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Private Beach Front Villas and Dive Shop

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

6 Villas - 6 Bathrooms - Sleeps 16

A b o u t T h e P l a c e

The Diving Lodge is located just 4 kms. (2 ½ miles) from the small coastal town of Puerto Morelos, 18 kms. (11 miles) from the Cancun International Airport and only 34 kms. (21 miles) from Playa del Carmen.

A small and intimate ‘boutique-style' hotel, we are situated right on the Caribbean on a 16,000 square ft private property. Our 4 unique villas have a comfortable, by the sea decor and are nestled among the coconut trees just steps away from the white-sanded beaches of the Caribbean.

C a s i t a d e l M a r

This Villa has sentimental value as it was our first villa on the property and is our only two-story villa. Wake to the sound of the waves and a view of the ocean from your private balcony. The bedroom has a king-sized bed, a desk and a closet. Downstairs is a private bathroom and small kitchen with a small table.

Attached is our enclosed wooden terrace that serves as a guest library. Here, all of our guests can come and browse through our collection of books, movies, and games to enjoy during their stay!

V i l l a M a ya

Suite-like villa that can be shared by a group of friends or small family (4 people max). The main room has a king sized bed, a closet, a small couch. It also has a private his and her bathroom. A queen-sized bed is found in an extension to the main room.

V i l l a L a A v e n t u r a

This lodge style villa consists of a queen-sized bunk-bed (sleeps 2-3 comfortably) and a set of individual bunk beds in an extension of the main room (total room capacity 5 people). It also has a private bathroom.

*All Villas have A/C and a flat screen TV with SKY Satellite Channels.

C a s a D e l S o ñ a d o r

This is a spacious studio suite, with an ocean view and small adjacent kitchen, a beautiful private bathroom, a king sized bed and a sofa bed (fits 3 max). This Villa requires you to walk up a short flight of stairs.

V i l l a D o s H e r m a n o s

Suite-like villa that can be shared by a group of friends or small family (4 people max). The main room has a king sized bed, a closet and a TV. It also has a private dual vanity bathroom. A king-sized bed is found in an extension to the main room.

V i l l a d e l M a r

Our dive shop turned villa is the newest addition to the Diving Lodge, located just few feet from the beach. The main room has a king sized bed, and a single bed. Being the closest villa to the ocean it has some of the best views on the property.

A m e n i t i e s:

Our pool overlooks the beach and was built for the purpose of providing scuba lessons and the overall enjoyment of our guests. Guests can enjoy a drink from the bar as they relax in our lounge chairs, hammocks and poolside chairs. It is the ultimate beach hang out space!

Additional seating is available on the beach where guests of all ages can also enjoy sand castle building tools, and the use of a double kayak at no additional cost.

Visit our Padi-certified full service dive shop next to the pool. Here you can book snorkel and dive trips, dive courses, and other aquatic activities.

Relax and Stretch in our Yoga/Meditation room (Fits 15-20 yoga mats). Unique palapa style room with views of the ocean. Lay in a hammock, meditate on a sitting cushion or do some yoga!

*Ask about our retreat rentals! NEW!

*Individual and group yoga lessons are available upon request.

Enjoy the luxury and comfort of home-cooked regional dishes available during your stay! All dishes are prepared with fresh, local ingredients bought daily.

Breakfast is included in the price of your stay and are served at our outdoor eating bar. A beautiful wooden bar with a view of the property and a jungle-house feel.

There are some popular restaurants we are happy to recommend in downtown Puerto Morelos (10 min driving distance) and neighboring towns such as Playa del Carmen and Cancun.

The Diving Lodge is a place to relax and disconnect from your busy life at home. The only phone service available is via cell phones, and the Internet is very basic. Our main focus is making sure our guests enjoy their time here to the fullest and that your stay with us is as comfortable as it can be.

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Robert Gomez
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Robert Gomez

Luis Gomez, a Yucatan Peninsula native, arrived to the small town of Cancun in August 1982, a place of white sands, turquoise beaches and opportunity. Always a dreamer and entrepreneur, Luis’s first business was a restaurant and bar, then a boutique, an ice cream shop called Los Pinguinos (The Penguins), and finally, in 1984 he launched his own Editorial Company, Dive Mexico, dedicated to the production and distribution of postcards, tourist guides, books and souvenirs.

In the year 2000, Luis bought land in Puerto Morelos and began his dream of building a home away from home, beach resort and dive center.

With the help of his girlfriend Isabel Maria, and his son Robert who both got their PADI Divemaster certification, “The Diving Lodge” finally opened its doors in 2012.

