Roll out of bed and jump into the bathtub warm ocean outside your door. You have direct access to world class fly fishing, scuba diving the Great Mayan Reef, or just relax on our pristine beach. Acocote Eco Inn has 3 suites available. Each with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a living/dining area and a full kitchen. over 600 sq. feet of living space right on the beach. Each suite looks out over the water with beautiful sunrises every morning.
3 Suites, Each With 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, A Living/dining Area, And Full Kitchen
- english, Japanese
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 17, 2019
About Rob Mukai
Just because we wandered, doesn't mean we were lost. One Saturday night, 30 years ago, Rob and Leisa met under a Studio Alta sign in Shinjuku, Tokyo an unlikely location for two water enthusiasts to meet. The next 30 years were spent raising two kids and building careers. Rob traveled extensively in the service of marketing brands like Pedigree, M&M's, Employee Recognition and High West Whiskey. Leisa wrangled dogs and kids in international schools, bookstores and at the YWCA, Utah. Those years were heavily punctuated with trips to water, the Mediterranean, Andaman Sea, trout streams and high mountain lakes, desert waterfalls. We never took a vacation that didn't have water as an intention: boating, flyfishing, scuba diving, snorkeling. After years of travel, often with small children, we came to appreciate the needs of travelers and what is necessary to protect fantastic water destinations and we brought that together here at Acocote Eco Inn where we provide wanderers with a passion for water adventures a comfortable sanctuary.
Rob Mukai purchased this Hotel in 2015
Why Rob Mukai chose Xcalak
After 30 years engaging with water around the globe, Xcalak marks the spot where we, Innkeepers Rob and Leisa Mukai, have settled on a home body of water-a stretch of Caribbean, nestled inside the Great Mayan Reef. The manatees, dolphins, rays, turtles and all the gorgeous tropical fish that swim among coral heads just wading distance from Acocote Eco Inn's door, are protected by Xcalak National Reef Park. The sleepy Mayan town of Xcalak hosts two excellent dive shops, and a number of knowledgeable fly fishing guides that can give you a shot at a flats grand slam.
What makes this Hotel unique
So, what's behind the name Acocote Eco Inn? Well, it represents our commitment to our guests and to the environment. Acocote is an old word for dahlia, the national flower of Mexico. Long ago, the acocote served the indigenous people as a portable sanctuary. Acocote provided food, water, beauty, and comfort to travelers adventuring far afield of home which is also our commitment to our guests. We are equally committed to protecting this fragile environment. Acocote Eco Inn is 100% off the grid; utilizing solar, septic, and reclaimed water, minimizing our carbon footprint.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Had a great stay at the Acocote Eco Lodge. Rob was a wonderful host and has extensive knowledge of the area and sites around the Yucatan. Though we didn't fish, we did get an opportunity to learn a bit about the fishing world and film making from an expert angler from Sweden (Jusse - hope I have the spelling correct).
The reef in front of the Lodge is a national marine preserve with great coral heads and a striking array of tropical fish - an easy snorkel away. Xcalak (pronounced Ish-calak) is off the beaten track and pretty much unplugged. Imagine the surprise at finding Michelin quality dining at the Leaky Palapa - a true gem in the jungle. Also enjoyed Rob's morning espresso/latte, the Rob-eritas, paddle board and kayaks.
Apparently there is the occasional jaguar that will take a free range street dog and crocodiles that lounge in the lagoon. Our biggest inconvenience was a squall that suddenly blew through and some hungry mosguitos.
All in - a great place to kick back and relax. I highly recommend the Lodge. Thanks for your hospitality Rob - look forward to seeing you again!
Thank you for the kind words. It was great to have you and your family join us for a few days! Looking forward to having you guys back again!
Great place to relax and enjoy the Caribbean!
We had a wonderful month stay here. We wanted a place where we could snorkel the reef on our own and was able to do just that. Rob is an excellent host and has a great staff that works very hard. We had a great time visiting with him and the dogs every day. The condo met all our expectations and Rob made sure we had every thing we needed.
Great spot to chill and escape the hustle and bustle of the coast to the north. Rob is a welcoming host and has a wealth of knowledge of all that the surrounding area has to offer. Fishing, restaurants, ruins, you name it and he will point you in the right direction. The apartment was well equipped and comfortable, but the outside is what it's all about.
Most relaxing vacation ever!
We spent a week here and couldn't be more satisfied. The beach and water were beautiful, great snorkeling, able to walk along the beach as far as you'd like. The accommodations were spacious and clean and Rob and his staff very hospitable. We had plans for some day trips but it was too nice to leave and do anything else. The restaurants in town had amazing food and the random food delivery available at the Inn included fruits and vegetables, fish, lobsters, and even desserts (cakes, cheesecakes). Morning lattes prepared by Rob provided a nice opportunity for visiting with the other guests in the palapa and sharing stories and experiences. I would recommend a stay to anyone looking for relaxation and getting away from it all.
This off grid inn has 4 units. The owner lives in one.
Rob is gracious, delightful and very helpful. I fly fished the salt water flats and my son and husband went diving. The highlight of the experience was meeting the other visitors at the inn. Ixcalak the town is undeveloped and funky yet it has a tiny gourmet restaurant.
Fun and worth it for us!
Acocote Eco Inn Nov14-29 2016
Had a 2 week stay at Acocote Eco Inn in Xcalak. What a wonderful getaway. Fresh expresso every morning with the owner Rob. got to hang out with his friendly beach dogs Maya and Blanca which helped with missing my own dog. Went snorkling out of XTC dive center and our Guide was the Mayor of Xcalak! Beautiful beach and great snorkling right in front of the house which sits right on the beach. Kayaked the lagoon out behind robs place too. A produce truck comes by every day and we bought Mangos papayas avacados and Pibil which is a wonderful cooked pork that we had tortilla sandwiches with. Close enough for day trips to Mayan ruins which are too far away to visit if you are just in Cancun. Had a great time hope to come back someday soon. Thanks Rob for an awesome vacation.
Here are the top 10 things Non Fly FIshing things to do at Acocote Eco Inn:
1. There is the snorkeling right off the beach. We have more coral heads than you could explore in a week right in front of the hotel.
2. We also have kayaks, and stand up paddle boards you can use.
3. Explore the lagoons behind the hotel on SUPs or Kayaks.
4. Hire a boat for the morning for snorkeling, site seeing (Belize border, bird island, etc.)
5. Scuba diving. The Great Mayan Reef is just off the beach with multiple dive spots within a short boat ride.
6. We offer massage therapy as well as the Japanese healing art of Jinshin Jyutsu.
7. Within about a two hour drive there are multiple Mayan ruins to explore (Dzibanche, Kohunlich, Chacchoben, Oxtankah, etc.)
8. Take a day trip to San Pedro Belize. It is about an hour and a half boat ride. If you are looking for a little more excitement for the day.
9. Drive to the Costa Maya cruise ship port (about 1 hr) for souvenir shopping, restaurants, etc.
10. Then there is the old standby - reading on the beach under one of our palapas.
Rates are subject to change until deposit is paid. We are a small inn and late cancellations can really affect us. Your deposit is non-refundable, however if you cancel prior to 30 days in advance, we can issue a one year credit or make other arrangements. Rates are based on double occupancy, additional guests are $25/per night. Hotel tax (3%)and sales tax (16% total 19%) are additional.