As you explore the all-suite, all-inclusive Barceló Karmina, you’ll discover several elements that show the great love and affection that the founder of the resort had for the Mayan culture. For example the Ave Cósmica, a symbol of wisdom, life, good luck, happiness and abundance, is seen at the Agave Restaurant.
If you look closely while walking down the staircase to the lobby you’ll notice that there are two sets of thirteen steps, which represent the thirteen lunar phases and the thirteen day phases. This is also represented on the walls of our lobby.
As you stroll towards the Buddha Garden you’ll encounter that it’s guarded by lions, protectors of the law and sacred buildings; in this case the Karmina (meaning Garden or Orchard). These are also considered the “dogs of happiness” that safeguard the good vibes and celebrations taking place at the iconic garden.
Upon reaching the main pool, you’ll find the Kukulcan slide. The Kukulcan is a Mayan snake deity that represented the Mayan’s god of heaven, thunder and rain. Legend has it that the snake is known to guard the waters of the Santiago Peninsula from natural disasters.
And finally, upon looking up to each of the two hotel towers, you will see two owls that watch over at night and guard the dreams of each and every guest at Barceló Karmina.