Mahekal was absolutely perfect. Hammocks, small bungalows, beach palapas, good plentiful fresh food, lots of adorable paths and nooks and crannies, and generally very clean, safe, comfortable with some touches of luxury. We did not see a better place in all Playa del Carmen, and it completely satisfied my beach-front vacation fantasies of drinks on the beach, reading in hammocks, wonderful warm water, etc. And far more romantic than anything we saw in Cancun, where we spent our last night.
A few things to know: the food really is good, and you can switch between dinner and lunch at the resort if you want to go out. You can walk to Fifth Avenue, which is the main strip and it is nicer on the north half than the southern half; however, the streets between Fifth and the beach are more local and less tourist-y, and have some nice surprises like a really good tequila bar. Mahekal doesn't offer that many activities, and you can't snorkel right off the beach (nothing to see). But if you rent a car, you can go to nearby cenotes, and Xel-Ha.
All in all Mahekal was one of my best beach vacation experiences ever, and I would go back in a second.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking