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Relax & Recharge As You Experience the Real Cozumel - Los Alcatraces

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool


About the property

Private Guest House

Sandy beaches, stunning sunsets, and beautiful blue waters. All are on vibrant display at our tropical guest house at Los Alcatraces on Cozumel, Mexico’s largest Caribbean island.

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.


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!


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.

If you would rather explore the Technicolor coral reefs in the Caribbean, we also have a rinse tank and clothesline to wash and dry your scuba gear after a busy day of diving.


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.

Cozumel is a scuba diver’s paradise! The island offers an array of beaches (many of the “iron-shore” variety), each teeming with intricate coral reefs and endless sightings of beautiful marine life.

If you’re looking for a more relaxing experience on the beach, head over to a Beach Club. For a small fee, you can rent a lounge chair and unwind under the shade of a thatched roof.

Whether you’re coming to get away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life, or to explore the beauty Cozumel has to offer, we are here to assist you every step of the way. Book your tropical holiday today!

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Silvia Lira-Lupone
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Silvia Lira-Lupone


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 re-group, 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 living here is 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.


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.


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 making that possible whether celebrating a wedding, honeymoon, or a much needed vacation!

Silvia Lira-Lupone purchased this apartment in 2012

What makes this apartment unique


“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.”


Colonia Centro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Relax & Recharge As You Experience the Real Cozumel - Los Alcatraces
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Where do we start .well it all started with a warm welcome at the front gate by Silvia to show us around the property very well kept and exceptionally clean inside the property as well inside the room .the room is very well layout very nice pillows aswell the mattress and the house towels that they provide is better then any hotel that we stayed before.TOP quality all the way this was our 4th trip to cozumel and it was the best by far no question about it .we will no longer stay at any hotel's again. Thank you Greg And Silvia and don't forget Rosie the watch dog does not miss a thing. We can't wait to see you all again soon

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing spot on the island!

  • 5 of 5

An amazing spot on Cozumel! Spotless, comfortable, friendly, safe, thoughtful, and great value are some of the words that come to mind thinking about our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A comfortable stay and a great deal

  • 5 of 5

I really liked this place. It is different from being at a luxury rental, which I stayed at Playa del Carmen prior to here. The location is several blocks away from the ferry area, but an easy walk. I'd like to recommend a nice restaurant off of the main street a few blocks from Los Alcatraz. It's called Chardonnay. Italian and Mexican cuisine. It has nice garden seating.

The location is not fancy, but when you are on Cozumel, you don't need it because you want to go out to scuba or to a beach club. And this price is the lowest I've seen. I gave a five star rating because of the value and lack of stress involved because Silvia communicates with you prior to your arrival and because she makes you feel very welcome. The pool right outside your room is absolutely necessary. When you are here, you wake up in the morning, maybe cool off in the pool, go out with your daily leisure, come back to cool off in the pool again, and go out for a nice dinner. Doesn't need to be complicated when you're in Cozumel.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Beautiful Gem in the Heart of Cozumel

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay with Greg and Silvia. My mother and I stayed for 6 nights. I rented out both rooms so we would each have our own space. The house is very secure, and I felt safe being alone in my own room. Each day we went out for a different adventure. It was easy to grab a taxi and head for the beach or just walk up town and do some shopping. I stayed in Cozumel last summer with my family in a large house on the southern part of the island. It was beautiful, but for me, I enjoyed being in the community of Cozumel. Greg and Silvia were so helpful while I was planning our trip. Whenever I had a question, they were quick to email me back and give advice. I am planning on going back to Cozumel this summer and will be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Riverside, California

Very Well Located in San Miguel

  • 4 of 5

The room was very nice and freshly painted with attractive tile work in the bathroom. It was described as an "apartment" on the VRBO listing but it is more like a hotel room and has no cooking facilities but has a small refrigerator. I'd actually give this 4 1/2 stars but it's not an option. The grounds are extremely well-maintained and the property has a lovely appearance. Greg and Silvia were very friendly with lots of good tips and Silvia went above and beyond when my girlfriend had a possibly-dive-related ear problem and arranged to have her see the dive medicine specialist which she saw within an hour of Silvia's phone call. If you walk down the street just to the South you will end up right next to the MEGA store and if you walk down the street just to the North you will end up downtown near the ferry dock. There are many places to eat and mini-stores within a block or two but we ended up eating in town most of the time. The only negatives I can think of is that the bed felt like it was higher in the middle and if I laid on my right side I felt like I was going to roll off onto the floor. The other thing is that you have to read the fine print to discover that smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property so you have to unlock the front gate and go out to the sidewalk if you want to have a cigarette. I think this should be disclosed on the main page because from my experience it is not the norm in Mexico. Other places I have stayed at have very few smoking restrictions such as not inside the buildings or at the reception window etc. Much of the surrounding neighborhood appears to be being renovated so tip generously and help the local economy. We always felt safe except perhaps when crossing the streets at corners ;) It was easy to get a taxi on either of the two adjoining streets heading to town with luggage but otherwise it's only about a 10-15 minute walk to a grocery store or shopping with many other options along the way. Bottom line: if you are not the big resort type and are a non-smoker this might be the ideal place for you to stay in San Miguel. Los Alcatraces is diver friendly with a rinse tank and a strong clothesline to dry wetsuits etc.

Tips: You can get pesos from the Banamex ATM machine at either the MEGA store or the Chedraui store (about one block South of MEGA). I suggest always paying with pesos because practically everything is cheaper that way. Some prices go down when the cruise ships leave.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Skip the strip

  • 5 of 5

If you hate the constant hustle of the hotel strip step back a bit and leave it behind. We stayed on the water one night and it was awful. The constant hawking of trinkets- the harassing of junk shop employees. You want to be polite, but after the 100th one you learn to pretend they don't exist- which makes you feel like crap. Skip all that. We parked right in front of our place, ate at restaurants that weren't owned by global conglomerates, and had a peaceful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Colonia Centro Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 21 2017 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 16 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 21 2018 - Feb 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 8 2018 - Feb 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 16 2018 - Apr 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 19.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Cozumel International Airport CZM
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Wet Wendys
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Cozumel Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cozumel Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
La Chef
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Hotel Barracuda Beach
Car: not necessary

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.


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