The Yucatan Peninsula has long been the premiere destination in Mexico for its unmatchable combination of temperate climate, history, the ancient Mayan culture, beautiful resorts and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Hurricane Wilma lingered over the Yucatan Peninsula this fall, but a survey of the members of Mexico Boutique Hotels in the area, focuses on some positive energy to the region. After the first eight days when the airport re-opened and service resumed, many of the hotels and inns also went back to life as usual with little or no after-effects. We spoke to each of our four properties personally to report clearly and accurately on their situation.
Casa De Los Suenos, Isla Mujeres
As they say at Casa de los Suenos (house of dreams), "we know that our dream has become a reality when we see fulfillment in the eyes of our guests."
In the recent visit of Hurricane Wilma to the neighboring shores, Isla Mujeres sustained little serious damage. Casa de los Suenos manager Eric Jafet says, "We repaired the boat dock and took advantage of the time to do some other repairs and actually improved some details to the rooms. We retain the same staff of employees that we`ve had for years so the service continues at the ultimate level of luxury."
Secreto, Isla Mujeres
Also located on Isla Mujeres, Hotel Secreto was closed for renovations during the hurricane, there was little damage other than some broken glass.
Xaloc, Isla Mujeres
Says Owner/Mananger Juan Felix Sanchez recently, "The Hotel Xaloc on Isla Holbox only suffered minor damage because its owner is an architect and the hotel was constructed very well. Please be advised that the hotel does have a beach but due to an elevation in the ocean it is slightly smaller than before. It is still in great condition and enjoyable."
Ana Y Jose, Tulum
Further south on the Yucatan Peninsula in Tulum are located the bungalows of Ana y Jose.