Many people want to disconnect from the grind of everyday life when planning their vacations—but how many travelers actually get the chance to do so? Though the opportunity to unplug and unwind while also enjoying the perks and amenities that make for an amazingly luxe and relaxing vacay can be hard to find; there are such oases of comfort, relaxation, and privacy throughout the world that offer pleasure-seekers the chance to truly disconnect from reality.

And the new Airbnb experience ‘Nuuku’ is one such place—situated on five private acres of land this exclusive spot, though less than an hour from the busy Cancún International Airport, may as well be a million miles away with its Mayan jungle location near the famous Ruta de los Cenotes (Cenote Route). Described as both a “tropical oasis” and a place to “disconnect yourself from the busy world,” Nuuku is truly remote; a veritable island of luxe comfort and relaxation in the midst of the jungle’s lush natural surroundings—in other words, the perfect getaway.

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Nuuku: The Details

There are a total of six private villas scattered throughout the property; so even though guests share common areas like the swimming pool; the lounge; hot tub; the cenote (naturally-formed and secluded freshwater pool); and the palapa (thatched roof hangout spot). And lodgers should definitely expect an authentic experience here, too—surrounded by the Mayan jungle’s lush flora and fauna, the sights and sounds of nature are an intrinsic part of the Nuuku experience. As the listing states, “The presence of wild animals and the natural noises of the jungle can be appreciated all day and sometimes all night,” all the makings of a magical Mayan stay that’s both rustic and luxe.

  • Location: Nuuku is located in the Ruta de los Cenotes jungle, about a 20-minute drive from Puerto Moreles. There is no public transportation to the remote location; guests must access the property by car.
  • Amenities: The amenities listed are for Villa Xnuuk, though the essentials are similar to other listings and include: king bed, porch/terrace with jungle views; luxe linens; shower and soaking tub, private plunge pool for cooling off, daily breakfast, and air conditioning. Daily housekeeping is also included with no extra fee. Outdoor jacuzzi, private cenote, and swimming pool are accessible to all guests.
  • Rates: Rates start at $225/night, and guests can add on extra amenities like lunch and snacks; in-house chef service; in-room massages; four-course specialty dinner; and airport transfer for additional fees.
  • Additional Info: The property is BYOB and there are no kitchens in the villas, so guests should be sure to plan accordingly.
  • Find Out More: Vacationers can learn more about the property (and other available villas) by checking out Nuuku’s Airbnb listing here.

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About Ruta De Cenotes

While guests will undoubtedly be tempted to spend their entire vacay basking in the beauty of Nuuku’s hidden paradise, there are a number of things to see and do nearby for those looking to explore the beauty of the surrounding area. Nuuku itself is situated near the famous Cenote Route, a region famed for its extraordinary natural beauty and abundance of cenotes where visitors can bask in these secluded natural pools. There are also plenty of activities and outdoor adventures available along the route for guests who like their relaxation with a side of recreation.

Exploring Cenote Country

Below are just some of the best cenotes near Nuuku for intrepid travelers who want to immerse themselves in these magical Mayan settings located in their own little corner of paradise.

  • Los Mojarres is the largest cenote on the route, measuring almost 220 feet in diameter. Here, guests can have a relaxing soak with a side of adventure by flying over the area via zip line or exploring the nearby jungle by ATV
  • Diving fans will love the deep crystal clear waters of Kin Há; nearby, the open cenote Blanca Flor gives adrenaline junkies the chance to make a splash by jumping from a 45-foot tall tower
  • Visitors can admire the beautiful emerald green waters of Lucero Green from above via zip line, or have fun diving in for a soak from one of the nearby platforms

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Nearby Parks And Reserves

Though the Cenote Route is well-known for its abundance of (you guessed it), cenotes, it’s also home to a number of theme parks and nature reserves that give visitors the opportunity for exciting adventures in the heart of the spectacularly beautiful jungle setting.

  • Boca del Puma is an epic park that is packed with fun things to do including horseback riding; climbing and rappelling; ATVing or biking through the jungle; zip-lining; and taking a dip into one of their onsite cenotes
  • Toh Reserve is a nature reserve that’s perfect for those looking to scope some wildlife, as its over two-square-mile setting is home to local fauna like ocelots, puma, jaguars, peccaries, and a number of local bird species
  • Visitors can have the best of both worlds with Xenotes, a tour of different types of cenotes throughout the area that also includes all the fun activities available at each one—a great way to learn about these amazing natural pools that are distinctively diverse. Tours start at $116.99 for adults and $58.49 for children 6-11

What could be better than staying in a secluded villa nestled among the verdant greenery at the heart of the Mayan Jungle, an epic relaxing retreat where guests can truly disconnect and leave their daily life at the door? Nothing, according to the new Airbnb experience Nuuku, which offers vacationers the unique opportunity to unwind in an authentic jungle setting complete with luxe amenities and proximity to the famed Cenote Route. The perfect blend of relaxation and recreation, this idyllic experience is a one-of-a-kind retreat for those looking for an escape to paradise itself.

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