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Acamaya Reef
Ranked #21 of 28 Hotels in Puerto Morelos
Reviewed 17 February 2013

We spent two nights at Acamaya to attend a wedding at one of the more expensive resorts. It is exactly what I've described in the title: a safe place to sleep. For the price, we were very pleased. We did not go on vacation to sit around in our hotel. It shares the same large stretch of sandy beach as the expensive resorts surrounding it, but never felt crowded to us. Our only caution is DO NOT RESERVE TRANSPORTATION THROUGH THE LINK ON ACAMAYA'S WEBSITE!! It takes you to a company called Cancun Airport Shuttle Co., which does not exist!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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AcamayaReef, Propietario at Acamaya Reef, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2013

Thanks a bunch for your review! Our Customer clients are always great to improve our place! And we changed the company for transportation now! Hope to have you back soon! Regards!

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Reviewed 16 February 2013

Our first night in the Yucatan and we were looking forward to staying on the beach, for 80 dollars US we thought it would be pretty nice. The cabanas were VERY basic, dark and gloomy. We had reserved the larger one, but the two young people at the reception seemd confused and couldn't find our reservation, and then couldn't show us the larger cabana. we looked, but it didn't appear to exist. We left, I complained to booking.com and got a refund. Basically this place could be described as a campsite (nice beach) with an overall,feeling of being neglected and abandoned.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Christine M
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AcamayaReef, Owner at Acamaya Reef, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2013

Thank you very much for the review, this will help us improve our service, we are sorry we didn't meet your expectations and hopefully we will be able to fulfill them in the future. Regards.

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Reviewed 26 January 2013

I found this hotel by googling "camping in riviera maya" and im really happy i stayed here. I brought my tent just in case i couldnt find any rooms, and i had an awesome time camping on their literally beach front property. It so funny to have the dreams resort next door, but it still felt private. i heard music one night (out of the 5) i stayed here coming from next door, but it was not a bother.
In the mornings i could roll out of my tent onto a lounge chair and watch the ocean.
When i was here there was only a few other tents and the last two nights i had the place to my self. Nice bathrooms and showers, (hot water!) which was nice at night when it was a bit chillier. very clean in both.
i met some wonderful people here, and the owners are very accomadating and pleasant to chat with,especially Daisy. they speak both english and spanish, and french
it was pretty windy when i was there, so sometimes i worried my tent would blow away, but there were some protected areas. really felt like i had my own private beach front property
the cabanas are colorful and rustic, i didnt stay in any but i would another time. this place had character in contrast to the resorts and private condos next door. such a funny juxtapostion, but im glad the owners have kept it this way.
you are about 2.5km away from the center of the town of puerto morelos, but it really isnt a bad walk down the beach, and once in the center of this sleepy fishing village, its easy to hop a collectivo (5 pesos) to the main highway and catch another collectivo (30 pesos) to playa del carmen to spend the day..or i would grab breakfast in playa and hop another colletivo to tulum (35 -40 pesos) to spend the afternoon. there are collectivos running from playa del carmen to cancun (pto morelos is just before cancun) 24 hrs.
if you dont feel like walking the beach back to acamaya a taxi is 90pesos
they also rent bikes at acamaya for cheaper than in town, which i thought id do but in the end didnt need to. walking was fine and occasionally the taxi ride home.
this was a great place to stay, super close to the airport (20min in a bus that goes direct from airport to pto morelos highway entrance) and just chill out. Definitely alot alot quieter than playa del carmen, with maybe not as much to do at night but i was ok with that. The beaches were nice, not as beautiful as tulum, but to be right on the beach is awesome.
very enjoyable chill time, i will be back :)

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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9  Thank kelda99
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AcamayaReef, Propietario at Acamaya Reef, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2013

Hey! Thanks a lot for the review! Hope to have you back soon and thank you for spreading the word about us! :) Best Regards.

