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20.5 Km N Camino Costera 11 km norte de aceso de Rio Indio, or 3 km sur de Aceso de Placer, Mahahual 77976 Mexico
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 31 in Mahahual
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4.6
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4.9
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4.9
Value
4.8
Secluded solar powered beach front Inn, nestled on sandy white beach on the Mexican Caribbean. Walk for miles in either direction, swim or snorkel from shore. This is the closest Hotel to the Southern entrance to the Sian Ka'an Biosphere- maps and independent traveler's guidance are available. King sized beds, fans and large bathrooms in each room. Hot Breakfast included. A/C in 5 of the 7 rooms, limited to Night usage. To protect the tranquility and quiet of the hotel, only children over the age of 12 are allowed during the months of January, February, March and April.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Couples massage
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Diving
Snorkeling
Water park
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics offsite
Darts
Fishing
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Safe
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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20.5 Km N Camino Costera 11 km norte de aceso de Rio Indio, or 3 km sur de Aceso de Placer, Mahahual 77976 Mexico
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Elisabeth & Larry wrote a review Feb 2022
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There’s so much to say about this place, but we have to start with Marcia. She is the creative force that makes the place so special. Marcia is a combination tour guide, ecologist, historian, artist, chef, (and so much more) and she does it all with such heart. The place encourages a sense of community both amongst the people staying there as your neighbors and with the broader community. Yes, it’s beautiful; yes, the food is wonderful; yes, it’s warm and tropical. One of the things we loved about the place was gaining a sense of its connectedness to the world. Yes, there is plastic on the beach. And yes, we now have a greater understanding of why that it is and what we (might) be able to do to address the global problem. Marcia taught us that turtles need the sargassum that washes up on the beach to survive. We know what sea beans are. We went to Mayan Beach Garden for a vacation, but for us the experiences and growth were indescribable. In a single phrase, Mayan Beach Garden is perfection in an imperfect world.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded Feb 2, 2022
Oh my, that is almost poetic. I don't know what to say, but think you for your sentiments and wonderful review. WE so loved having you here and hope you become one of our regulars. I I know the some of our other regulars will be wishing the same thing. It is so delightful to me when our guests are such a good fit. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Julia Flores wrote a review Dec 2021
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This is our second time at MBG and we will be back. If you like it quiet and peaceful, then this is the place for you. Breakfast is included in the room price and you get a good selection. You can also have lunch and dinner which is great. The owners and staff are all very friendly and helpful. Marcia sent us north along the coast to a small fishing village and we just had the best time enjoying the road and of course the fresh lobster at the end of the road. The rooms/bungalows are really nice, we even had a fridge. You don't need the a/c, the fan works wonders and there are so many windows in the rooms that the breeze feels really nice. Hammocks and chairs on the terrace with sea views are nice too. All in all it is a very nice place.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Marcia Bales, Owner at Mayan Beach Garden
Responded Feb 6, 2022
We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Mayan Beach Garden. Punta Herrero is the name of the small fishing village you are referring to, and I love that you mentioned it. Thanks for taking the time to review MBG. Stay safe and we hope to see you back again here.
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BrentewoodTiger51 wrote a review Jun 2021
Maya Beach, Belize3 contributions4 helpful votes
I had the pleasure of staying with Marcia and Kim for about 5 months. They made my stay awesome dealing with the fact that we all was still on lockdown and be far away from family or friends for that extended period My casita was specious and on the beach had miles to walk . By the way she had fur babies that I come to love 💘. Can't wait to visit again highly recommend
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Feb 6, 2022
Thank you so much for your review -- and for mentioning my doggies. I love that you loved them. Thanks for taking the time to review us and for recommending our out of the way tropical beach.
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BSKinTX wrote a review May 2021
Dallas, Texas2 contributions5 helpful votes
We enjoyed out time at MBG. The owners were helpful and courteous. The room was clean and comfortable. The food was great! The location on the beach was perfect and peaceful. Although we didnt get to stay long, we enjoyed our time and look forward to one day returning. Thank you Kim and Marcia for the hospitality.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Marcia Bales, Owner at Mayan Beach Garden
Responded Feb 6, 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time out of your schedule to write a review. We are happy you liked our accommodations and food. We love all of our guests and hope you visit us again soon for a longer stay.
