HAD ENOUGH OF THE CROWDS, NOISE, AND CONTAMINATES OF ALL-INCLUSIVES AND GIANT CONDOPLEXES? THEN YOU WILL LOVE THE INTIMATE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY PLEASING SEASIDE EXPERIENCE OF COZUMEL PARADISE CONDO! READ ON TO SEE WHY…
As one guest put it, COZUMEL PARADISE CONDO is like staying at your own private hacienda. Tropical beauty and Old World service and cordiality. When you arrive, our staff dressed in traditional Mayan costume will welcome you and help with your luggage, and then you will find the refrigerator already stocked with cold beer, wine, soda, juices, and waters to help you relax.
When you have your first look around, you may see Zacarias raking the white sand beach back to pristine or later see him standing watch out front in the evening. Estela or Ariana will scrupulously clean your condo every day, including doing all your dishes, and they will happily wash and iron your clothes as well. You’ll occasionally see Bernardo tending to things to keep the building operating perfectly. Sara, our manager, will provide you information on anything you possibly need to know, she will recommend restaurants and activities, make reservations or arrangements, arrange diving trips, and do all she can to make your stay perfect.
After you arrive, you’ll probably be most eager to take a plunge and cool off. But instead of walking out to 1500 cubic feet of concrete filled with chlorinated water, bacteria, and bodies you don’t know, you’ll go straight to our condo’s “natural pool”--the pristine Caribbean. It is closer to your door than most resort pools, and it offers a diving board and a ladder or reef access. To reach your private Caribbean, you just need to step off your terrace and head on down the dazzling white sand beach and dive into the stunning variegated blue sea. Snorkeling up and down the coast from our place is as good as it gets.
Then again, after the madness of air travel, you may prefer a short nap before sand and sea. Stretch out on the king bed in the elevated bedroom overlooking the living room, turn and look out on the tranquil palms and sea through the floor-to-ceiling glass. We have decorated our condo with an elegant “Old Havana” ambiance, that with beautiful tile and dark mahogany throughout, creates a calming and harmonious space that you’ll be reluctant to leave.
Next morning open the fridge for fresh eggs, bread, butter, jam, milk, and fruit juices, and enjoy your first breakfast out on the terrace under the palapa, watching cruise ships or dolphins passing by. After breakfast, you may want to walk down the beach to the adjoining area of natural reef and shrubbery and feed the iguanas living in this wild area between the nearby Presidential Mansion and our condo. They are always delighted to finish your breakfast rolls or bread. The old ones are big and slow, so don’t let the young ones get all the treats!
You see, you don’t have to be rich to have a private paradise experience at our little hacienda. How many condos for two people do you see advertised? If there are just two of you, why pay for a condo for 6? Our rates are a bargain. But if you want to bring along your kids or close friends, the platform sofas make into two additional twin size beds, sleeping a total of four. With a spacious and fully equipped kitchen, your stay need not be a compulsory restaurant tour that leaves you drowning in credit card debt. Outstanding grocery stores nearby offer everything you could want.
COZUMEL PARADISE CONDO is on the North Drive, an exclusive quiet area on the island where luxury condos are being built, but our building contains just 8 units. From our condo you can walk to the central plaza of historic San Miguel, a mile away. Or stroll north a couple of miles to the Jack Nicklaus golf course, or enjoy some of the best bird-watching in the Yucatan.
This is paradise. Not the place for wild parties and spring break crowds. But if you want to enjoy tranquility and natural wonders at a location accessible to all the island activities, our paradise is your paradise.
My husband and I recently stayed at this amazing condo! The view was incredible and the water was right there when you step out of the living area. It was very clean and beautiful inside. The maids and grounds attendants did a wonderful job. Sara, the manager was very helpful and knowledgeable of the area. She went over and beyond her duties in accommodating us. The owners were very helpful in preparing us for our stay. It was by far the most relaxing vacation ever. We can't wait to return.
My husband and I stayed 7 days, had an amazing time, we loved the snorkling and just the tranquility of sitting and watching the boats. We rented a car and I'm glad we did, we got to travel all over the island. Found a wonderful place at the end of the island Coconuts wonderful people. Sarah and all the staff were wonderful. Just make sure you don't leave anything out, we had our snorkling equipment taken and had to go buy more. Our stay was great, thank you Bruce for allowing us to experience this amazing place.
The daily service was superb. Sara and her crew are the best (Marina and Zacarias). The condo is the perfect walking distance from the restaurants and shopping in town.
For shopping, we recommend only shopping where the prices are on each item, haggling is fun but then they get you on the exchange rate. If the prices are marked, that's what appears on your credit card statement.
Don't miss the tequilla tour at Cava Antiqua, the others just get you drunk to sell you something.
