About this listing
Xamach Dos, the secluded jewel of the Sian Ka'n Nature Reserve, just south of Tulum, Mexico.
Perfect for the adventurous individual or group, we are located on our own hidden Caribbean Bay, with an unspoiled reef system,, miles of deserted beaches, an incredible array of tropical wildlife, even our own hidden Mayan ruins!
There are 6 cabanas to chose from, each with it's own bathroom, and each with its own individual personality.
The Treetop- an amazing experience, on the water's edge, yet hidden in the palm trees. 1 queen bed, deck overlooking the ocean, beautiful bath with tiled shower/tub.
Cabana Balam- another amazing experience- totally secluded in the jungle yet close to the water. Incredible stone and coral shower, 1 queen bed.
Cabana Sol- Relax on the large front porch, take in the ocean views surrounded by custom stone and coral decor. 2 queen beds, large stone and coral bathroom.
Caban Luna- very private, on the far side of the property, with a nice porch of it's own. 2 queen beds, bath and shower.
Casa Grande- 2 bedrooms, each opening to a private lanai, spacious living room, nice bath. 1 queen bed and 2 full beds,
queen bed and 2 full beds.
Casa Secreta- smal but cool, invisble to the rest of the place. Custom stone and conch shell shower, 1 queen bed.
We have a great little restaurant in the middle of the property, a great place to hang out, view the beach, play games, and enjoy some of the best food on the coast.
Did I say Xamach Dos was a great place for a wedding?
Contact me about renting the whole place.
Ranked #1 in the Sian Ka'an (Tripadvisor.
We are away from the touristy places, a chance to see the Caribbean the way it used to be.
We are located deep in the Sian Ka'an park, there is no public transit, rental car is best, preferably Jeep or SUV, although a regular car can make it. A taxi, or transfer from the airport are also options, but I suggest the rental car.
Other Things to Note
We are not in the hotel zone, we are south, down the Boca Paila road, in the Sian Ka'an park, beautiful and remote.
Lovely place they have in Sian Ka'an! Cozy, friendly, beautiful, and so hospitable! I had a great time. Michelle and Heike and Fernando were fun and funny and a bundle of laughs.
Things I wish I had known before going:
1. Just exactly how far it is from everything else. The drive to anything, and I mean ANYTHING is an hour plus. Seclusion is accurate! But lovely!
2. Because of the location, all meals really have to be eaten there, unless you take a day trip for lunch, which I did a couple times. Food was great, though! The whole team did a great job!
3. You have GOT TO have a car. Must.
4. Mosquitoes and heat WOWEEEE. Bring bug spray and ask for an extra fan!
Lots of seaweed this year, which seems to be hitting the entire Caribbean. Water wasn't really very nice to swim in, but activities beyond the coast (kayaking, boat tours, etc.) were super beautiful!
Thanks everyone for a lovely time! You made me feel taken care of and loved. :) xoxo
Sadly, we were only able to stay here for one night, but we had a great time in the tree house. The sea breeze makes it the best place to be in the July heat, and you have a great view over the sunrise from your bed. When we were there, there was too much sea weed for swimming, but our fellow guests had a good time in the kayak. The food is a bit pricey but tasty. It took us about an hour to get through the last 22 k in the nature reserve in a small car, so make sure you have enough time! For a nice quiet time far from everything, definitely recommended!
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Xamach Dos and highly recommend it to everyone. We loved our stay in the treetop cabana so much we extended our stay by three nights. If you are looking for a much closer connection to nature and the feeling that you have really gotten away, then this is the best place you will find. The quite peace and relaxation you will find at Xamaxh Dos is hard to match. After staying at a very nice hotel in town, and getting covered in mosquito bites, I was a little worried about going further into the jungle. But with the constant sea breeze, the bugs weren't a problem at all. I would much rather stay at Xamach more than any hotel in Tulum. I would also like to note that the staff was amazing and the food was delicious. Thanks again for having us and we look forward to coming back and bringing friends with us in the future.
Comfort, seclusion and great company... The ladies here really know how to treat their guest! Once you arrive there is no need to leave; everything you need is right there. I stayed two nights in the treehouse and enjoyed every minute. I will hold on to the infinite moments I felt at this place for a lifetime.