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60004Kathy wrote a review Apr 2021
Arlington Heights, Illinois290 contributions195 helpful votes
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This was our 7th stay at MBG in 10 years (missed 2020 due to COVID). We usually like to try new places for vacation, but My husband, 2 daughters, and I love it so much, we keep coming back. This is the kind of place you want to keep quiet and reserve for yourself. Marcia and Kim are wonderful hosts. Mayan Beach Gardens is a small, quiet inn on the shore of Costa Maya near Mahahual, Mexico. It is not a spot with a nightlife or parties. It is a glorious spot to enjoy the ocean and relax. It is probably not for you if your favorite vacations are those spent at a high-end, all inclusive resort. If you like a bit of adventure and being outdoors, this is a perfect find. The rooms are lovely with cool mosaics everywhere and shells faucets. The beaches in Costa Maya are not pristine. Mayan Beach Gardens cleans up the garbage that washes up on their property. The ocean brings up the garbage dumped at sea and deposits it along the coast. Without the beach cleaning equipment and manpower of Playa and Cancun, large strips of beach have a fascinating array of garbage. This should leave everyone with a determination to try and prevent dumping of waste into the ocean and to take care of our natural areas. Even the littered shores do not detract from the peaceful beauty of the coastline. It is hard not to travel here without daydreaming of owning your own plot of land on the Costa Maya. Instead, enjoy all the many perks of staying at MBG. Snorkeling is GREAT in Costa Maya. You can walk down the beach from MBG to a vast area of coral and rock formations teaming with fish. Our first snorkel experience was at MBG. We have since snorkeled in Maui, Vieques Puerto Rico, Puerto Morelos, Akumal, and Paamul, but MBG is still our favorite. You can snorkel in waters in front of their inn, walk down the beach, or drive down the beach road a tiny bit to some fabulous areas. The areas are easy to snorkel, shallow, seemingly endless, and a huge array of fish and corral. Although the water is fairly warm, a light wetsuit is awesome to keep you from burning, or even a long sleeve sport shirt is a good Idea. Sunscreen residue is harmful to coral--try Mexitan or Badger for a reef safe sunscreen. MBG rents snorkel equipment and boogie boards. Beyond swimming and snorkeling, there are a whole bunch of other activities beyond just sitting on the beach. One year we drove up to Punta Herrero in the Sian Ka'an bio reserve. We didn't do so, but you can often arrange various snorkeling or other tours in Punta Herrero. On the return trip along the beach road, we stopped and went snorkeling and went to Boogie Board Beach (rent boogie boards from MBG). In the past, we have also snorkeled at shipwreck beach. If you take a drive up the coast for the day, MBG will pack you a lunch in a cooler bag. We also took the kayaks out into the ocean and my daughter rented a paddle board. Besides taking the beach road north, other day trips could include: shopping in Mahahual, cenotes, a visit to Laguna Bacalar, the Mayan ruin of Chac-Choben (best on a non cruise ship day so ask Marcia at MBG), drive south to Chetumal, a day trip to Xcalak, a trip to some of the farther Mayan ruins. Another noteworthy aspect to staying at MBG is the laid back meals with FABULOUS food. My entire family loves the food and it is one of the highlights of our vacation. Slightly picky eaters will always find something they like. If you are a really picky eater, it may be more of a challenge on the meal plan. If not doing the meal plan, you could order off a menu. I would normally like to choose my meals, but there I am so happy just to go eat the meal of the day at lunch and dinner through the meal plan. The meals at lunch do include a choice of vegetarian or seafood or often chicken. The food is always so delicious, it is an opportunity to try new things that I otherwise may not order. I am often surprised by how much I enjoy things I would not have ordered on a menu. The piña coladas are sooooo good. Breakfast and lunch are served to smaller groups, but supper is served family style later in the evening (this didn't happen this visit because of COVID). People gather just after dark for drinks and chat. Then dinner is served at a long table seating everyone who wishes to dine family style. You get a chance to talk with travelers from around the world and