It seems that it is an on going piece of art, as Luis is relentless with every detail and always enhancing and adding new decks, art and his personal touch as you can see in most rooms.

In 2013 Luis’s daughter Briana and his son Robbie began to add to the amenities of The Diving Lodge by creating a yoga and meditation space, a bar and lounge, and a beach-front shop called, The Sand Traveler’s Boutique.

Changing the approach from vacation rental to bed and breakfast, brother and sister are eager to provide guests with an unforgettable vacation experience.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Private Beach Front Villas and Dive Shop
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
Fort Worth, Texas

Perfect spot in paradise to celebrate annuversary

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough good things about the property and the owners. Isabel and Luis were very welcoming hosts even though we arrived very late at night. The villas were spotless and beds very comfortable. Isabel even baked a delicious banana based heart shaped cake in celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary. A special place with exceptional hosts!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Excellent Stay, SO Great!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was at the very beginning of December (2016) and we had an absolutely fantastic time. I rarely write reviews, but Isabel and Luis and their beautiful lodge were so wonderful I felt like I needed to!

The weather was perfect, low to mid eighties during the day, sunny, and cooled down a bit during the night for good sleeping weather.

We stayed in the C a s i t a d e l M a r and it was exactly what we were looking for. Big beautiful bedroom, comfy large bed (this is a big deal for my husband as he is tall and gets headaches if the bed isn't of good quality), nice sized kitchen, good bathroom, and a large wrap-around screened in porch for eating and relaxing. We tend to "eat in" more, so we cooked quite a lot and found everything we needed for utensils, pots, etc. Another thing we had been worried about was air conditioning for the bedroom, not knowing how hot it would be at night. The air conditioner upstairs was perfect and cooled the bedroom wonderfully.

The location of the lodge is a bit out of town, but this is something that we preferred. We wanted some peace and quiet, but didn't want to be too far away, and this location was just exactly what we were looking for. It's located nearby a few smaller resorts, so there was beach traffic and fun things to see, but was far enough away to have some nice and quiet beach time. The beach itself was perfect, very clean water and sand, and our hosts always had chairs and cushions ready for sun-bathing. The pool is right at the edge of the property, so you can sit and look out at the ocean while you swim, just beautiful!

The "common space" of the lodge is decorated in true beach style and is in fantastic condition. With a pool table, sitting area, bar, games, etc. It is all open (though could be closed for rain), so you could hang out in lighted areas at night, great for groups or just a couple like us.

Finally, our hosts, who really made the trip for us! Isabel was always checking in on us and making sure we had what we needed, she even made us some yummy baked goods! Luis was a great host as well! We felt that they had the perfect mixture of making sure we were taken care of, but also letting us do as we pleased. We've been many places before and have learned that you can have the best location in the world, but if your hosts aren't great it ruins the whole thing. Luis and Isabel were spectacular, and we would definitely recommend them to anyone!

(Also, just as an aside, we'd had

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a wonderful property managed by truly beautiful people

  • 5 of 5

The Diving Lodge is a very special place, and far exceeded our expectations. Luis and Isabel, the owners and dive masters, really know how to make people feel welcome, comfortable and special. We brought our entire family of 11 to the lodge. We booked the entire lodge for our three grandchildren, ages two and half to four and half, their two sets of parents and our 20 and 30 something single sons. Each family had their own private casita for sleeping and napping but the sweet spot was the beautiful pool and hot tub, known to the grandkids as the big pool and "tiny" pool. The white sand beach was literally, steps down from the pool deck, and the warm waters of the Gulf was a mere 15 feet from there.

We had the lodge prepare all of our meals, and they were truly delicious. All food was fresh, and authentic regional cuisine. Breakfast started at 8 with coffee and pastry followed by a wonderful warm and different entree everyday. Breakfast and dinner were served in their very comfortable, dining room where everyone also enjoyed the pool table. Lunch was generally served outside at the "boat" table, a fun use for an old sunfish. We planned both lunch and dinner menus in advance of arriving and were never disappointed. Isabel went out of her way to accommodate our family members who are vegetarian.

I have been diving since high school but had never taught our children. The Diving Lodge offers an adventure dive training program, and all four young men participated. The instruction was excellent, and then we did two tank dives on the beautiful reef. Snorkeling was great too.

We had nothing but compliments from all our kids on the accommodations, food, beach, pool, diving and, of course, our wonderful hosts.

The Diving Lodge property, itself, was exceptionally clean, well maintained, and the casitas were quite comfortable.

Isabel and Luis are fantastic hosts, and deliver the GOODS at the "Diving Lodge" in Puerto Morelos. We will return - and they are just 30 minutes from the Cancun airport but a million miles from the hustle and bustle.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing - we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

If you love diving, being a bit away from a great town, and privacy, this is the place for you. There are 4 villas, plus the Gomez residence.


