Alltournative is a Mexican company located in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo that started in 1999 willing to offer exciting and unforgettable experiences with a world-class service while promoting economic development of native Maya communities where we operate, preserving the Maya culture and the natural resources.
We operate unique eco-archaeological expeditions in exclusive locations, offering an authentic natural and cultural contact to get to know the real Mexico in a sustainable manner. We always operate small groups to provide personal attention with a team of highly skilled and committed people.
We have created environmental and social conditions that operate harmoniously with local communities to achieve the following objectives:
- Contribute to economic development by creating direct jobs and preventing migration.
- Improve lifestyle in the villages.
- Contribute to education of the children and training for the adults.
- Preserve and recover traditions in the communities.
- Preserve and protect local flora and fauna.
We are the only tour company in Mexico to have achieved the Silver EarthCheck Certification. In 2014, the Tourism Secretary of Federal Government (SECTUR) awarded the Distintivo “S” for the sustainable development of the touristic activities, the environment preservation and the optimal exploitation of the resources in the communities. In 2013, we won the Sustainable Development Award by Skal International.
We offer 6 different expeditions: nATiVe’S, Jungla Maya and Tulum Jungla Maya are in the Riviera Maya, Maya Encounter and Maya Ville are near Coba and Ek-Balam Cenote Maya is close to Valladolid Yucatan. Since most of our clients are from Europe and North America, our guides speak English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Polish and Russian.
In 1998, we started the first expeditions in Pacchen, an authentic community of twenty families immersed in the jungle. The people shared with us the wealth of their environment, such as the crystalline water of the Mojarras lagoon and the Jaguar Cenote (underground cave), which had never been visited before. By conversing with them, we discovered that they were about to sign an agreement for a project involving timber logging. We convinced them to preserved the forest and partner with us to develop an eco-tourism project. We managed to protect more than 2,000 hectares of jungle with its flora and wildlife. Today, we generate a sustainable economy for 30 local families giving them a chance to socially develop themselves and to increase the education level.