The Zenti’k Project is a boutique hotel, spa, and saline cave destination in Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico. It’s the perfect combination of relaxation and culture, with an underground cave complete with a saltwater pool and a living art gallery displaying works from over 15 international and national artists.
Though the Zenti’k Project pools are not fed by geothermal springs, they are highly therapeutic.
One of the main draws to the Zenti’k Project is the cave. This underground cave sits six meters below the surface and is only accessible by a stone vault. Upon entering the cave, you’ll be met with a therapeutic saltwater pool that’s delightfully heated to around 97°F and stunning views in every direction.
The combination of the high temperatures and salt content is known as thalassotherapy. This type of therapy comes with a wide range of health benefits, from decreased pain to supported metabolic functions. It also benefits the skin, creating a younger and smoother appearance.
The saltwater cave can be utilized by guests 24/7. So, whether you’re looking for an afternoon excursion or a midnight jaunt through the healing waters, you can do so.
When you’re ready to get out from underneath the earth’s surface, you can also enjoy a swim in the welcoming outdoor pool. Here, you can swim laps or play with friends and family while enjoying the lush scenery in every direction. Rest in the lounge beds when you’re done having fun in the sun.
No escape from the hustle and bustle would be complete without a top-notch spa to up your comfort levels – luckily, the Zenti’k Project has a reputable spa with many refreshing options to choose from.
Situated in the palapa by the pool and surrounded by art and nature, you can enjoy a tranquil setting while engaging in one of the many treatments. The resort offers various Mayan-inspired massages as well as classic choices, such as hot stone massages, deep tissue massages, and facials.
While the saltwater cave and spa are ideal for relaxation, its living gallery is another central feature of the Zenti’k Project. The gallery features impressive artwork from over 15 artists, including Spok Brillor, Farid Rueda, and Senkoe.
The resort is now home to the Alebrijes Zentik, a piece designed initially by Pedro Linares and remade by Rafael Baca. This exciting, colorful, large-format sculpture combines the cardboard technique with Mayan symbology.
By the way, if you’re interested in learning more about the authentic cardboard technique, the resort offers an excellent workshop teaching the method. They also offer a class on creating ritual masks.
Located on-site at the Zenti’k Project is the excellent Naino restaurant. It serves up local Yucatecan food fused with cuisine from around the world. Fresh fare from the region is used to curate the seasonal menu.
The ambiance is fantastic, surrounded by beautiful works of art, creating a laid-back, yet mesmerizing dining experience. Try the tuna steak ceviche, a favorite at Naino, which uses 7 local plants in the region, along with spices and extra virgin olive oil.
All the flavors are rich and the dishes are colorful and healthy. Top it off with one of the handmade deserts, such as sour orange cheesecake.
Boutique Hotel Rooms
This resort offers 12 rooms for enthusiastic guests that want to remain immersed in the artistic and peaceful flare this destination has to offer. A stay at the Zenti’k Project means enjoying rooms colorfully decorated with artwork and patterned decorations that are sure to intrigue the eyes.
Each room has its own amenities, such as bathtubs, hammocks, and air conditioners. There is WiFi, daily housekeeping services, and the afforementioned on-site restaurant that serves international fusion cuisine using only fresh local products.
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Address: Calle 30 #192C C.P. 97780, Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico
Phone: +52 ( 985) 104 9171; +52 (985) 118 5651