On our vacation to the Yucatan peninsula I knew I had to stop in at Coqui Coqui. I had heard about their Tulum location and had hopes of visiting there, but due to some issues with the Mexican government that location has been temporarily closed along with other hotels in the area. So we ventured out to see their other locations in Coba and Vallodolid and I am sure glad we did. Coqui Coqui has residences and spas in Mexico and one opening up soon in Bora Bora. They’re also know for their one of a kind perfumes.
The Coqui Coqui Perfumeria uses the natural tropical landscape and culture of the area to inspire each of their fragrance. From the palm trees in Tulum, lush gardens of Coba, the town and culture in Vallodolid and the tobacco plantations in Merida are all reflected in the opulence of their scents. I’m pretty much obsessed with all things coconut and their “Coco Coco” scent is just magnificent. I would eat it if I could. Also you have to try their “Neroli Negro” this is hands down my favorite scent of theirs, it’s like sweet spicy honey. I just can’t get enough of their “Tabaco” scent on my husband. It’s a very warm and sexy scent, makes for a great gift idea ladies. Also you have to try their chocolates and infused honey. Of course I loved their coconut chocolate “Coco Blanco” and if you’re a cardamom lover you have to try their ” Rosa & Cardamomo” chocolate. Their infused honey is like nothing I have ever tasted in my life. They infuse many different herbs, spices and florals, giving it such a unique, rich and opulent flavor.
I love this quote from Coqui Coqui’s perfumier and owner, sums up everything they’re all about.
“I wanted to make perfumes in a simplistic way, to regenerate original scents, not create something that was intangible or untouchable. My perfumes are simple, naïve, stripped back; so that my children, my grandfather, a Mayan, or a Parisian can wear them. Scents that can be appreciated by everyone. ”
— Nicolas Malleville
Coqui Coqui Valladolid location is housed in an exquisite building built in the 16th century. The perfumeria is set below their residence and spa and adjacent to their boutique where you can purchase their chocolates, infused honey and clothing. The perfumeria is dimly lit with soft lighting giving the room a very romantic and moody ambience. The interior design is just stunning with beautiful floor tiling in each room and rich spanish renaissance decor.
Coqui Coqui Coba location is in an ancient ruin beside a beautiful lagoon. Coba is a small and remote town so this location in the middle of the jungle is perfect for a peaceful retreat. The host Roberto gave us a phenomenal tour of the grounds and walked us through sampling all their honeys and perfumes. It was a lovely experience and this location is just breath taking in the ruins. There’s a residence and spa here as well.
I hope you enjoy the Coqui Coqui experience and lifestyle.