Oldest on the North American mainland. Its somber facade fronts a nave, housing an impressive wooden
cross, alter and venerated blistered Christ figure.
Golf and tennis is a 20 minute drive to the 18 hole private Ceiba Club golf course located between
Merida and Progreso. Fishing is a daily occupation for locals. Fresh seafood cooked Yucatecan or
Mayan style in banana leaves, is wonderful, and economical.
Many Mayan archaeological sites and ruins abound on the Yucatan Peninsula. The vacation home,
CASTILLO NICTE- HA Villa is centrally located to many of them.
Chichen Itza,Uxmal, Mayapan are about a 1 ½ hour drive from the Villa. Dzibilchaltun is a 20 minute drive.
Explore small villages, colonial towns; dive cenotes, caves, fine dine at Hacienda's and visit churches and
convents, remnants of a bygone Spanish cultural evolution era. The roads are good.
The town of Progreso features a nice beach, jet ski rentals, and other water sport options. There is
an extensive crafts market near the pier as well as other tourist shopping along the town's streets.
There are several restaurants along the beach road that serve drinks (and/or food) at tables and
palapas situated right on the expansive beach. There are two Supermarkets for those that are not
adventurous enough to purchase their food at the Mexican open-air markets.
Mayan ruins and 18 hole local golf course close by.
BOAT EXCURSIONS AND BEACHES
Boat excursions to fresh water jungle springs nearby. Canoe trips through cienegas (everglades).
Marina has fishing rentals. People and children are shy and friendly. For those wanting a tranquil
vacation with miles and miles of sandy shell covered beaches without crowds or traffic, this is for
you. The Ocean is quiet, shallow, no high waves , great for children..You can swim all winter, the
water temperature is comfortable, albeit, a little cooler in winter.