The 6 Best Hotels in El Cuyo (Yucatan)


Where to stay in El Cuyo: my selection of the best hotels

You’re going to visit El Cuyo, Yucatan, and you’re looking for the best hotels?

You’re at the right place!

In order to help you out, I have created this guide of the best hotels in El Cuyo, with suggestion for every budgets. In addition, I will also share with you my detailed review about La Casa Cielo Hotel.

To book a hotel, simply click on the orange links or green buttons in this article.

And don’t forget to check out my definitive guide to El Cuyo, it’s the best way to make the most of your trip!

My Selection of the Best Hotels in El Cuyo

During my stay in El Cuyo, I had the pleasure of spending three nights at La Casa Cielo, which is definitely one of the nicest hotel in town. Notably, it is one of the few places in El Cuyo with an alcohol license!

If you’re interested, you can easily book this hotel by clicking here:

There are also other great hotels in El Cuyo:

  • Camping del Ritmo: An excellent budget option, located just 100 meters from the beach. They offer comfortable tents for 2, 3, or 4 people, a very clean space with a cozy atmosphere, Wi-Fi, a barbecue area, and a shared kitchen. Prices start at 44 $usd per night!

  • Casa Cuyo: For more comfort, consider staying at this small hotel with a relaxed atmosphere. It features air-conditioned rooms, a terrace, and an on-site restaurant. Prices start at 74 $usd per night.

  • Casa Mia Eco Beach Boutique Hotel: An intimate hotel with only 3 rooms and a penthouse, nestled in a quiet location between palm trees and the beach. The bohemian chic ambiance includes large balconies with incredible views. A good breakfast is included, and prices start at 95 $usd per night.

  • Casa Mate: Enjoy small, comfortable cabins facing the sea, where you can have your feet in the sand. The intimate atmosphere, excellent welcome, and very good restaurant make it a great choice. Breakfast is included, and prices start at 122 $usd per night.

  • Boutique Hotel Can Cocal El Cuyo: Ideal for a romantic getaway! This beautiful property is just steps from the beach and offers amenities like a swimming pool, spacious air-conditioned rooms, terrace, garden, bar, and restaurant. An excellent breakfast is included, with prices starting at 211 $usd per night.

My experience at La Casa Cielo (El Cuyo, Yucatan)

For two years, I had been dreaming of visiting El Cuyo. During the pandemic, while confined to my tiny apartment in bustling Mexico City, I stumbled upon an Instagram post about El Cuyo. The wide outdoor spaces and pristine beaches captured my imagination.

Finally, the moment arrived—I decided to treat myself to a nice beachfront hotel. After thorough research and comparisons, I settled on La Casa Cielo, the most luxurious hotel in El Cuyo at that time. It promised not only comfort but also an ideal setting for a romantic getaway.

If you’re also seeking a place to stay in El Cuyo—whether as a couple or with friends (please note that the hotel does not allow children)—I invite you to read about my experience.

And if it resonates with you, go ahead and book by clicking the button below.

A Room with a View

Upon entering my room at La Casa Cielo, I was pleasantly surprised. The space was immaculately clean and bright, with a minimalist yet tasteful decor. The room felt quite spacious, allowing for a comfortable stay.

  • One thoughtful initiative by the hotel caught my attention: reusable water bottles placed in the rooms. These bottles were sterilized at high temperatures and could be refilled with water from the fountain at the reception. It’s a small but impactful step toward sustainability.
habitacion hotel casa cielo el cuyo
hotel room casa cielo el cuyo

The bathroom was equally impressive, featuring two sinks and an absolutely delightful rain shower.

cuarto de baño hotel el cuyo
The bathroom

But the real highlight was the view—all rooms (except one) faced the sea, overlooking the pool and the beach. My room even had a small terrace where I enjoyed my morning coffee.

fachada hotel casa cielo yucatan
facade hotel casa cielo yucatan

On the second floor, instead of a terrace, the rooms boasted charming balconies.

vista hotel el cuyo casa cielo
view hotel el cuyo casa cielo

The facilities

  • The restaurant and the terrace

However, it was the terrace of La Casa Cielo that truly stole the show. With no bar or restaurant directly on El Cuyo’s beach, guests at the hotel are privileged to savor such stunning views from the restaurant.

hotel playa el cuyo
hotel playa el cuyo

La Casa Cielo boasts a liquor license, making it one of the few places in El Cuyo where you can enjoy a drink.

terraza el cuyo yucatán
terrace el cuyo yucatán

Continental breakfast is included in your stay (served from 8 am to 10 am). Additionally, there are à la carte options available at an extra cost.

From 11 am to 9 pm, the restaurant serves both lunch and dinner. The menu features a delightful array of dishes, including seafood, meats, ceviches, salads, and sandwiches.

I really enjoyed the “catch of the day”: fresh fish with red curry, mashed plantain infused with turmeric, chaya (a local green), basil, and peanuts.

