It's one of Mexico's most beautiful places, by the Catemaco lake in a tropical, lush surrounding. It's perfect for those seeking peace and a powerful connection with nature. You will have the house for yourself but there is a fee for one guest and a lower fee for each additional guest.
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You will be housed in a beautiful rustic wood and bamboo cabin where you can feel at ease in the midst of a breathtaking surrounding. There is electricity, water, a kitchen, a bathroom, a hot shower, bedding and the lake to swim in. It's the ideal place to read a book in a hammock, to swim in the lake, to bake yourself a pizza in our bread and pizza wood oven and to feel totally detached from what we believe is reality... There is no wi-fi connection. You are coming here to re-connect with nature.
You probably have common sense, but in case you surf in another dimension, as some people do, we ask you to clean-up after yourself and wash your dishes. Please don't get on the beds or the hammocks with your shoes on, don't use the pizza oven-platters to cook other things on them and in general take care of the equipment we have for you to use. Thank you.
You can roam all through our 3 hectars of this beautiful land, swim, fish if you bring your fishing gear or take a boat stroll on this beautiful lake with one of the many boat drivers offering their services. You can also ask a fisherman to bring you a freshly caught tilapia and bake it or BBQ it...
Although Mexico has been affected by serious mismanagement from above, you should not worry here, since the bad guys have no special interest in nature reserves, they basically quarrel among themselves...
If you are coming to Toxcatl it is because you appreciate, enjoy and respect nature, and therefore you will have no problem following certain common-sense rules, such as putting off your fire after you've cooked your fish and the like. But since nature is so alive here, you must sharpen your senses as well, to protect yourself and your little neighbors. For instance, when you sit on a chair, make sure a wasp is not perched where your back will rest, or if you pick up a stone, turn it over with your shoe before you grab it, so you don't scare a possible neighbor who could be hiding underneath it...
Jesús, the guardian of this ecological reserve will set you up, will get you the oven going if you give him 50 pesos so he can get the wood and chop it. He'll tell you where to light your fire and you will be one with nature! He will be there to help you in case you need assistance. His house is not far, it is quite visible from the cabin, but you will have your privacy.
We are a family of 4, my wife Eugenia is a Yoga teacher, my children are teen-agers going to school and I am a painter, sculptor, father, husband and a nature lover who's come to this paradise since I was 6 years old. I consider it very special and would like to share it in this fashion with other nature lovers. Plus, with these earnings we able to afford Don Jesus' wages. He takes very good care of the place and we are very happy to give them support.