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Costa de Cocos

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Costa de Cocos is about immersing yourself in nature, while relaxing in a hammock suspended under palm trees, enjoying an ice cold beverage on our patio, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, traveling along the coast in a kayak, or touring the surrounding landscape on foot, observing our local flora and fauna. From our shore you will observe numerous juvenile fish in the shallows, while multiple species of shorebirds feed along the coast. All you hear is the gentle roar of waves breaking on the nearby reef, all you feel is the warm sun and a gentle breeze blowing across your skin. You are surrounded by turquoise waters and dense jungle and mangroves. No skyscrapers, crowds, or cell phones.Costa de Cocos offers a truly unique experience on the frontier of Mexico. Our environmentally friendly resort has much to offer those who seek to experience life off the beaten path. We are located within the Xcalak Reef National Marine Park (Parque Nacional Arrecifes de Xcalak). The closest gas station and ATM are 30 miles (50 km) away, and the closest sizable town, Chetumal, is a distant 130 miles (200 km). Power is provided by the sun, with a generator backup.No square concrete rooms here, you will stay in a private Mayan-style beach bungalow with attached bathroom and shower. You will dine in our shore-front restaurant and bar, with wood decor and thatched roof.During your stay you can go fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving, experience guided bird tours, kayak along the coast, visit Mayan ruins, travel to nearby towns and museums, and visit Belize. We are located five hours south of Cancun and three hours north of Chetumal. Belize and Ambergris Caye are located only a few short miles to the south.We have a wireless Internet connection, but no cell or land-line phone service. The nearby village of Xcalak offers very little in the way of shopping and nightlife. If you are looking for sandy beaches, shopping, and an active night life, it it best not to choose us.
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Xcalak Peninsula follow Hwy. 307 to sign for Mahuahual, turn right at road to Xcalak, Xcalak Mexico
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San Pedro Airport28 mi
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Chetumal Airport35 mi
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My buddy Brian and I just wrapped up our 2nd trip to Xcalak and Costa De Cocos. The variety of fishing is great, the guides are top notch, and the lodge is terrific. The food, staff, and atmosphere cant be beet.
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I went out with Ruben, a seasoned local Xcalakian. 6-8 years experience. This is not the best known llcompany for fly fishing but they have a nice Resort and bar-restaurant on the water. I booked a trip three days in advance and we went after bonefish. I fished only one day and landed 14 bonefish and lost several others. Ruben was excellent and spoke good English. The hard east winds on the ocean side made it impossible to fish off shore so we had to go through the channel (separating Mexico from Belize) and into the protected bay. Huge expansive areas of hard light sand flats, some of the most incredible bonefish water I've ever seen. The bones, like most in this area, including Belize, are small. Most of the fish were 12-15". But it was fun to rack up some numbers. They have a new fly fishing manager whose very knowledgeable and is sincerely interested in your skill level and will tailor trips accordingly. All in all a very we'll run professional guide outfit with very nice cabanas in a beautiful ocean setting.
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We stayed here for 6 nights. We didn’t come to fish. We just wanted to get off the beaten path and relax, and that is exactly what we did. Our cabana was rustic, as expected, but the toilet flushed fine and there was plenty of hot water. The bed was small but comfortable enough, and there was a hammock and a couple of chairs. It was pretty nice to be able to swing in the hammock while looking out at the ocean. Housekeeping came while we were at breakfast and our cabana was clean with fresh towels each day. We opened all the louvers as much as possible to let the air flow through. It was windy all but the first day, so the fan and the breeze kept it cool enough. The power cut out one night but in minutes it was restored. They have a windmill for power, but use a generator as a backup. We were right near the water in cabana 2, with quite a nice ocean view. Since most people who stayed there went off fishing each day, we pretty much had the place to ourselves. The first day was Christmas and it was very calm. We took a double kayak out to snorkel in the calm waters inside the reef. After you pass through the brown water near shore it turns a beautiful clear blue. We anchored the kayak in the sand and did some snorkeling over coral reef. We figured that was what we would be doing every day, but it turned very windy, and unfortunately we couldn’t take the kayaks out again. There isn’t really much of a beach, being in mangrove country. The shore line is calm but the water is brown with a mucky bottom. You really need to take those kayaks out to get past it to the nice water. The sargassum would wash in every night, but there were two men who diligently worked every day from dawn to rake and remove it in wheelbarrows. So we spent our days under the palms or palapa, sitting in the Adirondack chairs, reading books, not far from our little cabana. The wind kept the temperature comfortable and the bugs away. It was very peaceful. We ate all our meals in the on-site restaurant. There is a nice palapa covered patio looking over the water, with lights at night, so we ate out there whenever it wasn’t too windy or buggy. Otherwise the inside area was large enough. Breakfast was included, and we ran a tab for the other meals and drinks. The service was exceptional. There are several young men working there who were always very friendly and attentive. The food was very good. We tried several dishes for lunch and dinner. They make a very nice pizza, but our favourite dishes were the fish tacos and coconut crusted fish. Yum. We had a special Christmas dinner with turkey and ham and stuffing, but honestly, we preferred the fish. Of course we wanted to try the craft beer that the owner makes in his brewery just up the road. It was a good beer, but unfortunately they were sometimes out, and we had to settle for Modelo, or drink margaritas ;) We didn’t have a car, but we did walk to town (Xcalak) along the road. It was about 6 km round trip including walking around the town a bit. There isn’t too much there, but it’s very quaint with brightly coloured buildings. I recommend this place to people who want to get off the beaten path for some peace and quiet. It’s the polar opposite to an all-inclusive vacation. There’s no nightly entertainment or beach servers. However you also don’t have line-ups anywhere, loud pool music, or the towel game being played, like at the big resorts. If you are ok with the simplicity of it, all and the one restaurant serving good food and drinks, you’ll enjoy it. If you have a car you’ll have a little more freedom to try the few restaurants in Xcalak. Hopefully you’ll have less wind and can get out and snorkel or dive more than we did.
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We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of thr food andthe availability of draft beer in the dusty town of Xcalak. A bit pricey potentially for what it is, but when there is little alternative it's ok to charge a bit extra. Lots of tequilas too.
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Immediately when we entered the restaurant, May 17, 2018, around 19.30 pm, the waiter slammed the menus on the table and said completely rude that we had to shoot with orders because the restaurant would close in 15 minutes. He stopped at the table and we felt very anxious. That's why I addressed him as Mister Hurry, something he could not appreciate. Afterwards it turned out that the kitchen would close at 20.30 instead of 19.45 .... The soup was mazeina with water and after one spoon we left it. the main dish fajitas the polla were so greasy and raw that we left it after two bites. We told them that the quality and service were horrible and the waiter became aggressive !! and rude. OWNER or this restaurant DON T LEAVE!! your businessto a waiter and chef who have no respect for guests and food..
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PRICE RANGE
$85 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
costa de cocos xcalak
LOCATION
MexicoYucatan PeninsulaQuintana RooCosta MayaXcalak
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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