Good to know:

  • You have the flexibility to pay as you consume or leave the bill in your room and settle it at the end.
  • Keep an eye on your bill—sometimes the tip is already included. If you prefer to pay the tip separately and adjust the amount, feel free to do so.
restaurante casa cielo el cuyo
casa cielo el cuyo restaurant

Adjacent to the restaurant, there’s a comfortable lounge—a perfect spot to escape the sun during the day or seek shelter when it gets windy at night. Sink into plush sofas while enjoying games or flipping through magazines.

la casa cielo el cuyo sala
la casa cielo el cuyo

For an even quieter experience, head up to the rooftop terrace. It’s an ideal place to stargaze after dark.

terraza rooftop el cuyo
rooftop terrace el cuyo
  • Pool and Beach Access

La Casa Cielo features a lovely small pool with a jacuzzi—a refreshing oasis for guests.

Just a few steps away lies a serene space surrounded by lush vegetation, complete with lounge chairs.

Follow a private path, and you’ll reach El Cuyo’s beach.

hotel el cuyo casa cielo vue piscina
swimming pool el cuyo

The hotel maintains privacy by separating itself from the public beach with a buffer of vegetation—though truth be told, El Cuyo’s beach is rarely crowded anyway. ❤️

hotel casa cielo el cuyo yucatan
hotel casa cielo el cuyo yucatan

My Opinion on La Casa Cielo

La Casa Cielo truly lives up to its name—a heavenly retreat where tranquility reigns supreme.

During a conversation with the owner—an amiable and enthusiastic character—I was struck by his words: “Are you listening?”

I hesitated and replied, “No, what?”

His response was profound: “Precisely, nothing. There is no noise here except the sound of the waves and the palm trees.”

This commitment to preserving tranquility sets the tone for La Casa Cielo.

The hotel caters exclusively to adults, ensuring a serene atmosphere. No children or pets disturb the peace.

After 8 pm, guests are kindly requested to lower their volume, allowing everyone to rest and sleep undisturbed.

La Casa Cielo is an ideal haven for couples. The combination of tranquility, massages, Jacuzzi, and breathtaking views creates a romantic setting.

But it’s not just for couples—any traveler seeking an escape from screens and the chaos of routine will find solace here.

If you’re lucky, you’ll encounter Pulgoso 🐶—an adorable dog who loves two things: sleeping and receiving cuddles.

perro casa cielo el cuyo
dog casa cielo el cuyo

Additional Details:

  • Adults Only: Families with children won’t find a place here; it’s exclusively for adults.
  • Pet-Free Zone: Leave your furry friends at home; pets are not allowed.
  • Activities: Explore El Cuyo with information from the binder at the front desk (though prices may not be up-to-date). And don’t forget to read my Definitive Guide to El Cuyo 😉
  • Treatments and Massages: Pamper yourself with rejuvenating treatments.
  • Water Adventures: Paddleboard rental ($20 USD per hour) and complimentary kayaks await.
  • Laundry Service: For your convenience (80 pesos/kg).
  • Free Parking: Outside but secure in El Cuyo.
estacionamiento hotel el cuyo
parking hotel el cuyo

How to get to La Casa Cielo?

El Cuyo is a small town, so getting lost is nearly impossible once you’re there.

When you arrive in the village from the main road, head to the last street before the beach and turn right.

Best Mode of Transportation:

El Cuyo is somewhat isolated (which has helped preserve it from mass tourism). Therefore, renting a car is the most convenient way to reach El Cuyo.

For detailed information on how to get to El Cuyo by car, bus, or private transfer, I recommend referring to the dedicated section in my guide: How to Get to El Cuyo.

Renting a car in Yucatan

Renting a car is for sure the best way to explore El Cuyo and make the most of your stay!

While it’s not super useful to visit the city, having a car is a must to discover Yucatan and the rest of the country.

To rent a car, personally, I always use, for a few reasons:

  • You can easily compare the rental cars prices between all the agencies: for sure the easiest way to find the best rate!
  • Cancellation is often offered free of charge: no need to worry if you change your mind
  • Rentalcars offers full insurance coverage at a lower price than the rental companies, so it’s an instant saving with no effort

Simply click on the green button to find your rental car at the best price:

Buy Your Airline Tickets at the Best Price

If you’re planning a trip to El Cuyo, the closest airports are Cancun (approximately 2h30 away) and Merida (about 3h30 away).

Here’s what you need to know:

Cancun Airport (CUN):

  • Cancun Airport is a major hub that serves both domestic and international flights.
  • It receives flights from several major cities in Europe and North America.

Merida Airport (MID):

  • Merida Airport primarily handles domestic flights within Mexico.
  • If you choose this option, be aware that it’s mainly for flights within the country.

To find affordable flight tickets to Cancun or Merida, I recommend using our flight comparator, in partnership with Skyscanner. It’s your guarantee to secure the best price! 😊

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El Cuyo best places to stay
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