Villas in Xcalak Mexico
Sandwood Villas Xcalak Costa Maya Mexico Oceanfront Eco-Tourist Resort Lodgings Accommodations
Hosts: Andrew and Ruth Sanders
Accommodations: 4 Villas
Address: Andy and Ruth Sanders, Box 443 Chetumal, Q. Roo, Mexico 77500
Telephone: Vonage 1 952 223
4202 (Free from USA, Canada and most of Europe),
Fax: 011 52 983 831 0034
Activities/Attractions: Xcalak has the look and feel of Mexico and Belize all rolled into one; so close to Belize that English is spoken fluently by many, but Spanish is still the predominant language. This is a great place for those who are seeking the remote, less refined areas of the Caribbean Coast, with all its natural beauty above and below the waterline.
Xcalak is one of the top saltwater fly fishing, flats fishing and bonefishing areas in the world, and a less traveled but much revered scuba diving destination as well. Scuba divers and snorkelers can enjoy diving on part of the world's second longest barrier reef, and when conditions are good, even take a boat ride to the Chinchorro Bank (a large coral atoll that lies offshore with a virtual graveyard of shipwrecks that have sunk over the centuries).
The mangrove waterways of Bacalar Chico, just south of Xcalak between Mexico and Belize, are home to many varieties of birds and fish. Bird Island is a popular destination for bird watchers visiting this area, and anglers will seldom see any competition from others for coveted fish like permit, tarpon and bonefish.
"This vacation makes our hearts sing! Next time we'll stay longer. All of you Andy, Ruth, Carla, Walter and his family, are so gracious and caring that it restores our spirit! The food is fabulous and the snorkeling is great. Thanks for the clean beautiful villa and all the memories we'll cherish. See you next time!"
"You have a wonderful place! Thanks for the beautiful memories of your home that I'll have. It's nice to see beautiful people go 100% to make your vacation wonderful."
"We had a nice stay! We liked the warm familiar atmosphere! Thanks for all, especially the evenings with you."
"Thanks for making us feel so welcome! We had a perfectly wonderful time relaxing and snorkeling. One of our favorite stops."
"All I can say the trip down the road late at night with many challenges was worth it! A paradise at the end of the World! You are very special people. Carla the peppers were a little Hot!! We hope to see you next year."
"The sun warms the body, the setting, the spirit, the hospitality warms the soul. I have immensely enjoyed our brief visit to your special home. Many thanks. We hope to return very soon."
"What a wonderful relaxing time! Great friendly, helpful host and hostess. Beautiful waters and beach. Thanks for the great time."
"We've been to lots of places but this tops them all! We will see you again."
General Information: Andy and Ruth welcome you to Sandwood Villas ... an adventure in Xcalak, Mexico. Enjoy your own private 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa with kitchenette overlooking the second largest barrier reef in the world. Xcalak is great place to scuba dive, snorkel, fish, swim, kayak, and just relax and unwind.
Xcalak, in southern Quintana Roo, is part of what is known as La Costa Maya - a rustic but beautiful part of the Mexican Caribbean, south of the Riviera Maya. Xcalak is just 7 miles by water from the Central American country of Belize.
Villa #1 has one queen, double
and single bed.
Meals at Sandwood in consist of delicious local and American fare. Breakfast features fresh tropical fruits and juices with homemade breads and tortillas in the Palapa. The dinner menu offers fresh seafood, chicken, pork, fish, conch, and lobster (our specialty). Lunch and snacks are available. All meals are served in the Palapa or your villa. Our Palapa restaurant bar offers an assortment of local beers, sodas, wines and spirits at low prices.
If you plan to cook your meals, bring groceries, snacks, etc. We have 5 small grocery stores in Xcalak and we have a grocery truck at our door 4 times a week. Purified water is provided in each villa. Staple groceries, pop, and beer are provided at low prices.
Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover, Bank Transfer, Travelers Checks, Cash and PayPal.
Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).
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"Our home away from home! To Andy, Ruth, Francisco and Carla. Thank you for making everything so easy; and treating us so special."
"I am writing for a couple of reasons. First of all, I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay with you in Feb. It was terribly hard to come home. Your place was outstanding! The ocean was so beautiful! The snorkeling was good and so convenient. It was wonderful to have the dive boat pick us up right out front on our beach. And your hospitality was the best part of the trip. You are both incredible people. Thank you for making our vacation so enjoyable! Hopefully we'll be able to come back again soon."