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... all day. The roof top restaurant was open but not the museum itself but he kindly let us walk around and see what was on display in the hallway and yard. In the yard was a reconstructed Mayan house which you can walk inside and see how the Mayan people still live. We visited a Mayan village last year, it's hard to believe people still want to live like this but they want to maintain their traditional way of life. There was little left to see this side of the island and Mark ...
... Once you have passed through the sphincter you are not set free but, instead, wind your way through more shops and characters dressed in every imaginable garb to entice you to be photographed with them in exchange for a small gratuity of your choosing.
Only when you have finally wended your way through all of that are you deposited outside. I chose to walk two miles north and found nothing much remarkable. Reversing my path, I passed the ship and ...
... The clues took us from one place to another, and in no time we were dripping with sweat from the baking sun. The clues were really creative! There was a tattoo of a dragon with the Mayan number 4, earrings with the flag on them, the note in a ear of corn, the clue on a DEL SOL shirt when you put it in the sunlight, and we got clues by doing research inside a museum. My favorite clue we got was from ...
... agenda. The sacrifices were selected by playing a game in the Mayan ball court adjacent to the temples. There were two teams and after the game the captains climbed up to the top of the temple and the losing captain sacrificed the winning captain.
One Scottish wag suggested this was why they had died out, by killing off the top sportsman – had they not heard of the survival of the fittest? There was never a better time to throw a game and be the dweeb in ...
... When I say lots I really do mean lots, 91 on each side. I climbed my way up every last one of them and
even for an energetic young cat it was a very long way. The view from the top was amazing though as was the satisfaction I got from knowing that I’d climbed all that way! When I got back to the cruise ship that night I was exhausted and slept for a long time!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Villas Las Anclas Cozumel
The Best Small Hotel In Paradise
This is the most wonderful place on earth. The hotel is delightful in layout, the rooms spotless, the service spectacular. The location 2 blocks from the central square is perfect and the rates are great. Beyond all that are the innkeepers; Pedro and Eyal. We felt like we had become one of their family members and they took much time to just talk and tell us about Cozumel. They told us what to pay for cabs, where to go for great food, and where to spend our time on the beach. I cannot say enough about them as I've never been treated so well in my life. We will return.
The Villas are Fabulous
We have stayed at the Villas on two occasions and definately plan to stay there again on our next trip to Cozumel. The complex is small, personal, and still allows you whatever amount of privacy you desire. The units are spacious and very comfortably appointed, in a manner that is both modern but also reflects the style of Mexico. The grounds are very attractively landscaped as well. The Villas are located close to the town centre, where there is always something to see and do. The ocean, restaurants, shopping, etc... are all close by.
A further plus is that the owners will quickly make you feel like a personal guest as opposed to being a customer. The Villas soon become your home away from home. As an additional added bonus, they are one terrific travel bargain.
I travel to Cozumel frequently and last time it was recommended that I stay at Villas Las Anclas. Wow!!!! What a great surprise. Pedro & Eyal are by far, the most hospitable and caring hosts I could ever hope for. They go the extra mile to make sure everyone is having a wonderful time. Some evenings after diving all day, they would scout around askng people if they would like to go together as a group to a restaurant. They gladly would drive folks to the restaurant in their SUV. They also gathered people together to go to the local movies. The atmosphere they create is intimate where friendships are made easily. The rooms are spotless and Villas Las Anclas is centrally located with all the conveniences Cozumel has to offer. I will only stay at Villa Las Anclas whenever I travel to Cozumel. Check it out, you will not be disappointed. Tell Pedro and Eyal that James (JT) recommended their place to you.
The Very Best!!
Our experience at Villas Las Anclas was superb. There is no other place we would rather be! The owners, Eyal and Pedro, take great pride in every detail of their operation. Cleanliness and maintenance cannot be beat. Our stay at Villas Las Anclas was one of the most pleasant experiences we have ever had - and we most definitely will return! Les & Karen
I have been a guest at Villa las Anclas for the past 12 years. Claus and Eva were the hosts for the first 9 years and were truly memorable hosts during that time. It helped that they and their mother were of German descent as my wife hails from Bad Kissingen Germany. I normally stayed two weeks at a time and would visit Coxumel 2 or 3 times a year. It was quite a shock to find that there was a change of management 3 years ago, but after staying for two weeks with Pedro and Eyal, I was a firm believer in the things that they were doing with the hotel and their total involvement in managing the hotel. I have been their guest 7 times in the past 3 years and think enough of their ability to host me and my family that we brought our three children, spouses and 8 grandchildren to Cozumel to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary during July of 2004. The experience with all the family there plus a couple of times when there were other fantastic guests in residence made our stay totally memorable. I have been diving for the past 15 years and have made Cozumel my #1 dive location. Blue Bubble Divers has been my host diving since my first trip in February 1989. Villa las Anclas has been my home away from home for the past 12 years and with it's central location and close proximity to my chosen dive shop, the pier, and the Plaza, the great friendships that we have forged with Pedro and Eyal make it a sure bet that we will be returning to this wonderful hotel in the very near future.
Keeps us coming back year after year
For 8 years our annual winter vacation has been spent at Villa Las Anclas. From time to time we think about trying a different tropical destination - but then there would be no Villa Las Anclas! We absolutely love Villa Las Enclas! The owners, Pedro and Eyal, have become more like family to us. They take such good care of us when we are there - recommending restaurants, shopping, car rental, making sure we have everything we need. The villas are clean, bright, and well maintained. The courtyard is gorgeous - bougainvillea's and other tropical plants meticulously maintained. We enjoy the courtyard before dinner along with other guests - many of whom we have met on previous trips and who love Villa Las Anclas as much as we do.
We have been so pleased with the cleanliness, beauty, serenity, and the attention to detail provided by Pedro Y Eyal that Cozumel is automatically our annual vacation and we never consider staying with anyone else.
We've stayed at Villa Las Anclas several times and will be returning again this year. With owners Eyal and Pedro, it's more like staying at a friend's house than in a conventional hotel. It's small and mostly frequented by repeat customers who come every year and would stay nowhere else. The live-in owners take great care and a special pride in making sure their guests are happy, comfortable, and reluctant to leave (as we always are).
If you're looking for a small hotel with a magical balance of hospitality, serenity and central proximity, you'll experience a wonderful holiday at Villas Las Anclas.
Like visiting friends
For the past 12 years I have spent February at Las Anclas and I hope to spend the next 50 Februarys there. (At my age I can't hope for many more than that!) The rooms are more like upscale condos than hotel accommodations, the garden is beautiful and the hosts are truly that - two charming people who put the comfort and enjoyment of their guests above any other considerations. I, like most people, leave feeling I have visited friends.