Your Tropical vacation home awaits in beautiful Costa Maya/Mahahual with the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean - your personal piece of paradise is waiting!
This newly remodeled casita has 2 bedrooms, each with comfortable queen size pillow top mattresses, and a separate bunk alcove that sleeps two extra, for a total capacity of 6.
The indoor-outdoor kitchen has the usual amenities - refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, blender, and toaster. The stove/oven is located outside under the covered palapa patio for shaded tranquility that will allow guests to create their own Mexican feast if they choose to cook at home, . Listen to the birds as you enjoy your meals outdoors under the palapa. The backyard is a lush tropical garden with privacy wall surrounding. Hammocks swing under the palapa with ceiling fans to keep you cool.
The casita has stereo, internet, and A/C in the bedrooms and an energy efficient solar water heater that provides plenty of hot water for showers. The water system is gravity feed from the water storage tanks on the roof, filled by the municipal water department. The tap water is treated, but a drinking water dispenser is located in the dining room. This property is in a very safe and friendly neighborhood.
Our charming casita is a leisurely 15 minute walk or $2 US cab ride to the downtown beach. This is a great place for a family or group who want an affordable and comfortable place close to the ocean. There are 2 bikes available for your use at the casita. A great way to experience a slice of real Mexico - close to locals, dining and shopping. You can purchase almost anything you might want within a short walk from your front door.
The property is managed by our bilingual American property representative. She will provide you with your key and can assist you with any needs or questions about available local activities you may want to experience during your stay. If you require medications or need minor medical assistance, our property manager is also a registered nurse and has a Pharmacy at her hotel, Caballo Blanco.
There are two fully equipped clinics in town. One is a private clinic, Costa Med, and is located in the casitas. The other is a government clinic located in town. Medical service fees are very reasonable in Mexico. The main hospital is in Chetumal, should you need additional medical assistance, it is approximately 1 hr and 45 min drive. Both the private clinic, Costa Med, and the Government Clinic have ambulances.
Mahahual is a beautiful and growing destination. Relax and have a great stay! There's endless possibilities for excursions and sightseeing - adventures await! The property is located close to taxis and the bus stop, so guests do not need to rent a car from Cancun if they choose not to. Information regarding bus schedules is available. There is an extensive guide on how to's at the casita, and available online, ensuring you'll have a fantastic stay.
If you want to enjoy the Caribbean and small town Mexican/Mayan culture, this is the perfect place!
The Costa Maya-like its cousins Cancun, Ixtapa and Mazatlan--is the latest planned resort area to be co-developed by the Mexican Government and private developers. Unlike its cousins, where over development has brought huge problems, the Costa Maya is being developed as a low density/eco-tourism area.
Located at the southern most tip of the Mexican Caribbean coast, Costa Maya borders the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve to the north, the crown jewel of Mexican ecological treasures, with Chetumal Bay and Belize to the south. The spectacular Banco Chinchorro Reef, one of the last living great reefs left on the planet, is just 12 miles off shore and extends south, past Belize to Honduras.
A series of smaller reefs are between Banco Chinchorro and the mainland, providing habitat for one of
the world's great underwater environments. To the south is Chetumal Bay, whose flats
separate Mexico from Belize and provide world class blue ribbon fly-fishing and world-class tropical bird watching. The Costa Maya is made up of two small villages, Mahahual and Xcalak, which
are nestled along stretches of tranquil remote beaches and jungle on the southern tip of Quintana Roo.
These neighboring villages complement each other with their quaint feel and friendly locals, and transplants from the four corners of the world. Until recently, the area was mainly a small and relatively unknown, but still, world-class diving destination. However, its tourist demographic is changing. In addition to sportsman, the Cost Maya is attracting the tourist looking to escape the crowds and the “spring break” party atmosphere that has taken over the Cancun and Playa Del Carmen area. The result is an interesting and eclectic mix of local and international businesses, dive shops, casita hotels and restaurants.
The town of Mahahual is the central business area of Costa Maya. It has 2 main developed
districts, the downtown ocean front and the area around the port facility referred to as the
"Casitas". The downtown area is made up of the "Malecon" a boardwalk along the oceanfront and the
two backstreets of commercial properties. This area is about 10 blocks long from north to south
and is the old original fishing village. The "Casitas" is a much larger area that was developed to provide a residential and commercial district to service the port facility and its workers. This area has paved streets with city services a good mix of stores and great restaurants from Mexican to Italian. Your sure to find a menu to suit your tastes along with a cultural and a conversational experience.
Local chefs, along with restaurant owners from the US, Canada, Italy, France, Holland, and many others, come together to create meals that are as memorable as they are tasty. Don't be surprised when you spend the evening chatting with an owner from Italy, a chef from a nearby village and your waiter is from Mexico City. Shopping is plentiful in town while the ships are docked. You can expect to find all the usual Mexican blankets, rugs, pottery, jewelry and some not so usual including interesting local and Mayan art. On days when no ships are in port, the town turns back into a wonderful, quiet little fishing village again.
The local residents are very friendly and of because of the rise in tourism, many are beginning to
speak some English. Your personal safety is really not anything you need worry about in the Costa
Maya either. The tourism money generated assures order and security they are a national priority. You will see the presence of this priority to ensure your stay is pleasant and safe. The local Mexican people are a friendly small town people. A smile and a “Buenos Dais” will always get one in return.
The beaches, oh do we have beaches? The Costa Maya has about every kind of beach you can
possibly want. If you want a beach in town, with music and swings dangling around the bar and a
dozen restaurants within walking distance, check out downtown Mahahual. This is really one of
the nicer beaches in Mexico. A reef about 150 meters from shore and protects the downtown beach
from almost any wave action, so the water is always calm and clean. The downtown businesses
keep their beaches raked and there are many trash cans, so it is always very nice. Jet skis, clear
kayaks, water toys, all the touristy stuff is there.
Want your own beach, no problem. Go a few miles further north into Sian Kaan Nature Reserve
and you'll find miles of totally undisturbed beaches. In most areas, the reef is just yards off shore
and is home to a spectacular underwater environment. Starfish, sea turtles and colorful fish of all
shapes and sizes call it home. Help yourself to the fish and lobster but if you can't catch one, there
is a co-op in town where fresh lobster and fish are plentiful and cheap.
The Costa Maya has much to offer you, from fine dining, to beach front bars, to the best snorkeling
and diving or just a quiet hammock under a palm tree. Come and see for yourself.
We are very sure you will enjoy!