Thunder Bay, Ontario
October 11, 2004
Coba Club Med's Villa Arqueologica is beautiful, very tidy, and the ambience is wonderful. The friendly staff welcomes you with a refreshing glass of fruit juice. The air-conditioned rooms are cozy and tastefully decorated. The beds are special and almost enclosed in a compartment off the small main room. The lovely little room feels good and comfortable.
There is a very clean, cold, and refreshing pool in the courtyard. It is surrounded by plush vegetation. The restaurant is very pleasant. It is poolside and the meals are great, but they are way too expensive for me. For the cost of 650 pesos in March 2003, there was not a finer place to stay in Coba.
A large crocodile hangs around the lagoon in front of the hotel. The ruins are perhaps a 10-minute walk away along the main road that hugs Laguna Coba. Exotic birds, crocodiles, and tropical flowers are frequent on the roadside and lake edge, and air plants hang on the telephone wires overhead. Chicken, goats, and turkeys, along with cats and dogs, roam the community and the townsfolk are friendly and hospitable. Children in school uniform file past you on their way to and from school. This is a very nice place to spend a day or two exploring the ruins of Coba.
They have a website:
Club Med Villas
From journal A Bit of the Yucatan Peninsula