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“Stopped for a quick bite!”

Almaplena Eco Beach Resort
Ranked #29 of 78 Restaurants in Mahahual
Cuisines: Italian, Mexican
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Directly on the edge of the caribbean sea, Almaplena Restaurant offers mainly mediterranean cuisine with local influences that incorporate and enhance the best ingredients and regional flavors; delicate and light dishes where the fish, caught from local fishermen, has an important role.Enjoy a casual atmosphere eating with an enchanting view on Puerto Angel beach.We offer a variety of cocktails, the finest Rum, and Tequila for that "perfect" drink.
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Almaplena Eco Beach resort looked like a nice place to stop as we were exploring the beach road. We sat just inside the deck area as it was a cool day, and ordered a drink each and lunch. Sad to say that our lunch was not edible. We ordered chicken fajitas. The chicken was obviously heated in a microwave (perhaps reheated) as it was so dried out that it was crunchy on the edges and tasteless. The tortillas were dried out on the edges as well and crunchy. Its almost as if they never serve food and then oops, someone shows up and they take some left overs out that were ready to be chucked in the garbage. Terribly disappointing and not worth the effort of stopping.

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Thank sunlovers4ever
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

I don´t think there is another place like Almaplena in this world. It is on a private beach, nobody else is there, the water is the clearest I´ve ever seen, the rooms are so beautiful. the setting is absolutely gourgeous. It is tranquill and peaceful. Andrea and Monica the owners are very special and loving hosts. The food is fresh and delicious.

Thank Costa-Maya-Yoga
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Best day ever! We booked Almaplena as an all-inclusive resort for the day as a cruiseship excursion from the port of Costa Maya. Included in the price for the day was our taxicab fare to and from the port, all beverages, lunch, beach access, shade and beach toys for the kids. We were a group of 6 traveling together. Grandparents, parents and 2 kids aged 6 & 10. The beach is beautiful, the chairs and shade were plentiful, the water was crystal clear. We swam about 50m offshore to the reef and there was fantastic snorkeling. The 10 year old snorkeled out to the reef. You need to bring your own equipment.The food was great and we were so full we did not have any room for the offered ice cream. It was not crowded and a great value for the price. I would come here again and recommend it to anyone stopping in Costa Maya or visiting Mahajual. We were there on 12/18/12. Thank you Monica and family!

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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Recent cruise - found Almaplena on tripadvisor and made reservations for 4. Communication with the owners was very professional and timely. They emailed everything we needed to know before we arrived for the day in Costa Maya.
We got off the ship and walked to the taxi location, a 20 minute ride, and we were greeted my Andrea and a tasty welcome drink. The faciltiy is very nice, clean and welcoming. We got a tour, then we headed to the beach chairs and umbrellas. Lunch was ready at the time we requested. Delicious tacos, chips and guacamole and plenty of beverage. The beach behind the resort was very clean. I would love to go back and stay at the resort. The entire staff, family and owners were friendly and accomidating.

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1  Thank debbie b
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

One of our loves of Mahahual is being blessed to meet like minded kindred spirits who respect, appreciate and value the true beauty of this sacred and precious peace of paradise....so imagine our delight in meeting the Owners, Monica and Andrea who had a vision to fulfill a dream and make it a romantic reality...by creating such a beautiful, magnificent and quaint Eco beach resort & restaurant...where upon those that are blessed to be drawn into the majestic front door to then be surrounded by the rich quality of architectural detail & decor within the inside of this classy, cozy restaurant.....from the funky dimmed lighting that creates ambience, to the cozy couches where one can unwind & enjoy a drink before dinner, to the sounds of music from Italy that will melt the hardest of hearts (and other wonderful music that Monica will put on for all her guests to enjoy), to the dining tables where one has the view from any part of the restaurant of the view of the ocean, to relaxing and watching Andrea mix up drinks at the funky bar area (always with a shy smile).....one will then be swept out onto an outside balcony....where upon one will need to take a moment to pause with utter awe at the breathtaking views of the most beautiful of blue ocean waters in front of them along with white sandy beaches.....it makes one's heart stop in wonderment at the beauty that is bestowed upon them. Monica, will capture your heart from the moment she smiles and looks into your eyes....she is truly an Angel whom has left no detail of care untouched....from making sure you are happy and content, from your drink order, to your food order, to sharing a story or a joke....or a giggle or two...Monica makes you feel at home...so much so, one does not want the night to end. We had the priviledge of enjoying a couple of meals at the Almaplena - and we booked reservations for their Special Valentine's Dinner Package Special....when we showed up that evening, we were over the moon at how much work Monica and Andrea put into making this night magical for all their guests...we walk into the restaurant to a full restaurant crowd where upon people kept showing up and both the inside eating area and the outside balcony were full....guests were laughing, singing and dancing to the music....the energy was contagious. There were locals and tourist gathered together with a joyful sense of community. Words can not fully express how truly romantic an atmosphere Monica and Andrea created for everyone....Monica even hand crafted each and every Valentine Decoration that surrounded the restaurant...her creativity, talents along with the time and love she put into each and every item, was deeply admired. We were given complimentary speciality drinks before our dinner.....they were refreshing and mouthwatering! The Dinner Menu was a package deal including an appetizer, main course, drink and dessert....it was beyond amazing!! The quality and quantity of food, the presentation and value was absolutely impressive..... and to make each of us women feel extra special, Andrea personally came around and gave each of us a whimisical white Rose.....I had a smile for days after. When it was time to leave....we were personally escorted by Monica and Andrea who gave us heartfelt hugs and a thoughtful thank you along with asking us to have our picture taken under one of the Valentine Display....it was just a lovely way to end the evening and our last night in Mahahual. Our memories with Monica and Andrea will be cherished always....and we look forward to when we go back again, where we will be greeted with a smile, a hug and open arms.....just like we are part of the family.

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Thank Norma T
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