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Feeling the call to experience the intense heat of a Temazcal ceremony, but your doubts hold you back? Let us entertain and guide you through the profound ritual, and learn its wellness benefits for the body, mind, and spirit! 

Through the coast of Riviera Maya and the Mayan jungle of Quintana Roo, the hot steam of the Temazcal ceremony welcomes you to a life-changing tradition rooted in the lands of Mexico. Referred to as the womb of mother earth, Temazcal gathers people who seek its gift and will guide them through the deep physical and emotional detox – the essence of the ceremony.

Besides the mainstream yoga, spa, and tours that tourists love to do, Temazcal ceremonies in Tulum are one of a kind! Just being the eccentric beach town Tulum is, many people occasionally travel here (especially in Oct) to immerse in the holistic wellness ceremonies in this sacred Mayan environment. Located in various sceneries: by the jungle, beach, and cenote, it’s time to reconnect to nature and let it help you in your spiritual journeys.

So, be ready for the call of the Temazcal ceremony and enhance your knowledge about Temazcal to better prepare for the day when Mother earth calls you.

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Unlike what you see on the surface, the ceremony is more than a sweat lodge. At its core, Temazcal is a purification ritual from a traditional Mesoamerican (mainly Mexico) that aims to release toxins in our bodies. Years later, the Temazcal ceremony is a gift to the world as it has helped many travelers in their spiritual journey and brought wellness to their emotional and physical state.

How, you may ask? To give you an idea without many spoilers, the Temazcal ceremony begins as you travel into the hut and sit in darkness which symbolizes a pregnant woman. Inside the womb, you will go through a rebirthing experience with the shaman’s guidance. At the center, hot stones release an intense heat of steam when water is poured, which makes you sweat a lot! So, as you spend hours sweating from the heat, you are actually releasing toxins from the body – Now, this is where the Temazcal improves your wellbeing!

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“Temazcal Is Steeped In Mexican Heritage”


With years of guiding Temazcal ceremonies, Erick Colibrí, our shaman friend, explains that the benefits improve our bodies’ physical and spiritual state. On the physical aspect, the intense heat makes us sweat profusely and carries out the toxins. Furthermore, shamans apply various herbs such as rosemary and rue to enrich the steam to clean our breath and throat. Also as we inhale the steam from the herbs, it clears the bacterias in our stomach and lungs.

On the other hand, the spiritual aspect of Temazcal reflects our intentions. As we travel into our inner spirit and aim to let go of negative emotions, the ritual allows us to let the feelings within you flow out. One of the ways of emotional release is with prayers and chanting throughout the hours of the ceremony. This aims to liberate the voice, allowing you to vocalize the pent-up emotions and let them burn to the hot stones to let go. You may feel the urge to cry and scream, and it’s normal. Remember that this is the time to express yourself, and treat yourself at the best Temazcal ceremonies in Tulum!

7 benefits of Temazcal ceremony

  • Detoxification: Temazcal is known for its detoxifying effects, as the steam and heat help to remove toxins and impurities from the body.
  • Improved respiratory function: The steam helps to open up the airways and improve breathing function, making it an excellent treatment for respiratory issues like asthma and bronchitis.
  • Stress relief: Temazcal can be a very relaxing experience and is known to reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Improved circulation: The heat and steam can help to improve blood flow and circulation throughout the body.
  • Pain relief: Temazcal is known to have pain-relieving effects and is often used to treat muscle aches and pains.
  • Immune system boost: The heat and steam can help to boost the immune system, helping the body to fight off infections and illnesses.
  • Spiritual and emotional benefits: Temazcal is a spiritual practice that can provide emotional and mental benefits. It is often used as a form of meditation and self-reflection, helping to promote feelings of peace and wellbeing.

These are just a few of the many benefits of Temazcal, and it’s no wonder why it’s been a popular healing practice for thousands of years!

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As excellent to explore Tulum and its surroundings alone, you may need help figuring out where to start. To make the most of your money and time, contact Virginia and Kelly - two incredible Mexican girls living in Tulum for more than 15 years. They're familiar with the ins & outs of the Tulum town and hotel zone like the back of their hand! 

Since we arrived in Tulum 2 years ago, many adventures wouldn’t have been possible without their help - they know literally everybody in Tulum and can perfectly organize every moment of your stay. Get the best tables, skip queues and get on the guest list of the coolest places in Tulum - this’s only the beginning! 

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In this sacred Mayan land of Quintana Roo, Mexico, you will find many resorts, day tours, and retreats offering a Temazcal ceremony. Remember, they all provide a similar experience, but here are our go-to locations!


Price: 95 USD/person | Time: Every Thursday at 6pm

Enter the mother’s womb of Dos Ceibas Eco Hotel, where our Shaman friend leads the ceremony. We love Colibrí’s powerful chanting, prayers, and guidance that create a safe space to express our deepest emotions. It is perfect for beginners as he briefly explains the process at the start and will help you make an intention to release your deepest internal emotions.

