El Cuyo is located on Yucatan
; a small village with beautiful white sand beaches. El Cuyo is the hidden treasure of the Yucatan emerald coast
. This charming village where the turquoise blue Caribbean Sea mingles with the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico is located only two hours from Cancún. El Cuyo is a small beach community with a tranquil ambiance and a variety of vacation rentals and lodging including fabulous villa rentals.
The village is home to 1500 permanent residents, dedicated fishermen who live in the colorful wooden houses
in town. As you arrive in El Cuyo, you will cross the Ria Lagartos causeway over a red lagoon which separates El Cuyo from the mainland of Yucatán. The lighthouse that is built on the remains of old Mayan ruins welcomes you as you arrive.
This hidden paradise is nestled in the National Park of Rio Lagartos
, which is famous for the 20,000 pink flamingos
which flock to the area between January and September. It is also the home of the sea turtles that visit the beach shores between June and August to lay their eggs in the warm sand. With more than 250 different birds visiting Río Lagartos, El Cuyo is a fantastic birders paradise
. In addition to the diverse wildlife, you will find a tropical forest full of Royal palms, coconut plantations and majestic Ceiba trees, the state tree of Yucatán.
A stay in El Cuyo is like no other. With vacation accommodations surrounded by all this natural beauty, time and worries just slip away. Bird watching from the garden roof of a Penthouse condo rental, enjoying the sunset from a five star villa rental, or stepping out the door of oceanfront accommodation to feel the sand in your toes, these are just a few of the ways visitors spend their days in El Cuyo. El Cuyo's famous for its breathtaking sunrises and sunsets
over the beach. At night, enjoy a romantic beach bonfire and gaze into an infinite sky filled with stars.
Of course the beach is also meant to be enjoyed during the warm Yucatan days. Activities such as fishing, snorkeling, diving and kayaking in the warm waters of the Gulf keep visitors busy all day. A stroll along the beach will uncover an abundance of seashells
that follow the ocean currents to shore.
Condo rentals, beach home vacation rentals, villas rentals
, and other unique varieties of accommodation in El Cuyo are available through the Owner Direct Vacation Rental website. If you’re planning a family vacation, consider a vacation rental conveniently located near beach
; for a special trip consider a luxurious villa rental; and if you’re here for the wildlife, make sure to find accommodations and villa rentals near the entrance to the park.