Boca de Agua Hotel by Frida Escobedo Introduces Floating Treehouses to the Yucatán Jungle

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Boca de Agua, a stunning new hospitality project located by the Laguna de los Siete Colores in Mexico, is set to open its doors on November 1st, 2023. Designed by renowned architect Frida Escobedo, winner of the Charlotte Perriand Award, the project features 26 rooms floating on pillars to minimize ground impact and embrace the natural beauty of the Yucatán Peninsula.

Escobedo drew inspiration from the traditional social centers in the Yucatán region, incorporating elements of stone temples and wooden houses into the design of Boca de Agua. The hotel aims to contribute to environmental, social, and cultural regeneration while offering guests a regenerative experience. Surrounded by lush jungle, the property provides a tropical atmosphere with a palette of wood, natural light, and neutral tones. The construction itself is designed to age naturally over time, adding character to the hotel.

The common areas of Boca de Agua act as visual anchors in the landscape, connected by a series of passages. These areas include villas for accommodation, a pool area, a rooftop with a lagoon view, a pier, a restaurant, a bar, a kitchen, and terraces. The hotel also features a security booth, offices, and the standout Masterpool Jungle Treehouse, which boasts its own pool and a spacious terrace.

The furniture at Boca de Agua is custom-made by local artisans using recycled waste from nearby industrial processes. Mexican and local brands such as Bandido Studio, Cacao Design, Nossara Towel, and Hacha Ceramics contribute exclusive pieces to the hotel. In addition to its unique design and furnishings, Boca de Agua offers a variety of restorative activities. Guests can participate in nature therapies that combine ancestral rituals with modern scientific knowledge.

The hotel provides a range of programs and activities to cater to different types of travelers. From relaxation sessions at the Treehouse Massages to outdoor activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, and sailing, guests have plenty of options to choose from. Cultural and nature-rich areas can also be explored, and guests have the opportunity to participate in local projects. The on-site restaurant highlights Yucatecan cuisine with international influences, while the bar offers an exclusive mixology experience.

Boca de Agua is committed to environmental conservation and cultural regeneration. By constructing the hotel on pillars, over 90% of the land has remained intact. The use of locally sourced Chicozapote wood, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, ensures sustainable practices. The hotel also has a wastewater treatment plant to minimize waste in the surrounding lagoon.

In collaboration with the local community, universities, regional NGOs, and government organizations, Boca de Agua has developed the only project with a rehabilitated mangrove ecosystem by the sea in Bacalar. The hotel also partners with Mono Araña, a nonprofit organization dedicated to studying and protecting the spider monkeys living on-site, as well as Ammper for renewable energy.

With its breathtaking design, commitment to sustainability, and wide range of activities, Boca de Agua is destined to become a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a unique and regenerative experience in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

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