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Recent Mahahual reviews

  • Diving adventure in a secluded place

    "We spend two weeks at Casita Dragonfly, our vacation was great. I didn’t write a review sooner because I was busy booking dragonfly again, I wasn’t even home for a week and we decided to go back for more. The place is wonderful is what we were looking for. We really enjoyed it. We made friends with the neighbors next door and we dove with them a few times. The house has everything you need to enjoy for your stay and yes is in between the mangrove and the ocean and 11 kms away from Mahahual in the outdoors expect whatever comes with a tropical environment, from toads to lizards, geckos and iguanas. Small bugs, big bugs, crabs, and birds. Here you won’t see any deer, moose or bears. So its different ………very pretty and relaxing!!! About the furry companions? My boys wanted to take brandy back with us, he hung out with us all the time, guero came at dinner time was like being at home, they came with us for a long beach walks. Very nice dogs. Us being divers I will target my review towards that side, first the beach! Is a nice open shallow beach with white sand, the portion at the house is clean of native plants, and collects sea grass from the waves at night. There are patchy areas of sand but most of the bottom is sea grass all the way to the reef which is located around 600/700 mts from the beach, the best way to get there is with the kayaks, the average depth is 10-15 feet all the way to the reef which pretty much comes out of the surface. There are many isolated heads of coral formations, very nice snorkeling experience but also very good to do some scuba at very shallow depth giving you plenty of time to observe the reef. Just make sure you bring the anchor with the kayaks and don loose them. We didn’t go to the side beyond the reef barrier so not sure about diving but snorkeling will be a challenge with the waves breaking over the reef. We connected with Gypsea Divers, and we had to drive every time to the diving shop , something that we enjoy going to town. Catherine went beyond expectations for us to enjoy our dives , excellent reefs and nobody around, so we were a group or four with nobody else to share the dives, we did ten plus dives and we went to many different locations. If you are a diver the recipe is Mahaual + Casita dragonfly + Gypsea Divers = awesome diving trip!!……so we will be back to Dragonfly for more underwater adventures in January. Thank you W for sharing your House and allowing us to enjoy that piece of paradise. J"
    Guest: Diverkat Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 11, 2014
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  • Secluded, beautiful home

    "Overall we really loved this house and how secluded it was from the tourists of Mexico. Others have commented a lot on how beautiful the beach and house are and we all felt the same way. The house is probably most comfortable with 6 or less (we were 5). It is a beautifully designed building with large open bedrooms and great outdoor spaces. The palapa, hammocks and upstairs deck were our favorite hangout spots. The caretaker, Avila, that lives on the property was sweet and friendly (speaking spanish was a must) and even brought us coconuts to sip on the beach. Susan was very thoughtful and hooked us up with local organic eggs (from KM 5 farm stand discussed in the rental packet). She also also gave good recommendations on where to buy food, which sites to visit and roughly how long it takes to get places which proved useful. Because of the reef, the ocean had almost no chop, was extremely shallow out to 100 ft and would be safe for swimmers of any age. This also means that there was a lot of seaweed that naturally washes up and the water can be murkier in some spots. We had a little problem with the solar batteries but the caretakers and Susan handled the problem so we were never really without power. Mahahual is a cute town with a board walk and is really only busy when the cruise boats are in town. This location is perfect if you want to get out of tourist locations but be prepared for longer drives to site-seeing destinations. We wanted a place to relax for the week (ex: one of us was studying for the bar) and this quiet location was perfect for the seclusion we wanted."
    Guest: Sarah P. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 25, 2015
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  • Excellent Accommodations

    "We all (two couples) enjoyed our stay at Casa Maria very much, with the exception of the sea weed that is plaguing the entire Costa Maya and even in the Gulf. The house is very nicely furnished with all that you will need. If you cook alot the kitchen is well furnished but little in the way of seasonings and condiments so buy what you need in that regard. The charcoal BBQ was kind of difficult to get going but with practice should work fine. If you drive up and down the coastline you can find places to snorkel where the sea weed is not so concentrated. I understand that this is a very unusual year for the abundance of sea weed. We dined at Mayan Gardens and it was okay... kind of stifling as the dining area is set back behind the accommodations which block the sea breeze. Our favorite place to dine in Mahahual was at the very south end of the Malecon at a place called noch-kay (or something similar) which was a very casual place and their shrimp dishes are delicious... we tried them all, and the prices were very reasonable. I was surprised that even when the cruise ships were in, that town was still enjoyable and not overly crowded. The malecon definitely rolls up early, around sixish, so get there early to dine. Claudio lined us up with a fishing trip out of Mahahual that was really fun and fruitful... the fellas each caught 50 lb groupers impressing even the locals. It worked out to about $55 an hour for all four of us with only two fishing at a time. Erik also caught a nice barracuda which apparently are abundant in the area. Sting rays are also abundant in the area so watch when walking in the shallows... I saw several during our stay when snorkeling, one extremely large one. We went to see two of the ruins which were both really nice and the drive inland was beautiful. I think it was Kohunilich and Dzbaniche (or something like that). Claudio was very kind and helpful when needed and he also speaks very good english. All in all, another wonderful trip to the Costa Maya :) Thank you for sharing!!"
    Guest: Maria L. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 15, 2015
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  • Nice home great area!

    "My family of 4 loved our stay and the owner was great to work with."
    Guest: Playa family Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 31, 2015
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