Riviera Maya & Isla Holbox, Mexico

At a Glance

  • Remote, barefoot beach property in the heart of Mexico's Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
  • Just 5 rooms and 5 separate bungalows, all just steps from the beach

  • Sandwiched between the Caribbean Sea and a wildlife rich lagoon which is home to manatees and an array of birdlife

  • Perfect place to kick off your shoes and totally relax

  • Lovely, friendly service with all staff based on site due to its remote location, helping to create a warm, family atmosphere

  • Ideal for honeymooners or couples looking to switch off and get up close to nature

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Best time to Visit

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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.

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Insider's View

Head out on the lagoon and discover the wildlife amongst the mangroves, keeping your eyes peeled for manatees!

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Boasting a gorgeous location on a remote, white-sand beach, Mukan is a romantic property which is immersed in the nature of Mexico's Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, a 1-hour boat ride from Tulum across a wildlife rich lagoon, fringed by Caribbean waters.

Offering a perfect escape on the powdery white sand of Mexico's Caribbean coast, Mukan is a beautiful boutique property which boasts an incredibly unique location in the heart of the wildlife rich Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, on a narrow peninsula between the sparkling Caribbean sea and a vast turquoise lagoon.

Arriving at Mukan is an adventure in itself, with a 50-minute boat ride across the lagoon bringing you up close to manatees and an array of tropical bird species. The charming staff will await you at the hotel's dock with a cool fresh coconut drink, the perfect way to cool off in the Caribbean sun. (You can also arrive by helicopter or road if you prefer). Once here, there is nothing to do except remove your shoes and unwind in this barefoot paradise.

Accommodation comprises five rooms in the main building and five individual bungalows, some with private terrace. Construction is very restricted within the reserve so the property remains small and rooms are cosy but provide you with all the necessary amenities to relax during your stay. Kayaking and snorkelling are complimentary for all guests, and it is also possible to arrange fly-fishing and boat tours through the lagoon. Massage treatments are available in your room or on the dock by the water.

This is a perfect romantic hideaway hotel for couples or even families who like to get away from it all and be surrounded by nature.

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There are just five rooms and five individual bungalows, each with simple yet elegant décor and plenty of Mexican details. All rooms boast a private bathroom and a private outdoor terrace or balcony, along with AC, WiFi, Smart TV and luxurious bath products.


Facilities include a small restaurant, plunge pool and an additional plunge pool on the roof.


The main thing to do is relax, but there are snorkels, fins and kayaks for those who want to get out on the water. Fly-fishing and boat trips can be arranged for an additional charge, along with massage treatments on the dock or in your room.


  • 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.

Location & directions

Riviera Maya & Isla Holbox, Mexico

Located on a remote beach within Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, which sits an hour south of Tulum on Mexico's Riviera Maya, sandwiched between the Caribbean and the reserve's lagoon.

How to get there

10-hour flight to Cancun from London, followed by a 2 hour drive to the entrance of the reserve. On arrival, board a small boat for 50 minutes which will take you across the lagoon to the hotel, passing manatees and other wildlife.

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