"We just had the pleasure of staying for one week in the beautiful beachfront villa, Casa Maria, north of Mahahual. The owners, Dana and Suzanne, were always available via email for question, suggestions, and helpful tips for the area. The house itself is stunning with a very isolated, private beachfront location. My sister joined us and loved having her own upstairs bedroom with a beautiful ocean view. The home is spacious and has plenty of everything you need. Just bring all your groceries, and some condiments, with you. Claudio, the caretaker was always available for any help we needed. We went on many adventures while there: Chacchoben ruins, Bacalar Lagoon, and a great, isolated snorkeling beach one north of the house on the beach road. Mahahual is a very small fishing village that is now a cruise ship port but there were no ships in port during our stay which was perfect. We ate at NochKay at the south end of the Malecon and had the best fresh fish dinner I have ever had. Three entrees and 2 drinks each and the bill was less than $50 US. We also enjoyed a couple days on the beach at Tropicante where we got snacks and drinks served to us all day. Mahahual is great for scuba diving but it was too windy during our stay to go diving. We had dinner at Mayan Beach Garden hotel just 3 minutes north of the home. The owner, Marcia, was also helpful with ideas for snorkeling spots. One draw back, which some may consider a plus, is that the house is at least 30 minutes from Mahahual so going into town for meals took a bit longer than we had anticipated. The AC can only be run at night and the generator is so loud I hated running it for fear of disturbing Claudio. But for the beauty, views, serenity, and comfort of the home, Casa Maria can't be beat! Thank you Dana and Suzanne!"
Date of Stay: April 2015
Review Submitted: May 9, 2015