During its construction phase, Fairmont Mayakoba preserved most of the land’s natural jungles, flora and fauna. By implementing an ancient Mayan technique called “socoleo” (used to highlight the beauty of plants by pruning and replanting them) more than 1,500 trees were rescued and relocated all around the property. Today, those plants have grown and multiplied, and some are in the process of becoming mature trees. Special measures were taken to care for the animals found onsite. More than 40 species, including exotic birds and iguanas, were relocated for safety. Additionally, the hotel made sure to preserve green areas between the buildings and casitas, creating a natural habitat for many species.