This is what it is to spend a night in Quetzalcoatl’s nest
Quetzalcoatl’s Nest is one of the most unique Airbnb accommodations in the world, and spending the night there is an experience just as unique.
Quetzalcoatl was one of the main Aztec gods, the name means “feathered serpent” and comes from the Nahuatl word for the quetzal bird (and “coatl” which means serpent “). Today tourists can stay in accommodation designed for this serpentine god.Just a short drive from downtown Mexico City and nestled among the woods are some very unusual accommodations like few have ever seen.
This unusual Airbnb is ideal for those looking to be surrounded by nature and enjoy the silence and tranquility of the woods. It is therapeutic accommodation and its botanical gardens are perfect for those who need to rest. It is ideal for yoga, meditation, writing or just looking for a breathtaking retreat.
About the accommodation
The accommodation was inspired by the mythical god Quetzalcoatl and was completed in 2006. It was originally designed as a large 10 bedroom resident apartment. It is located in a large 44 acre park with caves and ponds. Now a number of these rooms have been made into Airbnb rentals and are popular for those looking for something completely different. It is often visited by Instagram influencers.
The whole building is shaped like the mythical serpent and it winds through the trees like a real giant serpent. The building is full of shades of bridge colors like emerald green, cerulean, and orange. The structure is the complete snake extending from head to tail. So come into the belly of this beast! Even the rooms are connected by tunnels and there are no doors in the building (except for the main entrance).
- Premium: Due to the surrounding woods, the temperature is cooler than in town
It was designed by architect Javier Senosiain and is a testament to how mythology and architecture can come together to create something truly unique. It also showcases the best of original Mexican design and creativity. Staying here is like being in a fairy tale and is likely to inspire people to learn about their Aztec mythology. Mexico City is founded on the capital of the former Aztec Empire. The Aztec city was founded by the Mexican people and was called Tenochtitlan and was an amazing city when the Spaniards first arrived. Tenochtitlan is said to have been founded in 1325 AD.
It is located in Naucalpan de Juarez, just north of Mexico City. It is even possible to get a private tour of the Botanical Gardens.
It’s also a great location just a 30 minute drive into town and there is a shopping center near the Nest. For a completely different kind of attraction, there is also the Basilica of Los Remedios – it is one of the oldest churches in Mexico or anywhere in Latin America.
- Hostess: The hostess is Patricia
The design of the accommodation adapts to the uneven shape of the land and spans 16,500 square feet. It’s a design that works to have minimal impact on the environment while taking inspiration from nature. Surprisingly, the surrounding site is hardly touched by the large structure. It is truly amazing how these ambitious projects can actually be brought to fruition. The modifications to the site were mainly for safety reasons or for the structural engineering of the building. As you walk along the alleys, you can see beautiful views of the canyons and ravines of this rugged site. It is the perfect place for a serpent god.
Stay at the Quetzalcoatl nest
Staying at Quetzalcoatl’s Nest isn’t cheap, but who would expect the gods’ accommodation to be cheap? That being said, they’re not out of par These curvy apartments cost $ 358.00
- Rooms: 4 bedrooms (plus one)
- Number of persons: 10 people
- Understand : Laundry room, Bread, Fruits, Coffee
- Garden hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Cost per night: $ 358
- To verify: 2:00 p.m.
- Pets: Not allowed
- To note: Not suitable for people with reduced mobility (there are stairs)
Quetzalcoatlus The Pterosaur
On a funny note, this isn’t the first time the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl has inspired something cool. It is also the name given to a monster-sized pterosaur from the Upper Cretaceous people of North America called Quetzalcoatlus. This massive flying pterosaur (and for a long time there was debate whether he could have flown) was the size of a giraffe. Imagine a bird the size of a giraffe flying!
For anyone planning to visit Mexico City and in the mood for God-inspired accommodation, then Quetzalcoatl’s Nest is a great opportunity to immerse themselves in the mythology of the past. As a bonus, it’s also ecological!
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