|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
Dear Travellers in the Yucatan, Mexcio lovers and Kite Surfers,
we made a very attractive 360 degree virtual tour for you to be able to 'walk thru' our homes and get you an even better insight view of our Apartments,the beaches of El Cuyo, the Fishing Port, the Lagoon
and its surroundings. The link is available on this page, or simply send us an email, then we will send it to you as well.
If you dont feel like spending your well deserved vacation in Highrise Hotels, timeshares or condos in Cancun or Playa del Carmen , and you are rather looking for relaxation and recreation in the real Mexico, the unspoilt Caribbean Feeling of El Cuyo may something you should consider.
Puerto del Cuyo is a small, unspoiled Beachtown filled with Cocunut palm trees near Holbox, and is today the only coastal town in the Yucatan which is dotted with palm trees. At all other beaches in the Yucatan, the palm trees were exterminated by a plague some years ago, and were sadly not reforested . Not so in Puerto del Cuyo, here you can still find the Caribbean Feeling mixed with mexican flair that used to be found in every Yucatan Beach town.
Vw Bugs for 219 usd for 4 days. The Hacienda Antigua Villa and Antigua Lodge is a cosy hideaway for everybody budget orientet that enjoys the real Mexico without the tourists.Located just 5O meters from the beach and tucked away under coconut palm trees, you may relax in your hammock, watch the birds during the day and the stars at night, take a swim in the ocean that you have practically by yourself, or take mile long beach walks and collect seashells that have been washed up by the ocean current over night, or simply do nothing.
The House is fully furnished and ready to be moved in at any time. The 800ft2 Villa has a Masterbedroom with a Kingsize Bed, 2 Single beds in livingroom fully equipped kitchen, terrace, bathroom and livingroom. The 300ft2 Lodge has 2 more dbl beds in one room, small kitchenette, bathroom with shower and its own seperate entrance and screened in porch.
You may rent the Villa together or separate from the smaller Lodge, or vice versa. .
Service of chef and fishing or snorkel tours could be provided by the caretaker Remigia
Vw Bug Rental for just 219 Usd for 4 Days: Starting now you can rent a Vw Bug with our Condos.
incl Insurance and Local Cel phone
Pick up and drop off are flexible
(Cancun City or Airport)
Vw Bug for just 199 usd for 4 Days: Starting Nov 2009 you can book a Vw Bug for 199 Usd incl Tax, Km, Insurance and Cel Phone , 5 days
for details pls inquire
Service upon arrival: The Caretaker will receive you in the Villa and hand you over the keys.
Please leave a 100 Usd deposit, that you will be refunded when you return them upon departure and when the house is left in the same conditions as you received it.
The best career decision I've made in my life was to come to this beautiful country,....Mexico.
I love the country and its people, but their slowness, tardiness and informality in some cases still bothers me, even after 20 years I now live here. You just have to put everything into the balance ... it's a bit hard to explain .... but it's something like if you want a fruit that has no shell or skin, is something ... thats not possible.
I was born and educated in Bamberg, Germany and finished my career there. After that, I went to work for the Mouse in Disney World in Orlando Florida and have worked in the German Pavilion at Epcot , .. followed by 2 years at Lufthansa in Frankfurt. Driven by wanderlust ... I then followed the call Mexico's in 1993.
I lived for 20 years in Cancun, Mexico, ... and still work part time in 5 star hotels. 12 years ago I started with the first Vacation apartment. We now have 7 and also rent you our Vw Beetle to our guests. We are the owners of these houses and can be reached anytime personally, by phone or by email. In the Competition of the Landlord of the Year in 2011, we made the 3 place, and in 2012 we reached the 1st place. It's a lot of fun with guests, and we are always passing along our longtime experience in Mexico . We look forward hosting you ...
Mattias Doehling purchased this apartment in 2001
Who do we recommend to rent a vacation home in Yucatan?
If you are interested in getting to know the mexican culture, its people the hospitality and its food , is flexible and willing to learn more about the 'Mexican way of Life'and wants to experience more 'Local Flavour'... away from the beaten Tourist path and 5 Star Hotels ..you will enjoy it..come and stay with us.
