This is a great place to stay if you want peace and quiet away from the "maddening crowds" of Playa or Cancun. Room was clean and grounds well kept. Plenty of hot water for shower and bottled water right in the room. Also had two burner stove but no oven for baking-FYI. We enjoyed decent snorkeling not far from shore but, if you dare-take a kayak to the reef and snorkel there too-it's an adventure! Also, take a walk (or bike if you have one) down the old road towards Mahajual in the early morning-we saw lots of birds including an owl! Drive slowly on the new road between Xcalek and the Mahajual road-we saw lots of foxes, land crabs, parakeets, and other birds. Traffic is nearly non-existent in this area!
Downside-the few restaurants in Xcalek are only open a couple of days each week (check with Caroline)-and there's not much of any other service there! No gasoline either-the station in Mahajual was open though. Not a great beach to wade out for swimming as it is grass covered (but also full of fish!)! The dock will get you out there beyond the thickest grass. The gnats about ate us alive the first afternoon there and mosquitoes were vicious each night so bring the repellent and maybe some screen spray-coils just don't cut it! Maybe the 2nd story rooms are not as buggy?? You are quite a distance from other attractions too, but could take a day trip to Mahajual or to Bacalar to see the lake, fort and cenote. Chakkoben is another option too.
- 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 Carolina 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 Carolina Xcalak, Mexico - Costa Maya