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La Buena Vida Restaurant

Lote 35, Beach Road | North Akumal, Akumal 77710, Mexico
+52 984 875 9061
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lote 35, Beach Road | North Akumal, Akumal 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What can you say besides the location is one of the greatest spot to have drinks and lunch. You have the beautiful view of the bay and all the people enjoying the water. Best thing I ate here were the shrimp tacos. Four good size...More

Thank Monica Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

We made this a destination restaurant for lunch, having read the TripAdvisor reviews, and were delighted to have done so. The restaurant itself is right on the beach , with beautiful views of the ocean, a nice breeze, and your bare feet in the sand....More

Thank NYC_Expat2
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have always liked this place, and it has not changed. We were staying in north Akumal, so this was our go to place. We dined here three times, and had drinks one night..full moon! The wait staff are always on point, and the food...More

Thank Akumalholic
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spend one evening here for 5 hours - didn't want to leave. Good food, great location. Directly at the waterfront.

Thank Tobias L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Akumal with friends 14 years ago and found ourselves traveling to Tulum from Play del Carmen last month so we decided to drop back by this place on the way back. I had forgotten what a or delight it is. Hammocks, swings for...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 5 days ago

La Buena Vida is a Blast! They have swings at the bar in the sand; so much fun. They also have platforms in trees so you can have beers hoisted up to you in a bucket. Certain nights of the week, they may have live...More

Thank micheledivadivo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Always stop for good food and music when in Akumal!!!! Right on the beach feet from the surf food and drinks are very good staff is nice and friendly!! Often have live music.

Thank james T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My partner and I went there to have dinner yesterday, altough they advertise themselves on line to be open til 11pm (even outside of their place they announce this too) they refused to give us any type of food service, first they looked at their...More

Thank Yuritzin F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent food and service at a beautiful restaurant. Make sure to have a beer in the Palm trees.I recommend this place to everyone.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place to hit happy hour, be sure to sit in victors area or a tree house !! Great location has a pool and swings at the bar hammocks on the beach

Thank Pamcake57
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we are staying in the Bahia Principe Akumal, how do we get there. is it far on cab or can we walk along the beach.
21 April 2017|
Response from Lesley M | Reviewed this property |
It is within walking distance from Akumal Beach and is halfway between the beach and Yal Ku lagoon. If you aren't on Akumal beach you can get a taxi
What night is Karoake?
27 February 2017|
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Response from Megan g | Reviewed this property |
Harold H
Will be down that way the first week in April and wondering if it easy to get a taxi back to resort from there Thanks
23 February 2017|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
No problem. You can ask the staff and a cab will be called
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lote 35, Beach Road | North Akumal, Akumal 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal
  • Phone Number: +52 984 875 9061
  • E-mail
On the beautiful beachfront of Half Moon Bay in North Akumal is a one-of-a-kind restaurant and bar: La Buena Vida - The Good Life.

La Buena Vida always has a festive atmosphere with great music, cold beer, scenic ocean views, and good fresh food. Meals are served on the beach under shady palapas with a casual atmosphere and an appetizing menu, ranging from fresh ceviche to tasty hamburgers.

La Buena Vida is a popular restaurant venue for weddings. The rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception can all be planned by the team at Akumal Weddings. Reservations Not Required!
Reservations are accepted for groups of ten or more.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Pesos, and US Dollars.