Casita del Mar & Isla Mujeres Info

Casita Facts:

  1. Even though the Casitas may be listed under hotels they are really 4 efficiency suites.
  2. Each Casita has a kitchen area, split bathroom with a shower, 1 queen-size bed and a patio that faces the ocean.
  3. The electrical current is 110/220 – the same as in the U.S. and Canada. An adaptor is not required.
  4. Casitas del Mar is a “Smoke Free” facility. Smoking is not permitted in the casitas or on the shared patio.
  5. Wireless Internet service is provided free of charge. For those not bringing their laptop, there are two, very inexpensive (15 pesos per  hour), Internet Cafés only 2 short blocks away.
  6. Casitas del Mar is an “Adults Only” facility. The Casitas are located right beside one another. There is no room for children to run and play and children, just being children, could possibly disrupt the quiet vacation time of other guests. If you rent all 4 Casitas children would be allowed.
  7. Quiet time must be observed between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. Casitas del Mar is a property that caters to mature adults; if you behave in an inappropriate or disruptive manner you will be asked to leave and no reimbursement will be provided.

Casita Features:

  1. Kitchen area: microwave, bar fridge, 2-burner stovetop, coffee maker with filters, blender, toaster, pots and pans, 4-piece setting of dishes and cutlery. There is also a sit-in eating area. There is NO oven.
  2. Bathroom area – Split bath (vanity is separate from the toilet and shower area).
  3. Hair dryers are supplied.
  4. Cable TV.
  5. 1 queen-size bed
  6. Small re-programmable electronic safe
  7. Air conditioning
  8. Patio that faces the ocean – with table, shade palapa or pergola, lawn and lounge chairs.

Rates Include:

  • All taxes and maid service every 2 or 3 days. Linens are completely changed at least once in the middle of a 1-week stay.
  • All bedding and towels.
  • One 5-gallon bottle of purified water.
  • A specific casita is not guaranteed or assigned prior to your arrival.
  • Breakfast is NOT included.
  • Beach towels are NOT included.

Location:

  • Please check the map at the bottom of the page. Isla Mujeres is about 5 miles long; Casitas del Mar is located approximately half way down the island and facing east to the open Caribbean. The Casitas are set back about 50 ft. from the road which is the only thing between them and the open Caribbean.
  • The shore in front of the Casitas is rocky and, while excellent for collecting shells and sea glass, it is not conducive to swimming most of the year due to a strong wave action. Enclosed water shoes are strongly recommended.
  • Walking anywhere is an option, however, taxis are readily available on the street and very inexpensive (less than $2 U.S. from the Casitas to downtown). You can also take a bus for 4 pesos per person (less than 40 cents U.S.).
  • The closest swimmable beach, approximately ¼ mile from the Casitas, is Playa Lancheros. Zama Beach Club, in Sac Bajo, has 3 beautiful swimming pools and full-service restaurant as well as a lovely beach. The most popular beach on Isla Mujeres, located at the north end of Isla approximately 3 miles away, is Playa Norte (North Beach).

Laundry Facilities:

  • There are no washers or dryers in the casitas but there is a full-service Laundromat 2 blocks away.

Safety – Security:

  • Each Casita has a small, reprogrammable electronic safe.
  • Isla Mujeres is a very safe, friendly island however please use common sense.

General:

  • The water from the tap is potable and safe to use for showering, brushing teeth and washing dishes. Microdyne is provided to treat the water to disinfect fruits and vegetables.
  • We recommend many good restaurants; be assured that they will use only purified water for their ice and drinks. Raw vegetables will have been washed in a solution of microdyne.
  • Isla Mujeres is a casual island. Bring shorts, tee shirts, bathing suits, cover-ups, sandals, a good waterproof sun block and a hat and sunglasses. From November to March it is a good idea to bring at least one set of warmer clothing and a light jacket for cool evenings.
  • Because it is an island, Isla Mujeres almost always has a breeze. The prevailing winds are from the east so if a breeze is to be had you will feel it at Casitas del Mar.

Cancun Airport to Isla Mujeres:

  • You can take a bus, van or taxi from the airport to Gran Puerto or Puerto Juarez (prices vary but detailed information will be provided with your confirmation). The crossing takes 20 minutes and a round-trip ticket costs 140 pesos (approximately $12.50 U.S.)
  • Once on Isla Mujeres take a taxi to Casitas del Mar for 40 pesos (less than $4 U.S.).
  • Detailed information on how to get to Casitas del Mar from the airport will be sent with your confirmation.

For all the information you want to know about Isla Mujeres but were afraid to ask,
please visit www.isla-mujeres.net and www.myisla.com

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