pick up great tips on activities in the area or traveling in Mexico. My daughters love this time even though they are 21 and 18. We already miss the fresh fruit and handmade tortillas. Breakfast includes coffee from the Chiapas, fresh juice, fresh fruit, and a choice of entree from a menu including egg dishes, pancakes, French toast, yogurt, and a fruit/yogurt smoothie. Lunch and dinner are a set menu, but they work to accommodate different diet restrictions. They serve a wide array of regional dishes. And you do have options. Often when say fish is on the menu, you could choose a chicken or vegetarian version. With so many meat, vegetable, and fruit options, those on a low carb or gluten free diet would do well. Our daughters are 21 and 18, but we first brought them when they were 11 and 8. We don't worry for their safety while at MBG. We like having a separate sleeping space from them now. For the last few years we have rented 2 rooms. The 2 rooms above the restaurant are the Tonina and Palenque. I believe they have been converted to extended stay with kitchenettes. We stayed in the 2 upstairs rooms above the cabanas this year. Both have 2 lounge chairs and 2 hammocks on the balconies. One of the cabanas sleeps 4 if you have younger children. During High season, I think they have a minimum age for children staying at MBG. I find it fantastic that each room has a broom. We track in plenty of sand during the day and it is great to be able to sweep it out more often than when housekeeping comes. The upstairs Cabana rooms do not have AC at MBG, but since the cabanas are right on the beach with large windows, the winds cool the rooms down at night. Conservation of resources is important at MBG. It is important to be mindful of your water usage while at MBG. They have to bring all water to their inn. Despite all of this, they provide the hottest water for showers that we have had in Mexico. They have wireless internet available throughout their gardens (again better than most of our other stays in Mexico). Taking the beach road to MBG is the most scenic and really cool at night and in the day. If you are in a hurry, or afraid of driving around endless giant potholes, take the regular road. The drive from Cancun is long but easy. The pace of your day at MBG is very slow. Don't plan to many activities, unless you are spending the day away. We like to end our time in the Yucatán at MBG. We do the sightseeing other places in the Yucatán and finish our visit by mostly relaxing by the beach. Bring mosquito repellent. If you want mosquito repellent with Deet, bring it with you. Technically, most mosquito repellents from the USA are not allowed in checked luggage because the are flammable. They are allowed in carry on bags with your 3.4 ounce liquids. Buy the car insurance in Mexico. Your trip insurance doesn't sufficiently cover car insurance. I suggest doing a little research on how México hands car accidents and decide how much to buy. For us, car rental is the most expensive part of the trip. I cannot say enough to indicate just how wonderful and friendly and helpful the owners and staff at MBG really are!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Marcia Bales, Owner at Mayan Beach Garden
Responded Jun 26, 2021
Wow -- that was really the most amazing review I've read in a long time. It reads like a travelogue. I can't thank you enough for sharing your experiences here and the things you have enjoyed. And I must stay I have loved seeing your daughters grow up over the years- watching them snorkel and share their adventures. . . .until the next time we see you.
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Mickey G wrote a review Mar 2021
Sherman Ct.663 contributions96 helpful votes
I am not sure how many times I've been to MBG. What I am sure is that Marcia and Kim always keep the rooms updated and the food is first rate. Ive consider going elsewhere but honestly where else can I walk right out to the beautiful unspoiled and empty beach? Where can I listen and watch the birds of the jungle? Where else are the owners on site and making sure my vacation is hassle free? They keep hitting home run after home run.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Marcia Bales, Owner at Mayan Beach Garden
Responded Mar 23, 2021
Oh. . . that is so nice. (smiley face!) Thank you so much for a wonderful visit -- we love it every time you come. Martin and Rafa say "hi" too! Hope to see you soon and I"m so happy you ventured out after you got your vaccine. Cheers and stay safe!
