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rebeccasichel7
New York City, NY38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We were looking for a beach off the beaten track and we found it in Soliman Bay. Just north of Tulum, the beach is a thin strip of sand that surrounds a beautiful bay. Below I detail all the things I wish I knew in detail before.

To get there: GPS will take you correctly to the destination. Another way is to drive north from Tulum and when you see a sign for Hotel Jashita turn right down that road.

To get inside: It is a gated community so you either need to be a resident or be visiting the restaurant (at Hotel Jashita or Chamicos). When you get to the gate, say you are visiting Chamicos and they will let you in and ask your name.

To get onto a beach: One way is simply to drive to the south end and pay a small fee to enter through Chamicos. Then you are free to walk along their stretch of beach or move towards the villas and find your own strip of land to set up in. We did something a bit more "trespass"-y. We saw a path in between some of the villas and we parked the car and quietly walked through. Once on the beach you can set up towels wherever you like as it is just a beach and no one owns it! It is worth being aware that the beach is more narrow than classic Tulum beaches and the villas all have their own "backyards" with chairs set up on the beach, so it does feel much more private. Therefore, you can find a space between two properties to just set up towels and no one will give you a problem if you respect the space and peaceful environment. We found a house that was pretty abandoned and used a small piece of their backyard beach-land so we didn't have to sit so close to the water. If we hadn't found that, we probably would have gone through Chamicos with no problem!
Written January 22, 2020
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realtangobabe
NEW ZEALAND73 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We were looking for a beach where we could snorkel from the shore. You can do this but on the day we went it was very windy so it was very rough. There is easy access from Chamicos restaurant but it may pay to check the tide as when we were there it was very low. If it had been less windy it would have been good as there were fish though not much coral. The restaurant serves fantastic cerviche so well worth eating. The beach belongs to the restaurant so It’s free access provided you order something.
Written March 8, 2020
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JuliaDesMoines_Iowa
Des Moines36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
We liked it so much we bought a house there! Great for kayaking swimming a d snorkeling. There are two restaurants there within walking distance of any of the hotels, or rental villas. They will soon be opening up another restaurant. There are also toe dive shops, and tour companies. Across the road from Casa Centoe, is Manatee Cenote where dive instructors give lessons. This is a great bay for couples, families, or single people.
Written September 12, 2015
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SobremesaStudios
Phoenix, AZ290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
When people dream of going to the beach, this is the beach they see in their visions.

Soft, white powdered sugar is the sand of choice and sparkling turquoise Caribbean seas is the ocean you feast upon.

It's not crowded and it's not crazy busy like Tulum or Playa del Carmen.

It's a beach for serenity and peace. It's a place to reclaim those moments of your life that have sped by and which you haven't been able to retain.

While you relax your body, your soul blooms and prospers.

You will jump in the waves like a kid, and pose in the ocean backdrop like a model.

You will feel joy as the day deepens and the colors of the ocean and sky change.

You will feel ecstatic as you swim and play up close and personal with the many fish.

You will think you've stumbled upon the beach of all beaches...and you will be right.

The local restaurants are fab.

If you are lucky enough to be at this beach...then you are lucky enough.
Written December 13, 2016
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Galivant
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
We just returned from a one week stay at CASA CAVU. In all our vacation experiences, we have yet to find our paradise, however, CASA CAVU has potential. Actually, there are many homes situated in Tankah Bay that may rightfully claim a piece of paradise. The homes are at peace within 50-100 feet from the Bay. Some of the best snorkeling may be reached within steps of each house. The Bay is nestled between Akumal and Tulum, about 110 km south of Cancun. A private road of residences may be accessed with 24/7 security. The water is warm, with soft rolling waves in which a
two year old would love to wade and feel safe.

The CASA CAVU house (each of the homes are uniquely named), pool and grounds (thanks to Isidro & Rocio - resident caretakers) are spectacular. In short, although we loved Casa Cavu and Tankah Bay, full disclosure is necessary, namely, SARGAZO (sargasso) aka seaweed.

One can expect tropical storms or even a hurricane in this part of the world, especially during the month of June. However, we were never advised or warned that huge amounts of sargazo would play a major part of our trip. The attached pictures only provide a visual. There was an odor and a stench at all not pleasant. And, after a few days of seaweed build-up, we were unable take the kayaks out to the bay due to the large walls of seaweed blocking access to the water. See pictures. While some property owners attempted to control the sargazo, Casa Cavu did not. Although in fairness, it would take a full time person, every day, all day to rake, scoop, wheel barrow and haul away the seaweed, it was that prevalent. We complained to the property manager, but no relief was offered. Apparently, there is a major invasion of the sargazo even in Cancun and along the coasts of Louisiana and Florida.

Absent the sargazo and/or the inability of the property owner to daily clean (maybe a sargazo cleaning fee?), we would consider a return to CASA CAVU in hopes of finding and experiencing our paradise.
Written June 17, 2015
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FrankBeverly
Pacifica, California50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
We think the Tankah Tres beach is one of the best we have ever seen. The reef keeps the waves low and is ideal for snorkeling, swimming or kayaking. There is a popular Cenote right off the beach!
Written April 3, 2015
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Craig T
San Rafael, CA1,048 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Couples
A wonderful beach that hasn't been ruined by the big all in ones, Tankah is a gem of a beach. Nice white sand, good swimming and a couple of good restaurants and a nice BandB. Stay away from the horrible resorts and come to Tankah. You won't be disappointed.
Written November 26, 2013
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merek007
Powell River36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Couples
Right by the Casa Cenote sign there is a cenote in the back that is very cool. Not as many fish as good salt water spots but unique rock formations and fresh water fish. There are few spots to rest as the mangoves go to the edge so you might want a floatation device if you are not a great swimmer. You can rent stuff there. The cenote flows underground to out front in the ocean. Beach is rocky but it is very unique as the fresh water blows the smaller salt water fish around like there are in the wind. Angel fish blowing in the wind. Only place I have ever seen this type of thing. Like a comedy fish show under water.
Written January 27, 2012
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JavaMexicana
Yucatan31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015
Tankah Bay is the perfect spot if you wish to get away from the crowd. The bay is a nice community of private houses, most of which are available to rent. Pretty much half way around the bay you will find a little restaurant called Casa Cenote, where you can have a bite to eat, or a drink. It's laid back and friendly, and they also rent snorkeling gear - very nice snorkel, I especially enjoy the north end of the bay.
Written December 7, 2015
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Betsy M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent stay on Soliman Bay, with privacy and security at night on the entrance of the road....a beach hut, fresh fish restaurant, under the palms for lunch at the end of the road....snorkeling and kayaking and swimming out in protected sand beach bay....no crowds, no naked people, no bar noise....lovely.
Written January 31, 2015
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