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La Buena Vida


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On the beautiful beachfront of Half Moon Bay in North Akumal is a one-of-a-kind restaurant and bar: La Buena Vida - The Good Life. La Buena Vida always has a festive atmosphere with great music, cold beer, scenic ocean views, and good fresh food. Meals are served on the beach under shady palapas with a casual atmosphere and an appetizing menu, ranging from fresh ceviche to tasty hamburgers. La Buena Vida is a popular restaurant venue for weddings. The rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception can all be planned by the team at Akumal Weddings. Reservations Not Required! Reservations are accepted for groups of 12 or more. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Pesos, and US Dollars. Have an event
$6 - $24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing food, amazing view, great price!! Would highly recommend this place if visiting Akumal. Try the Chile relleno

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Dra_Vania
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have the friendlies staff. They have tree houses that you can sit and drink and they even have a pulley system to bring up your bucket of beer. The bar also has an area near it with wings. Kind of cool ….. but not...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrific open air beach bar with swings, lounge chairs and a really a fun vibe! Great view of Half Moon Bay and access to snorkeling.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank LWilson56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ocean front seating, outdoors, on the beach! - awesome ambiance! Great food - not all authentic mexican, But very good

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Krazyrunner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing going on at 11 am. No beach, just sand floor, open air and water view. Say it is happening at night and happy hour

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank woolybooger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wowzers! Nowhere on earth will ever compare to this bar. The vibe, the food, the seating. I am in love with this place and would go back to mexico to go here again!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Summer H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little gem of a place is a great place to chill out and have lunch. With treehouses, hammocks or bar swings being the perfect place to sip fresh coconut milk from the shell or a relaxing cocktail whilst overlooking half moon bay. Great food...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank marcofruitpolo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A magical place for dinner, sitting on a sand terrace right above the sound of the surf. Our group's favorite was the coconut shrimp but I haven't eaten anything there that I didn't like.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Jane L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was fantastic great service beautiful view really cool for top tables 30 feet up in the palm trees first time I never had a drink at the top of a palm tree. Have fun

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank dale s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at Akumal Bay Beach and Wellness Resort and walked to La Buena Vida. It is a truly amazing bar and restaurant. The staff are great and the drinks choice plentiful. The menu is mouth watering and reasonably priced. Highly recommended making the...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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January 22, 2019|
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Response from BigRed2124 | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see dogs in the restaurant area when we were there, but I did see some on the beach.
November 12, 2018|
Response from ChiaraBetti | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I don't know. Akumal is definitely not a big town, rather a small village. I would say that you can be anywhere with 20-30 mins walking or 10 by bike.
September 29, 2018|
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Response from pjulib | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Our kids loved LBV! There is a pool and a couple of swings for them to entertain themselves with. Unfortunately when we were there it was full of sargassum so we were not able to swim in the beach there but still a... More
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