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David C wrote a review Mar 2021
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This is an extraordinary place in many regards. Beautiful architecture, quality building and upkeep, perfect location on the water, relaxing. Great food, alcohol. Highly attentive and professional staff. This is as good as it gets. Bravo!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Marcia Bales, Owner at Mayan Beach Garden
Responded Mar 25, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed staying at Mayan Beach Garden. I love it when people mention my wonderful staff. They have been with me for years and stayed with my through COVID closures. I love them and so appreciate that you mention their service.
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Irina K wrote a review Dec 2020
8 contributions3 helpful votes
It was not our first time there, and we had a great time again! Great location, pleasant and clean rooms, delicious meals and the best margaritas! Looking forward to being back there soon. Thank you Marcia, Kim and staff!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Marcia Bales, Owner at Mayan Beach Garden
Responded Mar 25, 2021
We really enjoyed catching up with you. The silver lining of COVID occupancy restrictions is that we have more time to visit and enjoy our guests one on one. Thank you for taking a few moments out of your day to write a review. See you next time!
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Ben wrote a review Oct 2020
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Mayan Beach Garden is the best place on the Caribbean Coast of Mexico for those who are seeking unspoiled scenery & peaceful relaxation. It is a true "paradise". The entire staff are very professional, friendly, polite & accomodating. My only complaint is minor; The bar is well stocked for those who prefer to drink their choice of alcohol "straight". But their skill at making a "proper" drink should be improved. The drinks are generous...but unskillfully prepared. I recommend bringing your own alcohol & mixers or simply stick to drinking beer. Which is what I did. Their food is AWESOME!!!! Their breakfast, lunch, dinner portions are DELICIOUS & more than generous. I recommend choosing the "All-Inclusive" option. My room was spotlessly clean & the bed was VERY comfortable. Presently, their 2 beach-front accommodations are being renovated. I saw them being beautifully updated. When completed, they will be my choice. I plan to return next year.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: After their renovation is complete, I recommend the beach-front rooms.
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Response from Marcia Bales, Owner at Mayan Beach Garden
Responded Mar 25, 2021
We are so happy you enjoyed our restaurant and atmosphere at Mayan Beach Garden. Also, thank you for your thoughts on ways to improve our bar. You are correct, we have a small selection of mixed drinks that we make, which is by design. The ones we make are very good, and we admittedly fall short when asked to make something not on our drink menu since we only carry a few liquors. We make one of the best Pina Coladas on the coast and we make a very good Margarita , both without mixers. Because our rooms have refrigerators or coolers, many of our guests bring alcohol with them. We have a small selection of Wines, so we ask that our guests contact us to see if we carry what they like to drink so they can come prepared.
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Sydney S wrote a review Oct 2020
Hendersonville, North Carolina4 contributions
We found ourselves here on our honeymoon after having to evacuate Cancun due to hurricane Delta.... and we are so happy we did! Marcia was so accommodating to our last minute reservation and her and Kim made us feel so welcome. The food was SO delicious. The pina colada’s were amazing! All of the staff were so kind. We were actually the only ones there at the time and had the whole beach to ourselves, it was so peaceful. We hope to come back in the future and spend more than a couple days!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Marcia Bales, Owner at Mayan Beach Garden
Responded Oct 21, 2020
We are so happy you found yourselves abandoned on an empty beach with us too! What a delight to have you share your honeymoon with us. My staff will be happy you found the food delicious. Please come back and share more of your adventures with us. We have so many more things to show you. Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review.
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MexicoYucatan PeninsulaQuintana RooCosta MayaMahahual
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mayan Beach Garden
Which popular attractions are close to Mayan Beach Garden?
Nearby attractions include Uvero Beach Club (4.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mayan Beach Garden?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mayan Beach Garden?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, an oven, and a sofa.
What food & drink options are available at Mayan Beach Garden?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mayan Beach Garden?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mayan Beach Garden?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Mayan Beach Garden have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Mayan Beach Garden accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.