“I believe this would be a fantastic opportunity to meet other partners with the sensitivity and motivation to make a difference in the world of travel.”
Angelica Espinosa, Director of Sales
Catherwood Travels is a Maya World Specialist Company with unrivaled access to chic haciendas, exclusive estates –such as private cenotes- and well extraordinary artistic projects situated in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Catherwood Travels belongs to a Mexican family corporation that in 1994 acquired Hacienda Temozon – a ruined hacienda from the 16th century — and along with it, a strong commitment to the Maya area.
Through the restoration and development of the five Haciendas properties as hotels –all part of the Starwood Luxury Collection – and the creation of The Haciendas of the Maya World Foundation, the corporation became a pioneer in the area, developing sustainable tourism projects for the rescue of the abandoned sisal-producing haciendas of the Yucatan Peninsula, along with a clear vision for promoting the economic and social development of the rural Mayan communities.
Catherwood Travels, founded in 2008, represents the next phase of the family’s involvement in the Maya region: the creation of a team dedicated to combining the enjoyment of travelers with luxury treatment and exquisite cultural sensitivity to create unique experiential travel opportunities set in a rich historical, cultural, and natural ambiance.
Catherwood Travels draws inspiration from the 19th century explorers, Frederick Catherwood and John L. Stephens.