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Villas Ecotucan

km 27.3 carretera 307 Chetumal-Cancun | 5 km norte de Bacalar, Bacalar 77930, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014
Leya R Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

we booked in to stay for 4 nights, but left after one, as it wasn't quite what we were expecting. the grounds are lovely however the cabanas or "restaurant' are not on the lake as we expected but a bit of a walk away. the lake access is quite rocky as apposed to some other places where it's a soft... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed in villa Ecotucan and enjoyed a walk through the nature and a sunrise kayaktour. The walk was very interesting. Jaqueline tells a lot about the life there and shows a lot of things you would not see by your own. The kayaktour was amazing. It was not very exhausting and the environment is so beautiful and quiet. Just... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This was our first time visiting Laguna Bacalar, and we loved this place. Everyone was friendly and inviting, the food was great, the grounds were beautifully planted, and the cabanas were spacious, clean, and comfortable. It was a bit rustic, but that was exactly what we were hoping for. We went on a kayaking tour of Laguna Bacalar with Gunnar... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

we stayed at villas ecotucan with our 2 young kids for 3 nights in february 2014. first the good stuff - its very pretty, the gardens are lush, beautiful and full of wiildlife, the cabanas are spacious, characterful and nicely spaced out so as to feel private and secluded. you can paddle on the lake with the kayaks, and watch... More

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San Rafael, California
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We don't expect luxury in the middle of a jungle, but this place is really spartan. Good that we brought flashlights, lighting is sparse. Rutty, pot holed, single lane dirt road of 1 km to get to hotel. Homelike prepared dinner was good.

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Palmer, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I stayed for about a week at Villas Ecotucan recently and overall, it was a disappointment. There is so much potential here, and it could be much more comfortable and inviting with just a few inexpensive updates. For example, the stairs from the water up to the dock are extremely slippery and dangerous (saw one little boy fall). There were... More

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Really liked this place. Set in a very remote location next to a lagoon it was the perfect place for a few days. The staff were brilliant and attentive whilst the accommodation was also of a very high quality. Individual bungalows are spread out throughout the site providing lots of privacy. The bungalows themselves are also really nice. Made of... More

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Redwood City, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Great place to stay in the jungles by the lagoon. Very close to the town. For those without a car there is a restaurant near by. This is not a place for those expecting hotel amenities and services. Cabanas are big but the beds are very basic and not comfortable. Electrical sockets in the rooms are 12V. There is no... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This place is unique. The access is relatively easy, just on the side of a main motorway (small sign). But don't be confuse, you will have to go for a good couple of kilometers into the jungle before reaching the cabañas (such a fresh air!!). Nights are amazing, good food in the restaurant, and the sounds of the animals/insects are... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Yes, it's a lovely location on the lake, and the host (Jacqueline) is very friendly and helpful - but this is all that this accommodation has going for it. Sadly eco friendly in this instance = no amenities and no comforts. The room is one of the most basic I have come across (even compared to extensive travel in the... More

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Address: km 27.3 carretera 307 Chetumal-Cancun | 5 km norte de Bacalar, Bacalar 77930, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Bacalar
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Spend your days surrounded by nature at the shores of the beautiful Laguna Bacalar, Mexico’s second largest freshwater lake. Stay in one of ten comfortable and spacious stone cabins with thatch roofs, surrounded by tropical gardens and reminiscent of a Mayan settlement offering guests a tranquil base for relaxing with nature. Swim, kayak or sail the magnificent lagoon, explore the many nearby ruins, hike jungle trails, or just enjoy our scenic beauty, birds, and wildlife. At the end of the day, fall asleep to the comforting hum of the surrounding jungle. ... more   less 
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