With an emotive ceremony, the construction of the temazcal at El Dorado Royale began. This is part of an initiative that aims to return to the roots and customs of the Mayan culture, and share them with our visitors, offering a unique experience that will touch them.
With pre-Hispanic music, the ceremony pointed to the reconnection that the temazcal represents. Greetings to the Sun were performed while the dancers moved to the rhythm of the sounds made with a conch. Offerings of seeds, which represent goodwill, and water, representing life and prosperity, were made.
This tradition has
its origins in the pre-Hispanic cultures that used steam baths as a tool for healing. The Temazcal symbolizes the return to the womb of our mother, the place where we are isolated from the outside world and where we can reflect and reconnect with ourselves. With the arrival of the Spaniard, the use of the temazcal was prohibited, but today, this ancient tradition has survived and is still practiced in several communities.
In Nahuatl, the word temazcalli means “house of steam”. The steam of water mixed with aromatic herbs is
used in a building that resembles a round cabin, because according to the pre-Hispanic cultures, the power of the universe acts on circles. The ceremony begins with the lighting of the fire, which unifies the new
fire with the fire of the Sun to provide an offering to the universe. It continues with dancing and playing of music in order to connect with the Earth, to find health and well-being. The purpose of the temazcal is to allow a person to confront his counterpart and reconnect with himself.
So if are looking for a spiritual and renewing experience, you will soon be able to enter this Mayan sauna in El Dorado Royale.