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Driving Directions

The following directions are from the Cancun Airport: As you head away from the airport on the access road, follow the signs for Chetumal/Xcaret/Tulum and turn right (South) onto Highway 307, which is the main highway of the Mayan Riveria. Do not follow the signs for Cancun or Zona Hotelera, which is to the North. There are radar speed traps all along this road, so please be aware of your speed.

When you see the sign for Xel-Ha Eco-Park (pronounced Shell-Ha) you will be exactly 8 km out of Tankah Tres. As you continue south of Xel-Ha you will see a green highway sign for Blue Sky at KM marker 238. Within 1/2 mile you will see the large green highway sign that says Tankah Tres and Casa Cenote. You will continue past the entrance of Tankah Tres to the Dreams Tulum resort. You will then use the Returno by staying in the left hand lane. At this point you will take a left U turn and will return to the north to reach Tankah Tres. After making a right onto the the Tankah Tres road, continue down the packed dirt road which is lined by mangroves. The road turns left at the Freedom Paradise Hotel in approximately 1 Km.

The driving time from the Cancun airport to Casa Dena is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. The distance on highway 307 from the airport to the Casa Dena turnoff on the Tankah Tres road is 103 km. Driving time from Casa Dena to the Cancun airport can vary depending on traffic, although new bypasses are being built to help alleviate traffic through some of the towns.

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Check-in is after 4:00 pm and check-out is 11:00 am. Drive time from the Cancun Airport is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Plan to arrive at Casa Dena no earlier than 4:00 pm.

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Telephone and Internet

Casa Dena offers free wireless high speed internet. Most cell phones work at Casa Dena and throughout the region. Before your trip, contact your phone company and add a Mexico calling plan.

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In House Entertainment

Casa Dena provides satellite programming and a DVD player. We also have a stereo system which can play your CDs, Mp3s or Ipod. We also have a small library of CDs, DVDs, and books for you to enjoy.

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Beach Towels and Drinking Water

We happily supply beach and bath towels for your vacation. We also provide purified, bottled drinking water. All of the touristy restaurants and bars use purified water for drinks and ice. For your cocktails, you'll find ice in the freezer and you can also buy bags of ice at the markets or just down our road at Casa Cenote.

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Homemade Dinners

While Casa Dena's kitchen is well equipped for guests who want to prepare their own meals, you may not feel like cooking while on vacation! For $8.00 per person plus groceries, Armando and Daisy will cook delicious meals for you. We can attest to their wonderful meals.

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Grocery Shopping

The town of Tulum, just 10 minutes south, has everything you need to make your stay pleasant and comfortable, including grocery, fruit and liquor stores, gas stations, banks, ATM's, money exchanges, fax and internet shops, bakeries, doctors' offices and 24-hour pharmacies. One of the larger grocery stores in Tulum is San Francisco de Assisi. They are open late and sell all the basics, including liquor, plus they have a deli counter with roasted chickens, tamales, tortillas, rice, beans, and plantains just to name a few, and they take credit cards! Finally, there's big box shopping in Playa del Carmen at Chedraui, Mega, Office Depot, Sam's Club and Walmart, most of which are located on Highway 307 on your way south from the airport to Casa Dena.

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There are a wide variety of restaurants in the vicinity of Tankah Bay or just a ten minute drive to Tulum gives you dozens of excellent restaurant choices. Another 10 minute drive to the north is the wonderful beach town of Akumal, which also has several restaurants, including the popular Turtle Bay Bakery and La Buena Vida, a fun bar and restaurant on Half Moon bay. For nightlife and more culinary experiences, Playa del Carmen is about 45 minutes north. Playa is an incredible resource for a wide range of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and access to the island of Cozumel.

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Mayan Riveria Sightseeing / Activities

Casa Dena adjoins some of the region's most spectacular sights. just ten minutes to the south are the historic Tulum ruins. These are the most accessable and impressive Mayan ruins, and are the only major beachfront Mayan settlement. They are a worthwhile half day trip. After the ruins, stop by the Tulum beaches for an incredible, several mile long, picture perfect beach afternoon.

Thirty minutes from Casa Dena are the Mayan ruins of Coba. This mysterious, lakefront city is a delightful find, and you can rent bicycles to ride. For the slightly more adventurous, a three hour journey takes you to the crown jewell of the Mayan culture, Chichen Itza. A long day trip, or a wonderfull overnight trip, you will forever remember your time at this UNESCO World Heritage marvel.

Closer to home, is the Hidden Worlds Cenote. You will have an amazing experience swimming in fresh water, stalagmite-laden caves. There are many other cenotes in the area, so bring your snorkel and fins and a good travel guide, and you'll be exploring this region for years.

For those who love the open waters, fishing, snorkeling, and diving experiences abound. You can hire a diving shop to take you past the reef break to further explore the local waters. In both Akumal and Tulum, you can rent fishing boats, take scuba lessons, and explore shipwrecks with expert divers. Check out our links page for resources on all of these outings.

If you love golf, you will be delighted by the wide range of options available. There are many golf courses between Cancun and Tulum. To the north is the PGA-embraced Mayakoba course, El Camaleon, which offers an unparalleled golfing experience, and is on caliber with the best courses in the world. There are many more courses to choose from with more being built all the time.

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