Bring bug repellent for the later hours of the day and please keep in mind what you are signing up for. It is in the JUNGLE! If you are looking for that experience then no doubt this is where you belong :)
Thank you ladies for an amazing time... Tina and I would definitely love to stay again :)
PS: Izabel you are a true gem! ❤️
I can't say how much we loved our stay at Xamach Dos! The Treehouse Cabana was perfect -- just steps from the water and a lovely balcony to take advantage of the breeze off the bay. We had no problem with the drive and loved how remote this place was (especially compared to a stay in Tulum). The staff is very welcoming and friendly, and Fernando is a chef beyond compare. Seriously can't say enough good things about the food! We loved the relaxed atmosphere and how congenial the atmosphere was with other guests.
Xamach Dos is so relaxing. Even with four of the cabanas occupied, it still seemed like we had the place to ourselves. There are lots of hammocks and lounge chairs to relax in, clear water to swim in, and Mayan ruins to explore. Everything about this place is very relaxed (including meal times!), and we couldn't have asked for a better or more relaxing honeymoon spot.
Dan's cabañas at Xamach Dos are a wonderful experience. They are comfortable, beautiful spaces on white sand, but also secluded in the middle of palms and trees. You'll hear the ocean from your bed. They are a friendly, rustic alternative to hotels. At Xamach Dos you're treated more like family than customer, and it's a very refreshing experience to treat those running the place like family as well. We loved it.
Things to keep in mind:
These are small hand-built thatched roof houses, so they are semi-open to the environment. This means you'll likely see a bug or two. The beds and houses are equipped with perfectly functional mosquito nets to protect those prone to bites. Though rustic, all cabañas have running water. Treetop Cabaña even has hot water!
This is a small family-run business. Everyone there is incredibly gentle and kind, but this is not the place to order club sandwiches charged to room service. There's one daily breakfast option (eg. delicious omelet with tortillas), one daily lunch option (eg. fresh fish), and one daily dinner option (eg. beef fajitas), all cooked on site for you and costing around 12 USD. We are sure they are happy to accommodate to guest's dietary needs, but again, this is a small business with only fresh food, it is clear you must warn with days in advance!
There was a layer of sea weed in the ocean when we visited in early May 2015. This is not due to Xamach Dos failing to clean up, or some other fault of the administration. It's called sargazo (sargassum) and it's a seasonal thing that comes and goes, and affects the whole of the caribbean coast (including, by the way, first rate luxury hotels). Sadly, if you walk around you will see that the tides that bring sargassum also bring a lot of garbage. Again, this has nothing to do with Xamach Dos or even the Mexican Caribbean; this garbage comes from all over the world. In fact, artist Alejandro Durán, who we met while we were there, opened an exhibition of his artwork (all made of washed up garbage from these beaches) to raise awareness about this issue. The exhibition is about 15 km from Xamach Dos, almost in Punta Allen village. The garbage is being carried from places like China, France, Haiti... You can have a look at (website hidden)
The road to get to Xamach Dos is unpaved, but presents absolutely no problem to any vehicle--including normal sedans, economy cars, even taxis. Sure, you may choose to go at 10 Km/hr to avoid the unpleasant feeling of jumping around if you're not used to that sort of thing, but it will not harm your car. We were told that it's a different story during rainy season, where the road gets flooded. Ask them before you book.
In summary, we loved the place, and would recommend to anyone who finds their descriptions attractive. You won't regret it.
Wow, what an amazing place! Xamach Dos was perfect for our getaway from the more touristy areas! Although we were a bit worried about the drive from previous reviews, they had recently resurfaced it so it was not bad at all! We made the drive in our Jetta without any issues - a little bumpy so obviously not racing through. I would imagine if there are heavy rains it could be bad, but for now, wouldn't let it deter anyone. Once we got there, we were greeted by Michelle who showed us our beautiful treetop cabana, which I highly recommend. It had a large comfortable bed, with plenty of hot water, electricity, and the most amazing view of the ocean from inside the cabana and the balcony. We slept very well, waking up to the most beautiful sunrise each morning. Joleise made amazing meals, especially the huge breakfast fruit platter. The grounds were very well kept . My gf and I had a great time lounging on the hammocks, playing board games, and meeting the other guests. It was a very relaxing time and I highly recommend staying here!
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