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Affordable Akumal: Lush Garden Setting

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

We fell in love with Akumal, known as the place of the turtles, and so will you. Away from the hustle and bustle of Cancun, you can walk 40 steps to the turquoise Caribbean to our private beach and snorkel with sea turtles in warm Half Moon Bay. Renowned Yal Ku Lagoon, which is sometimes called an outdoor aquarium, is within walking distance. PADI certified dive shops are located on both Half Moon and Akumal Bay. We even have a shaded pool overlooking the beach and bay for those really hot days, as well as the complex's large family pool.

Our spacious, thoughtfully appointed 1600 square foot condo is located in a peaceful lush garden setting. Each bedroom features a king size bed and the second bedroom has an additional twin, making us an ideal place for your family or to share with another couple. The condo offers daily maid service (including the dishes!), soaps, linens and towels along with hair dryers. Bottled water is provided in our fully equipped kitchen. The dining area seats six, plus three breakfast bar seats. WIFI is available, although it can occasionally be sketchy. The condo also offers a TV monitor for streaming and DVD use.

Akumal has many fine restaurants. The ambiance is warm and very casual everywhere. You can walk the beach to a few of the restaurants and curl your toes in the sand as you sip your margarita and enjoy the wonderful seafood or steak. American and continental cuisines are featured along with Mexican fare.

Akumal is centrally located for many nearby excursions. The Mayan ruins at Tulum, the only archeological site right on the Caribbean Sea is 15 miles away. Coba, another Mayan site is just west of Tulum. You can swim with the dolphins in nearby Puerto Aventuras, which also offers a nine hole golf course, or travel a little farther up the road to Xcaret. Playacar lies just to the north of Xcaret and features a fine 18 hole golf course. Playa del Carmen offers the vibrancy of city life with its shopping along Fifth Avenue and you can take the ferry over to Cozumel from there. A fine new course, Bahia Principe, lies minutes south of Akumal near Chemuyl. There are too many other fun activities to do in the area to list here.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Property Manager
Deb Jones
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017



Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath connected to bedroom #1 and second bathroom conveniently located in hallway.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Please note the bed has a firm mattress.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Please note each bed has a firm mattress.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews

Nice clean, comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

Quiet location with well setup 2 bedroom condo. Nice staff and close enough to food and groceries. No beach to speak of, typical slightly rocky bay but easily accessible with water shoes and better for snorkeling than a sandy beach. Great snorkeling in the lagoon 5 minute walk away. Only negative is wi-fi was down, although this was really nice at times too!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely condo

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in las iguanas for 9 nights in July. The condo itself is lovely and the perfect size for a small family (I stayed with my two children). The whole booking process was very easy and Deb was extremely helpful answering any questions I had. The condo is in a quiet spot about 2 km out of akumal but only takes 20 minutes to walk in and there are a few restaurants etc nearby as well as a local shop. There is a private little beach to sunbathe overlooking the ocean and two pools perfect to dip in when the sun gets too hot!! All in all great place and I would definitely come back 😊

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 Days in Paradise (La Iguana 14)

  • 5 of 5

This place is very nice and the location is perfect. Nice quiet location away from all of the typical tourist commotion. Very clean. Highly recommended!! Stayed here 10 days and would love to stay longer. We'll more than likely book again with our family. Thank you for sharing your beautiful vacation home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Condo in Akumal Bay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely loved this condo, everything from the location of it down to the smaller details were perfect. Deb (the owner) did an exemplary job of staying in contact with us regarding any issues we had and answering all our questions, and was very thoughtful to ensure things like extra snorkels/fins and coffee were available for us upon our arrival. Things we particularly loved about this condo were the pool, the condo's furniture, it's location in Akumal Bay (close to Yal Ku Lagoon and 2 out of the 3 restaurants within the residential area), and the resident Iguana by the main pool (who my daughter affectionately named "Big Daddy"). We would love to return to this condo in the future and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this place. It was very comfortable, clean, and well-maintained by very helpful and friendly staff. The condo complex itself is in a great location on the north end of Half Moon Bay. We liked this bay much better than Akumal Bay as it was much quieter and less crowded, and we thought the snorkeling here was better too. We had our own masks and snorkels, and there were about 10 pairs of fins in the condo (along with a few random masks and snorkels). We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You MUST stay here!!!

  • 5 of 5

In a nutshell: Wow! Great condo, breathtaking beach, awesome location!


My husband and I stayed at La Iguana 14 with our two boys (12 and 9) and my father-in-law. The condo was stocked with everything we needed, it even had extra snorkel equipment and fins, a life jacket, and some beach chairs and a cooler which we found very convenient to take with us to Akumal beach. The kitchen was fully equipped and we cooked about half of our meals which saved us a lot of money! And the coffee maker was a life saver :) There was plenty of drinking water, and the jug was always refilled promptly. The DVD player had just been removed from the condo, but we were too busy enjoying paradise to watch movies anyway! The maid service was a huge plus, washing dishes is the last thing I wanna do on my vacay! The condo was on the bottom level right next to a beautiful fountain. This was perfect for my father-in-law, because he has some trouble walking, so it was easy access for him. To get to the beach, you walk by two swimming pools, one overlooks the ocean! My kids had a blast going from pool to pool to ocean and back again!


Ok guys, the beach is absolutely BREATHTAKING!! The view of the bay is incredible! The beach here is NOT a sandy beach, but that has it's advantages! There are tide pools everywhere, and there is a ton of marine life everywhere that you would not find on a sandy beach. My boys spent hours exploring and hunting for little sea creatures and had a blast! They found crabs, sea urchins, anemones, different kinds of star fish, sea slugs, octopuses, and even blow fish! The snorkeling was very good, and great for beginners as the bay is pretty shallow, and the waves are very mild. *HOWEVER- There are some ginormous sea urchins out there, like basketball sized! You definitely wanna watch out for those guys, and water shoes are a must!!

There was a nice sandy area with plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas. And the beach was quiet! :)


Akumal is perfect, quiet and not so touristy as Cancun and Playa, and it's located close to the ruins and some great cenotes! La Iguana is at the north tip of Half Moon Bay, which means it's a little further drive up the main road, but it's definitely worth it as it's more quiet and peaceful. There are some good restaurants within walking distance. There is a beautiful sandy beach nearby in Akumal Bay. I would definitely recommend renting a car, it was very helpful for getting around!

Thanks Deb!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Initial payment due within 10 days of booking reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to reservation

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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