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Humble / Right on the Beach / in Condo-Hotel / Lousy 0.6mi Road to Get to it

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Akumal apartment description

700 yards (640m) of white fine sand beach (with sandy bottom once you are in the water) right in front of the condo. This is considered one of the best beaches in the area, very calm and perfect for snorkelling as it is protected by the coral reef just 100 yards out and where you can see the waves breaking (see photos).
525SF + patio ground floor Studio condominium. The beach area and pool are right in front of the unit, it is shared with the next-door Oasis Hotel that, slowly, bought over 50% of the units of these 4 condo buildings and turned them into hotel rooms. So at any given time you'll have hotel guests and condo owners/tenants sharing the beach chairs, umbrellas (palapas in Mexico) and pool. They make sure the beach is perfectly clean. The only thing you won't be getting is the free booze or any of the 'all inclusive' services. Your 'all inclusive' will be the fridge in the unit. I usually leave some essentials (coffee, bread, bananas, milk, cereal, beer, red wine, cheese, etc) that you can either replenish or leave the money for it before you leave.

Great location right in between Playa del Carmen and Tulum (beach, ruins and town).

PLUSES: one of the best beaches in the area, generally calm ad with a sandy bottom (for a while). You can swim all the way to the coral reef and the water rarely gets deeper than 7 feet. You can see colourful fish (always), turtles (sometimes), manta rays and the occasional octopus (they camouflage with the white bottom).

When it comes to transportation, you can drive (parking in front of the condo door) or take the 'colectivos' (public buses, white vans, USD$3) by walking to the highway (0.6mi/1km). On these 'colectivos' you can go 30 mins to the north, to Playa del Carmen (USD$30 by taxi) for some fun in its excellent restaurants and clubs or 15 mins to the south where you'll have access to the 2nd best beach in the world , the Tulum Beach (USD$20 by taxi), with its very bohemian crowd and eco beautiful (clothing optional everywhere on this beach, though not technically legal in Mexico). You can settle down at any of the restaurants on the beach and even spend the day there by just consuming food and drinks. This beach is a beautiful and long (more than 4mi) walking beach. The famous Tulum Ruins are at the north end of the tulum beach (do not confuse the Grand Tulum Beach with the little and quaint beach inside the Tulum Ruins, they are different animals).
For essentials you have the town of Akumal 5 mins to the north (USD$10 taxi ride) or the town of Chemuyil 5 mins to the south (USD$10 taxi ride). For big food shopping you have a large supermarket 'Chedraui' (odd name for a supermarket even in Spanish) 15 mins north at 'Puerto Aventuras (USD$20 taxi ride) and another 'Chedraui' (and even larger) 15 mins south in Tulum town (USD$20 taxi ride). Also lots of chachkas in Tulum town.

MINUSES: road to get to the condo from the highway (0.6mi/1km) is unpaved and full of pot holes, a real mess. You'll have to drive really slowly or you'll wreck your car. If you were to get there for the first time at night you would think 'where the heck am i going?' as you drive in with jungle on both sides. Don't worry, it gets really nice once you get closer to the unit and to the unit.

Shopping for food would be fairly difficult to do by using public transportation (you would have to carry the food shopping bags in the crowded small public transportation vans, 'colectivos').The closest large supermarkets are 15 mins north or 15 mins south of the condo (by car) USD$20 taxi ride. Without a car it gets tricky. Smaller first necessities supermarkets are 5 mins north by car (Akumal Beach, not Akumal Town) or 5 mins south by car (Chemuyil), USD$10 taxi ride for both.

HOW TO GET HERE
Transportation Available from and to the Cancun airport (CUN) for USD$75 each way (1:15hr ride) + tip ($10?) (Van up to 3 people and USD$85 up to 8) by Jeromy Transport . They'll wait for you at the airport with a sign with your name on it.
Contact: Miguel. Phone: 011-52-1-998-845-8258 (central time)

You could also rent a car at the Cancun Airport (Blueway has really inexpensive cars, right outside the airport).

You could rent a car from Enrique, the Caretaker of the building (really nice small car) for $35/day or $210 for 7 days.