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Reviewed 23 January 2013 via mobile

We stayed two nights at the Acamaya Reef. This little hotel was located right on the beach. They had optional rooms with or without A/C. We got one with A/C and a shower and enjoyed the stay, as we explored and laid by the beach most of the day only using this place for a bed. The owners are great and they speak English, Spanish and french. Many french nationals come to this hotel and it was nice to speak with them. Your are located 2.5 km from puerto Morelos. There is a snack bar which you can buy food and drinks at a fair price. You are right besides the Dreams hotel which provides some background noise on special nights. It is not far fr the airport and shouldn't cost you more then 40$ US dollars one way.
The price was right and always keep in mind you get what you pay for. : )

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

If you're looking for a quiet more authentic Rustic Caribbean feel to your holiday, away from the spring break mania of Cancun and the bustle of Playa del Carmen you can't go too far wrong choosing Acaymaya Reef. Nestled between Champagne 5 star luxury hotels on the Riviera Maya but on a beer budget, you can enjoy the beautiful beaches without the all inclusive restrictiveness and generic feel. Beachfront means beachfront!!!! The staff particularly Noel are very friendly, speak many languages and will go out of their way to help you. I'd recommend hiring a car so you can visit local attractions and get around easily as the local taxi's can be pricey. Definitely for those with an adventurous spirit for a wonderfully discreet getaway!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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4  Thank AileenCaffrey
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Noel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Acamaya Reef, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear guest,

We appreciate that you selected the Hotel Acamaya Reef Cabanas in Puerto Morelos for your stay. We hope to see you again soon in this paradise.

Thank you very much for your comments, this helps us improve our service.

We are a hotel on a beautiful beach in the Riviera Maya and we love to make unforgettable moments for people.

Our Hotel is one of the first in the Hotel Zone of Puerto Morelos, however, we are not a luxury hotel, we believe that being Ocean Front and maintaining a natural environment will help us give a better experience for people.

Again thank you for your stay in our Hotel.
Staff at Hotel Acamaya Reef Cabañas Puerto Morelos

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Reviewed 29 July 2012

On my birthday I only wanted to be away and enjoyed that day with a special person, Acamaya Reef its an amazing place, quiet, great service, just lovely, one of my favorite places in the riviera maya, in the 2 years that I lived there... The place its just beautiful!!! great for camping with family and friends, the most beautiful beach on puerto morelos.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Hoppercita
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Noel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Acamaya Reef, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear guest,

We appreciate that you selected the Hotel Acamaya Reef Cabanas in Puerto Morelos for your stay. We hope to see you again soon in this paradise.

Thank you very much for your comments, this helps us improve our service.

We are a hotel on a beautiful beach in the Riviera Maya and we love to make unforgettable moments for people.

Our Hotel is one of the first in the Hotel Zone of Puerto Morelos, however, we are not a luxury hotel, we believe that being Ocean Front and maintaining a natural environment will help us give a better experience for people.

Again thank you for your stay in our Hotel.
Staff at Hotel Acamaya Reef Cabañas Puerto Morelos

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Reviewed 8 July 2012

Staying at Acamaya was amazing! It was lovely being so close to the water but away from all of the noise. The room was perfect and Noel and his family were so kind and helpful.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank TatumPBarile
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Noel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Acamaya Reef, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear guest,

We appreciate that you selected the Hotel Acamaya Reef Cabanas in Puerto Morelos for your stay. We hope to see you again soon in this paradise.

Thank you very much for your comments, this helps us improve our service.

We are a hotel on a beautiful beach in the Riviera Maya and we love to make unforgettable moments for people.

Our Hotel is one of the first in the Hotel Zone of Puerto Morelos, however, we are not a luxury hotel, we believe that being Ocean Front and maintaining a natural environment will help us give a better experience for people.

Again thank you for your stay in our Hotel.
Staff at Hotel Acamaya Reef Cabañas Puerto Morelos

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Address: Carretera Cancun-Tulum, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Puerto Morelos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Puerto Morelos
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Morelos
Price Range: £31 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Acamaya Reef 1*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Description: Welcome to “Acamaya Reef Cabañas & Beach Club” in Puerto Morelos, a unique Hotel on the beach with cabanas in the Caribbean Sea with its own style, simple, charming and comfortable and above all let’s not forget that we are an Eco-hotel, trying to improve in recycling and other activities to help the world to be a better place.We are located in the middle of the Puerto Morelos National Marine Park with the Second Largest Reef in the World right in front of our little cabanas, making it an even more special place to stay. You can go on a Snorkeling Tour right from the hotel and enjoy the fantastic coral formations where you will see hundreds of multi-colored fishes.We are not a five star resort; we are only a Puerto Morelos Eco-hotel on the Beach! with cabanas But we have all of the needed services like Massages right on the beach, Restaurant and Bar Service, Kayaks and Bike rentals, free parking lot, free wireless Internet and we also have the Concierge service for anything else you may need. ... more   less 
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