Some dreams do come true! Own your own boutique hotel (and restaurant!) in the heart of charming Puerto Morelos
Casa Caribe is a picture-perfect tropical paradise retreat nestled in the heart of Puerto Morelos. Just steps from the Caribbean and easy walking distance to the charming town center, Casa Caribe enchants with Mexican charm and celebrates a mixture of Colonial and Caribbean architecture.
After crossing the lush front garden, you are welcomed by towering palms and beautiful archways ushering you into the beautiful, breezy outdoor great room. You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to the era of gracious hacienda living — light, bright, airy, soaring spaces, beautiful tiled floors and arches framed by palm trees and tropical gardens. This area is perfect for al fresco dining or lounging comfortably with friends. The north wall hosts a bar area, as well as restrooms. Up a few steps and you’ll find the entrance to the commercial size kitchen and two guest rooms, each with their own patio space overlooking the grand entry area.
Upstairs you’re greeted by a spacious terrace offering glimpses of the Caribbean and overlooking the lush gardens below. There are four guest rooms on this level, each with a private bath. One more set of stairs and you are in for a treat! The rooftop terrace offers amazing views and is the perfect spot to enjoy 360-degree views of the lush mangrove, beautiful village and the stunning Caribbean. If you haven’t experienced a sunset over the mangrove with the pink sky extending out to the sea, you are in for a real treat here!
Back to ground level you’ll find an office area, staff restroom, as well as storage and laundry facilities.
The entire property is walled in and there are two controlled access entrances.
Casa Caribe is currently leased to a hotel operator. This sale includes the land, structure and all appliances, air conditioning units and fixtures, but does not include existing furniture, linens, TVs, etc, although those items may be purchased separately.
Casa Caribe is a beloved Puerto Morelos institution, and has been operated as a bed and breakfast and/or boutique hotel for over 22 years. For several years it was the home of the Little Mexican Cooking School and the lovely grounds and great room area have been a popular spot for weddings and special events, as well as local artisan markets.
Casa Caribe is set on an oversize lot in the heart of the village. Commercial use is permitted and it is possible to construct at least 2 more levels + roof deck. The property is currently designed to host a restaurant with outdoor seating and a boutique hotel. Other uses could include a condominium project. More information upon request.
Location Location Location!
Casa Caribe is in the perfect location – just off the beach and a short walk from the charming town center of Puerto Morelos. Known as the hidden jewel of the Mayan Riviera, Puerto Morelos delights with its wide, white beaches, vibrant town center, lively restaurant scene, charming shops and local artisan markets. While it is just 20 minutes south of the Cancun International Airport and approximately 25 minutes north of Playa del Carmen, the vibe in Puerto Morelos is a million miles away from these tourist towns.
Life is slower here. But don’t be fooled – there’s plenty to do for you and your guests — fishing, diving, snorkeling, SUP-ing, kayaking, kite surfing, actual surfing, yoga, pilates, cross-fit, four-wheeling, tennis, golf and of course zip lining. If that isn’t enough go explore the Ruta de Cenotes, nearby Mayan ruins, and it’s an easy drive to Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Tulum and other points south. To the north you’ll find Cancun with its glittering hotel zone and marinas, as well as great shopping.
Although Puerto Morelos has retained its small beach town charm, it has taken its rightful place as a favorite destination for travelers eager to experience the real Mexico, not the Spring Break version. Puerto Morelos has seen a whopping 70% increase in tourist visits over the past 5 years and quality beach side vacation rental inventory (especially with quality service) hasn’t kept up with demand. The peak season for occupancy in hotels and vacation rentals is mid-December – April, however shoulder season bookings are increasing and we are moving towards a much longer rental season, more in line with Playa del Carmen and Cancun. Most rentals in Puerto Morelos book at least a year in advance for February/March, and approximately 6 months in advance for other high season months.
*This sale does not include the existing hotel business being operated out of the facility. That business is operated independently and is currently leasing the property — more information upon request.
- Lot is 859 square meters – 25 x 34
- 506.48 square meters/5452 square feet of construction
- 6 Guest Rooms
- Ocean Views from Upper Terrace and Roof Deck!
- Commercial Kitchen
- Beautiful Grounds and Common Areas
- 1 Block from the Caribbean
- 3 Blocks from the town square
- 20 minutes from the Cancun International Airport
- Gated and Secure
- Laundry Facilities
- Walled and Secure
- All paperwork in order
- Original structure built circa 1990, existing structure completed in 1998