You could rent a car in Tulum Pueblo (15 mins south of the condo's location ) Hertz Tulum Pueblo around USD$60/day and they'll bring it to the condo, here, and pick it up when you want to return it (Fidel, who works there, told me about this).
National Reservations Phone: 011-52-800-709-5000
Address for Hertz Tulum Pueblo:
'Carretera Federal Cancun-Tulum' and 'Carretera Federal Tulum-Coba'
San Francisco de Asis Shopping Plaza, # 9
Tulum , 77500
México
Hours: Mo-Su 7:00AM-10:00PM

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 525 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Firm King size Mattress. View of the Caribbean Sea and the waves breaking on the Meso American coral reef from the bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    a few channels in Spanish and English, 1 in French, 1 in German and 1 in Italian....moreless

  • Television

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    View of the Caribbean from Living room and bed....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The patio is practically on the beach. The private pool is between the sea and the patio of the condo....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Please use it sparsely as electricity is not that inexpensive in Mexico. Thanks....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    When it works, it goes on and off through the day. Do not count on it. If you really want reliable internet you can get excellent service from the Oasis Hotel next-door for USD$10/day....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    right outside the door of the condo....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Vonage (internet line) phone with free calls to the U.S. and Canada (as long as the internet is working). Also Mexican land line for incoming calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Very small 'Semi Manual'. One has to fill it up, run it, drain it, refill it for the rinse, drain it and move the clothes to the spinner on its side (spinner does a good job). Final dry on a rack....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    with 2 hammocks, plastic table and chairs (the expensive type, LOL) and umbrella...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    a couple of masks, 1 snorkeling tube, 2 pairs of fins....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

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Location

67 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cancun, Mexico, 1hr 15mins. 4 lane Hwy 307
0.06 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100m(300FT)walk on the beach 'The Beached Bikini'
33 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Playa del Carmen (toCozumel),30mins,4 LaneHwy 307
1.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bahia Principe Golf (3rd best in Mexico)
0.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 lane Federal Hwy 307 Chetumal-Puerto Juarez
1.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
'Hacienda Doña Isabel' inside the Bahia Príncipe
Akumal
Nearest Beach
right outside the Patio Door

Great location right in between Playa del Carmen and Tulum (beach, ruins and town).

Pluses: located right on the beach on the bay south of Akumal Bay. The Meso American coral reef (2nd largest in the world after the grand barrier one) is very close to shore right there (where the waves break in the photos). This makes the beach in front of the unit and to its left (looking out from the patio) one of the best in the area, generally calm ad with a sandy bottom (for a while). You can swim all the way to the coral reef and the water rarely gets deeper than 7 feet. You can see colourful fish (always), turtles (sometimes), manta rays and the occasional octopus (they camouflage with the white bottom).

When it comes to transportation, you can drive (parking in front of the condo door) or take the 'colectivos' (public buses, white vans, USD$3) by walking to the highway (0.6mi/1km). On these 'colectivos' you can go 30 mins to the north, to Playa del Carmen for some fun in its excellent restaurants and clubs or 15 mins to the south where you'll have access to the 2nd best beach in the world, the Tulum Beach, with its very bohemian crowd and eco beautiful (clothing optional everywhere on this beach, though not technically legal in Mexico). You can settle down at any of the restaurants on the beach and even spend the day there by just consuming food and drinks. This beach is a beautiful and long (more than 4mi) walking beach. The famous Tulum Ruins are at the north end of the tulum beach (do not confuse the Grand Tulum Beach with the little and quaint beach inside the Tulum Ruins, they are different animals).

For essentials you have the town of Akumal 5 mins to the north or the town of Chemuyil 5 mins to the south. For big food shopping you have a large supermarket 'Chedraui' (odd name for a supermarket even in Spanish) 15 mins north at 'Puerto Aventuras' and another 'Chedraui' (and even larger) 15 mins south in Tulum town. Also lots of chachkas in Tulum town.

Minuses: road to get to the condo from the highway (0.6mi/1km) is unpaved and full of pot holes, a real mess. You'll have to drive really slowly or you'll wreck your car. If you were to get there for the first time at night you would think 'where the heck am i going?' as you drive in with jungle on both sides. Don't worry, it gets really nice once you get closer to the unit and to the unit.

 

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