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Recent Akumal reviews

  • Perfect spot for our family

    "We stayed at the condo March 30 - April 7, 2016. We are a family of 5 with 3 boys 9 and under. This was our first time renting through VRBO and our first time travelling to Mexico. We had a fabulous time - and would recommend it to everyone. Owners - Peggy was super helpful with answers to our questions before we booked and with maps and lots of information after we booked. While we were there, they were doing some work on the septic system in an adjacent building - Peggy was right on top of it, notifying us that it was going on and asked us to let her know if it interfered with our vacation (which it didn't). Condo amenities - the condo itself was well equipped with everything we needed - basic spices for cooking, along with pots, pans, dishes, bottled water, etc.; beach towels and shower towels; wifi; bedding (although we brought a small blow-up mattress for our youngest child, so he could sleep in the same room as his brothers, rather than on the couch), etc.. The pools were lots of fun and my boys spent at least some of every day in them. For the most part, we had the pools to ourselves, which was also very nice. The grounds are kept very neat and tidy and everyone was friendly and helpful. Location - close enough to the amenities in Akumal (grocery, dive shop, souvenirs, etc.), but far enough away that we didn't have to deal with the crowds of people coming in to see the turtles (unless we were going to see them ourselves - but go early or late in the day ... a lot less people). Plus, able to walk 2 minutes to Yal-Ku for snorkelling (a huge highlight!!). Also easy driving distance to Aktun Chen (kids LOVED the zip lining, cave walk and cenote); Coba and Tulum; Xel-Ha (although we didn't go - too much other stuff to see and do). Finally, I can't talk about the location, without mentioning the snorkeling right outside your door. Fantastic! My kids were new to snorkeling, but had no problems exploring the reefs in Half Moon Bay. Not as many fish as Yal-Ku, but lots of very interesting coral formations and other see creatures. The rocky shore is also lots of fun to explore. Overall, we had a fantastic time and would not hesitate in coming back!!"
    Guest: Loreleen B. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: April 15, 2016
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  • Great Couples Vacation

    "Three couples in our early 60's spent 10 lovely days at Casa Palapa. The house is exactly as pictured--no surprises! The beach is beautiful, white sand with great walking in either direction. Water was the perfect Riviera Maya turquoise we have come to love. Had only one late afternoon and evening of rain the whole time. Grilled out every night on the outdoor patio! Property manager Pio was very helpful and his wife Luz cooked us an amazing Mayan meal which we snacked from for two days after! Norma and Eduardo kept the house and grounds immaculately! We snorkeled, swam, walked, shopped, people watched and relaxed in the friendly yet secluded atmosphere. Great food and drink at The Beached Bikini just steps from the house. Only wish there had been a few more places within walking distance to dine. We didn't rent a car but maybe should have as driving around would have been very simple. Can't recommend the house or location enough!"
    Guest: Karen H. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: April 23, 2016
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  • Perfect place for our family vacation

    "Zen Del Mar is a colorful and beautifully designed beachfront home that easily accommodated our family of thirteen, ages two to eighty. Different seating areas even allowed teenagers to have their own space. The swimming pool was heaven for little ones and the scuba and snorkelers enjoyed the ocean and had their choice of cenotes. A local chef prepared excellent meals and the inside and outside staff was the equal of a five-star hotel. Four hours after a fishing afternoon, our tastefully prepared catch was served on the outside patio. The little town of Akumal is a twelve minute walk on the beach, and the local area had entertainment for all. The owner stopped by several times to make sure we were happy. We're going to do this again for sure."
    Guest: Paula A. Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: February 16, 2016
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  • Beautiful location, property was as advertised--we will be back!

    "Our entire experience was wonderful. The property was great. It is just far enough away from Akumal bay to be away from the people, but close enough to make quick trips to snorkel, dine, etc. When we got there we were a little disappointed because there was a lot of sea weed in the water directly behind the condo; however, it cleared up the next day, and was clear enough for swimming and snorkeling right behind the condo the rest of our trip. The condo was clean and had plenty of room. We will likely be back!"
    Guest: Scott M. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: June 20, 2016
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