Visiting Riviera Maya anytime soon? While in the area, unless of course you’re lucky enough to actually be staying at Posada Yum Kin Hotel in Tulum, take a moment to stop by our hotel and tour our beautiful gardens and hacienda-style courtyards. You will discover a world that is like entering a secret garden, a world so lush and alive you will begin to feel that way, too.
This is overlooking the garden near the pool. We think it is something quite special!
It’s the owners’ love of plants that have created an oasis on the edge of the small, quaint town of Tulum. Over the last ten years as they were building the hotel, they also began their garden, starting with about one hundred plant ‘puebla’ or ‘starts’, little leaves with a few roots or even direct cuts of leaves from the parent plants. As the hotel grew, so did the gardens. Until they succeeded in painstakingly growing them into today’s breathtaking grounds that enfold Posada Yum Kin.
At this point, it is impossible to determine exactly how many species of plants are in the gardens of Posada Yum Kin, but it seems to be in the hundreds. Some of them are plants that you would easily recognize in the US or Europe. You may find your favorite houseplant, but here it is transformed into rainforest-sizes at up to ten times the size!
One of the greatest benefits of our garden is that we are never without fresh fruits and vegatables. You’ll be delighted when the papaya that you see ripen during your stay is served to you as part of one of Delia’s delicious breakfasts! Although, you’d never know it by wimply walking around, hidden in the foliage are two types of papaya, pineapple, cilantro, cha, chayote (like potato), and Maracuya (a fruit that is served in a blended drink).
As you may be able to tell, some of the plants in our garden are unique to the Tulum area and/or Mexico. So unique, we’ve had difficulty identifying them in English. If you’re a garden lover and care to share any details, please leave a comment, we’d love to hear from you.
Let’s take a short tour. Near our pool is one of our Birds of Paradise plants and one of our youngest, but luckiest of bamboo displays.
Surrounding the pool area are varieties of Bouganvilla and Flowering Vinca.
Moving into the courtyard of our suites we find our Coconut tree (ahead at top) and Crotos (on right). On the left over the bench you will see a red ribbon; it is on our Gauanabana Tree. Local folklore says that it is put around the tree to help keep the fruit on the tree until it matures. It must work, we have this luscious fruit every year in late August.
Here are a few more of the various flowers around Posada Yum Kin. Posada Yum Kin, with its bilingual staff, is an eco-friendly, 9-unit, boutique, all suite hotel in Tulum, Mexico and features fully equipped kitchens, a new pool and complimentary breakfasts. It possesses a ‘real Mexico’ atmosphere, but fully concentrates on luxury, while offering a little bit of condo convenience.