This three-unit casa has just the right balance for people with a sense of adventure who also like their comforts. Accommodating Canadian hosts work hard to make you feel at home at their calm, secluded beach, with two sit-on-top kayaks to explore the coastline when it's not too windy.
The town of Celestun is a 15-minute walk away over a potholed dirt road or via the beach. There you will find great seafood and street stalls for fruit and vegetables but limited restaurants open on week nights. The locals are friendly, the village feels safe and most visitors are Mexicans from the nearby city of Merida. ATM machines work only sometimes, so bring lots of cash.
The casa hosts can line up nature and archaeological tours with local guides who have an impressive knowledge of birds.
The casa's security system is a handful of adorable dogs, but if you dislike dogs, they might annoy you. One suggestion for improvement: bicycle repairs would make the trip to town easier.
This must be the best place to stay in Celestun -- and it's gay friendly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa de Celeste Vida...."Home of Heavenly Life" is a charming guesthouse in Celestun, Mexico on the Gulf of Mexico in the Yucatan Peninsula. Celeste Vida offers three rental suites. Each is uniquely decorated with Mexican flare, has ocean views and is only steps away from a beautiful secluded beach! We are 1 km. from the village of Celestun where you will find a great market for fruits and vegetables, shops and restaurants with abundant seafood dishes. ... more less