Mexico's Caribbean outside your door, Sin Duda Villas is beachside near the village of Xcalak, Quintana Roo. Three hrs south of Tulum, crossing wetlands of the southern boundary of Sian Ka’an Biosphere, turning south again, until you reach the 'end-of-the-road,' the Xcalak Peninsula. For 15 years we have welcomed friends and guests to an idyllic, solar-generated, ecological hideaway for adventurous people who appreciate natural beauty. You will be charmed by the natural lifestyle, moving in concert with Mother Nature. Designed by the past owner/architect, Sin Duda's ambiance is mesmerizing. Energized by 24 hr solar power, freshwater collected into cisterns for daily consumption, the spaces are intimate, private, intriguing and best of all . . . located far beyond the 'madding crowd.'
Lodging consists of 3 private suites, 2 full apartments, a jungle studio tucked into the 'almendra' tree; and by appointment, the sunshine sitting area of the 'casita baja' -- all of these splashed in brilliant colors. You'll find treasures, art, collections, surprises and whimsy at every turn. There is accommodation for 14 to 16 people in a variety of dwellings. Cotton linens are fragrant with fresh sunshine on mostly queen-sized beds. Enjoy daily housekeeping and a healthy home-made breakfast; there's a kitchen for each room/suite. The main library, as well as each guest room is bursting with current reading material, books of every genre. On the beach and the shade-covered main patio, as well as one roof-deck, you'll find mahogany chaises with Sunbrella cushions and plush pillows to lull you into tranquility.
Sin Duda Villas is small with 6 habitations, so planning in advance is appreciated.
At eventide, climb to one of two soaring rooftop decks for clear views of the constellations.
We're family and pet-friendly, have references galore and an informative website of delight...
Come visit us, at the end of the road. No doubt, you will be delighted!
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This is Sin Duda's 16th season on Mexico's 'Costa Maya,' at the end of the road on the Xcalak Peninsula. Robert and Margo recently passed the reins to their friends, Lesley and Dave, although they are still very much part of Sin Duda. Robert designed and built this small hotel, creating an intimate design to accommodate guests and friends. In all, Sin Duda can accommodate 16 people. We love to share our 'green' lifestyle, using solar power and collecting our rainwater. Come visit us. You'll thrill as your body relaxes, your brain stops humming, and your goal becomes the number of books you'll read before you leave us.
Robert and Margo created this paradise on a stretch of sand between the shores of Mexico's Caribbean and the southern wetlands near the Sian Ka'an Biosphere so they could entertain friends and guests in a relatively pure environment. Because we're energized by solar (24-hour pure electricity) and collect rainwater for our freshwater use, we are aware of Mother Nature's bounties. Indeed, to live here with us is far-far from the 'madding crowd,' of the First World. We choose no television, but have over 1,500 books; our Marine Radio is our most reliable means of communication. To our way of thinking, we are actually 'participating' in living-- unique, authentic, peaceful and decidedly rewarding -- we're part of REAL Mexico, and revel in the gentility of nature, the quixotic personalities of our Mexican friends, the simplicity and truth in Mexican customs, and best of all, we're having fun. Come join us and you'll agree.
Snorkeling and swimming are both safe, unbelievably awesome and just outside the doors of our rooms. We're excited because our part of the Caribbean is now a designated Marine Park. The giant aquarium created by our protected reef is teeming with fish. We can provide snorkel masks and fins for our guests, and we have 'lycra skins' for swimming and snorkeling to protect the coral from toxic sunblocks. You can actually put on your fins and masks and swim less than 100 feet, following a pathway from our white-sand beach, to myriad of coral heads. Paddling in our Ocean Kayaks to the Palancar Reef or exploring the Santa Julia Lagoon and the life-giving mangroves is very exciting. The diving here is world class, as is fly fishing, with one of our excellent local fishing guides. If visiting Mayan pyramids is your type of adventure, we are within 1 to 2 hours of newly-excavated, Mayan ruins, restored since 1983. Even today with all the tourists in Mexico, few modern people have visited the Heart of the Maya in our location. Most of the ruins in the south central part of the Yucatan Peninsula were once connected with Calakmul's grand city. This is pristine Maya history. At Kohunlich, Dzibanche and other nearby ruins there are no 'organized tours,' rather, you have the ultimate experience of hearing the spirits of the Maya without fanfare. Finally, you will find our environment quiet and conducive to replenishing your spirit, with no distractions, other than sounds of nature.
Hammocks inside or out; 4 palapas with loungers, Horse shoe pit; Beach shower; Masks, fins, snorkels, life-preservers and beach toys; 2 'beach bikes' and 4 kayaks at no cost for guests. Tiny dock permits access to the lagoon behind, for kayaking 'neath mangroves, following shrouded rivers linking one lake to another; careful catch-release fishing out of the kayak; Unequaled, undiscovered Maya ruins 2.5 hrs distant; Restaurants nearby: seafood, vegetarian & Yucatecan; Medical Clinic; Dive shop; Guides for fishing, fly/sport; Snorkel tours & guided day trips and excursions; Library with over 1500 books to choose from.
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