The Riviera Maya Hotels

Almaplena Resort

  • Mahahual–Xcalak, Km 12.5 Map It
  • Mahahual
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Spotless rooms
  • Great snorkeling out front
  • Stunning views from rooftop terrace


  • No TV
  • Cash only
  • Low water pressure
  • Bland breakfast

Updated 02/19/2015

Fodor's Review

One of only two fully green eco-hotels in the area, Almaplena Resort also happens to be the most luxurious, with rustic-chic rooms featuring textiles from Chiapas, rugs from Michoacan, wood from Yucatán, and iron from Jalisco. Rooms—in two-story white buildings—are immaculate and surprisingly large, with private balconies, four-poster beds, and stone floors. Choose one on the ground level (with direct beach access) or move up a floor for better views. Rainwater is collected for daily use, and wind turbines produce the hotel's electricity. The remote location, halfway between Mahahual and Xcalak, means you fall asleep to the sound of waves. The restaurant and beach club are open to the public, often turning this isolated beach into a crowded hot spot for cruise-ship passengers.

Hotel Information


Carretera Costera, Mahahual–Xcalak, Km 12.5, Mahahual, Quintana Roo, 77940, Mexico

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Hotel Details:

  • No credit cards
  • 10 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Updated 02/19/2015

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