The State of Campeche has about 200 miles of coastline along the
Gulf of Mexico. Curiously, the only section of this coastline
with high quality beaches lies between Champoton and Ciudad del
Carmen, in an area about 40 miles long. Santillana del Mar possesses
a prime piece of this beachfront, about 500 yards long, and with
a depth of about 200 yards between the actual beach and the local
Santillana del Mar & Sea Ranch is just one kilometer from the mega-resort project "Aak-Bal" being developed by one of Mexico's most prestigious construction firms, ICA.
This ambitious project will
include a large boating marina, an 18 hole championship
caliber golf course, a 500 room deluxe hotel, a shopping
center, and around 1000 condominiums.
We are Truly Fortunate
As you can see from the photos in
this and other sections, we are truly fortunate to have such a
splendid beach to enjoy. Our beach is unusually wide, between
200 and 300 feet of pure white sand, and clean, blue-green water
for swimming and recreation. The waters of the Gulf are almost
always calm, ideal for swimming, snorkeling or fishing. Our beaches
also receive visits from sea turtles during the summer months,
laying their eggs in the same place each year. We are cooperating
with a nearby turtle protection center to assure that this tradition
is honored, and there are plans to construct a turtle museum and
information center nearby.
The concept of Santillana del Mar
is to create an Exclusive, Gated Beachfront Residential Compound,
with 29 Luxury Beach Homes, fifteen in the first row and another
fourteen in the second row. The development will be enclosed with
a decorative, rustic style wall, with limited access through the
Main Gate, attended by Security Personnel at all times. There
will be a Community Center for all residents in the Sea Ranch
Estates section, with Administration offices, Property Management
services, including rentals, maintenance, domestic and gardening
assistance, transportation, etc.
Several outstanding architects have
joined with us to development some beautiful home designs, reflecting
Spanish-Mediterranean, and Yucatan-Tropical styles. You are welcome
to submit your own designs within these basic categories of architecture.
The Sea Ranch
The “Santillana Sea Ranch”
section across the road is a different residential concept, featuring
Estate homesites that are around one-third to one-half acre each.
These homesites are ideal for those who wish to have enough land
for some garden areas, perhaps a tennis court or other recreational
facilities. The quality of the land in the Sea Ranch section is
excellent, and there are numerous tropical fruit and hardwood
trees throughout the area. The beach is just a short walk across
the road, and Sea Ranch owners and residents will have full use
of the beach and other community facilities and services. The
Sea Ranch will also be enclosed with a similar rustic style wall,
and access will be controlled and monitored by the Security Staff.
A different set of home designs are available for the Sea Ranch,
mostly one story homes that take advantage of the larger sizes
of the homesites, and which feature typical Yucatan Hacienda features
and materials. Sample home designs and other construction information
is found in the Construction section of this website.