From the outside, it may not look like much but step inside the gate and have your initial thoughts transformed. Casa Toucan is small oasis in Puerto Morelos. Located near the town square, the malecon and great restaurants, you will not find a better property to sit down your luggage. Beautiful lush gardens, sparkling dipping pool and the view you visited the Riviera Maya for. The beach is just outside the gate of the property: flat, wide, white sand await you. Never too crowded and a leisurely pace it is the beach solitude you have been craving.There are three units to choose from and each offers what you're looking for: comfort, the ocean and tranquility. Jon the owner and our host, is welcoming and easy going. For the money, you will not find a better value in Puerto Morelos.
My mother and I stayed in Casa Toucan 1 for four nights. The layout was great for us with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The bathrooms were newly renovated and very nice. The beds were comfortable and each bedroom had more than enough built-in storage space for all of our belongings. The AC did a good job cooling down the bedrooms at night.
It was really nice to be so close to the town square - it is about half a block away. There are lots of good restaurants very close by. We enjoyed dips in the small pool and hanging out in the ocean. We were the only guests at Casa Toucan during our stay so we had our pick of beach loungers and mostly lounged by the pool. Most days someone would come to rake the seagrass from the beach.
Jon, the owner, lives on the top floor of the complex and was very hospitable. We always felt safe during our visit and would definitely come back to Casa Toucan for another stay.
This is the second time we have stayed in Unit 1, and we are very happy we did. Unit 1 has had lovely renovations to the bathrooms, and a kitchen remodel is planned for later this year. Can't wait to go back and see it! The grounds are lovely, and the new additions to two other units have only made the whole space more gracious. Jon and Alicia are, as we had come to expect, such delightful hosts of the property. A word about a previous review - any difficulties from the new plumbing (and they were only occasional and mild) will be soon fixed - Jon is very proud of their property and really keeps on top of things. April weather was great, as March had been last year in Any time us a good time to be in PM at Casa Toucan.
We stayed for 4 days in unit 2 which had a nice balcony overlooking the pool and beach. The location was the best! Walking distance to the square, shops and many restaurant. The unit itself was spacious, clean and had an adequate assortment of cooking supplies. The bed was very comfortable; however the reading lights were on bed tables that were much too low , so reading in bed was not a good option. The top of the walls of the bedroom are open about 18 inches on 2 sides so that light and sound (TV) from the living space could not be blocked out.As we are older folks and have different sleeping habits, this was not ideal. The owner , Alecia was most helpful and did not intrude on our privacy . The pool was small, but fine to take a dip in. We found the gate to the beach extremely hard on our old joints as there is no handrail; however, there is public access a block away so we used this to do our beach walks.All in all we enjoyed our stay.
My wife and I stayed at this exceptional property for 2 weeks in Feb. This was our second time visiting Casa Toucan. We have stayed in 2 of the 4 units on the property. I take exception to some points in the previous review and wish to relate our experience. First of all the owner supplies complete, detailed and accurate information about the area, property including rules and regulations. Absolutely no surprises! Read them. Shared outdoor common area works great, only 3 other couples at most and plenty of space, chairs, tables and room in the pool / hot tub. We have found that the owners being on site is a MAJOR positive in our holiday. If you need something fixed, adjusted, advice, directions or just an opinion on where to find a great breakfast, they are always available. It's like having the ultimate concierge service; accommodating, friendly and discreet. We have met many other couples during our times at Casa Toucan whom express the same opinion. Check out next winters availability calendar, booking up quickly with return guests. I'm one of them.