The Southeastern Time Zone, already approved by the Senate, will result in […]

What is the meaning of “xixim”?

  WHAT DOES XIXIM MEAN?   The ancient Maya word Xixim (pronounced “shee-sheem”) is written as a conch shell glyph meaning zero*. We chose the xixim conch, this rare and endangered sea creature, to remind us to be true to our goal of being as sustainable as possible. Zero represents our ideal. We aim to […]

Water & Wetlands System

  WATER & WETLANDS   From the clouds, to us, and then back to the land again. Soliman Bay does not have traditional city sewer service so each home is responsible for obtaining their own water and dealing with waste. With an annual rainfall of 43.3 inches / 1099 millimeters we saw an opportunity to collect rainwater […]

Casa Xixim Uses Net Metering. What Does That Mean?

  NET METERING   Casa Xixim has bi-directional net metering that allows us to consume electricity while generating solar electricity back to the grid. In a nutshell, net metering is a “service to an electric consumer under which electric energy generated by that electric consumer from an eligible on-site generating facility and delivered to the local […]

Rental Policy

  CASA XIXIM RENTAL POLICIES   Terms and Conditions Rates are in US dollars and do not include 16% tax or security deposit. The minimum stay is 4 nights. Holiday Season minimum stay is 7 nights. 1. RESERVATION DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENT: By submitting payment you agree to our Rental Policy, Terms, and Conditions as outlined in […]

CASA XIXIM TRAVEL GUIDE

  IMMERSIVE & AUTHENTIC   There is so much to see in the Yucatan that’s real and beautiful. It’s totally possible to avoid the theme-parks and have an authentic experience filled with amazing food, adventure, art and culture. One of the main reasons for writing this travel guide blog is to point people in the […]

Swim With Caution

  SWIM WITH CAUTION   No lifeguard on duty on the BEACH or POOL. Please read our house rules that you are required to sign and agree to when renting the house. For saftey reasons, no guests are allowed that aren’t on the house rental list. We don’t want to alarm you, this bay is […]

House Rules

  HOUSE RULES   Just be cool, alright? This home is not suitable for party-seekers. If you’re in town for a big event or party, please treat our home as a quiet sanctuary. Leave the party at the party and may peace be the journey. We have house rules and community norms that we require you to follow. Nothing […]

Xixim Ethos & Sustainability

  XIXIM ETHOS & SUSTAINABILITY   Our guiding beliefs, the Xixim Ethos, began as a feeling inspired by the raw beauty of this beach and has evolved into our daily practice. The ancient Maya word Xixim (pronounced “shee-sheem”) is written as a conch shell glyph meaning “zero”. We chose the xixim conch, this rare and […]

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