About the property
- Guest House400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Private Guest House
Perfect for a romantic getaway, our accommodations give you the privacy and safety of your own place, plus the convenience of having knowledgeable hosts on-site.
Structured like a small boutique Hotel, our en-suite bedrooms have their own private entrance. Guests share the pool, garden, and covered patio.
HOTEL QUALITY WITH THE COMFORTS OF HOME
The bedroom features a queen-sized bed with butter soft, 1000-thread count Egyptian cotton linens you can sink into after a long day. There is plenty of closet space for you to store your belongings as well as a locked safe for your more precious items. For an extra jolt in the morning, brew a fresh cup of organic coffee from Chiapas in the comfort of your own room.
The en-suite bathroom is stocked with toiletries and towels so you don’t need to worry about taking up space in your suitcase!
THE GREAT OUTDOORS...AND WE MEAN GREAT!
Our relaxing garden is the perfect backdrop to start your day, watching hummingbirds whilst you sip your morning coffee.
Since the average daily temperature in Cozumel is 75°F (24°C) or higher year-round, you’ll want to take a dip in our refreshing pool to cool down. We also have lounge chairs for you to work on your tan, too.
THE REAL COZUMEL
Our guest house is located within walking distance of the town center. We’re just far enough away from all of the tourists to give you a taste of the real Cozumel. You can mingle with the locals at nearby markets and enjoy authentic cuisine.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Silvia Lira-Lupone
WHO ARE WE Back in 1992, I came to this tranquil place in Mexico because I sorely needed a dive vacation. It was a time in my life to listen to that little voice in my head and regroup, breathe and lead a saner life. Then in 2009, I met my beautiful wife Silvia on the island and the permanent transformation started. On a vacation trip to Cozumel in 2011, we immediately fell in love with a casa called Los Alcatraces! What’s not to love about an authentic Mexican casa with a tropical garden, a cooling pool, and an outdoor area in the shade? Our favorite activity here is scuba diving. Visibility is almost always spectacular, ranging from 80-100 feet on average thanks to the calmer waters. This makes for some great scuba diving and snorkeling all year long. We love the fact that Cozumel is extremely laid back without an attitude and is safe! Buying our first guest house, we furiously went about renovations inside and out to create an oasis guests could enjoy. We really focused on what we wanted as renters. Jump forward 5 years, and we love sharing our casa with others who also have a dream of an authentic Mexican experience. CONFIDENCE We work in both the background and with the guests looking for an island escape. Silvia has extensive knowledge of the travel and resort industry from her time spent with Vista Del Mar Boutique Hotel, Cozumel Bar Hop tours, Odyssey Tours, and Royal Holiday Club. My background as former owner of a restaurant helps me offer outstanding customer service to ensure your vacation dreams are reached. That little voice has never left us and we continue to listen to our clients in order to improve and offer what we consider to be THE BEST VACATION EXPERIENCE on Cozumel. GOAL Our goal is to create a luxurious tropical ambiance where vacation memories are created on beautiful Cozumel Mexico. We are here to assist you in celebrating a wedding, honeymoon, or a much-needed vacation!
Silvia Lira-Lupone purchased this Guest House in 2012
What makes this Guest House unique
WHAT OUR GUESTS THINK “Both Greg and Silvia were very accommodating and gave me great suggestions and recommendations for restaurants and sites to visit.” “Silvia and Greg are friendly and attentive hosts with plenty of great recommendations for places to eat.” “The innkeepers Greg and Silvia are friendly and professional, helpful and intuitive to guests needs.” “Silvia has this wonderful knack of being around when you need her yet you would never really know someone else is living on the property.” “We were in Cozumel to dive and Greg and Silvia did their utmost to keep us well rested and watered in between trips.” “Host Greg gave us amazing food recommendations, rental car information, and the dive crew that could not have worked out better.” “Greg and Silvia were wonderful and basically we can’t find anything to complain about!” “Greg and Silvia are kind, accommodating, and knowledgeable about the island.” “But the hands-down best part of staying at Los Alcatraces was Silvia and Greg.” “First of all Silvia and Greg were wonderful hosts, and happy to accommodate us in any way.”
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
It was a well-kept, attractive place with two motel-like rooms off a small garden behind the home. Even had a small dipping pool off the garden. It felt very safe and we were warmly welcomed. It is a good 15 minute walk through typical Mexican neighborhood. It is not your resort on the ocean. But if you are looking for a more authentic experience, it fits the bill nicely with both price and accommodation. Only suggestion would be to add a fan to the bathroom.
The place was nice and comfortable
The property was nice!
