Casitas Kinsol Guest House - Room 1

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Zetina Gasca, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico

An authentic Mayan hut where Mayan people used to leave until the early 1990's. It has been converted to a large room with its private bathroom with hot shower and a kitchenette. It is one of the last huts in Puerto Morelos: almost a landmark!

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An authentic Mayan hut where Mayan people used to leave until the early 1990's. It has been converted to a large room with its private bathroom with hot shower and a kitchenette. It is one of the last huts in Puerto Morelos: almost a landmark!

The Space

Casitas Kinsol is a Guest House with 8 rustic rooms for rent in Puerto Morelos, on the Mayan Riviera, 25 minutes South of the airport international of Cancun, conveniently located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, and 4 blocks from the main bus stop in town. It resides in the heart of "La Colonia" (the part of the town where the locals live) of Puerto Morelos and only 2 miles to the beach: this is the perfect location for a full immersion in a Mexican neighborhood.
Surrounded by many eateries, grocery stands and stores, the guest house offers 8 romantic and rustic rooms and bungalows: 4 with kitchenettes and 4 without. All the rooms have basic amenities at low prices for double occupancy. The rooms come with private baths, hot showers, air fans and each with unique décor designed by the owners. Most of the rooms come with WiFi. 3 dogs are full-time hosts on the property.

- All our rooms are now listed on AirBnB so that you can choose the one that you really like. We may have some rooms available even when the AirBnB calendars show no availability - Please contact us to inquiry about availability -

The Master Room is (as well as the room 8) an authentic Mayan hut where Mayan people used to leave until the early 1990's. It has been converted to a large room with its private bathroom. The thatched roof was replaced by a stucco one with two skylights. Two small windows were added to bring some more light to the room. It has cement floor and tiles in the large bathroom. It is a very large standalone, ground floor, hut style bungalow, complete with a full-size (double) bed and one twin-size (single) bed, so it will accommodate 3 persons ($12US per night per extra person). It even has an inside hammock to siesta in. Private bathroom with hot shower and a kitchenette: it offers a refrigerator and two burner stove-top and dishes, utensils, pots and pans for basic cooking. But no oven or microwave, no dishwasher either. This room has a front door allowing you to exit onto the avenue without having to go through the grounds but also a backdoor giving you access to the gardens and relaxation areas as well.

- No luxury. Rustic bungalows / huts (palapas) and rooms with a touch of sophistication that comes from the unique and personal decoration of each room. Only 8 cabins/palapas (bungalows) give a cozy ambiance and friendly atmosphere. Some rooms come a thatched roof - The breakfast is not provided -

- You are downtown Puerto Morelos, the town (not the beach / port area), two blocks from the main square on the West side of Highway MX307; however you will wake up to the multiple songs of the birds and the roosters.
- Less than five minute drive to the beach (2 miles). We rent bicycles (at extra cost) so that the beach appears even closer.
- Easy access to cheap public transportation (minibus or taxis). The first class long range bus stop (ADO) is 3 blocks away, within walking distance.
- Less than 8 minutes drive (5.5 miles) to the newly open convention center of Lakam Center.
- Half way between Cancun and Playa del Carmen; this is the perfect location to explore the Riviera Maya (25 minutes to the airport of Cancun, 35 minutes to Cancun, 30 minutes to Playa del Carmen, 1h45 minutes to Tulum, 4 hours to Chichen-itza).
- In the heart of the local population: this means that you can find plenty of affordable and tasty small restaurants and eateries within 2 or 3 blocks around the property. Convenient stores, mini-market stores, grocery stores, bakeries, butchers, and also fruits and vegetables stands are nearby: get a quart of freshly squeezed juice for less than MX$15.00 Pesos -

- GPS coordinates:
- Latitude: 20°51'27.66"N
- Longitude: 86°53'58.38"W

- Rates starting at $34.00 US dollars per night for a couple ($12.00 US Dollars per extra person per night). This price includes:
- a clean bedroom with its private bath (with hot water in the shower).
- each room comes with one full size bed. Some rooms have also an extra individual bed.
- a fan in each room - No A/C: the natural breeze, the shade provided by the vegetation and the traditional materials used in the construction of the bungalows and the rooms help provide most of the rooms with a nearly constant temperature.
- WIFI wireless internet access reach all rooms (except the room 8): so, bring your own laptop or web enabled phone. -

