About the property
- Condo1148 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)
Enjoy a relaxing vacation on the beautiful, white sandy beach of Half Moon Bay in Akumal ('Place of the Turtle' in the Mayan language). Walk out your patio door and be directly on the beach. Wake up to the songs of tropical birds and the soothing sounds of the waves. Watch spectacular sunrises from your patio or bedroom each morning. Sip margaritas while digging your toes into the sand and watching the sea turtles pop up their heads above the beautiful turquoise water. Enjoy beautiful star-gazing at night.
Akumal is a quiet, residential beach side community located about 50 miles south of the Cancun Airport on a well-paved highway. This small town and the nearby area offer many fine restaurants and plenty of opportunities for snorkeling, diving, swimming, caving, biking, bird watching, or just plain relaxing on the beach. That is the beauty of this place - you can enjoy many activities or simply relax on a beach chair under the palms.
From our airy and spacious condo at La Bahia, you can walk barefoot to two restaurants/beach bars, relax and read under the palms or one of our palapas with 180-degree views of the sea, or snorkel in the bay, only yards from your patio, where sea turtles and tropical fish abound. The sandy beach is never crowded.
This newly updated and decorated two-bedroom/two-bath unit of 1,125 square feet includes new appliances as well as new air conditioning and ceiling fans, although tropical breezes often make these unnecessary. The condo has been renovated recently with all new tile floors, newly painted rooms, curtains, and upholstered sofa cushions. The open floor plan includes large windows on three sides of the living room and is decorated with live tropical plants and palms and Mexican artifacts. The Caribbean Sea can be viewed from all rooms.
The master bedroom (king-sized bed) and guest room (two twin-sized beds) both have ample closet space. Daily maid service is available, and beach towels are provided. Cell phone and wireless Internet service are available, so bring your cell and laptop, if you wish. There is also a satellite TV, DVD player, and iPod docking station.
The town of Akumal, a short walk from the condo, has two markets (with ATM machines and enough food items to meet your needs); seven restaurants (one with live entertainment a few nights a week during high season); three dive shops; travel office; fresh produce market twice a week; several shops and boutiques; yoga classes and fitness center; bike rentals; laundromat; and more. Two small convenience stores are located just a block or so from La Bahia.
The CEA (Centro Ecologica Akumal) provides information on sea turtles and other marine life. Akumal is ecologically protected and well known for its sea turtles and their nesting grounds. In fact, turtles nest on our beach. The season lasts from April-October, and the CEA can arrange viewing tours for an incredible experience. Try snorkeling or diving in one or more of the area's many beautiful freshwater cenotes.
Playa del Carmen (22 miles) has great shopping and restaurants, two large supermarkets, golf courses, and a bird sanctuary in nearby Playacar. You can swim with the dolphins at Puerto Aventuras (12 miles), which also has manatee and sea lion shows, restaurants, and shopping. Tulum (about 20 minutes south) has restaurants, shopping, sightseeing, and five miles of pristine beaches. Don't miss the Tulum Mayan ruins, a unique sea-cliff site; the entrance is on the left shortly before the town. Just south of Tulum is the fantastic Sian Ka'an Biosophere. Drive there yourself (check on road conditions first) or arrange a tour through our reception office.
Lisa, Toni, Sibley, Michelle & Amanda
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 13, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
I couldn't have asked for more.
My mother was born in Mexico and visits every year. We choose Akumal because we wanted something a little more relaxing than Cancun, but still with things to do (last time we stayed in Tulum). The location is absolutely breathtaking and quiet! The hosts were lovely and VERY responsive. The property was clean, beautiful, and extremely comfortable. This place looks EXACTLY like the pictures. There's so much to do in this area! SEA TURTLES for one! Snorkeling, tours, a few shops, and awesome restaurants. Akumal is located near Tulum, about a 20 min drive. Akumal is much more affordable than Tulum, which we appreciated.
Only drawback is, everything, and I mean EVERTYHING closes by 10PM or earlier. When my husband and I arrived at 9PM we were so sad that there were not any late night food options, thankfully there was a 24 hour convenience store. Besides a couple restaurants (La Buena Vida was our favorite) everything is about a 10-15 min walk away. We had a rental car so this was not a problem, nor did we mind walking in the evening.
If you decide to stay in Akumal, WHICH YOU MUST DO, I advise you rent a car (condo provides complimentary parking), this way you can explore Akumal fully and enjoy local towns and attractions nearby.
**The property will send you a discount voucher for local shops and restaurants. You must PRINT this voucher prior to using, because not all the restaurants and shops will accept it otherwise. **
Thank you so much for our lovely stay!!!
Great stay in a great place!
Property was well tended to and in a great location. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Local dining was out of this world! I wanted to give a special thanks to Edward/Eduardo, our nighttime caretaker. He was kind and helpful and made us feel welcome and safe. People like him make La Bahia a place to return to. I hope he sees this review so he knows how his care and service are appreciated. Thanks, La Bahia, for the great time and great memories!
Very well maintained and great service! The condo was perfect, the staff excellent. The only issue is we couldn't swim in the ocean. I think it would be nice to know that there are rocks all under the water, that you cannot see in the pics, and it's very uncomfortable to swim in front of the condo. That was our only disappointment.
Condo was super clean, comfortable and steps away from the beach.
Perfect for watching nesting turtles and the babies... pretty magical
Restaurant and stores within walking distance. Excellent to relax and unwind
Our vacation was amazing!!
Perfect location to watch the sea turtles come up to the beach to lay their eggs and then watch them hatch.
Walking distance to oceanfront restaurant
Very comfy,cozy and clean!!!!!
Visit Mayan ruins in Tulum (15 Miles), Coba (25 miles), Chitzen Itza (one-day or overnight trip). Sian Ka'an Biosphere (just south of Tulum) - arrange tours at reception office; caving at Aktun Chen; snorkeling at Akumal Bay, nearby Yal Ku Lagoon, Dos Ojos, Hidden Worlds, many other cenotes; water sports and cultural and historical activities at Xel-Ha and Xcaret.
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Holiday rentals are a mandatory 7 nights per holiday.