Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Chetumal hostel on the Mexican side of the border - MAYA HOSTEL

Maya Hostel accomodations



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Maya Hostel in Chetumal (Village of Calderitas) Mexico INSIDE CHETUMAL BORDER TOWN AT $9 USA PER NIGHT.

Maya Property offers a rustic Maya style enclosed Thatched Palapa as a DORM, with basic essentials for uncomplicated student travel. We have Mayan hammocks, a twin bed, Double Bed and tent camping.. The shared bath with hot water is in the same style as the palapa and we have a beautiful garden. Front security gate with cameras and a G.S. guard dog. Free, Brewed Coffee, or Tea and Sweet Roll in the morning. Hot Shower, Laundry Service. and Communal Kitchen. The local yellow and white combis (van) goes down our street and the large white & blue air-conditioned bus goes down the next street over. Rides to and from downtown Chetumal to Calderitas Beach in combis or bus is 5 pesos per person each way to any stop.

We are located in the N.E. part of Chetumal, the capital of Quintana Roo We are 8/10 tenths of a km or 268 feet from the beautiful Chetumal Bay. We are approximately 25 minutes from the Belize Border by bus. There is a large selection of restaurants.
You can visit the Oxtankah ruins. We can call an English Speaking tour guide. This Mayan archaeological site dates back to the Classic period and consists of two groups of low plat-formed buildings with the ruins of a colonial church. There is also a large famous Mayan Museum in Chetumal.
On a boat trip through Chetumal Bay you can visit the protected Mayan Isla Tamalcab. It is a jungle covered island lined with white beaches where the clear offshore waters are perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The boat guide speaks 2 languages and must have 2 day advance notice to check his boat out and take you for $250.00 pesos an hour.

Things to do at Maya Hostel:
Games (card, dice, small board
Books (over 125 paperbacks in English)
DVD´s and personal TV available
Bike Riding (Bike Rentals Available)

Included in Price:
Simple Breakfast (Coffee or Tea and a Sweet Roll or similar)
Linens
WiFi
Car Parking
Hot Shower
Communal Kitchen

Advise about arrival time.
Check in at 1pm
Check out at 11am
Pay cash on arrival - USD or MXP at current exchange rate.

How to get here: From the Ado Bus station you can take a taxi that would cost $30.00 pesos ($3.00USD) to Durrango #1008, Entre 24 Febrero & Coahulia, Col. Veracruz, Chetumal, Calderitas, Q. Roo, Mexico. Or you can go out the bus station and walk up to the main road (Insergentes), turn left and walk a very short distance pass the police station and the Superior Beer Warehouse, cross the street (Centanario) by the round about and catch an new air-conditioned blue and white bus that says: Calderitas/Pacto Obero/Santa Maria/Mercados Nuevo y Viejo/Centro, pay 5 pesos upon entering. You get off at the corner of the school and cemetery on Calle Coahuila at the Speed Bump under the big tree. Walk west (left) on Calle 24 De Febero to the next street and turn left again on Calle Durango Go to the 4th house on the right. You will see the address on signs out front: Calle Durango #108
If you come from Belize on the Belize Bus you will get off when it parks at the new market. Go west one block to Av. Heroes which is one way north (on the right corner next to the flower and OJ vender) and take the white and blue Calderitas bus for 5 pesos. You get off at the corner of the school and cemetery on Calle Coahuila at the speed bump under the big tree. Walk west (left) on Calle 24 De Febero to the next street and turn left again on Calle Durango Go to the 4th house on the right. You will see the address on signs out front: Calle Durango #108. You can always ask where the gringos live on Calle Durango.

GPS: 18°N 33.4¨ 88° W 15´.49¨´(Lat.18.551N, Long.88.264W)

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Facilities

In Room Facilities
Clock Radio Alarm
TV
DVD Player
Direct Dial Telephone
Ceiling Fan
Desk
Internet
- WiFi
- LAN Connection

Food & Drink

Communal Kitchen Facilities

Breakfast:
Free Continental Breakfast &
Coffee or Tea

General:
Payphone
Laundry Facilities Available
Iron/Ironing Board

Tax not included

Babysitter Available
Fax/Photocopying Service

Car Parking:
- Secure Parking
- In Driveway
Entertainment:
TV Lounge

DVD Library
Board Games
We are located in a much quieter section of Chetumal and much closer to the beach than any other budget hostel.
Advise about arrival time.
Check in at 1pm
Check out at 11am
Pay cash on arrival - USD or MXP at current exchange rate

Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Oxtankah Ruins, Calderitas Beach in Chetumal, Tamalcab Island. Chetumal´s Mayan Museum, Chetumal night life, Bus Service to and from Belize (former British Honduras), Shopping in 2 large Mexican Markets in Chetumal as well as a modern Mall, with movie theater. Sam´s and Walmart. Great Restaurants and active night life. Great Bayside night life on the weekends in this safe town.

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