"Our recent stay at Yum Botic was amazing! Upon arrival we were greeted by Lalo and Dani, the caretakers who gave us a complete run down on the property (thank you to the translation apps as our Spanish is virtually nonexistent!). We quickly got settled in and enjoyed the first evening enjoying the amazing views and listening to the ocean. The peace and tranquility were just what we needed and the property's beachfront is pristine (great job Lalo!). The house was impeccably kept and very clean and had all the basic necessities such as spices, paper towels etc. We stocked up in Tulum so were well prepared with all the foods we needed such as coffee, condiments and our main food items. Highly recommend stocking up ahead of time as if this is your first time gathering supplies can be a little challenging in the local mini-supers where you will get all your needs.
Lalo and Dani were great, pulling out the kayaks and setting up the hammocks for us every morning, not to mention the daily maintenance on the beach cleaning up the seagrass that came in overnight to ensure easy access to the water. They even assisted us with getting a few supplies such as charcoal for the grill (which we forgot in our gathering) and assisted with any issues that we encountered, such as locking ourselves out as the front patio door key was a little challenging to operate due to the inevitable corrosion from the sea air.
We of course ventured into town, the first time on cruise ship day, which definitely increases the population of Mahahual! For future visits to town we avoided "tourist" times and found the town quiet and charming. Our favourite foods came from the "Nam Nam" just a few steps off the beach. We highly recommend their chimichangas, but everything we tried there was excellent. The Krazy Lobster was also a good eating experience, and is right on the beach. I had the Krazy Lobster dish which although a little pricey comparatively speaking, was excellent! We also tried some barbecue chicken from the little shop just across from the soccer field, which again was very good. Functioning ATMs can be a challenge, but we found that the hotel on the way to the port was the most reliable and the Mini Super there also had a wider variety of items, the Bodega also in this area has the largest selection for supplies.
Overall I would give this stay a 4.5 rating (only because there is always room for improvement), and would highly recommend it to anyone!"
Guest: Jacquie P.
Date of Stay: January 2017
Review Submitted: January 14, 2017