When planning our vacation trip to Mahahual, we wanted to stay in a unique place on the beach. We were not disappointed in any way! Adorably cute casita with a balcony overlooking the beautiful beach. Evan and Ana were the best hosts ever! Great service, great food, GREAT cocktails, and COLD beer. Could not have asked for a better vacation experience. In fact, so perfect in every way we did not want to leave. We will be returning soon! We were concerned about the need for air conditioning in our room. We had it, but I can say we would have been fine without it. There is always a wonderful sea breeze. The beaches are soft white sand and the multi colored blue waters are magical. Most of our days were spent relaxing in the comfy lawn chairs under shaded umbrellas reading a good book and enjoying cold beverages. Our last evening there was made very special by Evan and Ana. It was our anniversary and they prepared us a private candlelit dinner on the patio. Commercially sold lobsters were not in season but Evan had some divers spearfish lobsters for our special dinner. The tails were HUGE and cooked to perfection! It was truly a memorable evening.
I want to mention how amazing the snorkeling is in Mahahual. Abel and Katherine own the dive shop next to Nacional. We got a personal snorkeling adventure to see some of the most amazing coral formation and sea life. It was such a treat. I must say - they way undercharge for their services!
Mahahual is a great unspoiled beach town. Including Nacional Beach Club, there are several great restaurants - Fernandos 100% Agave (Fernando will give you the tequila tour and good food), Nohoch Kay (best fish tacos ever), and the best pizza I have ever eaten at an Italian restaurant down the malecon toward the pier (can't remember the name, but it is a beautiful open palapa restaurant with brick fired oven). Lots of friendly people - the Mayans are so wonderfully hospitable and the transplanted "locals" from all around the globe give Mahahaul an interesting international flair.
If you are there and interested in learning about the real estate market - Kevin Graham at Costa Maya Living (his office is right behind Nacional) it THE man in the know.
If you stroll down the malecon, you will likely be accosted by Martin trying to get you to come have drinks or eats in his beachside establishment. Annoying at first, but once you join him he makes it fun and he becomes your new best friend. He always remembered my name. I found myself understanding - he is just trying to make a living. Just like all the other restaurant owners and workers - they try hard to get your attention. It's all good.
You won't go wrong if you choose to make a trip to Mahahual. You gotta want to get there, but when you do....it is well worth the effort. Rent a car in Cancun and drive. It is very safe. Or take ADO bus - nice and comfy but take a sweater because they freeze you out with the a/c.
The only thing I will add is that if you are an early riser wanting coffee...you will need to wait until "about" 9-ish or find one of the backstreet restaurants that opens early.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a Boutique Bungalow Resort with Restaurant & Bar on the Beach & Malecon. We are located in the Center of Mahahual/Costa Maya. We have 4 Deluxe Bungalows with Private Balcony, Bathroom & A.C.; 2 Malecon Bungalows with Ceiling Fan & Private Bathroom; 3 Standard Bungalows with Ceiling Fan and Private Bathroom. Additional services include: Beach Chair with Umbrella & Table Service, Oceanside Massages, Wi-Fi, Daily Maid Service included in Bungalow Rate and Private On-Sight Parking. Our Restaurant serves Fresh Breakfast and Lunch Daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We also offer Fresh Seafood and Steak Dinners by Reservation Only. We love our guests and truly appreciate their commentary. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Nacional Beach Club And Bungalows
- Nacional Beach Club & Bungalows Hotel Mahahual
- Nacional Beach Club & Bungalows Mahahual, Mexico - Costa Maya