Casa Christensen-Akumal-Yal-Ku Lagoon
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Walk out the door to Yal Ku Lagoon. View of the caribbean sea and Yal Ku lagoon from one of three terraces on ocean side of Casa Christensen, or inhale the jungle view from the opposite side. Expansive space with full gourmet kitchen, a friendly Maya couple will cook meals for you at an additional fee. Gardens provide cocos, bananas and papaya trees, birds, butterflys and the occassional iguana and plenty of flora. This property is not only private, but close to the heart of Akumal where a few restaurants and two beautiful beaches add to the unique vacation experience. Snorkeling in and around Akumal is world class. Yal ku lagoon in ...Read more
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Casa Christensen-Akumal-Yal-Ku Lagoon Akumal, Yucatan-Mayan Riviera, Mexico
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Akumal is one of the oldest resorts along the Caribbean Coast, established in 1959. The unique feel, established by the original bungalows and villas built in the 1960's and 1970's has created a quiet resort community, that has become a landmark attraction for many visitors to the Maya Riviera. Akumal boasts some of the best snorkeling opportunities. Yal Ku lagoon and the bays of Akumal's two beaches attract travelers from around the world. Akumal is a more authentic and a sustainable alternative, to the all inclusive packaged vacation. Pedro & Octaviana, the custodians of the property have worked and lived in Akumal for more than two decades. They have raised their family and maintained Casa Christensen' as the ultimate beach villa, that it was designed to be in 1979. Cultural appreciation can be found throughout the Casa Library and artwork which includes carvings, tapestry and prints. They all help to set the feel of the culture and location of this villa. This is not only a unique and beautiful accomodation but, it is also a comfortably relaxed place to vacation with family and friends. The property directly in front of Casa Christensen, Que Onda restaurant gives a great dining option right at the roadside of the house. There are other dining options in Akumal but this particular one has a very close proximity.
Since Casa Christensen is situated on the mouth of Yal Ku lagoon, where it meets the Caribbean Sea, the view is not only beautiful, but provides wonderful snorkeling, right out the front door. Should guests wish to stroll down the street and pay to enter the lagoon, they can have access to docks and platforms, for easy entry to the lagoon. Most people opt to swim into the lagoon from the front door, but should the waves be providing some challenge for entry, the platform offers safety and comfort.
There is a wonderful little restaurant, about a five minutue walk from the villa called La Lunita. It is located inside a condo building called La Tortuga. This quiet but elegant restaurant is situated on the beach of half moon bay and has many wonderful food specialties daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.(throughout the high season)
Turtle Bay Cafe has a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, or you can purchase baked goods to go. This little restaurant café is located in the central area of Akumal, in the Centro Ukana. There are more options for dinning. La Concina Economica-located beside the Super Chomack Grocery Store provides great egg dishes, and sandwiches and lunch specials. Their Chili Relleno is excellent. You will even get a lesson if it is not too busy.
La Cueva de Pescador offers good drinks and plenty of sea food dishes including fresh ceviche, grilled fish etc. They have established themselves as one of the top places to get a margaritta and often the traveling musicians can be found in this sand floor location located in Cento Ukana Plaza off the main entrance roadway.
The grand restaurant of Akumal, which is worth at least one visit while in town is Loh Ha. This establishement is family run and provides entertainment three times a week. New Vegan Menu options have been added and their food is always delicious and consistent. The Loh Ha beach bar is a local watering hole and is situated on the main beach of Akumal. The Pizza from the Loh Ha Beach bar is very good but if you are feeling more adventurous a trip to Cheymuil for Leo's Pizzeria is always a fun outting.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Waterfront
Nearest ferry port: Playa del Carmen, 75 miles
Nearest airport: Cancun, 99.98 miles
Car is recommended