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Nacional Beach Club & Bungalows
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“Love it here!”
Reviewed August 21, 2011

We are back at the Nacional for the seventh weekend in a row. We are working up the coast and come down each weekend to chill out, enjoy the food, cervezas and piña coladas. The owners, Evan and Arna, are super friendly and welcoming and can't do enough to make sure you're taken care of. The rooms are spacious enough and comfortable, and the free wifi reaches to all areas of the site, even through the concrete Walls. The view is awesome over the beach. I cannot recommend a stay here enough for the friendly, chilled out atmosphere and the quality service.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

I held my husband's "big 60" b'day celebration here on 7/19/11. It couldn't have been better. It was fabulous! My husband and I, our 6- and 7- year-old grandsons, and our daughter will always remember Nacional Beach Club. The staff and service were excellent, the drinks superb, the food and chocolate cake wonderful, the beach clean and fabulous, and the special attention for the "birthday boy" were not to be surpassed anywhere. We can't wait to go back.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Rosarito, Mexico
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

Beautiful location, gracious hosts, good food ... We thoroughly enjoyed out time here and will be back.

This may not be the place for you if you seek heavy partying. It is more of a place to chill and enjoy romance. It looks super fun for kids who want a mellow beach to swim and play on.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Mahahual, Mexico
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Reviewed July 22, 2011

When planning our vacation trip to Mahahual, we wanted to stay in a unique place on the beach. We were not disappointed in any way! Adorably cute casita with a balcony overlooking the beautiful beach. Evan and Ana were the best hosts ever! Great service, great food, GREAT cocktails, and COLD beer. Could not have asked for a better vacation experience. In fact, so perfect in every way we did not want to leave. We will be returning soon! We were concerned about the need for air conditioning in our room. We had it, but I can say we would have been fine without it. There is always a wonderful sea breeze. The beaches are soft white sand and the multi colored blue waters are magical. Most of our days were spent relaxing in the comfy lawn chairs under shaded umbrellas reading a good book and enjoying cold beverages. Our last evening there was made very special by Evan and Ana. It was our anniversary and they prepared us a private candlelit dinner on the patio. Commercially sold lobsters were not in season but Evan had some divers spearfish lobsters for our special dinner. The tails were HUGE and cooked to perfection! It was truly a memorable evening.

I want to mention how amazing the snorkeling is in Mahahual. Abel and Katherine own the dive shop next to Nacional. We got a personal snorkeling adventure to see some of the most amazing coral formation and sea life. It was such a treat. I must say - they way undercharge for their services!

Mahahual is a great unspoiled beach town. Including Nacional Beach Club, there are several great restaurants - Fernandos 100% Agave (Fernando will give you the tequila tour and good food), Nohoch Kay (best fish tacos ever), and the best pizza I have ever eaten at an Italian restaurant down the malecon toward the pier (can't remember the name, but it is a beautiful open palapa restaurant with brick fired oven). Lots of friendly people - the Mayans are so wonderfully hospitable and the transplanted "locals" from all around the globe give Mahahaul an interesting international flair.

If you are there and interested in learning about the real estate market - Kevin Graham at Costa Maya Living (his office is right behind Nacional) it THE man in the know.

If you stroll down the malecon, you will likely be accosted by Martin trying to get you to come have drinks or eats in his beachside establishment. Annoying at first, but once you join him he makes it fun and he becomes your new best friend. He always remembered my name. I found myself understanding - he is just trying to make a living. Just like all the other restaurant owners and workers - they try hard to get your attention. It's all good.

You won't go wrong if you choose to make a trip to Mahahual. You gotta want to get there, but when you do....it is well worth the effort. Rent a car in Cancun and drive. It is very safe. Or take ADO bus - nice and comfy but take a sweater because they freeze you out with the a/c.

The only thing I will add is that if you are an early riser wanting coffee...you will need to wait until "about" 9-ish or find one of the backstreet restaurants that opens early.

Peace Out!

Room Tip: If you want a/c and a balcony with beach view, they have it. If you want beachside and cozy, they h...
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Tyler, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed July 1, 2011

My husband and I rented a condo in Playa del Carmen for the month of June just to get away, hang out and experience the area, and did a little "side trip" to the Nacional Beach Club & Bungalows in Mahahual. We do have one regret, though, and that is that we didn't spend the whole month in Mahahual. Our experience at the Nacional was exactly what we were craving: Small laid back village, small and beautiful hotel and restaurant, bungalow on the beach with the BEST ocean breezes, the absolute best food and service from the owners, Evan and Ana and totally reasonably priced. You must see and experience to believe.
We will be back!!! Thanks Nacional.... P & G from Texas

Room Tip: Hotel has A/C, bungalows do not. All beachfront
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Iowa Falls, Iowa
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Reviewed June 22, 2011

My wife and I own property in Costa Maya. We've stayed at different B&B's and hotels in the area. The National Beach Club is the best. Evan and Anna are great people. Keith, Evan's dad, is also great people. Their beach, their hotel rooms and their hospitality cannot be touched in the community of Majahaul or the outlying areas. What I will say is that finding information this is very difficult so please, good people, get your information on the web. You have a great thing going. Let people know about it.

Room Tip: 2nd story rooms have better view.
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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 27, 2010

Totally lucked out stumbling up the Nacional Beach Club...we were on a day trip off the NCL Pearl...took a taxi to the beach without any plans and ended up spending the day at the beach in front of the Nacional.

For $10 per person you get a comfortable beach chair & umbrella right on the water...along with access to their pool and bathroom with a shower to clean off. They also have a small outdoor bar with $2 Coronas...you can get food or drinks brought to you on the beach. We had a delicious lunch next to the pool where we sat and people watched,

Evan the owner was super busy and way cool.

One of the highlights of our 7-day cruise.

Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Nacional Beach Club & Bungalows

Property: Nacional Beach Club & Bungalows
Address: Mahahual Avenue SN Lote 4 | Manzana 14, Mahahual, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Costa Maya > Mahahual
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Mahahual
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a Boutique Bungalow Resort with Restaurant & Bar on the Beach & Malecon. We are located in the Center of Mahahual/Costa Maya. We have 4 Deluxe Bungalows with Private Balcony, Bathroom & A.C.; 2 Malecon Bungalows with Ceiling Fan & Private Bathroom; 3 Standard Bungalows with Ceiling Fan and Private Bathroom. Additional services include: Beach Chair with Umbrella & Table Service, Oceanside Massages, Wi-Fi, Daily Maid Service included in Bungalow Rate and Private On-Sight Parking. Our Restaurant serves Fresh Breakfast and Lunch Daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We also offer Fresh Seafood and Steak Dinners by Reservation Only. We love our guests and truly appreciate their commentary. ... more   less 
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