For the 3rd of 4th year in a row we've spent the worst of the winter weeks in Xcalak, at Casa Carolina. And Caroline & Bob never lets you down! I love, love, love the feeling of turning off the access road from the highway, turning into the sleepy little town and driving along until you reach CC! The rooms are big enough, very clean and well kept, with enough stuff if you want to do your own cooking. Which we actually did a bit of this time - we arrived at the end of February and so got to buy the last of the year's lobster-catch from one of the local fishermen. Bliss! But you mustn't go to Xcalak without eating at the Leaky Palapa - they are more expensive than the rest, but it's oh so worth every penny! I had three wonderful trips out with Louis on his boat - looking for manatees at Laguna or Rio Chico (yes, we got to see them!), snorkeling on the flats above the cenotes: that was amazing! Thousands and thousands of fish! And snorkelig out on the reef - a wonderful experience. Just remember how strong the sun is and how hot it gets, make sure you have a good tan before you go out in a boat. The days floated by, Bob made sure the evenings got off to a flying start in the palapa, making us excellent cocktails! We met old friends and also made new ones - that's part of the charm of staying at CC - so many great people there! I will need to go back next year, as I have made a promise to get my diver's certificate. PS - the road was the worst I've ever seen it, but it got fixed just a couple of days after we got there. Don't let the bumps stop you, but make sure you have a car with good ground clearance. A rental. I would cry if I had to use my own...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on the Yucatan's Caribbean coast in the village of Xcalak, Casa Carolina is a beachfront B&B catering to travelers who desire something different. With only four guestrooms, Casa Paraiso offers privacy, intimacy, and individual attention in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. All rooms are oceantfront. Breakfast is included, and all rooms have kitchenettes, giving you the option of eating in or dining out for the rest of your meals. Kayaks and bicycles are included. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Carolina Hotel Xcalak
- Casa Paraiso Xcalak, Mexico - Costa Maya