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Travel to Xcalak and the Costa Maya

Sandwood Villas an Adventure in Xcalak, Mexico

Your own private 2 bedroom, 2 bath with Kitchenette Villa overlooking the second largest barrier reef in the world.  


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We have 4 villas and the grass Palapa.         View from your villa (click on photo)

Ruth welcomes you to Sandwood Villas - an information center for the Xcalak and the Southern Yucatan area.

Xcalak is great place to scuba dive, snorkel, fish, swim, kayak, and just relax and unwind.  

Each villa has 900 square feet with a 23 foot by 14 foot living room, dining area, kitchen with stove, refrigerator and dishes.  There are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in each villa with hot water showers.  

Our villas bedrooms are as follows: Villa 1 has one queen, double and single bed. Villa # 2 on our second floor has double bed and two twins.  Villa # 3 on our second floor has a: one queen, two twin or one king size bed.

Ceiling fans and regular fans are located in each room.  Maid service is provided daily.  You may cook your own meals, or eat in one of the fine restaurants in Xcalak which is only 15 minutes away.  

If you plan to cook your meals,  bring groceries, snacks, etc.  We have 5 small grocery stores in Xcalak and we have a grocery truck at our door 4 times a week.  Purified water is provided in each villa.  Staple groceries, pop, and beer are provided at low prices.  

Our 24 hour electricity is provided by solar energy backed up by a generator.  We are an eco-tourist resort - no hair dryers or high wattage appliances please.  

Limited free internet mail access thru our satellite communication system for our guests. 

Diving, snorkeling, swimming and fishing are only minutes from our sandy beach with numerous coral heads and beautiful tropical fish in no more than 8 feet of water out in front of the villas.  

Sting rays, lobsters, eels, turtles, octopus, groupers and barracuda are abundant.  Night snorkeling is spectacular.  There is excellent fishing in the lagoon behind us, and inside and outside the barrier reef in front of Sand-Wood.    

We have a canoe, and  4 single and 1 double kayaks and 5 bikes for your use at no extra charge.   Snorkel equipment is available for rent.

For spectacular diving the Chincorro Banks is only 2 hours off the coast of Xcalak.  The Chincorro banks are one of the four true coral atolls in the world.   If you're interested we can arrange a day trip to the Chinchorro reefs which includes a 3 tank dives lunch and beverages.  

Nature walks can be spectacular large flocks of green parrots can sometimes be seen.  Bird watching for parrots, egrets, reseated spoonbills, pelicans, white ibis, jabirus storks and many more.

wpe44845.gif (137693 bytes) ***View of our beach (click on photo)***

Looking for peace and tranquility in a  coastal village You have found it: we are located 10 miles north of Belize.

Hasta Luego       

Ruth Sanders  

Contact Information:

Al Sanders     Phone 952-270-4856  email address: scubaxcalak@yahoo.com 

Robin Sanders    Phone 952-457-3401   email: sandersrms1@msn.com


Reservations can be secured by sending 25% deposit by check to:

Robin Sanders
2019 Interlachen Rd
Burnsville, MN 55306

sandersrms1@msn.com or scubaxcalak@yahoo.com
Call 952-457-3401 or 952-270-4856 (in the US) with any questions


April 15th - Dec 14th - Rate per villa per night:

2 people $69.00 USD per night
3 people $89.00 USD per night 
4 people $109.00 USD per night 

Dec 15th - April 14th - Rate per villa per night:

2 people $89.00 USD per night
3 people $119.00 USD per night 
4 people $139.00 USD per night 

Dec 24th - Jan 1 - All villas $139.00 USD per night.

Please add 14% Mexican tax to all rates per night.


Payments in full are encouraged before arrival but the reminder due can be paid in cash during your stay.


last modified January 7, 2015

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