This is the place I've been looking for my husband and me to go and relax, enjoy the sun, warm weather and get away from our Minnesota winter. It is not a big tourist area, it is quiet and peaceful. The sun sets were beautiful and warm. Casa Del Sol is a beautiful little house, very comfortable with quality furnishings and everything you could possibility need in the kitchen, even a blender for Margaritas! The property is a beautiful palm tree park-like setting and you are just steps from the beach. The owner was wonderful, making sure we had everything we needed. She went with my husband to the meat market and to buy fresh shrimp. She even loaned us some Old Bay to cook the shrimp in. She is very friendly and gracious. There are several restaurants in town and we tried four of them and all meals were great. Great seafood!
Must see: The flamingos, Uxmal ruins.
If you are afraid to mingle with the locals, go somewhere else. Celestun is a small fishing village and the people are working class people and are very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed shopping for fresh fruit and veggies in the open air market and wine and beer in the little shop in the square. The young lady even remembered which wine my husband always bought. We do not speak Spanish and very few of the locals speak English, but we didn't have any trouble at all. This is a place we will go back to; Casa Del Sol is heaven on earth.
I wish I could live there all winter.