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This small, simple hotel on the main road in the small town by the ruins is your best choice for comfortable accommodations. Rooms are blessedly air-conditioned—a major plus right there—and are immaculately clean, with tiled floors, thin mattresses, and good screens on the windows. The second-story restaurant is the best in town and fills up with day-trippers at lunch. A small shop carries basic toiletries, sunscreen, and bug repellant. It’s hard to find places where you feel like you’re staying in an authentic small village in the Riviera Maya. If you prefer that sort of experience, consider using this as your base for exploring the coast and Chichén Itzá.

Note: No credit cards accepted.