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Mahekal Beach Resort

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Located on the largest stretch of beach in Playa del Carmen, Mahekal Beach Resort invites you to experience the best of the Riviera Maya.

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Our Mayan paradise in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, is nestled between lush tropical gardens rich in flora and fauna, a pristine white sand beach and the indescribable turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea. Among the most picturesque accommodations in Playa del Carmen, the Mahekal Beach Resort is a beach front luxury hotel with exquisite hotel accommodations, opulent spa services, and exciting Mayan excursions to the nearby ancient ruins. Formerly the Shangri La Caribe, we have provided the perfect getaway since 1982. Our resort welcomes guests to our unique 4 star hotel, with thatched roof palapas and spacious, oceanfront rooms featuring private terraces or balconies. The resort is located on the Caribbean Sea with gorgeous beaches on the outskirts of Playa del Carmen along the Riviera Maya. Convenient to the shops and restaurants of 5th Avenue, or La Quinta as it is known locally, there is never a shortage of fun, sun, and luxury while staying in our Mexican beach resort.

Rich in history and memories, the activities and accommodations available to our guests provide an inexplicable feeling and a magical vacation experience. Be in harmony with this beautiful Mayan region by staying with us at the Mahékal Beach Resort. Mahékal is the Spanish pronunciation for Magical - over the last year, our staff continues working on refreshing the resort to improve your experience while retaining its genuine charm and warmth. Our gracious staff works hard to maintain the soul of one of the Riviera Maya's last truly authentic beachfront palapa-roofed resorts. Experience the magic of Mahékal for yourself!

Mahékal Beach Resort has held on to its natural legacy of sea and jungle, and offers a vast array of treasures and amenities to guests looking for secluded accommodations in Playa del Carmen. Whether enjoying Mexico for unparalleled weddings in Playa del Carmen or simply to experience the rich history of the Yucatan Peninsula, you simply must discover our resort's unique lodging experience in the heart of the Riviera Maya for yourself. Indulge in delicious cuisine, practice the most exciting aquatic sports, or rest in a hammock while watching the palms rock to the rhythm of the Caribbean breeze.

Our resort hotel in Playa del Carmen has 121 oversized and comfortable rooms that combine Mexican and Caribbean design to bring to mind an old Mayan village. The resort is divided into three sections, each with a different atmosphere - Caribe Ocean, Caribe Gardenview and Aventura Ocean. Take all of this in while enjoying Riviera Mayan weddings or as a relaxing break from your Mayan excursions visiting the legendary Mayan ruins.

In keeping with our style, our Playa del Carmen accommodations do not have televisions, radios, or telephones. Each patio is outfitted with hammocks, so you may enjoy the tranquility and relaxation of this sanctuary. All rooms are air conditioned, just one of the many resort amenities of our Playa del Carmen hotel that you'll love. Escape to the serenity and natural beauty of our hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Dining in Playa del Carmen is exciting and offers many opportunities to savor the rich flavors of this unique area. Resort room rates include breakfast and dinner, or lunch under a Modified American Plan (MAP); alcohol and some beverages are additional. Meals are served in one of our two thatched-roof restaurants: Aventura Restaurant and Bar or La Loma Restaurant. Aventura offers breakfast and lunch, while La Loma is open only for dinner.

We offer two bars; Casa Club and Aventura. Casa Club provides an open-air bar, with casual swings, pool table and plenty of seating for games and conversation. This is the late afternoon/evening social spot at Mahékal Beach Resort, where forever friendships are formed. Complimentary wireless internet access and television are available in Casa Club.

Whether it's the Playa del Carmen 5th Avenue shopping, our hotel's beautiful Caribbean ocean location or the nearby ancient ruins that bring you to the Mahékal Beach Resort, you'll probably wish you had more time to stay and explore this remarkable part of the Yucatan Peninsula.

One of the most popular water activities are scuba diving in the waters off Playa del Carmen, and other water sports such as surfing, surf fishing, snorkeling and cave diving. There are also plenty of independent and self-guided tours and Mayan excursions to help you experience the abundant cultural heritage that abounds in this part of Mexico. We can help arrange sightseeing outings and other adventures such as ATV rides through the jungle and swimming with dolphins.

Travel Agent Reviews

Review date:   October 8, 2018 4:18PM
Review:   Recommended for: Explorers, honeymoons, and families.

Pros: The service was very personalized and extraordinary! This is not a 100 percent all-inclusive property. You can have a room with breakfast only or room with breakfast and 1 other meal per day, depending on the plan you choose. If you are the exploring type or maybe not big drinkers (All inclusive properties charge the same if one drinks margaritas or not.) Mahekal Beach has a great location near 5th Avenue, you can easily find local places to dine at. We did have a few adult beverages, they were not terribly expensive ($8) and used top-shelf liquor. Patron for the Margaritas for example. A soda was $2. Mahekal has very unique units/rooms, all with A/C and ceiling fans. Some are stand alone units, a rare find in most destinations. Some have their own private plunge pools, at this price point a steal! I would absolutely recommend Mahekal!

Cons: There are no TV's in the rooms, some rooms said they could hear the nightclub noise a few blocks away (it did not bother us in our unit). The beach is public so a little busier right in front of the property (or great for people watching.).

Travel Agent:  
Trish DeDamos, Just 4U Travel   Trish DeDamos
Just 4U Travel
Wichita, KS US

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