Chac Hal Al in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
We made it past all the timeshare sharks in the Cancun airport, and on to Thrifty car rental shuttle. It took 45 minutes for Thrifty to get it together and find us a car (we had a reservation). Finally underway, it took us 60 minutes to drive to Puerto Aventuras, we were flagged down by a Policeman but he just said “it is 80 Km per hour”, and we were on our way, no ticket or bribe.
We found Chac Hal Al right beside Omni hotel.
Our unit was E 303(week 1) and E 102(week 2) in Feb 08, we rented from BlueCaribbean.com and highly recommend them.
E 303 is a 2bedroom condo, we loved it. It is on the third floor, so we dragged our luggage up three flights of stairs. The condo is set up with a kitchen, living room, two bathrooms, a bedroom downstairs (a double bed and two bunkbeds) and a big bedroom upstairs. The kitchen has a full sized fridge, stove top, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker and a complete set of dishes. I was surprised to find that there was no hairdryer or dishsoap. The bed upstairs is kingsized and hard, I bought a mattress pad at Sorianos (in Playa del Carmen) and that helped. The bedroom has two huge closets. It even has a washer and dryer. There are sliding glass doors out to a balcony that overlook the bay.
E 102 is a one bedroom unit on the ground floor. It was wonderful to be able to just walk right off our deck and onto the grass down to the pool or the beach. E 102 has one tiny bathroom, a washer and dryer, small kitchen and a nice sized livingroom, it could use some paint and fixing up but it was fine for us.
We only spent a short time in the little pool, most of our time we were floating in the bay or snorkeling. I saw an eagle ray just snorkeling right off the beach. The sand is soft but there are rocks to watch out for. The beach has a fair bit of seaweed, try the Omni beach next door it has better access to the beach (less seaweed and rocks). The ocean water is suprisingly warm.
There are no phones in the units (you can rent a cell phone). It is easy to find the Blue Caribbean office and they are very helpful, they delivered more water to us and told us good places to eat. Our favourite is Omni for breakfast, Gringo Dave’s for drinks and fish tacos and the Pub for entertainment and hamburgers. We watched the Superbowl at Richard’s restaurant but were disappointed with the food.
Our favourite tour was to Tulum, it is gorgeous. The temple right over the cliff is amazing and the beach below is incredible. We had to walk a long way to get there but it was worth it. I did notice that they had a shuttle from the main parking lot right to the entrance. The other place we loved was Yal-Ku lagoon in Akumal, very pretty, lots of fish and quite cheap compared to Xel-ha lagoon.
We would recommend the Chac Hal Al to all our friends.
- Also Known As:
- Chac Hal Al Condominiums Hotel Puerto Aventuras
- Chac Hal Al Condominiums Riviera Maya/Puerto Aventuras, Mexico