We recently spent 3 wonderful nights at Posada Lamar by a shear stroke of good luck! After arriving in Cancun 5 hours late...and now in the dark... we got our rental car...and now breaking my own safety rule of never highway driving in Mexico after dark...headed south with intentions of making Akumal or Tulum...missed the Akumal turnoff and ended up on the Playa Tulum road where there are dozens of inns and small hotels. As usual we were "flying" by the seat of our pants...with no hotel reservations...so after a brief stop for some dinner and cervezas, we start our hotel search at 11pm. First place we stop was Posada Lamar, where the late night desk clerk/security guy shows us a couple different accommodations for a reasonable price...with nothing to compare this to, we decide to look at a couple more places. Well, 2 additional looks later, we head right back down the road to Posada Lamar. We rent a very nice bungalow for the night...and sleep great in a very comfortable king-size bed. I woke early and walked the approximate 40 feet to the beach and watched sunrise over a beautiful ocean. Needless to say, we spent the rest of our stay there. Bungalow Esmerelda was great!
Additionally, the proprietor was a very nice woman who was quite helpful. She pointed us to a great restaurant (at Casa Violeta) for an excellent dinner, and to a real "locals" place for some fried snapper straight from the sea. All of the staff were extremely polite and helpful...and the breakfast served on the patio of our bungalow was equally good...melon, mango, banana, papaya, toast and jam, and good coffee. They'd even come down to the beach in morning to tell us are food was being served.
The place was very clean, uniquely designed with local wood, tree trunks, and palm thatch. Posada Lamar is off the grid and relies on a wind generator and solar panels to store energy during the day, so there is no power during the day...but who really needs power during the day at a beautiful place with a wonderful breeze next to a beautiful sea...at night there is power to run a fan and lights in the cabana and along the walkways. So in short, Posada Lamar is a great place to stay, and during my next trip to the area I will definitely be a return customer. Oh, almost forgot, on the last morning we were there you could see the "trail" of a sea turtle that came up that night and laid her eggs at the crest of the beach immediately next door. Way cool!
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