Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
At a Glance
Superb family villa on an unspoiled part of the Riviera Maya
Breathtaking beachfront position with the Caribbean on one side and a lagoon behind
Finest service - you will be looked after to the highest standards
Great base for exploring the wildlife of Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Within striking distance of Tulum and the Mayan heritage of the Yucatan
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The best time to visit is typically during the drier, slightly milder months between November and April. The ‘rainy’ season begins in the south around June and runs until November. Although it can be hotter and more humid at this time of year, usually it only rains for a couple of hours before the weather clears. The wettest months tend to be September and October. The Caribbean coast can be affected by the hurricane season, which officially is from June to November.
A sister property to the exquisite Casa Nalum near Tulum, Casa Ikal is a stunning contemporary beachfront villa with four bedrooms that makes a superb base for discerning families wanting to discover a little-explored corner of Mexico’s Riviera Maya
Casa Ikal enjoys a highly privileged beachfront position inside Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, a Unesco World Heritage site with wetlands, archaeological sites, numerous bird and mammal species as well as endangered sea turtles.
This newly constructed four-bedroom villa was designed by De Yturbe architects, and is a beautiful contemporary villa with 100 meters of beach frontage, and access via the lagoon to a series of ancient Mayan canals. A coral reef protects the ocean waters and swimmers may reach the reef easily from shore.
Casa Ikal is fully staffed and scores highly on its environmental credentials, being sun and wind-powered. However, luxury is certainly not sacrificed, and air conditioning, Wifi, a home movie projector and satellite TV are also available to guests.
Living areas are open plan and include living and dining areas and a fully equipped kitchen, all with fine marble floors. There are four bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, as well as a convenient guest bath. Exterior decks abound allowing for seamless indoor-outdoor living experiences. An extra large double infinity pool is located on the rooftop set in hardwood decking, and the views of sea, lagoon and the lush vegetation are all around.
Special attention is given to food and services with personalized dietary and hospitality requirements organized prior to your stay and with emphasis to attentive, but discrete service to create a wonderfully relaxing vacation.
There are four bedrooms, one with a king bed, two with queen beds and one with two queen beds. All are en-suite and air-conditioned, and have a TV.
Children are very welcome to come and stay at Casa Ikal and they will love the incredible beachfront position. Staff are happy to look after your children if you wish to head off into Tulum or elsewhere by yourselves.
A maid, butler, cook and gardener are employed by the villa to ensure that every aspect of your vacation is perfectly looked after, and activities and excursions can be booked (at extra cost) as can a driver and pre-stocking of your villa. A free Swedish massage and a tour of the Mayan canals are also included in the cost of your stay.
Casa Ikal has an infinity pool, snorkeling equipment, Sky TV, home theater, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock, Wi-Fi access, Telephone, hair dryers, baby equipment, kitchen with juicer, blender, oven, coffee maker, table-top grill, food processor and dishwasher, lounger chairs, beach umbrella, alfresco dining.
Snorkelling can be done from the shore, and it is easy to arrange visits to Tulum, some of the Mayan sites and the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.
Chichen Itza & Private Cenote
A superb experience that combines exploring the archaeological wonders of Chichen Itza, a delicious picnic and relaxation by a beautiful cenote in complete privacy
Dive Mexico's Underwater Museum
Explore the weird and wonderful underwater world of the Riviera Maya as you experience one of the most fascinating dive sites. The MUSA Underwater museum was created to encourage coral to grow and is now home to an array of colorful fish species.
Ek Balam & Xchen Cenote
Explore one of the Maya world's less visited complexes, the magnificent Ek Balam, before relaxing by a beautiful cenote in the afternoon.
Out-of-Hours Chichen Itza Private Tour
Rise early to explore the impressive site of Chichen Itza as the sun comes up and before the gates open to the public on this exclusive private experience, allowing you to escape the crowds and make the most of your time at this must-see landmark.
Out-of-Hours visit to Tulum Mayan Ruins
Explore the mysterious Mayan ruins of Tulum on this out of hours tour as the sun sets for an unforgettable experience. Your private expert guide will bring the history to life and invite you to enjoy the dramatic cliffside location.
Private Catamaran Sail to Isla Mujeres
Charter your own private catamaran for the day and sail the turquoise Caribbean waters that separate Cancun from the stunning white shores of Isla Mujeres, stopping en route to visit secluded coral reefs for fantastic snorkeling in protected seas.
Private Deep Sea Fishing in the Riviera Maya
Experience the thrill of sport fishing in the warm waters of the Mexican Caribbean on a private fishing charter. Catch mahi-mahi, sailfish, barracuda, king mackerel, wahoo, tuna, grouper, snapper, and many other species.
Rio Secreto - Underwater River Expedition
Step back in time as you head on this amazing excursion to explore the underground 'Secret River', a series of caverns with impressive stalagmites and stalactites which create a dramatic and mysterious setting for today's adventure.
Scuba Diving Dos Ojos Cenote
Experience the most amazing scuba diving of your life exploring the world's most extensive system of underwater caverns and caves at Dos Ojos cenote near Tulum. All you need is an open water certificate for this epic adventure.
Tulum Mayan Ruins
Experience the mystery and the magic of Tulum, considered some of the most beautiful Mayan ruins in Mexico mostly because of its dramatic location on a cliff overlooking the turquoise Caribbean.
Ultimate Chichen Itza air expedition
Soak in spectacular views as you swoop over the Yucatan peninsula by private plane, passing over cenotes and lush jungle to reach the impressive ancient ruins of Chichen Itza, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
Ultimate Uxmal & Merida Air Expedition
Soar over the Yucatan Peninsula by privately chartered plane for unrivalled views of the region's stunning topography, enjoying privately guided visits of the archaeological site of Uxmal and the charming historic center of Merida.
Location & directions
Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Casa Ikal is around 20 minutes south of Tulum on Mexico's Riviera Maya, and at the gateway to the fascinating Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.
How to get there
11-hour flight to Cancun followed by a 2-hour private transfer by road.