We had the BEST fresh fish here. While we were enjoying an afternoon of snorkling, our hosts caught a barracuda. They grilled it when we returned. It was marinated in lime and garlic and grilled over an open fire. It was served up with warm tortillas, fresh habanero salsa and guacamole. DELICIOUS!
The area is experiencing a new flood of cruise ships. The nearest town to Kailuumcito is Majahual. Boats dock not far away and tourists decend on small Majahual. While I am sure it is helping out the local economy, the cruise ship crowd is less than fun. On the bright side, just choose a day when the ships don't dock and take a little walk through Majahual.
Majahual doesn't have a lot to offer but if you want to meander into a local town from Kailuumcito, this is the place to go. What is nice about this little town is that you can still see remnants of its fishing industry. However, the incoming cruise ships are turning this little fishing village into more of a tourist town.
The town has a small grocery store so if you need some provisions, you can find them there. Though be warned, the prices are high for Mexico. There are a few small shops and street vendors as well as a few restaurants and small hotels. A few days a week there is a trailor that has internet access (can't remember the rates).
Kailuumcito has kayaks and a canoe that its guests can use. Take a little tour of the mangrove area. You will feel like you have entered a completely different area. It is quiet and warmer than the beach. You can listen to the birds (and do some bird watching).
The fresh fish! I also love the evenings when the lanterns are lit. Very romantic. They also always serve very delicious hot chocolate in the morning (delicious mixed with your coffee) and in the evenings after dinner.
Fondest memory: We went there with friends and had a great time snorkling and exploring. But my favorite time was in the evenings when we gathered together, chatted about the day's events, drank cold Negra Modelos, and played cards. Good times with good friends.