Located by the beach and along the hotel zone, Dos Ceibas Eco Hotel offers private Temazcal ceremonies for up to 9 people and fruits to revitalize the soul. If the fruits aren’t enough, delight in their food menu and enjoy the rest of the night dining by the beach.


Price: 80 USD/person | Time: 6 pm

The Full Moon Temazcal Ceremony takes the spotlight for the Yäan Healing sanctuary. In Mayan mythology, the moon represents the goddess Ixchel, a significant influence on life and fertility. The full moon amplifies the energy believed to help participants release more powerful toxins and negative emotions. Afterward, celebrate your rebirth by bathing in the grace and blessings of the goddess Ixchel under the moon’s light.

Besides the enchanting Temazcal experience, they offer you a tourist-favorite day spa service; their signature exquisite water spa. Check out the positive reviews and get the chance to try it out after Temazcal.

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Price: 35 USD/person | Time: Sunday, Tuesday & Friday at 4:30pm

Travel to another world is what you feel when you walk through the gates of Espiritu Wellness. Hideaway in Tulum town, the heart of this wellness center, offers various holistic experiences rooted in traditional Mexican medicinal treatments. In this serene jungle, thoughtful facilitators will walk you through the entire process, ensuring you have a safe and the best Temazcal experience! 

If it is your first time and you prefer to book a private ritual, consider their services as the whole team of Espiritu wellness opens their heart to you. 


Price: 1,675 USD/person | Activities: Yoga, meditation, Temazcal, trip to the beach and cenote

Immerse yourself in the earth and water elements of Mexico. Water Is Life Retreat aims to help you reconnect to nature through profound holistic treatments to enhance the human experience – by aligning with your most authentic self. Located between Tulum and Playa del Carmen, the retreat will take place at Paledora Eco Resort. A jungle village that welcomes you with its beautiful open-air yoga studio, delicious food, on-site private cenote, and a private cave for a sound journey! 

This retreat is perfect for those who seek to escape from the world and dive into their spirituality. Feel the call? Book today, check out their five-star reviews and prepare to change your life.

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Here are our five best tips that can enhance your Temazcal experience:

  1. Set an intention: Before entering the Temazcal, take a moment to set an intention for what you wish to clear from your body and spirit. This can be a physical ailment, a negative emotion, or a spiritual blockage. Focusing on your intention during the ritual can help to amplify its effects and bring you closer to your desired outcome.
  2. Embrace the discomfort: Temazcal can be a challenging experience, with high temperatures and steam that can cause discomfort. However, it’s important to change your mindset and see the discomfort as a part of the healing process. Embrace the heat, focus on your intention, and allow yourself to fully immerse in the experience.
  3. Plant your head to the earth: If you find the heat too intense, try planting your head to the earth. This allows you to breathe easier and can help to regulate your body temperature. Remember, it’s okay to take breaks if you need to.
  4. Eat light and drink lots of natural water: It’s recommended to eat a light meal before the Temazcal and drink lots of natural water to stay hydrated. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, as they can dehydrate your body and make the experience more challenging.
  5. Wear a comfortable bathing suit: It’s recommended to wear a comfortable bathing suit or loose-fitting clothing that you don’t mind getting wet. You may also want to bring a towel to wipe off sweat during the ritual.

In conclusion, Temazcal is a powerful healing ritual that can provide physical, mental, and spiritual benefits. By following these tips and fully immersing yourself in the experience, you can get the full benefits of the ritual and emerge feeling renewed and revitalized.

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FAQ about Temazcal Tulum

What is the meaning of Temazcal?

Temazcal means “house of steam”, and it’s referred to as a place where you can find therapeutic steam baths.

Is Temazcal ceremony safe?

Yes, a Temazcal ceremony is safe. With a trained guide or shaman present, you can be assured that everything will be done safely so you can focus on relaxing and enjoy!

Is Temazcal ceremony worth it?

Yes, a Temazcal ceremony is absolutely worth it! It is a unique experience that can help you reconnect with yourself and the world around you. The ceremony provides deep relaxation, it helps purify your body and clear your mind! 

What should I wear to a Temazcal ceremony?

During a Temazcal ceremony it’s recommended to wear light, comfortable clothing such as a bathing suit, shorts, or a sarong. Avoid synthetic fabrics as the heat can cause them to be uncomfortable.

How much does Temazcal ceremony cost in Tulum?

In Tulum, a Temazcal ceremony can cost around $100 USD per person. However, the price may vary according to the experience and services offered.

How long does a Temazcal ceremony last?

Normally, a Temazcal ceremony lasts about 2 to 4 hours.

What happens during a Temazcal ceremony?

The Temazcal ceremony typically involves chanting, meditation, and the pouring of water over hot volcanic stones to create steam.

What should I expect after a Temazcal ceremony?

Many people report feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and emotionally cleansed after a Temazcal ceremony. Some may feel tired and should allow themselves time to rest and recover.

Can I participate in a Temazcal ceremony if I don’t speak Spanish?

Yes, many places in Tulum offer Temazcal ceremonies in English or have guides who can translate.

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