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“Casa Takiwara Your personal Paradise”
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Casa Takywara
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Holbox Island
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Casa Takiwara Your personal Paradise”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

I spent six wonderful days in Casa Takiwara, more precisely in the romantic "Luna", the bungalow right on the beach. Holbox is nothing like anywhere else in Mexico. No mass tourism or big chain restaurants and casa Takiwara is the essence of tranquillity. We were welcomed by Bertha, the general manager. Although we arrived with a very early ferry at 6.30 AM on a sunday morning she was there waiting for us with her great smile and breakfast: fresh fruit salad, freshly made jam and warm brioche. (which you get every morning right on your doorstep)The bungalow is right on the beach. A few steps divide the porch from the warm calm water of the Caribbean sea. It is very quiet and private, the Sea is the only thing you will see or hear from there, day and night. It is a unique experience. A great opportunity to live the seaside and the wilderness of the island from a very well equipped, nicely finished, and looked after environment. Everything is relaxing in Casa Takiwara. Showering surrounded by plants in the on-suite half-open-air bathroom (there's a net for insects, privacy and hot water) is simply wonderful. You can really notice the attention to detail. The bungalow is spacious, with an equipped kitchen space and with plenty of windows and a fan. The absence of air conditioning is absolutely not a problem as the sea breeze does the job! I don't know if this was planned this way or just luck but he position of the bungalow is perfect to have the porch in a cool shady condition almost all day long and especially the best position to admire the amazing caribbean sunsets while lying in your hammock! This a the perfect holiday destination if you want to keep away from main stream tourist areas and big hotels of the Mayan riviera. No annoying staff or big reception areas, no massive concrete structures, the only feeling you get by staying in Casa Takiwara is "your home, immerse in nature, on the beach". There is no restaurant service but the centre of the pueblo is 5 minute walk away and there are plenty of good places to eat. (you can always order a take away delivery in your room or, like I did, shop for a few simple groceries and prepare lunch time snacks). Totally worth it. I'd recommend it to anyone.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bertha Ivette P, General Manager at Casa Takywara, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you so much dear Claudio. it´s wonderful read about your enjoyable days in Holbox.
We hope to see you again. A warm greeting.from Casa Takywara.
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

My son(19 years) and myself stayed 8 nights at Casa Takywara in february, and loved EVERY secund of it! The penthouse is for sure the best choice, a huge flat on the top with beautyful view and two hammocks on the lovely terrace. Super breakfast brought to your door every morning with all you need. The hostess Bertha is just a fairytale, and make the best green juice on the island :) The rest of the staff is also just great, great, great! They bring you fresh coconuts on the privat beach -wich you have all for yourself. No restaurants, but they fix takeaway if you don't feel like walking into town, wich takes five minuts! This peaceful location is absolutely priceless, and you simply cant go wrong. This IS the defination on paradise, and we WILL be back very soon.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Bertha Ivette P, General Manager at Casa Takywara, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Dear Line & Nico.
Great!!!! You will be very welcome to our paradise all the time.
Thanks for writing the article about Holbox and thanks for your friendship.A big hello to Norway from all of us.
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Very quiet,romantic,clean,airy,hammocks make relaxing rest outside.The manager makes it feel like home.Its a treasure.nice restaurants close by.Golf cart rentals available from your hotel.easy walk to hotel zone and center

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Bertha Ivette P, General Manager at Casa Takywara, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thanks dear Anna & Michael
Hope to see you again. We appreciate your decision to celebrate your wedding anniversary at Casa Takywara.
A big hello to you and your friends Debbie & Michael.
Thank you very much for your emails.
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

This was my first time staying in Holbox (Dec 2012) and I am so glad we choose to stay at Casa Takywara. It was journey getting to Isla Holbox and I think that is what made it so special. I hope the island never becomes a commercialized monstrosity which is how I associate most of the Mayan Riveria. As we pulled into Casa Takywara there was Berta waiting for us with a fresh made juice, smile, and welcome. During our whole stay Berta was very helpful and extremely sincere. The rooms are very comfortable and we loved the personalized touches the staff left us. There is no TV...you don't go to Holbox to watch TV. There is wifi, for those who have to check email or want to skype with family. Your room will have a full kitchen and all the kitchen equipment necessary to prepare meals. You will have a basket of fresh fruit, bread, and marmalade brought every morning between 830-9AM. There is also plenty of coffee to brew or tea to steep at your leisure. The beach at Casa Takywara is what I really enjoyed, it is quiet and private. Some of the other hotels seemed to close together and there are more people. The beach at Casa Takywara is tranquil and picturesque. We have already made plans to head back and wouldn't stay anywhere else. Do bring mosquito repellant. Your room will also have A/C. I don't want to sound hokey but, the best way I can describe Holbox is enchanting and as mentioned we wouldn't stay anywhere else. It is a different rhythm of life and it's something I could get used to! Heck, I proposed on one of our morning walks. Thank you to Berta for making our stay so special and we can't wait to get back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bertha Ivette P, General Manager at Casa Takywara, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Thanks!!!. We'll be waiting you forever, Casa Takywara is your home in Mexican Caribbean.
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Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

It is a very nice place with everything you need to rest. I was a great choice for my few days off, and I want to return, is a place that you really love, excellent service, all very clean.

It has everything you need to prepare your own an healthy food, I loved it!. Great coffee! early in the morning in your room. I can't find a simply word to describe this beautiful hotel, "speachless". Thanks for your excellent service, I felt at home.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Bertha Ivette P, General Manager at Casa Takywara, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
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Gracias!!!. Que haya tenido unos días hermosos en su casa Takywara, es nuestra mayor satisfacción. Les esperamos en otra oportunidad.
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We have stayed here a few times, every time we have enjoyed it more. It is a fantastic place to be in touch with nature and relax, it feels like a private beach, very beautiful and frequently visited by many different birds and local fauna! The rooms are spacey, comfortable and clean, the breakfast is great and having a little kitchen (to cook the fresh fish you can buy in town) is a plus. Strongly recommended.
Wherever you go in town, use a good insect repellent, preferably a natural one.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Bertha Ivette P, General Manager at Casa Takywara, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Thanks for your feedback, will be happy to serve you again.
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Reviewed May 21, 2012 via mobile

After staying in the island for a week and visited other hotels nearby - Casa Takywara had the best beach area and privacy surroundings. The rooms were spacious, beautiful and clean. The decoration fantastic. Nice and fun for kids.
The only thing - it will be nice to have someone available at the hotel all day in case of need. Transportation may be an issue if you don't have a way to communicate with anyone.

Perfect vacation - relax and good food as well!

  • Stayed May 2012
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Property: Casa Takywara
Address: Paseo Carey sin numero | Mcpio Lazaro Cardenas, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Holbox Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Holbox Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Takywara 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Casa Takywara you will be able to enjoy the nature surrounded by mangroves and native vegetation, in the comfort of an ample and calm space with terraces, hammocks and an incomparable view in front of the sea. Full unforgettable moments of encounter with dolphins, pelicans, flamenco and other species. Our small island belongs to a Protected Natural Area call Yum Balam. We participate in communitarian activities for the environmental education and protection of flora and fauna.Casa Takywara is in a calm beach, near the town, without traffic nor tourist agitation and of great privacy.Starred skies, unique sunsets, encounter of colors between the sky and the sea, to walk barefoot, to breathe pure air, all are rewarding experiences that we invite to you to share in our House.We have created a refuge of rescue, rehabilitation and liberation of fauna located within the town and you can visit it. ... more   less 
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