Its a nice place once you are behind the door, in case you are not hysteric about dogs. Still the small double room on the ground floor is sticky and air doesnt run through. the host is friendly, but a bit moody. she would not call me a cab, but force me to do it with my german mobile, which is very expensive.
But the location is not recommenable if you dont have a car or a motorcycle. the information roswitha gives regarding distances is just not true, and cozumel town is a very unattractive place to take a walk. the center is a 25 minute walk, and i am a fast walker.
basically the whole island is focused on the day-trip tourists from the cruiseships and the big resort customers. the landscape is beautiful but i think the island is making a big mistake with the development it is heading towards. i finally rented a bike, which gives you freedom and is not so expensive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villas Ixchel is located in an upper class Mexican residental area, in Colonia Independencia. It is peacefully quiet and away from the tourist crowds of downtown. A very safe neighborhood you can walk everywhere, catch a taxi on the street or park your rental car easily. Each of our guest suites is scrupulously clean (I am Swiss!). All feature a fully equipped kitchenette, AC, Ceiling Fans, Fridge, TV, Radio, and of course daily maid service. There is also high speed wifi. We have a tropical garden where you can sit out and enjoy your breakfast under the coconut tree. We also have in house PADI scuba certification, private snorkeling tours. I've lived here 25 years so, of course, have all information you will ever need to make your vacation special an unforgettable. We would love to have you our Home away from your Home to share the beauty of Cozumel together and show you true Yucatecan/Swiss hospitality. ... more less