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Recent Yucatan, Mayan Riviera reviews

  • Truly a little piece of paradise

    "Bob and I were so pleased with our stay at Casita Paraiso and our adventures in the surrounding area. It was exactly what we wanted and needed! The neighborhood in which Casita Paraiso is located boasts an eclectic population of Mexican nationals and ex-pats. The neighborhood is quiet and pleasant. The house itself was clean, nicely appointed, and aesthetically pleasing...and air-conditioned! We loved the very private patio and spent a fair amount of time there when we were in our home-away-from home. The pictures on the website and facebook accurately depict the casita. Bob and I chose not to rent a car (unless we found we really needed one) and we didn't. We could get anywhere we wanted to go via the bikes, walking, colectivo, or bus. We prefer to melt into the local life when we vacation and we always felt very safe anytime of day or night we were out and about. Kathy and Mark were super helpful as was the property manager who resides in the neighborhood when we had a question or two. Kathy and Mark have put a lot of effort into compiling a book of local beaches, ruins, cenotes from various travel sites and interjected their own experiences and preferences which is helpful. While I think a car would be more convenient for carrying beach gear back and forth as well as storing valuables (like cameras) when at the beach, we managed just fine taking very minimal gear on the colectivo system. We loved the setting, the casita, the nearby pueblo of Chemuyil, the beach of Xcacel, the cenotes we visited, Tulum, the biosphere of Sian Ca'an, and Akumal. There is so much to do and see and so much of it is still unspoiled or undeveloped. I will definitely go back and I hope Kathy and Mark are still renting their lovely Casita Paraiso then!"
    Guest: Peg Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 27, 2014
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  • a great place to stay

    "We’re a family of 3 and stayed here in mid-June. It was our first time to Cozumel, but we’ve been to other Caribbean islands each year, and typically stayed in a non-commercial property. This one was the best of all. The location with a couple pools, your own stretch of beach, and pier access right next door were great. The condo itself was neat, clean, and spacious. It had everything we needed - large screen TV’s and good satilite reception (for the evenings or the occasional rainstorm), lots of cooking utensils and pans, and a place to park our rental car. It also felt secure. We’re a bit low-key and didn’t want the all-inclusive hotel experience that seems so common on the island. We enjoyed cooking for ourselves and relaxing. So, it gave us all we wanted at a fair price. We couln’t ask for anything better."
    Guest: happy traveller 1 Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 19, 2014
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  • Just what we needed!

    "My husband and I stayed at Casa Caracola for 7 nights and we absolutely loved the property. We have stayed in Xcalak several times, and this was our fist stay at Casa Caracola. This is one of the most beautiful homes on the coast. We stayed in the upstairs apartment with a full kitchen, it was more than enough room for the two of us. The kitchen was well equipped and we cooked almost all of our meals in. Once we arrived, we rarely used our car and we were perfectly happy relaxing on the beautiful beach, playing volleyball, biking down the beach road, snorkeling and kayaking out to the reef. The lagoon in the back of the property is very nice, great fishing and bird viewing. We loved the tranquility of Casa Caracola. The property owners Phillipe and Giselle are wonderful hosts. The caretakers were also extremely helpful. We highly recommend this property, and plan to come back again. "merci beaucoup!""
    Guest: Cari H. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 17, 2014
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  • Fantastic Stay

    "When we arrived we were so happy with the cleanness of the property, location and amenities. This home was centrally located to most everything and I am please to say, if you are looking for a place to stay, I would definitely recommend Casa Majica. My family and I had the best time while visiting and we look forward to more vacations here at Casa Majica"
    Guest: Chris Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: November 12, 2014
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Yucatan, Mayan Riviera Travel Tips

Mayan Resorts Along the Yucatan Peninsula

On your next trip to the Yucatan Peninsula, consider traveling to Mayan resorts. The Mayan Riviera in Mexico is one of the more fascinating destination spots in the world. You have tropical beaches, ancient ruins, and a myriad of marine and wildlife, all steps away from Yucatan vacation rentals. The Mayan Riviera is more than one city; in fact, it is about 11 cities. Popular destinations for Yucatan villas include but are not limited to Playa del Carmen, Playacar, Akumal, Tulum, Puerto Aventuras, Puerto Morelos, and Xpu-Ha.

Forested Scenery near Yucatan Vacation Rentals

As you drive along route 307 to reach Yucatan vacation rentals, you will discover the land is flat and the scenery is akin to a flat forested region much like Canada or Europe. Interspersed along the highway are boulder-laden cliffs that will lead you down to clean, white sandy beaches. Once you arrive at Yucatan villas, you are able to sit on a private beach all day watching the waves roll in or playing in the surf. Playa del Carmen is the most popular Mayan Riviera destination where plenty of Mayan resorts await.

Yucatan Villas by Fifth Avenue

If you elect to stay in Playa del Carmen rather than other Mayan Riviera destinations, you can walk down Fifth Avenue on the local strip and pet wild lions, play with boa constrictors, or watch Maruichi bands. Many of the Yucatan villas are situated on the strip to provide you the most active nightlife and access to the beautiful beach. Cruises dock close to the strip, filling up the town with new faces each Tuesday and Thursday. Because so many cruise ships dock there, you'll find many jewelry stores, arts and crafts stores, and other retail shops that offer wonderful deals.

Mayan Resorts Provide Whale Shark Sightings

Water sports are the most attractive attractions in the Mayan Riviera. From Mayan resorts, you can head out to sea on a deep sea fishing tour or scuba dive boat. If you truly want a diving experience you will never forget, make sure the dive boat is heading to the known locations where the whale sharks hang out. Whale sharks can be very elusive creatures but dive boats in the Mayan Riviera have managed to find areas where they tend to hang out. At the end of your day with water sports, it may be time to head back to your Yucatan vacation rentals for a home-cooked Mexican meal.

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