Casa Bautista is set in the midst of lush tropical jungle © Productora

A new hideaway jungle villa has opened in Mexico biosphere reserve

Maintrip June 18, 2020

Last Update: 2020-06-18 12:30:01

A new hideaway villa that has opened in Tulum, Mexico will suit luxury travelers seeking privacy, as it almost disappears into the dense vegetation of lush tropical jungle.

A new hideaway villa has opened in Tulum in Mexico © Productora
A new hideaway villa has opened in Tulum in Mexico © Productora

High-end travelers looking to get away from it all can head to Casa Bautista, which can accommodate 10 guests in four bedrooms and a studio. A stay at the new retreat includes three meals per day, and the villa's chef and the kitchen staff will do all the shopping, cooking and cleaning, and guests can book massage or yoga sessions on the rooftop if desired.

Casa Bautista can accommodate 10 guests © Productora
Casa Bautista can accommodate 10 guests © Productora

Because of its protected location in Yucatan’s Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, planning restrictions meant that the villa could only measure 300 square-metres and be eight metres in height, keeping it low in its jungle surroundings. The reserve is home to spider and howler monkeys, American crocodiles, Central American tapirs and hundreds of types of birds. 

The villa has a rooftop pool and dining area © Productora
The villa has a rooftop pool and dining area © Productora

The retreat features a Brutalist-type concrete spiral staircase, connecting all three levels. Designed by Mexico City practice, Productora, the building is wrapped by timber pergolas, protecting the interior from the sun. In the event of hurriance, the terraces also have a folding mechanism that transforms it into a closed box in order to protect it. 

A concrete spiral staircase connects all three levels of the house © Productora
A concrete spiral staircase connects all three levels of the house © Productora

Anyone staying there will have a sustainable visit, as the villa is fully powered by solar and wind energy. Also, by raising the house on cross-shaped columns, the impact on the environment is reduced.

The villa's look is softened by timber pergolas © Productora
The villa's look is softened by timber pergolas © Productora

However, a stay at the hotel won't come cheap. Prices are listed between $1,950 and $6,000 USD per night.

Source:lonelyplanet

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