Condo, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
About Arnie Purisch
Our family lives in Southern California and enjoy traveling and a very active lifestyle. We learned to scuba dive many years ago and knew that this was an activity that promised travel to exotic places. Our first trip to Cozumel had us hooked. The spectacular reefs, clear and warm water, and the varied underwater life beckoned us back on several more trips. One day, while relaxing in a hammock at the neighboringl hotel, Plaza las Glorias (now the Cozumel Palace), we decided to wander next door to the under construction El Cantil Condominiums, which had for sale signs on the property. We hadn't really thought about buying another place but the building with its unrivaled location on the island, the fact that it was obviously a top tier property, and the certainty that Cozumel was going to be a regular destination in the future put the purchase notion on the table. On our next couple of visits to the island, we were shown a variety of properties up and down the island, from other condos to houses. Many were purchase worthy but none rivaled El Cantil in amenities and location. By that time the North Tower was under construction, it was clear that we weren't the only one's who had arrived at a similar decision. Almost sold out. What a wonderful escape!. We spend only 4-5 weeks down here a year and each time we return, the slower pace, the welcoming ambiance, and the drop dead gorgeous view from our terrace immediately put us in vacation mode. As foodies, we have been pleasantly surprised by the number and quality of restaurants. Food for the body and spirit. There's not been a time that we haven't resolved to spend more time down here. In the meantime, we will have to make due in Southern California. Living in two vacation destinations. Life is good..
Arnie Purisch purchased this Condo in 2008
Why Arnie Purisch chose Colonia Andres
Location, Location, Location. Upscale. Not just a vacation rental but truly a second home.
What makes this Condo unique
Right on the Caribbean. Every time I look out at the beautiful sea, close enough to touch, I am mesmerized. The jacuzzi hot tub on the terrace, with a cold drink in hand is one heck of a way to enjoy the spectacular sunsets. It never gets old.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 10
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
A Great Vacation Cut Short By Covid19
We all settled in and had a great time. What a perfect location. But because of all the airlines starting to cancel flights from Cozumel we needed to leave earlier than we were supposed to. The owner worked with us and refunded us for days we weren’t there. Thanks Arnie. We will be back.
Beautiful and attentive
Enjoyed the condo very much. Spacious and very clean. All employees were very happy to help with anything you need. Would stay again.
Great trip and beautiful property
Everything needed for an amazing girls trip
The property is beautiful and allowed plenty of privacy for each person to sleep in late if wanted, a gorgeous view from the balcony for relaxing with coffee or a cocktail. The staff was very helpful and the location of the condo allows easy access to a couple of large grocery stores and countless restaurants. Quiet although we stayed over Holidays and music went on very late at festival across the street. Otherwise adequately equipped in kitchen and baths access to the laundry ourselves would have been nice.
One of the reasons we bought our condo at El Cantil was the location; it's great to walk almost to everywhere. And the property has its own pier for on-site pickup from one of the dozens of dive operators.The diving on Cozumel is world class. Once you dive here you will see why.
The relaxation of sitting in our Hot Tub with a drink and just watching the Caribbean off our terrace is priceless. The sunsets are magnificent!
The locals are very friendly and welcoming, and the amenities on the island are amazing. Entertainment and recreational activities are as expected in a such a popular destination. In addition to all manner of water sports and a variety of land based excursions (e.g., zip lining, ATV tours in the jungle, Mayan ruins) there are clubs with live music, movie theaters, golf (watch out for crocodiles at the water holes!), shopping, bars and restaurants. Restaurants abound with local and international fare, ranging from from casual to elegant.
There always seems to be something going on in San Miguel, the main town on the island, from yearly events like the Carnival and Iron Man triathlon to frequent musical or other cultural events in the two main town squares, one of which is across the street from the condo.
Cozumel is only a short ferry ride to the mainland town of Playa del Carmen. This section of the Yucatan is known as the Riviera Maya and is famous for being home to some of the world's nicest beaches up and down its coastline. Snorkel with the whale sharks off of Isla Mujera, enjoy water based theme parks such as Xcaret and Xei-Ha, tour the awe inspiring Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza and Tulum, and snorkel or dive the cenotes, the underground river and cavern system unique to the Yucatan peninsula. Cancun with all its attractions is about an hour north of the ferry in Playa del Carmen.
We hope you will enjoy our second home as much as we do and come stay with us soon.