I don't want my review to repeat the great things other reviewers have written about Casitas del Mar, because its all true and explains why this property enjoys so many repeat clients.
As this was my first trip to Mexico, I very much appreciated how helpful Joyce was with the tips and recommendations offered for booking our flight, land transfers from the airport to the Casitas, local places to eat or shop, things to do, how things work (tipping, bus and taxis for example) and so much more. The Isla maps that were provided upon our arrival and the 'black book' in the room were very valuable and were consulted often during our 9 day stay.
The mid island coastal location of Casitas del Mar proved ideal for us. We enjoy exploring on foot and found that many of the places we wanted to visit were within walking distance. The safe residential neighbourhood was a mix of low and mid income (my impression) and plenty of corner shops and places to eat were within just a few blocks. People were friendly and readily offered a greeting and a smile.
Head into Centro (north end of the island) for the bustle and excitement of the bar or night life scene. The area around Casitas del Mar does not have a party atmosphere. This establishment asks for quiet on the shared patio between 10 pm and 8 am.
Lettie the housekeeper is sweet, thorough and accommodating. The unit was well equipped and suited our needs for preparing food. We ate breakfast and either lunch or supper here each day and found a restaurant for a third meal. This really helps if you vacation on a budget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wake up to the sound of waves and a clear view of the sun rising over the Caribbean. Nestled in a local neighborhood of Isla Mujeres known as La Gloria, you will find yourself in a friendly residential area surrounded by locals, both Mexicans and foreigners. Collect beautiful shells and sea glass as you stroll along the rocky and sandy shore or relax on the patio as you watch the world, and perhaps a few dolphins, go by. Newly-constructed and tastefully decorated, Casitas del Mar has everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Your hosts, Joyce and Bob, will provide local knowledge and recommendations to help make your Isla vacation unforgettable. ... more less