Zazil Ha

Riviera maya is known for its turquoise sea, lush jungle, mayan ruins and mutilple resorte where you can celebrate your destination wedding.

Today we would like to share with you a true story which is the origin of the fusion of the Spanish and Mexican culture. This is the love story of Zazil Ha and Gonzalo Guerrero.




Today we would like to share with you a true story which is the origin of the fusion of the Spanish and Mexican culture. This is the love story of Zazil Ha and Gonzalo Guerrero.





Gonzalo Guerrero, known as the conquered conqueror, was castaway in Xaman Ha, which is the name of what we know today as Riviera Maya.

History tells us that in 1511 the boat was on its way from Colombia towards the La Española Island was caught in the middle of a heavy strom. A small group survived the shipwreck, and after figthing the local tribes, only the priest and Gonzalo Guerrero were left. Both were captured and taken as slaves by the Mayan tribe called Cocomes.

They were trated between different tribes and finally Gonzalo Guerrero was property of Balaam, a powerful lord of the time who ruled in Chetumal, the current capital city of the state of Quintana Roo.


The legend tells that Gonzalo faced an alligator in a river protect the Lord Balaam ( jaguar in Mayan) and in return he was granted freedom.


It was them when Guerrero integrated fully in the Mayan community taking part in their rituals and ceremonies, being the Cacao Ceremony on of the most sacred and popular ones. He was treated then as a member of the tribe and eventually was encouraged to marry princess Zazil Ha to ressure the power of the city of Chetumal.

They had three children wich are considered by historian like the first Mexicans.

Tulum wedding

Model Arianda Inti

MUAH Joshua Cruz Bustamante

Earrings Lito y Lola

By this stafe he was so devoted and proud of this Mayan culture which embraced as his own that he even refused the offer of Conqueror Hernan Cortés to be rescued in 1520. He fought against the Spaniards when Francisco Montejo invaded the Yucatan circa 1530 and he died in battle in 1536 fighting side by side with the indigenous tribes against those who were once his once countrymen in what we know today as Honduras.


With this editorial which goes back to the deepest roots of the Mexican spirit we hope to portray the wilderness of the jungle, the beauty of the integration of the two cultures with respect and admiration.

We whish to share the indigenous and untamed side of Riviera Maya where you can celebrate today a traditional Mayan wedding, with ancient ceremonies like the Sacred Ceremony of Cacao, perfomed by a shaman or a religious woman in natural locations and compliment them with fashion inspired in traditional customs. kima Tulum is one of the most intimate locationes where nature integrates in harmony with regional elemnts creating a mystical atmosphere for a unique celebration.

shotting team

Venue Kima Tulum

Photo Sara Frost

Muah Joshua Cruz Bustamante

Wedding Dress  Verónica Miranda

Accesories Lito y Lola

Rent Material Moni Junco

Model Ariadna Inti

Wedding planner Clandestine Events

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