Perfect location to experience it all! Beautiful,
Great location to walk, bike, run, travel by taxi from. Amazing, private, and secure setting at Los Alcatraces. Quaint garden and pool allow for your personal experience to start and end the day in a serene setting. Room and amenities are fantastic and all you need. Coffee provided - I never drank coffee until I tasted this, couldn't get enough! Water is provided so you can fill up for the day's travels - huge perk as we saw many people lugging cases of water through town. Close to groceries, shopping, and everything you need. Bought food and snacks at the Mega grocery store (5 blocks away, straight shot) for breakfast and lunch and ate most of our evening meals off the main strip - Lobster Shack, King Burrito, Cuatro Taco, local bakeries, vendors. Prices will fluctuate at some shops/stores as cruise ships come and go. One day had 8 cruises in port and by night they were gone and you could move freely through the market place.
We rented bikes for most the week and were able to travel up and down the coast line visiting various beaches, places, etc. Took a taxi over to the other side for less than a scooter rental. Read the fine print of all the rental agreements - they get you with the insurance requirements! Barter or ask to see the taxi fee chart if traveling longer distances around the island. We got three different responses when we first asked to travel across the island. We were advised and warned, but you get swarmed by the time share and rental people at the airport - Head straight to the Shuttle Rental/Ticket booth - to the left of the exit door to expedite leaving the airport. Used Trip Advisor to get little hints, advice, or reviews about areas and offerings to save a few dollars or avoid some pitfalls. People overall are very friendly and the more courteous you are they typically respond the same.
It warms our hearts to have guests who read all the letters of advice we send them. Next time scuba diving is in your future! Greg and Silvia
Perfect retreat, close to neighborhood restaurants
We stayed 5 days with Silvia and Greg, who were gracious hosts. Silvia was quick to offer assistance and suggestions when needed. The location is convenient to our favorite restaurants (back in the neighborhoods) and is also easily accessible to La Caleta, where we meet our dive guide.
The room was well appointed and the A.C. was efficient even in the heat of the day.
It rained quite a bit during our stay so we did not use the pool or the garden area much, but it was well maintained and full of lush plants and flowers. We really appreciated the rinse tank for our dive gear.
Location is secure and very quiet, we slept soundly in both the afternoons and nights.
Parking is on the street directly across from the gate, we had no issues finding a spot.
We will definitely be return customers.
Always love being in Cozumel and this room made it special
Enjoyed our stay at an intimate quiet inn. Hosts were helpful and charming
Very luxuriously appointed room.
I have stayed in many rent by owner places on vacation and this was by far the best
The hosts are absolutely fabulous: helpful, friendly, approachable & super kind. We were super early and they accommodated us and late to leave & they understood. They sent us maps, restaurant suggestions, and specific tips on how to get to their place from the airport including on how to avoid tourist traps & scams. Daily cleaning was punctual and thorough. Silvia gave us several tips and helped us with anything we needed: iron & ironing board, she noticed that our rented scooter's tire was low on air and proceeded to fill it with air using her pump. She really took care of us and was very kind and friendly. Absolutely loved our experience. I can't say enough about the location and the hosts. We really do hope we can stay there again in the future.
We invite you to step inside our beautiful tropical home. Los Alcatraces Cozumel differentiates itself from larger chain Hotels by providing exceptional and a genuine personalized level of service and accommodation. We are walking distance from one of the most beautiful main streets in the world. Cozumel is the perfect place to rest and enjoy the wonders of the land. At our family-owned and operated retreat, we offer lodging and accommodations perfect for a relaxing getaway. You get the privacy and security of your own apartment, yet you also get the advantage of having someone living on site to help you with all your questions. Surround yourself with the striking sunsets, the majestic splendor of secluded sandy beaches, and all of the sounds of nature in one place – The Island of Cozumel, Mexico. We offer a friendly and caring atmosphere, dedicated to making your island holiday experience an unforgettable one. Beautiful beds and lavish linens are ready to comfort you at the end of each sun-soaked, adventurous day at our beautiful island. At Los Alcatraces Cozumel you will truly experience paradise unmatched by any island in the world. Los Alcatraces Cozumel is located right in downtown Cozumel and it is ideal for travelers who want local attractions at their doorsteps: great dining, the main pier, the central park, and local shops are a short walk from this charming hotel. Our accommodations are an excellent design for the elite traveler, the active diver, the frequent and leisure traveler who yearn for a quiet and relaxing getaway. Minutes from many casual and lively activities make for a perfect tropical setting and a unique chance to experience an unforgettable Mexican vacation. Los Alcatraces Cozumel includes Coffee Maker, Organic Coffee from Chiapas, Electricity, Maid Service, Filtered Water, Wifi Internet, Cable TV, Pool, Refrigerator, Air Conditioning, Room Safe, 1000 Thread Count Sheets, Shampoo, Soap, and a Dive Gear Wash Tank.