If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and the commercialism of Cancun, this is the place for you! Chuburna Puerto, Yucatan, is one of two small fishing villages just minutes from Progreso. A bird lover’s haven, this area is known for its quite beaches, serene surroundings and outdoor living.
The property is walled with an electronic gate providing secured parking and a private courtyard welcoming you. The house boasts a beautiful beach side pool surrounded by magnificent gardens with a resort feel. Sliding glass doors with screens open up to outside living and allow the cool ocean breezes to flow throughout the house. With its panoramic view and open concept living, this house is a seaside treasure. Upscale furnishings are welcoming and designed for comfort. The two upstairs master suites have private terraces and beautiful ocean views, both uniquely appointed and well furnished. One of the upstairs suites also features a bathtub, which is uncommon in Mexico. An attached casita offers a master suite with complete privacy and includes a bathtub as well. There are also two downstairs bedrooms complete with ensuite bathrooms. The house is air conditioned throughout. All of the bedrooms also have a ceiling fan with the exception of the casita. Kitchen has granite countertops and upgraded stainless steel appliances. It comes complete with cooking utensils and dishes for a nice dinner at home. An outdoor grill is available for you to grill your fresh fish. A laundry room with a washer and dryer gives you all the necessities. There is a TV with a DVD player, DVD collection, and WiFi included.
Just minutes inside this house you will feel like it’s your own home on the beach! Imagine yourself lounging in this beachfront oasis, listening to the waves crashing, watching the sun set with a cool drink in your hand. Come experience the Yucatan and the beauty of this house and you will know paradise. The property manager is just a phone call away to help with any needs. Local grocery stores and restaurants are a 5 minute drive away and the Port of Progreso is 15 minutes away. All types of shopping and dining is available there and it is especially fun on the days cruise ships are in port. Progreso also has medical care available. Merida is a colonial city approximately a 40 minute drive away and offers all of the conveniences of city life. It is home to a large selection of American stores, such as Costco, Sam’s, and Wal-Mart.
Answers to some frequently asked questions-
*Yes, I feel safe in this area. While Mexico has gained a reputation for crime over the last several years, Merida and the Yucatan boasts being the safest area. Most crimes committed are those of opportunity, not violence. Use common sense as you would when traveling anywhere. Do not flash cash or expensive jewelry and do not leave valuables out in plain site or leave doors unlocked.
*You will need to bring Pesos for shopping in Chuburna and Chelem. Credit Cards and American dollars are not as widely accepted as in tourist areas.
*Your Sam's and Costco membership cards from home will work in Merida.
*Do not drink the water, even to brush your teeth. Purified drinking water will be provided for you. You can make ice with the purified water or buy it in town. It is safe. You can also order drinks in town with ice and not worry. They are using purified water to make their ice. We have never had a problem.
*You do not have to speak Spanish, but knowing some basic words help. Many locals speak English, but not everyone.
*Do your homework on rental cars before you come. Many post insanely cheap prices per day online and charge you outrageous amounts for "mandatory" insurance. Check with your local insurance agent and call your credit card company to confirm exactly what coverage you may have out of the country if any, and what you will need to purchase.
*There is a bus service to and from Progreso. They run approximately every 15 minutes. There are also taxi services available.
Please feel free to inquire if you have any additional questions. Our casa is su casa!