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Balamku

At a Glance

    Pros

  • beachfront location
  • comfortable rooms
  • excellent breakfast
  • friendly Canadian owners

    Cons

  • far from town
  • restaurant serves only breakfast and lunch
  • no air-conditioning
  • small and rocky beach

Balamku Review

This ecologically sensitive hotel 5 km (3 miles) south of town sits on a stretch of pristine private beach where you can lose all track of time. Cool and spacious rooms are bright with tiles and Mexican textiles, and outdoor palapas are set up for the hotel's top activity, "hammocking." But it's not all just about sleeping in the sun: a famously generous breakfast and kayaking and snorkeling equipment are included in the cost of the room. Canadian expats Carol Tumber and Alan Knight run an ecologically tight ship. In addition to generating power with solar panels and wind generators, they use water-saving toilets and compost all of the waste from the hotel. Since they have no septic tanks underground, they make sure that none of their waste leaks into the sea.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Carretera Federal Majahual-Xcalak, Km 5.7, Majahual, Quintana Roo 77940
  • Phone: 983/732–1004
  • Website:
  • Location: Majahual

    Hotel Details

  • 10 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 03-08-2013

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