When we arrrive at Condumel, we rush the doors each time. Pulling back the curtains, we reveal our favorite place in Cozumel...our private beach at Condumel! The sunlight plays over the deep turquoise waters, the palms wave gently and the hammock sways. We're back! It's not really just the beach, or Sara's welcoming smile. It's more than Zacharia's warm handshake and greeting and more than the luxurious king bed overlooking the sea. It's the comfort and the thoughtful conveniences, the touches of authenticity in the art and amenities here, yes, but it's also the living, breathing spirit of our little private place at Condumel that draws us back again. Practically speaking, you'll find everything you need for a great stay. The condo us beautifully and comfortably furnished with a well equipped kitchen. The housekeeping service is friendly and outstanding. Everything is pristine. The gentle patina of these units is gracious. There are lounge chairs and a hammock on the beach and Zacharrias will light the grill for you if you choose the grill on the beach - and you should. The Mega has a wide range of meats, fresh seafood and vegetables. We even baked our own bread in the DeLonghi oven. Sara and her staff will accommodate your every need! The price is perfect for our budget. The kitchen is fully stocked with the basics when you arrive, but if you are staying almost two weeks as we did and want to cook, they will remove everything so you have room for your purchases. We've snorkeled all over the island and the best snorkeling is right here at Condumel! Jump off the diving board or climb down the convenient ladder and see rays, tons of fish, the occasional eel and beautiful coral. Sara will outfit you with complimentary fins and snorkeling gear. Stay once at Condumel and you will be back!
The only thing wrong with this condo was that we had to leave it!
I stay in a lot of rental condos and I must say this condo has the most amazing views I have ever seen. From lying out in the sun, to jumping in the ocean and snorkeling, to just reading in the shade or feeding the birds and iguanas, this place is paradise!
Bathroom- HUGE! Kitchen- Fully stocked with beer, soft drinks and food waiting for you when you arrive and everything you need to make meal at home if you so desire. Bedroom- Comfortable bed/big closets! It’s really everything you need! I found the wi-fi helpful, especially when I could surf or answer work emails from the shady spot under a palm tree!
The walk to town is about 20 minutes or a 40 peso cab ride. Close enough to be near the action, far enough to be away from the noise. The privacy that this condo offers is wonderful. No giant mega resorts close by, no loud music, just the peaceful sounds of the ocean and your own picture perfect view. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Rent this property! You won’t regret it!
Ok, the first thing you're going to say to yourself when you pull up to the condo is what have we gotten ourselves into? Answer...the best decision you've made in a long time. This condo unit interior is awesome authentic Mexican decor, not cute fishes & shells. You can't go wrong when the bathroom is as big as the bedroom. Clean luxurious tile, lots of storage to put your things away, including snorkeling fins, even stow the luggage so it doesn't become part of the scenery, many hooks to hang towels, swimsuits. We had 2 adults + 6' tall teenager and was perfect. You could get too many in the space but could make a fourth (smaller child) work but no more without being crowded.
Words can't outdo photos of view from patio. Sat out there for hours and saw noone except Zacarias who was unobtrusively making perfection out of the sand with a rake. (Think most were scuba diving.) Was in the shade of the building until almost noon (August). Score! (Only 10 steps to warm sunny sand if you require.) Thus, it goes without saying that the patio is also the most premium real estate for watching the sun set (which you will NOT get on the Yucatan peninsula .... to which you may rebut that you have sun rises...to which I contend you will not be awake to see and it will not be cocktail hour)! :)
My primary reservations at time of booking were .... so close to airport .... too close to town, not far enough "away from it all" .... no beach that gradually recedes into a perfect sandy-bottom sea, for that matter, no "beach". I sat on the patio for over 3 hours before the first commercial airliner came in. You see/hear it for 8-9 seconds before all evidence of it is gone. You are far enough from town to feel secluded but close enough to get there easily. If you gotta walk around while in the ocean then this place is not for you. But the sand you see in the pics is perfection. The ocean is sparkling clear and fantastic for snorklers but not for little ones who could bump into the coral coastline.
You'll save $ on snorkeling excursions because there is no need to take one.
The grounds are well kept but basic. What I loved were the margins on either side with no hotel or structure (albeit narrow, about 30 yds before another similar low profile condo). These areas are natural, not manicured, but are not overgrown or trashed and gave a very authentic island vibe to the location.
If you don't need a pool party scene, you can stop looking now.
The best snorkeling on the island, Nicklaus designed golf course one mile away, sand beach , Bonefish fishing, Scuba that is second to none, wind surfing and kit surfing lessons, Mayan ruin tours on the island and to the Yucatan, Dolphin adventure, Tarzan off-road tours, deep sea fishing, all-inclusive recreation beaches, quiet island location perfect for walking or jogging.