- We (the owners) spend endless hours on the property and we love to do our best to make sure that your stay will meet all your expectations. We know most of the "out-of-the-beaten-paths" tours, excursions and hidden paradises of the area; feel free to ask for advises and recommendations -

- We have pets on site: three dogs (a mini pinscher and two "malich"): they work hard as hosts and they love to be petted at any time of the day or the night. Your pets are welcome (at extra cost) if they are well behaved and friendly to other pets and humans. They are NOT allowed to jump on furniture, to be on the bed / to be in the bed -

At Casitas Kinsol, we have had visitors from 70 countries:
Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Basque Country, Belgium, Brazil, Bosnia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Euskadi, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, La Reunion, Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia, Monte Negro, Netherlands, New-Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scandinavia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tahiti, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, ... -

Feel free to look at our web site for more information and photos: you can find it by doing a search with the keyword "Casitas-Kinsol".

Guest Access

Common areas accessible to the guests:
- the yard / garden
- the relaxation area with hammocks.
- the sitting/dining area: if the guests order some food (pizzas, tacos, ... for example) from the surrounding restaurants, the guests are welcome to use the sitting/dining areas. Most of the eateries and restaurants in the neighborhood will have food ‘to-go’/ ‘to-take’.
- the hammocks in the yard.
- the sitting areas in the yard.

Off limits:
- the range, the utensils and the ingredients and food in the common kitchen area. The guests can use the range in the common area only to prepare coffees and teas. NO COOKING or MEAL PREPARATION is allowed in the common kitchen area.

Interaction with Guests

We interact as much as we possibly can with all our guests. When the opportunity arises, we love to go with our guests, on a tour to some local attraction, or, for a drink at a local neighborhood bar or even a snack at a local restaurant. All the proposals to go out are always welcome.

The Neighborhood

The town of Puerto Morelos is splitted in two parts: the beach area that is the touristic area and the township also known as "La Colonia". The swamp area is 2 miles wide and it divides the town between the port area (touristic area) and the township (the local area). Casitas Kinsol is located in the heart of the neighborhood called "La Colonia", 2 blocks from the main square / park of the township.

Casitas Kinsol is surrounded by many eateries, small restaurants, convenience stores, mini-markets, grocery stands and stores, bakeries, butcher, …, Casitas Kinsol is the perfect location for a full immersion in a Mexican neighborhood. Everything is at walking distance. The food is very inexpensive and very tasty (packed with local flavors). It is safe to walk at any time of the day or the night; and the locals are very friendly. The main park is family oriented: the Fridays and Saturdays nights see many kids and families enjoying a simple life (ice-creams, “churros”, creps, music, …)

Casitas Kinsol is located:
- 2 blocks from the main square / park where the nightlife on the weekends is intense and very local.
- 4 blocks from the long-range bus stop: these buses can either take you North, towards Cancun or South, towards Playa del Carmen, Tulum and the border with Belize. There are plenty of buses (first class buses from the ADO company) or small vans (called "colectivos"); they run from 5:00 am until midnight every day of the year.
- 2 blocks from the local urban buses pick-up.
- 1 block from the local urban buses drop-off.
- 25 minutes from the airport of Cancun.
- 35 minutes from Playa del Carmen and Cancun.
- 1h45 from Tulum.
- 4 hours from Chichen-Itza

GPS coordinates:
- Latitude: 20°51'27.66"N
- Longitude: 86°53'58.38"W

Getting around

- The beach area is at 2 miles.
- There are many taxis in town. We can call a taxi for you and it will be a the gate of Casitas Kinsol in less than 1 minute. The nearest taxi station is 4 blocks away and the taxis are available 24/7. A taxi to the beach is 25.00 Pesos (around $2.00 US Dollars) per ride.
- Local small buses loops between the beach area and the township until 8:00 pm. Almost every 10 to 15 minutes. 6.00 Pesos (around 50 cents of a Dollar) per person.
- We rent bicycles. 50.00 Pesos (around $4.00 US Dollars) per bicycle for 24 hours.
- We are at 4 blocks from the bus stop: the buses can either take you North towards Cancun or South towards Playa del Carmen and Tulum. There are plenty of buses (first class buses from the ADO company) or small vans (called "colectivos") that run from 5:00 am until midnight every day of the year. They cost less than $3.00 US Dollars per person (one way) to reach either Playa del Carmen or Cancun.
- The airport of Cancun is at 25 minutes (around $7.50 US Dollars per person). And Playa del Carmen and Cancun are at 35 minutes. You can reach Tulum in 1h45.

