TWO AND A HALF MONTHS IN EL CUYO.
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.
Visited on "February - 2014
NICE GETAWAY AT THE HACIENDA ANTIGUA
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
Visited on "January - 2012
RELAXING WEEK WITH THE FAMILY
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,...
Visited on "July - 2011
FANTASTICALLY....REALLY CAN RECOMMEND IT!
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!
Visited on "January - 2011
ADVENTURE IN EL CUYO'S HACIENDA ANTIGUA
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. 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.Anonymous
Visited on "July - 2010