Habitas Bacalar Mexico to launch in July 2021, is taking a environment-first approach
By : | April 26, 2021

Sustainable hospitality brand Habitas is set to grow its footprint later this summer with the launch of its third property, Habitas Bacalar.

Luxury design hotels are paving the way to a more sustainable future in hospitality from the ground up, without skimping on all the comforts a luxury experience typically provides. Sustainability is the drivng force for the Habitas group of hotels. Their decision-making; the materials they choose, the way they build and all their operartions are based on their underlying sustainable philosophy.

Set on Mexico’s Lake Bacalar, Habitas Bacalar is slated to open this July as an eco-sustainable oasis comprising 35 cabanas with lagoon-facing views, a restaurant with an open-air kitchen, and a Mayan spa. Amenities will include a communal gathering space, as well as a rustic and refined open-air kitchen that will draw upon local tradition in the property’s family-style culinary menus. The Habitas Bacalar spa and wellness area will be modeled after a small Mayan village, complete with treatment cabins inspired by traditional Mayan straw houses.

“Biodiversity is another key pillar for the property with architecture that blends with the jungle and Bacalar lagoon,” says cofounder and CEO Oliver Ripley. As the first hospitality group to build on Lake Bacalar, there’s an added responsibility to protect it, so Habitas Bacalar will partner with a local organization to join forces for an environmental and water quality citizen science project that provides sound information for the management and conservation of the lagoon and its unique biodiversity.

Centered around lagoon exploration, the adventure programming taps into the magical ecosystems in Bacalar, inviting the guests to explore the lagoon by catamaran, kayak or paddleboard.