Other Things to Note

- We have pets on site: three dogs (a mini pinscher and two "malich"): they work hard as hosts and they love to be petted at any time of the day or the night.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $12 / night after 2 guests
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Casitas kinsol was a magical experience, a little gem hidden in the middle of the town of Puerto Morelos. Our host, Christine, was delightful! She went out if her way to help us and o make sure we felt at home, we stayed at room 1, a reformed Mayan house, with everything you needed to feel comfortable, and the private patio, and the beautiful rustic Mexican bathroom were the final touches. It was difficult to make my husband leave in the mornings to do our little excursions around the area as he wanted to stay in the hammocks or the patio enjoying the birds. Our only regret is not to have stayed longer. Thanks Christine for a great experience

    July 2014
  • Christine and Alain are excellant hosts. We arrived one day early by mistake but Christine organised a room(room8) with no problems at all.The rooms are all very clean and looked after and have a touch of Chritines artistic side in every one.She also loaned me her guitar for the days we were there which was very cool of her.Christine and Alain helped us with any questions we had about things to do in Morelos and made phone calls to book trips etc. I highly recommend it. it´s only a 25 peso taxi to the beach or a 3 km walk if you feel fit. Go for it! Gracias Christine and Alain.

    May 2014
  • Casitas Kinsol was great. The Christine and Alain had great advice on what to do and where to eat in the area. We only got to stay for a night but we were really glad we did. As mentioned, the guesthouse is in the town area and was a little difficult to find. Look for their small sign. On the outside it doesn't look like much, but once you get in the secure locked gate its like a magical garden of wonders. We spent a lot of time hanging out in the common space on the hammock. A great place to retreat from the bustling tourist hubs.

    May 2014
  • Me and my girlfriend had planned to drive by rental car straight to Tulum, but by chance we came across Christine's post on AirBnb and decided to spend a few nights in Puerto Morelos. We were glad we did! We got a chance to stay in two of the rooms (room #1 and #4), and while the two rooms were unique and slightly different in their own way, they were both clean and homely, both had fans and a little fridge, and both were beautifully decorated with much of it being Christine's own artwork! Casitas Kinsol proved to be the perfect place to come home to after a long day spent exploring. This was also due to the fact that Christine and Alain are two of the sweetest, most caring hosts I have ever encountered. Not only have they built an amazing lodging in Puerto Morelos, but their expert knowledge of the region helped shape our whole trip to the Mayan riviera for the better. With their help, we got to experience a lot of what Puerto Morelos has to offer in two jam packed days: we went snorkeling at the reef; visited the botanical gardens and saw the spider monkeys that live there; went swimming in the local denote (7 bocas) and eat some of the freshest and best seafood we've ever had. We also got to spend some time in town at some cool cafes and meeting some of the locals that live here, and they were all very friendly and down to earth. We wouldn't mind spending more time here, but we only had a week before our return flight and we had already booked hotels in Tulum. To summarize, we are incredibly thankful that we got to meet Christine and Alain, and stay with them. I would urge anyone who travels in these areas to stop and spend some time in Casitas Kinsol. A must if you want to experience the region!

    April 2014
  • Wonderful.

    Although it was our first time in Puerto Morelos, Kinsol is the first place we will look to stay when we return. We had an excellent time as the place has a unique energy that I doubt can be matched anywhere else. Christine and Alain were unbelievably helpful with any and everything, and could answer any questions we had regarding PM or the surrounding towns. Even though Kinsol is not directly on the beach, don't worry about it in the least, as it takes almost no time to get there and you get the added benefit of really seeing what the community of PM is like. And their dogs are such friendly, beautiful creatures. Thank you so much!

    March 2014
  • The Casitas Kinsol Guest-House is so a beautiful place to stay in cancun. We enjoyed our days in this wonderful atmosphere. Thank you so much for a great time.

