My husband and I stayed at Hacienda de la Tortuga for 10 days from 11/26-12/6/2012 and we were very happy with the condo. The Manager, Roberto, is very helpful. He was waiting outside for us when we arrived to greet us and give us the key. The condo was clean and it has a wonderful lanai that looks out on Half Moon Bay. The water is so clear below that you can see turtles and rays swimming by. Also, a group of baby turtles hatched right below our unit and were rescued by CEA and later released into the ocean and we got to watch all of that. The kitchen is very well appointed and I was able to cook breakfast and even a couple of lunch and dinners. The best restaurant in the area, La Lunita, is on the first floor so very convenient. Only problem is if you don't want to eat there you have to walk to La Buena Vida (fun and good food) which is maybe 2 blocks away or go into Akumal - about a mile walk. So, just be aware of that. One great thing is you can walk easily to Yal-Ku Lagoon from the condos. You don't want to miss this experience. It's a calm lagoon that only cost $10 USA and you can stay all day. The variety of fish is amazing and there are plenty of benches to take a break on and great statues everywhere to check out. You can't bring food in but there is a snack bar, lockers, bathrooms, outdoor shower and changing room. Also, if you walk or take a taxi to the next bay over, Akumal Bay, you can swim with turtles, rays and lots of cool fish on the reef. A great experience overall. My only negative comment would be on the bathroom. It was very clean and we loved the shower but unfortunately the sewer gas can be a problem. I would still highly recommend Hacienda de la Tortuga though.
- Also Known As:
- Hacienda De La Tortuga Hotel Akumal
- Hacienda De La Tortuga Riviera Maya/Akumal, Mexico