We spent six glorious days at Casa Caracola and can't wait to go back. This was our third trip to Xcalak and our second stay at Casa Caracola. Giselle and Phillipe, the owners, are consummate hosts. Kind, knowledgeable, thoughtful, and loads of fun. Our daughters simply loved them, and their two dogs, Café and Tigre. Since our first stay at Casa Caracola, they purchased the lot next door and finished a gorgeous addition to their home. The design is beautiful with a lot of natural wood and a spiral staircase to the roof, giving the home the appearance of a shell, for which it is named.
The home sits thirty feet from one of the best snorkeling spots in Xcalak. Phillipe and Gisele know it well and were happy to take us snorkeling with them. Their caretaker, Teo was also great and took us all fishing for barracuda in the lake behind the house. If you are looking for a spot to relax, contemplate the ocean, and snorkel, there isn't any place better than Casa Caracola.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated 7.8 km north of Xcalak, Casa Caracola is a beachfront house with a lake at the back of it’s property. Its’ surroundings offer abundant marine life as well as wildlife. The house has a well decorated apartment on the upper level. It is run on solar power so electrical appliances such as irons, hair blowers or electric coffee makers are not allowed.This upper unit apartment has a queen bedroom, a living room with a futon and a beautifully tiled bathroom. The screened palapa for dining (seats 6) also encompasses a fully equipped kitchen and of course has a deck where you can sit and enjoy the panoramic view or sunbath.A large master bedroom with it’s own personal bathroom and patio has been added to the apartment. It features a king size bed which can become 2 separate single beds and a single futon. Facing the sea, one accesses the beach patio by a slider and you can also enter the room via a spacious breezeway with futon.On the roof you will find a great terrace with exceptional views.Next to the house, there is an outside dining palapa with a gas B.B.Q., picnic tables and chairs. And do not forget the beach palapa with its’ friendly shade and lounge chairs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Caracola Xcalak, Mexico - Costa Maya