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Mayan culture remains present throughout the area and can be experienced in the local arts, food and entertainment offered in-town and in the many indigenous communities still found here. The true splendor of the ancient Mayan civilization is most evident in the numerous unique archaeological sites of this area, such as in Tulum, Cobá, Chichen Itzá, and many others. It is through the pyramids, playing fields, stone pillars, plazas and temples that some of the mysteries, still surrounding one of Mexico’s most important cultures can still be experienced.

Archaeological Treasures of Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itzá

Tulum is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya Civilization that served as a major port for Cobá. The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo. Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayans and is one of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites.

Cobà is a large ruined city of the Pre-Columbian Maya Civilization, located in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is located about 90 km east of the Maya site of Chichen Itza, about 40 km west of the Caribbean Sea, and 44 km northwest of the site of Tulum, with which it is connected by a modern road.

Chichen Itza is one of the new seven wonders of the world.  Chichen Itza means “at the mouth of the well of Itza “ and is the 2nd most visited archeological site of Mexico today. “El Castillo” (the castle) is exactly 24 m. high considering the upper platform.  It is located on the Peninsula of Yucatan, in the Yucatan State between Valladolid and Merida and is just 120 km from Merida. https://www.chichenitza.com

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Amazing stay in Akumal!

May 31, 2023

Our family had an amazing stay at Akumal Breakers over New Year’s! The home is in safe neighborhood (with a gate guard) right on the beach! Our family all had plenty of room to spread out and enjoyed the pool and playing in the ocean just a few steps away. The house has a couple paddle boards and kayaks to use and the coral reef was a great place to snorkel! Definitely suggest bringing water socks to make walking out in the ocean easier. We grabbed a couple masks in town, didn’t need flippers. Tulum was about 20 min away. We spent a day having lunch there and visiting a few of the cenotes, highly recommend.

I can’t say enough about Lunda, the property manager! She was so organized and helpful, sending us lots of info about the property, things to do, and helpful hints for traveling to the area. She really went above and beyond to make the trip for our family special! The caretakers, Luis and Mirna, were there daily to clean and prepare some meals. We were told they give amazing massages but our trip was cut short and we didn’t have the time to enjoy. Next visit! I would highly recommend this property for a family. Great place to play and relax in the sun while having quiet and privacy away from town!

Katie D.

Amazing stay

May 31, 2023

Villa is beautiful and exactly as pictured and described. Beachfront perfect for relaxing. Loved using the paddle boards and kayaks. Bring snorkel gear, see tons of fish and sting rays. Water shoes are a must, the water entry is very rocky/coral. If you want a really hot shower, use the outdoor. Beds and pillows were comfortable. Rooms very spacious. Kitchen had everything we needed for food and cocktail prep. All showers had shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel dispensers. Would love to return!

Brooke p.

Tropics vacay

May 31, 2023

Beautiful setting! Small pool kept kiddos busy so adults could relax

Carol R.


May 31, 2023

We really enjoyed our stay! The area felt VERY safe (security was unobtrusively patrolling the beach and the guards at the gate were very attentive) and we really enjoyed hanging out on the property- both the shaded areas and sunny areas! Buena Vida (a short drive) and Jungle Fish (walking distance for lunch or early dinner) were our favorite restaurants. The beach area in front of the house was the prettiest and had the least amount of seaweed. Several guests from nearby hotels would walk over and set up on the beach in front of the house, so be sure to bring the lounge chairs down to the beach early in the morning to “reserve” your space. Would definitely rent this house again!

Daniel H.