- great beach, with few passers-by

- ability to get scuba training on-site

- can arrange for scuba or snorkel trips from the villas. (WOW! The high point of our trip!)

- near Puerto Morelos, which is a great beach town with lots of great restaurants.


- long, sand road

- if you are driving, it looks like you are going down a service road, which zigs and zags all over.

- 45 minute walk, 10 - 15 minute drive to town.

We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This year we decided to plan a large family vacation, (4 generations). We wanted to head somewhere warm, with a sandy beach and oceanfront if possible. We found this amazing dive shop and villas on VRBO and thought it sounded great, but couldn't have imagined it would be as wonderful as it was! Each of our families had their own private villa. There was a spacious outdoor kitchen for us to cook all of our meals, a dining room and rec area with pool table and hammock, not to mention a private pool and we were literally steps away from the beach. THIS PLACE IS OUTSTANDING!!!! Isabel and Louis were the best hosts and treated us like family. We had the best breakfasts every morning with authentic mexican cuisine. They even catered a special meal daily for my sister who is vegan, which was totally unexpected and incredibly thoughtful and delicious.

We never felt unsafe and it was great that we were able to let our kids run around outside within the complex and swim all they want. This is an incredibly private property, with incredible views and accommodations.

Louis, Isabel and Gerry took us on an incredible snorkeling tour to explore the coral reef, which was nothing like we've ever seen! They also helped us arrange other excursions and helped make reservations for some local popular restaurants.

I highly recommend the Dive Shop at Puerto Morales. We are already planning our next trip next year to come back to this secret gem.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation for Spring Break 2016

  • 5 of 5

We booked this vacation as a four generation spring break get away from the Seattle area. We had 11 people in our party and booked 4 villas. This is a private get away from the hustle and bustle of Cancun to the beautiful quaint village of Puerto Morelos. The Dive Lodge is right on the beach, it is truly paradise. Isabel and Luis treat you like family. They cooked breakfast for us every morning. Took us snorkeling and arranged deep sea fishing and dinner reservations in town. It was hard to leave and go back to reality. We hope to come back soon. You owe it to yourselves to book a vacation get away at the Dive Lodge.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Rates & Availability

Puerto Morelos Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 16.0%

*Price Breakdown

1 Villa --- 2 Guests --- $990/week (breakfast NOT included)

2 Villas --- 4 Guests --- $2,090/week (breakfast included)

3 Villas --- 6 Guests --- $2,860/week (breakfast included)

4 Villas --- 8 Guests --- $3,520/week (breakfast included)

5 Villas --- 10 Guests --- $4,400/week (breakfast included)

6 Villas --- 12 Guests --- $5,280/week (breakfast included)

- Extra Guest - $40/Night (13 Years and up)

(Children 4-12 years old $20/Night)

- Prices starting at 4 guests have breakfast included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Puerto Morelos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 16000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Villa Maya - toilet , shower
    Villa La Aventura - toilet , shower , Spacious
    Casita del Mar - toilet , shower , Must go down a small set of stairs.
    Villa del Sonador - toilet , shower , Nice View
    Villa Dos Hermanos - toilet , shower , Dual Vanity Sink
    Outdoor Bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Dive Shop Bathroom.
    Villa del Mar - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Casita Del Mar - 1 king , Bathroom, Small Kitchen and table, TV, AC.
    Villa Maya - 1 king , 1 queen , Bathroom, AC, Couch and Table.
    Villa La Aventura - 1 queen , 3 bunk bed , Bathroom, AC.
    Villa Del Sonador - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , TV, AC, Bathroom, Kitchen, Spacious.
    Villa Dos Hermanos - 2 king , Dual Vanity Bathroom, AC, TV, Spacious.
    Villa del Mar - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Bathroom, AC, ocean and beach view.
  • All villas are only steps away from the ocean! With a 'rugged luxury' approach, enjoy the feeling of truly being on the beach with an added side of comfort and detail that will leave you at ease 24/7.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Special Amenities Inside the Property. Dive shop with private service for our guests which can include snorkeling trips, scuba diving lessons, and scuba diving for certified divers. We also offer PADI Certification programs that last 3- 4 days. For guests who just want to try things out, we recommend the Discover Scuba Diving Course; a 1 day lesson that allows you to dive with us for a week. Yoga Room for class of 12- 16 people. Cocktail Bar right by the ocean! Enjoy a game of poker or domino in the late afternoon! Tour van with a bilingual tour guide for 8 to 10 people.

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