Villa Maya is more than a place to stay, it is an 86 acre ecological reserve with unparalleled insight into the flora and fauna of Mexico as well as the traditional cultures of the Indo-Americans. Guests are treated to a wide array of natural characteristics and wonders and stay either in hammocks in simple cabanas or camp on-site.
Guests hoping to eat on-site will be particularly pleased with Villa Maya, which has some nice on-location dining options. Also, the lodge has its very own on-site restaurant.
Situated just outside the heart of the island of Cozumel, Villa Maya is a great choice for guests interested in staying on this beautiful island. It is 1.5 miles west-southwest of the center of San Miguel.
At Villa Maya, gusts can either camp or sleep in a cabana. Camping only costs $10 (USD) per person per night. To stay in a common Mayan Cabana with a hammock and a common bathroom costs $25 (USD) per night. Guests can also rent out one of these cabanas that accommodates up to four guests for a private cabana for $100 (USD) per night.
Villa Maya has a total of just 5 units. Travelers who shy away from large crowds will relish the intimate atmosphere at these accommodations. For its overall merit, we've awarded this lodge a 2 star rating.
Below, you can see the in-room amenities provided by Villa Maya.
Call ahead to ensure the availability of specific amenities, if it's a high priority for you.
The facilities at Villa Maya include common restrooms and showers, a campfire site, the Temazcal spa, an observatory, 10,000 meters of trails, and signs for both direction and for information on the local fauna including their traditional medicinal uses. Villa Maya offers excursions into the jungle with great insight into nature and the cultural heritage in a way and with a scope typically unavailable to casual tourists to the area.
Villa Maya provides the unique experience of a Temazcal spa ceremony led by a guide through the ancient philosophy and culture of the indigenous civilizations, providing respect and insight for nature and the past. The spa experience itself consists of a steam bath with spices that are meant to provide purity for body, mind, soul, and spirit. This experience is said to relieve many afflictions including stress, nervous tension, insomnia, fatigue, hormone imbalance, muscle cramps, and joint pain and stimulates internal organs while improving the immune system.
Also offered at the lodge:
It's a good idea to double check in advance if you're still not sure exactly what to expect. Visit this page to view an in-depth description about the kinds of recreation and activities that Villa Maya offers.
All meals are available for fees. Breakfast consists of cereal, fruit, bread, butter, jelly, juice, coffee, and tea. Lunch is Mayan food, Salbutes, Panuchos, and non-alcoholic beverages. For dinner there is the option of a salad and grilled chicken tacos or salad and grilled beef fajita tacos with non-alcoholic beverages.
Besides the on-location dining options, those hoping for further culinary diversity should also give thought to some of the area's other local dining establishments. Travelers looking for somewhere to eat will find a limited but good selection of restaurants nearby. It can be helpful to find out if there are suitable options in the area, even though Villa Maya does have some tempting choices of their own. Click here for a more detailed discussion about food in this area.
Guest services here at Villa Maya, including the one named below, can help you keep your itinerary effortless.
Guests will find a good selection of attractions located within a short distance of Villa Maya. One of the closest attractions is Cozumel Reef National Park, a nature sanctuary/wildlife reserve. Since this lodge is directly on Sunset Beach, it is an ideal place for people who plan to take advantage of the sun, sand, and surf during their stay.
The lodge is in the vicinity of San Miguel, a fascinating location for vacationers to stop over.
For the full discussion of what else is near Villa Maya, click here.
Location: Carretera Norte at Km. 2.2, Cozumel
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