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Recent Yucatan, Mayan Riviera 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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  • Island Loft

    "My sister and I just spent two weeks at this condo. It was one of the best vacations we have enjoyed. We rented a golf cart for the entire vacation so had a way to get to all of the places around the island, explore the island and enjoyed watching the Big 10 basketball games at Jax's. The grocery store had absolutely everything you would need or want and the condo was beautifully furnished. Isreal was most helpful and all of the staff were so friendly - always greeting us as we walked by. Would love to return."
    Guest: JJ Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 19, 2015
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  • Perfect group vacation in paradise

    "Rating Details: I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was spotless. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We were a group of 9 including 4 children ranging from 18 months to 13 years. Everyone had a wonderful time. Edgar and Nini were wonderful hosts and truly made us feel at home. (Ask Edgar to show you his paintings) I would highly recommend the meal option-- we had fresh squeezed orange juice daily, gourmet quality meals, fresh papaya, mango, pineapple. My wife even picked up some cooking tips from Edgar. We used Dive House for those who went diving and Dive Palancar for a snorkel glass bottom boat trip for the kids (which they loved-- saw nurse shark, turtle, sting ray, star fish, and lionfish). Both dive shops are right next to the house. The little kids loved the wading pool and were entertained by the resident iguanas. The wooden pier down to the water was great for a quick snorkel during the day and beautiful sunsets every night. The rooftop deck was also great for lounging (though the hammock was not working). We rented one car which was enough for supply runs into town, a trip to San Gervasio ruins, a drive along the east coast, and a visit to La Casa del Mojito in town for mojitos and cuban cigars. Everyone was sad to leave and already thinking of a return trip to Las Ventanas!"
    Guest: Alan C. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 8, 2015
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  • A Tranquil Beach House,,,Una Casa de Playa Tranquilo

    "If you are wanting relaxation, calm, and losing yourself on a quiet beach, this is the place to go. San Benito is off the grid, no clubs, mega resorts, or overcrowded clubs.I walked two hours in the morning and saw 5 people, it was wonderful. The house is designed to feel open and the ambience is what you want at the beach .The house is perfect for reading, laying in a hammock, and just listening to sounds of the beach. I really loved the floating bed it was the perfect place for an afternoon siesta. Barbara was very helpful in arranging for people to clean, cook, and they are close by. This is a comfortable house for a small group, and it provides the basic things for a restful vacation. Progresso is close by if you want to venture into town for dinner, or shopping.Local find: Margarita's 11km from the house, good food and wonderful beach restaurant. Ask Wilma, the next door neighbor when they come by for fresh fish to buy, right outside your door! I have been traveling to Mexico for over 35 years and this place is one of my favorites, Thanks again Barbara for sharing your home, espero contar con su presencia un dia, hasta entonces bien,, Esteban"
    Guest: Stephen R. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 16, 2015
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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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