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This adorable beachfront cottage is set amid native plants and coconut trees with exclusive use of 80 feet of private beach on Tulum's Tankah Bay, a snorkel lovers dream as well as an amazing turtle nesting area for visitors from May to September. Tankah Bay is a residential community about 8 kilometers north of Tulum. Snorkeling can be done right out front of the property. The new 3 person kayak can take you out into the calm waters for an even better vew. It is a quiet low key area with a retreat feeling. The Kasita is a perfect place for a week long or month long vacation, a writer's retreat or a way to spend warm days away from cold northern winters. Guests in May will witness the explosion of the red flamboyante trees viewed from the front porch. Spring will bring the fragrant blossoming of the beach 'lirios' and the red buganbilia will delight guests often.
Imagine yourself on this pristine beach walking the path of the Maya who first inhabited this magical place.
The cottage is colorfully decorated with talavera tiles, Mexican art and weavings. The bedroom area downstairs has a NEW resort quality bed and loft has a new mattress as well. An efficient AC system will cool you on summer nights. The oversized loft sleeps two or three and has an airy feeling. The front porch and loft rails were constructed by local Maya 'palaperos' who use the same methods their ancestors used centuries ago.
The large fully equipped kitchen is perfect for family meals. Guests may dine inside, on the the grass roofed patio or on the beach at a table overlooking the ocean. Bring breakfast out to the beach or sip your coffee in a hammock strung up between large coconut trees.Early rising guests may enjoy a sunrise.
Guests may walk the gorgeous and varied beaches where they will find a fresh water cenote near the shore, tide pools, coral reefs and great swimming areas. Down the road, across from Casa Cenote, is a large cenote where you can swim amid mangrove for a small fee.
Recent guests have had the opportunity to witness turtle nesting and hatchlings. Tankah Bay has had an amazing comeback of several varieties of turtles.
*The magnificent Tulum ruins only 15 minutes away.
*Xel Ha, an incredible all inclusive water park, is only 10 minutes to the north. $$$$
* Dive trips from Casa Cenote
*Shopping for a wide array of artesania ...from locally made hammocks to weavings from Chiapas can be done at the many gift shops in Tulum.
*Spend a day at the Coba ruins, bicycling around the site and ACTUALLY climbing the ruin.
*Take a drive to the colonial city of Valladolid only 1 1/2 hours away. The improved roads in the Yucatan have made travel so much easier.
*Cenote Suytun is on the way to Valladolid. It is a magnificent cave like cenote where you can swim without getting a sunburn.
*Rent a bike near the Tulum ruins at Cruceero Hostal and ride the brand new path to the beach only crossing only 1 street. Bikes are comfortable and inexpensive. Reward yourself with a delicious breakfast at the quaint restaurants on the beach road.or take a dip before heading back.
Tankah Bay was recently cited as having a large increase of turtle nests and hatchlings and guests may have the opportunity to actually witness this between June and October.
The location of the cottage and keeping native plants has provided a safe haven for the turtles as well as a home for butterflies, colorful orioles and other birds. You may snorkel right out front and it is a short swim to the reef. Kids will love the hermit crabs at night!
Imagine yourself there at midnight quietly watching a mother turtle burying her eggs in the very place where she was born! July 2014 My family witnessed no less than 5 turtle nestings and a few hatchlings.
The truth is, the best thing to do is hang up a hammock or two on the front beach, grab your favorite reading material and enjoy a refreshing chilled coconut that Juan, the caretaker, will cut for you or whatever beverage of your choice....Read more
Kasita Katalina, Tankah Snorkel Beach, Tulum Tulum, Yucatan-Mayan Riviera, Mexico
Additional Location Information
1 1/2 hour drive from Cancun airport on Mexico's Caribbean at Tankah Bay, a residential community about 8 .kilometers north Tulum..
Kasita Katalina is on a large beachfront lot with ample parking and lots of native plants and trees. There are 3 restaurants and a small grocery store at Casa Cenote within walking distance.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Nearest ferry port: playa del carmen Nearest airport: cancun Car is not necessary
Last updated on March 18, 2015
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Left on 03/21/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Maureen and JohnReviewed Mar 21, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
My husband and I just returned from 2 weeks at Kasita Katalina and we'd like to return right away! The snorkelling is amazing. We saw huge sting rays and huge schools of fish a very short swim from the cottage. The beachfront setting is very private with big comfy hammocks at the shore.In the cottage, the kitchen is well equipped for cooking. There is aC and several ceiling fans to take care of the heat!It is well situated for exploring as well. 10 minutes from Tulum (you need a car)We visited the ruins at Tulum and Coba (35 minute drive) There are many restaurants in Tulum, internet cafes, shops. There are big supermarkets for groceries. Kathy, the owner, was really helpful as was Juan, the caretaker/gardener.The street has security- basically identifying where you are staying upon arrival. More than anything, it is a totally relaxing, quiet spot. Enjoy, Maureen and John
Left on 03/13/2014 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 13, 2014Stayed Jun 2013
The property was beautiful and lush. The house was new and very clean. Enough room in the house to be very comfortable. The cost is less than most hotels and you have your own private beach. Caretaker made sure everything was working fine and we had what we needed. A very small grocery store walking distance came in handy. Nice places to eat that you could also walk to. Turtles nested most nights we were there in June/July. A few minutes into town to the larger grocery stores and shopping. Went on several dives at the dive shop down the beach. Overall a very peaceful place.
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