The property is fresh off the debut of La Ceiba, a new Mayan garden and kitchen that opened in September of last year. La Ceiba offers Mayan cooking classes in which guests have a chance to pick fruits and vegetables from the restaurant's garden, which ties in with La Ceiba's cuisine -- a heavy emphasis on local fish cooked over zapote wood, served with local fruits and vegetables.
Good to know: La Ceiba has a popular family-style dinner that runs three times per week and offers a chance for guests to get to know the property team. Booking in advance is recommended.
Mayan Healing Hands
Also new at Rosewood Mayakoba is the Mayan-inspired "Mayan Healing Hands" wellness treatment. The program begins with a consultation with a salute to the seven cardinal points -- north, south, east, west, earth, sky and heart -- and a consultation with a shaman. The treatment incorporates local herbs, as well as a stay in a traditional temazcal sauna, before a purifying bath in a nearby cenote.
The new treatment is not the only locally-inspired offering at the spa. Rosewood Mayakoba has also begun incorporating local products, such as Yucatan Peninsula honey, into its treatments.