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Hotel Punta Ponto
Ranked #4 of 7 Rio Lagartos B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 28, 2013

We stayed one night in Rio Lagartos, arriving with the direct bus from Merida. We were picked up at the bus station and could arrange a trip to the Flamingos for the next day.
The hotel is very clean, nice views on the Laguna, all restaurants are in walking distance (as Rio Lagartos is really small).
The manager Sr. Massa was extremely kind and helpful the next day when giving us advice what to visit in the surroundings and arranging transporattion. We went to las salinas Las Colaradas, had a stop at the beach and spend the afternoon in San Felipe, the picturesque fishing village nearbuy.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Good location, except the front upstairs room which is noisy due to traffic 4 meters away intermittantly throughout the weekday night. Roger is friendly for the evening shift, but hasn't taken the time to learn how to turn on the internet, so If you need to use it to make plans, make sure you can log on before the day person leaves.

No experience with breakfast as we left early to go see the birds.

Room Tip: Front top room has a good sunrise view, but is noisy due to weeknight traffic.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

A typical seaside hotel in the old Mexico tradition. Clean, airy, with an internet link, TV, and AC .... almost modern, but thankfully not quite. Lots of basic charm, a host, Roger, who cared and a hot water system that was mysterious, but finally worked. A good full breakfast which we supplemented with pan dulce from the local bakery. Super location on the bay with outrageous sun rises. Rio Lagartos is a great 2 or 3 day stay. The park and its wildlife must be seen. Also take time to Visit San Felipe for lunch or dinner and the beach at Rio Colorades for swimming, shelling and the sea salt production. All in All, somewhere between a 9.0 and a 10.0. ENJOY

Room Tip: ask for a room over looking the bay.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

We sat on the balcony overlooking the ocean and relaxed as we watched many bird species fly overhead. One never gets tired of watching the spectacle. The rooms were basic but spotlessly clean. Roger was very accommodating and spoke good English. A good base for flamingo and birding tours.

Room Tip: get the front room with private balcony if possible.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

This was my second visit to the Hotel Punta Ponto. What a wonderful hotel. The rooms are large and spotless, with television and air conditioning. Roger and everyone there did everything they could to make sure I enjoyed my visit. A formation of flamingos flying in the late afternoon sun helped make the visit special. I know I'll be back next year. Thanks for the beautiful memories.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is a beautiful hotel with a view of the ocean... Roger and his fmaily were incredibly welcoming and always available to me with advice or an interesting conversation! The place feels fresh, clean and airy and they have all the amenities you are after with Aircon, wifi, tv etc.

I would definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

The owner and his team are very welcoming and friendly. But the place needs a lot of love too. In the pitures of this place you can not see the broken floortiles, the riped shower curtain, the over sized fridge, the old paint, which all might need some touch ups. The place needs a make over to fit the colorful people.
Rio Lagartos is a very quiet village, but that is the charm of it. Life just goes by here, no need to rush, just sit on your balcony, watch the boats, the pelicans, the people, and do nothing but enjoy yourself.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Punta Ponto

Address: Ave Malecon No. 140, Rio Lagartos 97720-98, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Rio Lagartos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Rio Lagartos
Price Range: $30 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Punta Ponto, waterfront view, a/c, 2 double beds in each room, parking area, clean and private bathroom, continental breakfast. We are located in the biophera reserve Ria Lagartos. 2-1/2 hours from Cancun, airport. 2 hours from Merida, Yucatan Airport. Flamingos, flyfish, ecotours available in the hotel. ... more   less 
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