As junior senior citizens, we have visited Mexico many times over the past30-odd years, including resort hotels on both coasts and small coastal villages. We've seen the Mexico destinations the travel brochures rave about and the "real Mexico" that budget guidebooks describe. What we were looking for on our most recent trip to Mexico was peace and quiet, without any rumbling trucks, honking horns, or Activities Directors shouting "Volleyball in 5 minutes." And we found it - in spades - in the penthouse at Castillo Nicte Ha, in Chicxulub, Yucatan. The apartment is spacious, comfortable and well appointed. Hosts Stanley and Anie Gardner seem to have thought of just about everything we needed in the kitchen. And it was an easy drive into Progreso, just 9 miles away, to shop in the excellent local supermarket, (San Francisco de Assissi) which helped keep our dining costs down. We also enjoyed the occasional night out in one of Progreso's beach side restaurants. For anyone who prefers "off the beaten path" accommodation, in its most agreeable and relaxing sense, we thoroughly recommend the Castillo Nicte Ha. Thanks to Anie and Stan for their thoughtful hospitality and Marta and Lucio for on-site assistance.
Written by Janis and David Kirk