    February 2014
  • We loved our stay in Puerto Morelos at Casitas Kinsol. The room was decorated very nicely, and it was clean. Excellent shower and fast wifi. We didn't actually meet Christine, but her partner was very helpful, and gave us good advice on all sorts of things, from where to eat, to which cenote to visit, to where to catch a yoga class.
    The Casitas are in the more working-class part of town, which was more to our liking, as opposed to the tourist area. The beach is only a short taxi or bike ride away. Overall, very enjoyable!

    February 2014
  • Casitas Kinsol are a lovely place, full of colour and charming objects. Our room not only had a hammock, but also a swing in it! We extended our stay a bit because we liked the casitas and Puerto Morelos so much. :)
    The rooms are clean and get cleaned daily, and the owners will do everything to help you and make you feel safe. They even went with us to the nearest doctor when my boyfriend was feeling ill. :)
    Everything is conveniently located because the casitas are right in the middle of the pueblo with lots of food opportunities and the beach is only a very short colectivo ride away.
    We highly recommend this place!

    February 2014
  • A wonderful stay in a Mayan Casita - absolutely beautiful! Christine and Alain were very accomodating and helpful - (great juice recommendation!) the bikes available for hire are a great touch, and will help burn off all that queso! Thank you both for a lovely stay!

    January 2014
  • Casitas Kinsol est un petit paradis au coeur de Puerto Morelos: beaucoup de cachet, typique et féérique! De plus, Alain nous a été d'une très grande aide, et ce, tout au long de séjour. Il n'en coûte que 25 pesos en taxi pour se rendre au bord de la plage, où plusieurs petits restos sympathiques s'y retrouvent. Mon copain et moi sommes très heureux d'avoir entamé nos vacances ici. La barre est très haute pour surpasser cette expérience! Impossible de ne pas tomber sous le charme!

    January 2014
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Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Born in 1962 in Germany, my mom was from Colombia, my dad was from Germany. Since the age of 5, I moved from country to country and was exposed to many different cultures: Spain, Columbia, Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic, Belize, Guatemala, Switzerland, France, USA … My parents would never speak to my brother and myself in German, therefore, I never learnt German. My mom, Luz Acevedo was an artist who exposed her oil paintings in major permanent expositions such as “El Jardin del Arte” in Mexico City, and Tepozotlan (Mexico State). I studied to be a biochemist engineer and I discovered at a young age that I love paintings. I self taught myself different techniques such as oil color, water colors, acrylics and collage. My love for arts and my passion as a bio-engineer bring me to my current project: acrylic painting on natural leaves from plants found in the Yucatan peninsula (by Cancun on the Mexican Riviera) in Mexico. I have worked in the eco-archaeological park, Xcaret, as a project leader in 3 major departments: the botanical garden, the aquarium and the cultural events. I am an active member of an Aztec dancing group, the “Concheros”: these dancers aim at preserving the traditions of the natives and they strive in providing the coming generations with the values and philosophy of life of the native ethnic groups that show deep respect to the nature. My current project combines the essence of nature with the techniques of acrylic painting, depicting the expression of native cultures in their traditional costumes and attires. The main challenge of the project resides in the diversity of supports on which I paint. The uniqueness of each leave leads to an ad-equation of the painting technique and therefore each piece is unique cannot be reproduce. EXPOSITIONS - from (phone number hidden), “Galeria Azteca“, Costa Careyes Hotel in Jalisco, Mexico - from (phone number hidden), “Galeria del Sol” San Carlos , Guaymas in Sonora, Mexico - from (phone number hidden), “Xcaret” Museum of Cultures Eco-Archaeological park Mayan Riviera, Mexico - from (phone number hidden), “Quinto Sol” Fine Mexican Art, Cozumel, Mexico - from (phone number hidden), “Maroma” Hotel on the Mayan Riviera, Mexico - from 2000 to Today, “Casitas Kinsol”, Puerto Morelos on the Mayan Riviera, Mexico - from (phone number hidden), “Ceiba del Mar” Hotel & Spa Resort in Puerto Morelos, Mexico - from (phone number hidden), “Acorn Benevolent” gallery, Grand Avenue, Saint-Paul, MN
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