TO SIN DUDA VILLAS
FROM EACH CITY
to SDV-- SouthEast (Hwy 261) 6 hrs :
is an inland road south of MERIDA
(this is the Puuc
through Mexican towns to FELIPE CARRILLO
Highways are paved and signed. Do not drive after dark.
to SDV -- South (Hwy 307) 5 hrs:
PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO TULUM
New 4-lane corridor with access to beach resorts
DEL CARMEN -- A city with all amenities:
Shopping/Overnight Hotels/Fishing** /Water
TULUM AREA- TULUM RUINS
Within 30 miles:
COBA ARCHEOLOGICAL ZONE .
point for SIAN KA'AN ECOLOGICAL TOURS
CARRILLO PUERTO. One
hour on (almost finished) 3-lane road-- Hwy #307. Do not drive beyond Tulum
dark--construction is ongoing with no side-rails.
PUERTO -- THIS IS A JUNCTION
Hwy 184 (from Merida) and #307 (from Cancun)
from Merida (184)
and Cancun (307)
meet at Felipe Carrillo Puerto.
- Pemex gas / last
ATM machine (Bank) at gas station.
- Authentic market--not a touristy village -- love it.
CARRILLO PUERTO to LIMONES (Km 71)
3 miles beyond Limones is Cafetal
3/4 hour, Hwy #307 south to village of Limones.
MAY & ANDRES
villages beyond Carrillo.
At Andres the road W-I-D-E-N-S to 3-lane.
Km 71-drive slowly; just beyond village at last tope, excellent FRUIT/HONEY
stands. Buy direct.
LIMONES to CAFETAL 2 MILES. THIS IS THE TURN
@ Km 66 to Mahahual & Xcalak
Highway signs: Mahahual/Costa Maya/Xcalak
At CAFETAL wide left-hand
DESIGNER TURN to the sea & once tiny
village of Mahahual, Port of Costa Maya (cruise ship dock); then to
Xcalak. See the electrical towers marching through picturesque
wetlands of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere south boundary on your left.
TO FISH IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN
& ANSWERS: FAQ
to THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN
XCALAK, QUINTANA ROO
HRS FROM CANCUN / 6 HRS FROM MERIDA
3 HRS FROM CHETUMAL
BRINGS YOU TO SIN DUDA
YUCATAN PENINSULA CITIES
A destination ocean resort, Cancun has modern
architecture, shopping malls, night clubs and restaurants. Shop
with familiarity at COSTCO, Commercial Mexicana, Walmart and more at "Las
Americas Mall" (15 min north of Cancun
Flights arriving 1/2-hourly from all nations--especially
Europe, Canada and USA.
THE WHITE CITY Colonial elegance, shady avenues lined with mansions,
museums, art and markets. Merida was created by the Mayans in the
3rd century, rebuilt in 1500 by the Spanish. Current information: YUCATAN
LIVING, enjoy! An enchanting place
of art and history and echoes of the Maya,
from ancient landscapes of the Ruta
MERIDA is the better city around
which to coordinate visits to
Mayan Archeological sites.
For exploring in Merida, plan 2 full days for this part of your journey.
Ask for our list of hotels, haciendas and B&B's.
Capital city of our state
Roo, three hours beyond Sin Duda, within range for a day-trip. Swathed in Central American floral humidity,
Chetumal hasn't focused on tourists ... but they're thinking about it.
With its lethargic, Humphrey-Bogart style, and slow swirling fans, you'll
step back in time. Wow! 2005 a Mall & 11-plex Cinema; 2006
from Sin Duda Villas -
Chetumal at junction of Hwy #186 & #307--within 2-1/2 hours,
excellent roads. Be in the midst of "The Ruta Maya."
Visit uncrowded, undeveloped ruins (archeologists on site)
Dzibanche as well as Calakmul
to KM 51 & XCALAK ROAD TURN-OFF (3/4 hour).
Off Hwy #307 this road is excellent black-top running along the southern
boundary of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere.
Appreciate this rare environment, alive for a 1,000 years.
Look for rare species of birds, and a few fauna too.
CHECKPOINT (8 minutes inland from Hwy #307
Our Mexican Army (boys with guns), be prepared to stop.
Because we are a "frontier" there is military
You need not be fearful, they are serious and polite.
They may ask you to "STOP" although you are arriving (and
who would be bringing drugs to Mexico?)
We realize you're not used to the military presence--
But, they're here for our safety.
RULES: Smile. Be pleasant.
They like to ask where you're going, and may ask for identification; if
so, show your state driver's license,
Do not release your I.D.
If you're asked for your Passport: You are not required to show
ONLY MIGRATION has authority to ask for a Passport.
--Tell them "Touristas for Xcalak (ISH ka lak)".
SIGN JUST BEFORE KM 51
Watch for Km 51 -- and a BAD little tope! Just beyond Km 51
XCALAK ROAD TO RIGHT (note "homemade hotel signs")
Km 51 and XCALAK ROAD, PEMEX GAS
tall Pemex green sign)
Go straight ahead to buy gas--watch the numbers on the pump.
Back to Xcalak Road--now turn left to Xcalak.
XCALAK ROAD 60 KM (3/4
ENJOY THE ENCROACHING JUNGLE, this
highway is an excellent road, curvaceous -- drive smartly.
Watch for wildlife -- YES. Note kilometers on your speedometer and
Km markers along road, when you can see them.
SLOW AT KM
57 FOR STOP--XCALAK VILLAGE TO LEFT.
Drive 2 kilometers into Xcalak Village.
Drive slowly through the village all the way to the ocean.
Turn left (north) winding along the original Beach Road, the ocean always
on your right: Past lighthouse and town dock, straight to Conchita's
on right, take 90 degree left & right. Over up-high bridge,
behind XTC Dive Shop, left and meander past Costa de Cocos, Tierra Maya,
Casa Carolina, Kimmels, The Drum House, Maya Pax, Playa Sonrisa, Villa
Caracola, Albins, Sandwood . . .
Finally, in lively colors of red-yellow-green-melon at 8.3 km
WELCOME TO SIN DUDA
We'll be waiting!
Margo and Robert