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sever algae bloom while visiting. :(

the area seemed clean and they were trying to keep the beach area clean but due to a sever algae... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts

Favorite beach ever. I plan on retiring here one day. Great people. Great atmosphere. The white... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
North Miami, Florida
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Mahahual, Mexico
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All reviews lobster cruise port free chairs palm trees no gracias the water is crystal clear street vendors white sand playa del carmen costa maya golf cart nachos cab ride lots of shops food and drinks free wifi an excursion
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The $3 team seems like a steal to get to the beach but it's a scam. Once we were dropped off a man is waiting there to sell a cab ride to town or to use the beach chairs. We did paid for the beach...More

Thank Vlo Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

the area seemed clean and they were trying to keep the beach area clean but due to a sever algae bloom the water was off limits . the white sand beach was very nice and lunch on the beach was great as long as you...More

Thank momLofteens
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to visit Trying to get out of the cruise port was crazy. It is a maze and they don’t want you to leave. But when you find your way out it is very easy to get to Mahahual beach. Just walk through the...More

Thank P997AGcharlesp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Favorite beach ever. I plan on retiring here one day. Great people. Great atmosphere. The white sandy beach and blue waters keep calling my name!

Thank patrickbO7326CD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach is great they clean out , the Tortilla was amazing and the top of the day is Carlos(Cash) server with is joy of life and smille he make the day for this destination so Amazing

Thank FernandaZam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very strong fish smell , thought the beach was crowded with lounge chairs and very pushy annoying vendors . We should have stayed on the ship

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ive been going here for a couple years. This is a nice quiet place VS Cancun and Playa Del Carmen. My son who was 11 months at the time learned how to walk on the beach by Nactional Beach Club. Its a ways down the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach is absolutely beautiful, clean, and the water is beautiful. There are restaurants that will allow you to use the beach, kayaks, and hot showers for free, i.e., The Krazy Lobster. A beautiful beach to spend the day kayaking, swimming, sunbathing or just chilling.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The smell was waaay too strong. My kids didn’t even want to swim in the water. They have a very small pool however it wasn’t clean. Every 3 mins someone was coming up to us trying to sell something so you couldn’t even relax on...More

Thank stacie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though not as developed as other caribbean beaches, it has this rustic appeal that makes it worth visiting. Services are limited but you can find most everything you might need. The sea is crystal clear and a pleasure to dive in.

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9 October 2018|
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Response from Theresa W | Reviewed this property |
I have taken the bus from Cancun to Belize, didn't rent a car until we got to Belize. Remember you are going thru some areas that are very poor, and desperate people can do desperate things. Also the drug problem in Belize... More
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Response from Nassiba B | Reviewed this property |
When I was there in August , they cleaned it every morning . It was much better than anywhere else on the coast !
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Response from Julia S | Reviewed this property |
Taxis are ready, the problem is the port is owned by some very greedy private owners and it is a maze to get out of the port. Walk through the stores, don’t get distracted and see your way to “port exit”. When you see the... More