Yiimtii Eco-Reserve

in San Pedro Pochutla, Mexico

Yiimtii Eco-Reserve is managed by a family of 4, who take care of 33 Ha of dry tropical forest along the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico. They built 2 cabins for guests and a campground with ecological principles and natural materials.

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Comfortable Stay, Connect with Nature, Off the Beaten Path and Time to Relax


$105-120 /night
Approximate price. Rates vary based on room choice and time of year.


Beach, Quiet Area and Small Towns/Villages

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Local/Foreign Owned Family Business
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Speaks: English and Spanish

Why Lokal Recommends Yiimtii Eco-Reserve


Family Business started in 2001| Local/Foreign Owned with 100% local staff

A Unique Story

The founders of Yiimtii, Naim Sultan (Lebanese-American) and Maytere Farell (Mexican) have been living on the property since 2001. During their first year, they walked from the highway up to Yiimtii. They fell in love with the community of Zapotengo, where the people were friendly and hospitable.
For a few years they lived a few months out of the year in the U.S. and returned to Yiimtii the rest of the year. For four years, they lived in a rustic camp that evolved over time. Naim dug the well and planted fruit trees while Martere built their tiny shelter.
When they built their house on the property, they began to accept travelers. After receiving really positive feedback, they decided to convert it to a lodge, so they could continue sharing Yiimtii with travelers from around the world.

Community Connection

Yiimtii Eco-Reserve provides children from the local village with a Waldorf-Steiner inspired education program that includes ecological education through art, storytelling, mindful movement, theatre, and play.
They also employ four local employees and pay them salaries that are above the local standards.

Environmental Engagement

Yiimtii Eco-Reserve strives to protect the 33 Hectares (approximately 90 acres) of roadless tropical deciduous forest that forms the reserve. They keep fire breakers and protect the vegetation and wildlife. The lodge's orchard is a place where animals can find food and water all year round, even in the dry season.


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