Jill gave concise and clear directions and we easily found Rio y Mar apartments and suites. The fresh flowers were a welcoming touch!
From booking until checking out, Jill and Martin made us feel welcome. The consita was new and we were the first ones to stay in it! Kitchen is well stocked, large fridge is wonderful to have, hot plate works great. The king size bed is super comfy and the walk in shower is wonderful. The rooms are quiet and the Internet is great! The pool is literally 5 steps from your rooms. The beach is a 30 second walk.
Jill has an immense knowledge of the area and can direct you to any sight or activity.
They went above and beyond being a host. We became friends.
We wanted 3 weeks of total relaxation, and that's what we got. Progresso is wonderful to visit and has everything from outdoor markets to good grocery stores. We loved it there on the days the cruise ships docked. Merida is the State capital and only a half hour away. Great bus service. Many museums, bull fights! symphony, concerts, fine dining, etc.
Chelem offers many services also. Restaurants, fish mongres, small markets, fruit and vegetable stands, pottery stands, and more. The buses run continuously to Progreso and on to Merida.
The attached restaurant, El Bull Pen, features North American comfort food. Ribs, fish and chips, spaghetti, etc. Great food!
We highly recommend Martin and Jill as hosts. We will definitely be back and stay in the Rio y Mar apartments again!