Who should reconsider it?
If you are looking to be pampered in a 5 Star All inclusive Hotel and Buffett style meals , having an English speaking concierge 24 hours a day...then do yourself a favor..and dont renta a vacation home.
Hacienda del Cuyo:
Working in Cancun´s Hotel Business during the week , on days off, we enjoy travelling in the Yucatan with its fabled culture, away from the city .. and mass tourism. In February 2000, we have come by accident to El Cuyo ... the drive threre was overwhelming ... over a reddish pink lagoon with flamingos, the road led to the village .. further to a Mayan pyramid with a lighthouse built on top of it. The roads in El Cuyo are made of sand and coconut palm trees everywhere in the quaint Village. Miles of fine white sand beach with no tourists but lots of seashells.. as far as the eye can see. We were delighted, and then spent every free weekend in El Cuyo. One day, someone offered us a small house for sale. There was at that time only a ground floor. We immediately fell in love with this 'rough diamond' and have restored it with much passion. we didnt think of it as a rental business at that time. After some time, we have added the 2nd floor Penthouse and te Rustic Casa Maya Lodge.
We still spend every free weekend in El Cuyo ... now with our 2 young Kids...
We acquired it in 2002 and 2012, lovingly converted it to the Hacienda Antigua. Outside walls are handmade of a natural stone facade by Mayan Craftsmanship. Inside a Mayan artist from Izamal Hand-painted colonial decorations on the Walls .Lots of heavy wrought iron was used inside the Hacienda. The Beach terrace covers a big Pyramid shaped palapa , so our guests can always hide in the cooling shade of this palm thatched masterpiece.
Family of 4 (two older daughters) stayed at the Hacienda Antigua for 5 nights. Mattias' directions and shopping lists were very helpful (i.e. essential) and Remigia was wonderful. We were nearly a day late, due to a mid-flight turnback, but Remigia was easy to find, and she greeted us that afternoon with traditional Christmas food- sandwiches of onion and pavo, and sopa de frio (?). The miles long deserted beach was just what the doctor ordered. We enjoyed the town in the evening, watching jerseyed soccer teams go at each other for hours and the drive along the sand road to Rio Largarto, with flamingoes (nicknamed flaming-o's) to our left and ocean to our right was unforgettable. I would definitely return.
This was not the original plan, 6 weeks if I remember correctly. But if you need a place just to be, this is the place. The beach stretches for miles, the people are friendly and El Cuyo in general is a place to unwind. Remigia (the caretaker) has made our stay even better and our Spanish gets better with her help.
We have the small studio at the rear of the main house, the space serves our purpose as a couple. We have taken to cooking, eating and relaxing in the enclosed palapa. It really is a godsend! Many other visitors (from the other apartments) have joined us in the cool of the evening relaxing and enjoying in our mosquito proof enclosure.
Food shopping is limited in El Cuyo, small items can be purchased in town; bread, beer, some vegetables, some meats etc. For larger shops we head to Tizimin, it is about 80km away. There are 2 supermarkets there, we now check both of them as depending on the day each has different items. As our time here progressed our want to go to Tizimin declined, relaxing is what we wanted not traveling to shop! To do this we needed a larger fridge, Mathais was very responsive to the request and a larger fridge was dragged in the very next day... I had never known how good ice was ;-)
Don't expect a Cancun experience here, expect a simple relaxed vacation in a safe friendly Yucatan town.
We wanted to just get away fro a week,..and found this Hideaway online.
We had a wonderful , relaxing time to clear mour heads and spent some time together.
the Hacienda was clean , well equipped and the caretaker Remigia welcomed us upon arrival and offered her services for us during our stay.
El Cuyo is a nice, quiet, safe and laidback Beachtown in the Yucatan with lots of Coconut palmtrees.
The locals were mnice, friendly and we found them very helpful.
