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Owner, builder of Xamach Dos, a small secluded Eco-resort in the Sian Ka'an, just south of Tulum, Mexico
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We really enjoyed our stay! The food was great, and Dan and his staff made us feel really welcome. Comfortable bed, and a great view. Exactly what we wanted in a beach vacation.
Thank you Michelle! Michelle is Dan's daughter, she welcomed us with open arms and hugs once we got there. This is the place for you if you like adventure and can adapt to your surroundings and are comfortable eating with others, this is not the place for you if you are high maintenance.
Highly recommend you rent a jeep with 4WD if you can (don't tell the rental company where you are going). Super peaceful, you can literally see the sunrise from your room without getting out of bed.
Recommendation: Bring sunscreen and bugspray (it was windy, so it wasn't bad when we were there with the bugs).
The water is as blue as the photos, the beach is private, there are about 5 other cabanas and all are super private. This one "Treetop" has a bathroom inside of it! First part of our honeymoon and 3 nights was perfect for us!
Total drive time on a dirt road is about 1 hour from starting point, may take longer depending on how fast / slow you are going. It's about halfway between the start of the dirt road and Punta Allen (end of the peninsula), which is recommended if you want to see a town, which is not touristy, and get the best ceviche you have ever had in your life with water from fresh cold coconuts.
You can also catch a boat out here for about 800 pesos (~$65USD), and they will take you to bird island, to see wild dolphins and other places. Stay a night there (make sure you have pesos).
Option 2 is to stay and chill at this location, you can lay on the beach or take a kayak and just hangout on a hammock and disconnect from the world. If you want to talk about life with Michelle, you can do that too!
Book this place.
We had 2 incredible nights in secreta cabanas. The access to xamach dos is quite rude but the place worth it. Michelle, dan's daughter welcomed us in an amazing way we will not forget. Cabanas are very nice and cosy you feel confortable with water, power and wifi access all these in a beach facing the caribbean sea. The breakfast, cocktails and dinners we had were really tasty. We really recommend this place
Very nice place, road to arrive was much more decent than expected.
If you want to have a remote place, far from the noise from the city, this is the place for you.
Thank you Mitchelle, we were felt like we were at home.
We loved this place! It is a family owned and run hideaway. We made quick friends and lots of laughs with the owners and small staff. Super chill atmosphere, great food and very, very relaxing. You can choose to hang out in the big welcoming open cabana and socialize through out the day (which is where beverages are available as needed and where the scheduled meals are prepared with love on a schedule). You will not be disappointed with your meals as they were outstanding! There are plenty hammocks spread through out the large tree lined grounds to soak up some sun or shade to relax in. There are also lounge chairs in the soft sand out in the open.
Privacy is also easy to find as all the cabanas are spread apart from each other in this spacious setting.
There are plenty of pelicans and frigates to view among other smaller beach combing birds, however the highlight for us was the abundance of osprey soaring at many times very low in the afternoon sky directly above us!
Getting here is a bit of a commitment as the road is challenging so give yourself several days to relax here but it's all worth while.
After the wild ride down the Punta Allen Road, we arrived shaken up a bit, but were greeted by a wonderful guy, Javier, who was good counsel to us and quickly whipped up the two margaritas we asked and brought them down to us on the driftwood bench on the white stand beach. After about half the glass, the beautiful environment sank in and we unwould from the road. As rough as it is, it's well worth the trip down - especially if you really want to get away from the Tulum eco-canana-yoga yuppie crowd. Xamash Dos is right on the east side of the jungle on the Punta Allen peninsula. So quiet at night. Dan is a really amiable guy, and he and his daughter, Michelle, made us feel welcome and well taken care of. This is not your standard Maya Riveria resort and that's good. Meals happen a bit haphazardly, but who wants to be on a tour bus kind of schedule. Dan told us about some nearby beaches that had some good swimming. When we were there, the beach fronting Xamash Dos was thick with sea grass, but then the whole coast has been innudated with it. There's a great reef just offshore, and next time I'm going to kayak out there. It was just to hard to stay out of the hammock this time. :)
Amazing place, awesome people! Good food, good tequila! Very nice and clean, has everything you need. Private toilet and shower with hot water. Road wasn't bad like everybody thinks, its in the jungle! Would definitely recommend it to anybody.
We really enjoyed the stay at this amazing secluded place. Amazing private beach, pictures don't lie.Make sure you anticipate a good 1 hour 30 minutes drive or more ... Driving at about 10-20 mph ;) ...well worth the drive ... Home made cooking was delicious ... We are planning another trip there sometime soon.
Yes. The road sucks. So what?
This place is magic. I think the crap road serves to amplify this even more. When you arrive, you feel like you've earned it. And it makes it that much more awesome. I stayed in the treehouse by the ocean. Don't think. Book this now. I spent my time reading a book in all the different hammock options. Tasty food as well. Dan & Michelle have something really special and you'd be foolish not to drop in and say hello.
Dan was a great guest. The place was left in great shape. I would certainly host him again!
Hands down one of the lovelier and special places you will find in Tulum. A wonderful place to go when you want to get away from it all. Dan and his little family make you feel so welcome, and the communal meals are not only delicious but give you a real feel for Mexico. I would love to keep this little gem a secret if I could and keep it all to myself!
Magical! Thanks, Dan and Michelle and co!!!