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Recent Akumal reviews
Love it at the beach
"Fun and relaxation again invited me back to Casa Palapa for another escape to a true beach house. Away from the old rat race with its distraction and stress. The day I arrived a sea turtle had laid eggs outside the few steps to the Caribbean sea. Casa Palapa is a true gem. I loved getting away from it all to relax, walk the beach, swim, snorkel and dive, deep sea fish, kayaking, and yes, leave Casa Palapa to involve myself with local attractions. The Tulum Mayan ruins suggested a beachside resort in its day. I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in the local town too. To the north in Playa Del Carmen, I traveled by ferry to Cozumel. I discovered fantastic drift dives with its vast and friendly marine life. If not living under water, the topside was enjoyable as well. Getting back to Casa Palapa, I cannot speak enough of the venue. My first fishing trip hooked a white marlin, though ended with a premature release. The marlin broke the surface just like television! The second fishing trip landed a four foot dolphin, Dorado, or Mahi…whatever you want to call it. It was delicious. The last trip caught a fat three foot barracuda and another Mahi. After nineteen days, it was tough to say adios to Casa Palapa, Peo the Casa Palapa manager, Norma and Ricardo the helpful house staff. Norma is such a sweet lady each and every time. The next visit will make twelve….I cannot wait to return."
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 18, 2015
"Nido de Amor was everything we’d hoped for and more for our family vacation. Our group of seven fit perfectly, with with plenty of room in each of the bedrooms. The amenities were perfect and met our every need. The fantastic outdoor space is what initially drew us to this home. The entire coast is having trouble with varying amounts of seaweed. The gardener and his team work early each day to make our access easy and enjoyable. Someday were less of an issue than others but still we enjoyed long walks on the beach, kayaking, and snorkeling in the clear water. We throughly enjoyed the pool as well. Hours were spent playing games, perfecting jumps off the diving board, and relaxing. The shade of the palm trees gave respite from the sun and the gentle swing of the hammock was just wonderful. The most appreciated part of staying at your home was Guille. We’ve stayed in several VRBO homes and we’ve never had the unique treat of someone on site to assure that every part of our stay was comfortable. She greeted us with such kindness and worked with her team for the duration of our stay with great care. She is a wonderful cook and we were treated to exceptional Mexican breakfasts each day. She provided excellent tips for our daily excursions that were most appreciated. We all left Lido de Amor with hopes of returning soon to once again enjoy family, friends, the beauty of Akumal, and the comfort of your home."
Guest: C.M.T.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 14, 2015
"This was our first Mexican vacation that wasn't in a resort. It was spring break with our 18 year old son, my lovely wife and his brother, whom we kidnapped from Iowa.
Amanecer Akumal proved a delightful, freeing experience for us. It felt not only more authentic but like you were living there for a moment instead of just vacationing.
The unit itself is loaded with Mexican charm: serious dark hard wood doors and accents, amazing tile work, a soaking tub in the master bedroom that's a hot tub sans jets, a well-equipped kitchen and a spacious dining/living room area.
But we especially enjoyed the common areas: a small pool (which has the kind of built-in stools you find in swim-up bars) on a downstairs patio, and a table with chairs on the rooftop patios, where we spent nights drinking Sols, watching the stars and getting to know our fascinating neighbors from Portland, Ore., Nick and Gail.
You don't need to rent a car. You can spend a week walking to Yal-Kul, Half Moon Bay or Akumal Bay (or renting bikes for $8 nearby) for the epic snorkeling. But I'm such an activities director (if it's Wednesday, it Chiichan Itza), a car proved invaluable.
Fernando (our groundskeeper and maintenance
guy) and Martha (our maid) couldn't have been more friendly and helpful.
We may be done with the mega resorts. Better to really feel the experience of Mexico instead of being insulated from it."
Guest: ReporterguyDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 29, 2015
"Such a wonderful property. Expertly maintained by local staff, Gaby and Zulma. They were so welcoming and we had a fantastic time. The house has four bedrooms in the main house and a fifth bedroom in the "casita," a smaller house on the other side of the lap pool. It's a little walk in to town, but we enjoyed the fact that it was farther away from the main tourist strip.You must have Zulma cook for you at least one night. The property manager, Monica, did a great job of meeting us when we arrived and providing recommendations on local activities and restaurants. We've rented many houses over the years and this one was definitely impressive. Excellent experience - highly recommend. For food we recommend the little lunch counter at Que Onda, La Lunita, and La Buena Vida. All very close to the house."
Guest: Tom B.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 5, 2015