Would recommend this to anyone that looks for an original place with Nature without lots of Tourists around
After one week of Cancunin Villa Maya de Cancun,...we have decided to go and relax a bit into a small Beach Village....This was our 3rd trip to El Cuyo,..before we spent a really nice time in the Hacienda del Cuyo,..and now we have chosen the other Property and enjoyed that one as well.the Kids ( 4 and 8) had a blast,..we used the Kayaks and Bycicles, played Soccer on the sandy Beach,..collected seashells and ate delicous, fresh and inexpensive seafood.
The House was clean, the caretakers friendly and helpful.
we did some excursions with Juan and Ramiro to Rio Lagartos, Ek Balam and did a snorkeling trip thru them...Awesome!
We definitely will be back,...
Thanks Mattias and Crew for a great relaxing week week in Puerto del Cuyo.
Away from the crowds! It really was a real Mexican experience mixed with adventure, a treat for all of our senses!
We practically had the beach for ourselves and only had to share it with your other guests in your beautiful Lighthouse.
We even became friends with the Family from Germany... The Villa was wonderful and clean, the beaches great, the food fresh and tasty, your caretaker and his family couldn't have been more helpful.
We just relaxed on the beautiful white sandy beach, swam in the warm ocean, ate coconuts and drank the fresh coconut milk, then the Caretaker came and prepared baked fish...absolutely wonderful.
The pictures on your website don' t do it justice and have been accurate, thanks for all your help, as well as the easy and honesty throughout the reservation process. We will be back!
The adventure begins. I am in Tizimin (south of El Cuyo) and happen into meeting and negotiating with a local property manager who handles property in El Cuyo. Deal done. WeI head to El Cuyo (a small fishing village with wonderful local charm) I am booked into Margaritaville's Caribbean Lighthouse Villa--- sight unseen. I was hoping for quaint, comfortable, and tranquil - and received more. I am guided by the local manager, who lives a short distance away with his family, to a home that is styled with a lighthouse turret. The accommodation fit my needs perfectly: two comfortable beds (I only needed one), refrigerator, microwave, hot plate, and utensils, and not surprising (but you can read about other places to stay that offer outdoor showers) an indoor shower. Across a sand road, between neighbors' homes, lay the Gulf of Mexico, all of maybe 50 yards. No noise, save one or two cars. I spot a few local beachcombers who are looking for wonderful shell treasures. I am wishing I was in turtle season, but the birdlife abounds. And, like the name says, I am enjoying my homemade margarita. (Don't forget to bring tequila, you can buy the rest - fresh limes and cane sugar, salt if needed, and time to make ice) El Cuyo is special, the people are helpful, and the tranquility marvelous.. I am going back next month, spending an extra day, going beachcombing, dining at a local restaurant (seafood, you think?), hit the beach including the lounges, and what ever else comes to mind - but not a lot. Of course, I will be staying at Margaritaville's Caribbean Lighthouse Villa. The Matthias family is wonderful in providing help and guidance for guests like myself. It is such a pleasure to have a place to stay where you feel like family before you arrive.
*NEW* 360 Virtual Tour available, ask us for the Link to our website
Vw Bug rentals available,too
Puerto del Cuyo is a quiet, relaxed and cosy Mexican fisher village, just like Cancun used to be 35 Years ago. For Visitors that want to escape from the hussle and bussle , disothecs, Fast Food Restaurants and crowds of Turists...Puerto del Cuyo is the place to stay.
The Lighthouse is just a couple of walking minutes away from the Main Square where you find several restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacy, bakery, etc. The 1500 Inhabitants are dedicated fishermen with their families that welcome every visitor with a smile on their face.
For Guests that would like Puerto del Cuyo, just like every other area in the Yucatan are very safe and locals are very friendly and make you feel right at home. The Highways are all paved and signs make it easy to find your way around to other Sightseeing spots that are worth a visit.
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Other Activities: bird watching, flamingos, Ruins, sea turtles, Pelicans, swimming, snorkeling, walking, star gazing, relaxing
Golf: there are several Golf courses in Cancun and at the Mayan Riviera, and can be easily reached