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Mis Casas is an off-grid small scale resort located in the jungle in the region known as the Costa Maya. 4km into the jungle off hwy 307, the highway connecting Cancun to Chetumal. Located 300km south of Cancun and 30 km north of Bacalar, Mis Casas is the ideal getaway for nature loving folks who want to experience life in the jungle first hand. Our 4 units are supported by a solar system infastructure and have kitchen facilities and common areas such as a lakeside boathouse, screened in palapa, and swimming docks.
This location is ideal for people seeking a quiet, nature filled vacation and who love exploring by canoe, swimming, walking and biking. Many day trips can be taken by your own rental car, or by public transportation to nearby sites of interest including: Mahajual (Caribbean town located 60km away), Chacchobin Maya Ruinas and pueblo, (15km away) Bacalar, (35km away) Chetumal, (70km away) Felipe Carrillo Puerto (70km away) Kohunlich Maya Ruinas (about 2hr drive) and points of interest on the lake such as Uchben Kah (old village) located 2km from Mis Casas.
Mis Casas does not offer restaurant facilitles but there are cooking facilities and most needed food items bottled water and cold beer can be purchased in the small towns of Pedro Santos and Los Limones nearby. There is also a restaurant located at the lakeside campground 1km north of Mis Casas.
We have 2 dogs, 2 cats and lots of small jungle critters that share this paradise with us. If lucky, one can see Neotropical Otters, Tapirs, and the Mexican Opposum, all three of these animals being on the endangered species list. One may also see Spider Monkeys, Caimen Crocodiles, Pumas, Anteaters. Of course bird life abounds and birds such as Toucans, MotMots, Parrots, Kingfishers, Herons, Egrets are frequently sited.
The second largest lake in Mexico, Laguna Baclar is truly special. It is
fed by an underground river system (cenotes) and is extremely clean and clear
and safe for swimming and non-motorized boating. You will see spectacular sun
rises from your bed or balcony and star filled skies at night.
Lights are run off a solar system and energy conservation is required
Water is pumped from the lake to fill roof top water storage tanks. Shower water is heated by propane heaters. Water usage conservation is required.
All garbage is separated into recyclable compostable, burnable alternatives
to "landfill garbage". Toilets run on an environmentally approved septic
Biodegradable soaps in limited personal hygiene usage are permitted.
Quiet time is from 10pm until shortly after sunrise. The standard work day
'noise' is from 7:30am to 2:30pm.