We were at Private Colonial Beach Hacienda Antigua at El Cuyo for 4 days, it was awesome!! since the very moment we made the reservation they start getting in charge of all our needs, sending us maps and very valuable info about the place, they even accept my dog and that is priceless! When we get there everything was perfect; a beautiful clean house was waiting for us, Remigio, the housekeeper was also there with a big smile and wonderful attitude! she cooked for us fresh and delicious meals everyday! she took care of everything there! Even she brought delicious cocconuts to celebrate my birthday! we had the good luck of finding in our next door neighbours a very nice people, so we spent the time together making the house a home for everybody. I would love to back again!! Thank you Remigio, Matt and everybody who made this vacation something unbelievable!!!
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Go to El Cuyo if you want to experience real Mexico, something that is genuine, relaxed, beautiful and off the beaten track. Its a small town with a working infrastructure but far away from the hustle and bustle of mass tourism. Here you find peace and quiet, sandy roads and coconut palmtrees. Almost virgin beach, nice sand and fairly shallow water (but a bit of waves when windy)
I visited El Cuyo with my two boys, 3 and 5 years in mid february. Very quiet, warm, and felt very safe even at night. From Semana Santa and forward there might be another crowd and more tourists.
Matthias has by far the best value for money houses in El Cuyo, clean, good standard, (take it for what it is, don´t expect 5 star hotel), a nice short walk to town (a bit less than 1 km) and close to the beach. Matthias and his caretakers, (Remigia) are very attentive, serviceminded and helpful. Good and fast response for whatever problem that might occur. Remigia makes you feel like you are a part of family, if you need something to be washed, cooked, fresh fish or maybe a boat tour they will help you without overcharge.
Hacienda Antigua is good for 2-4 people, with big bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and a livingroom with 2 sofa-camas. Wifi, fridge and gas stove. There is another accomodation in the back, Lodge at Hacienda whichs is smaller with a pentry for cooking, good for two people but can sleep 4, but could be tight. The house is not beachfront, but anyway a nice veranda and just a short 40 meter walk to the beach. Matthias also have house at beachfront, check the bottom floor out, nice and big also. Good and friendly neighbours, no noice at night.
Don´t forget to visit La Conchita restaurant in town, excellent and geniune mexican food and very low prices. In the lagoon on the way out from El Cuyo you spot flamingos. Use tri-taxi service for 15 pesos if you are tired of walking. Check out also the kitesurfing scene, there are one or two schools on the beach. Have a great trip
I want to preface this by saying that we did have an unusual arrangement with Matthias, the landlord, to switch properties in mid-week, from another property to this one. Maybe if we had arrived at the weekend, it would have had everything in working order. The house is nice enough inside - nothing special, though the screened in porches are good because there are a lot of mosquitoes with this house's location across the street from the beachfront properties. However, it was missing some key things:
1) NO PROPANE - not sure how they messed this up, but it meant we couldn't cook and didn't have hot showers. Deal killer. Plus, we never got a phone number for the caretakers, so couldn't contact them to get this taken care of.,
2) NO DRINKING WATER - Matthias usually gives you a big jug of potable water when you move into a property. Not only did he not give us one for the new property, but we had purchased a couple of extras when we moved into the first property that the caretakers took home with them when we moved. So, we had to run out in the middle of the night to buy drinking water.
3) NO BREEZE - I admit, we were spoiled, our first property was right on the beach with great breezes. But, this property was blocked off from the ocean breezes and it was VERY hot both during the day and at night for sleeping. There is an AC unit in the bedroom, but you have to pay extra for it and we did not. There are fans, but they don't keep up.
4) NO TV - There's supposed to be a TV in the place and, technically, there is, but it's only connected to a DVD player and that was broken.
5) NO WIFI - They say they have an "internet stick" for those that want Wifi, but it was not compatible with my laptop.
With everything put together, we were so dissatisfied with the place that we left a few days early and paid extra to stay in a hotel. I am pretty easy-going and would have been OK with pretty much all of this, except for the propane - freezing cold showers were my tipping point.
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