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Old 06-14-2012   #16 (permalink)
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We frequent Mamita's in February/March -- but we're early beach people, arriving by 10 and leaving by 3, right after the music gets started. Actually, if you sit back on the beach nearer the restaurant, the music isn't as loud -- I guess it travels out and wide....
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I won't go to Mamitas/Kool because of the "music". It would be interesting to take a poll to see if the patrons really like the music.
Some people must like the music because I have never in 12 years seen Mamitas as busy this time a year as it is now.
I would generally say that their "IN" crowd is quite a bit younger than many of us.
I would say that Playa is the "IN" place to "vacation" for many many Mexicans and Mamitas is the place for them (younger crowd) to go.
I used to go to Mamitas beach all of the time when I was on vacation........but that was 12 years ago. Things change......times change.
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Old 06-14-2012   #18 (permalink)
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We frequent Mamita's in February/March -- but we're early beach people, arriving by 10 and leaving by 3, right after the music gets started. Actually, if you sit back on the beach nearer the restaurant, the music isn't as loud -- I guess it travels out and wide....
We tried moving back like you suggest the last time we were there and then looked at each other and were like....we dont come to the beach to sit behind 10 rows of people and not be able to even see the ocean...so we got up and left. A nice spot pretty much anywhere south of the new pier is good enough for me....the closer to the old pier the better for the most part.
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Old 06-14-2012   #19 (permalink)
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The obnoxious music starts in the afternoon...sometime around 2 or 3, and goes on until the early evening. Several hours of headache-inducing noise.
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We also stay at Mahekal and yes the music is irritating. Try to get a room on the north side it is much quieter unless there is a wedding reception
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TCed - We stay in the Gardenview Puelblito section in the back of the property because it fits in our budget (and we love that section too). We did move ourselves to the north end of Mahekal's beach to see if moving farther away would make a difference. It did make a small difference, but the noise was still pretty bad.

I did email Mahekal today. It usually takes them a couple days to respond to emails, so I will let you all know what they say when I hear back from them.
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Old 06-14-2012   #21 (permalink)
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Not everyone likes that type of music (usually some fairly relaxed chill-out/house during the day and more trance-ish in the afternoon).

I, personally, love it.
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I actually don't mind it either.
(Although I am sure as I get closer to fifty I will change. )


I DO, however, hate too much noise in general. Playa is a big city and has a lot of noise and has gotten a lot noisier in general in the past decade...and Mexico being Mexico, there isn't much you can do about noise anywhere, anyway.

We enjoyed our week on Isla last year, it was lovely and peaceful....but even there, there are noise issues. One day a yacht anchored offshore on Playa Norte and they were BLASTING the ska at full volume for hours.....really annoying. And no one does a thing about it. I think the tolerance level is just generally higher there for noise....a cultural thing, I guess?
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Old 06-14-2012   #23 (permalink)
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Some people must like the music because I have never in 12 years seen Mamitas as busy this time a year as it is now.
I would generally say that their "IN" crowd is quite a bit younger than many of us.
I would say that Playa is the "IN" place to "vacation" for many many Mexicans and Mamitas is the place for them (younger crowd) to go.
I used to go to Mamitas beach all of the time when I was on vacation........but that was 12 years ago. Things change......times change.
I also am noticing a much younger crowd here now and many more people than in past years during June. I guess I can bring my own umbrella and go elsewhere but sometimes it's nice to be able to just sit in a lounger and enjoy the day quietly. Not so much right now.
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Old 06-14-2012   #24 (permalink)
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It's not only the TYPE of music. It's the volume. I love Led Zeppelin, but I don't feel like hearing it blasting at 10,000 decibels while I am relaxing on the beach in Playa. I want to hear the ocean, the birds and my husband when he is whispering sweet nothings in my ear
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Old 06-14-2012   #25 (permalink)
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Received a reply from Mahekal:

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Thank you for your message and
interest in Mahekal. I am
pleased to know that you love
our hotel and would like to
visit us again. I sure hope you
do.
I am well aware of the music
(noise really) coming from beach
club Mamitas. As you said, we do
not have any control over it,
which is unfortunate and
frustrating. However,
fortunately most of the year,
this is not a problem and our
grounds are large enough that we
are able to move guests with
sensitive ears to the farthest
point from Mamitas within our
property, which is the Aventura
section, in the occasions we
have the problem.
We, together with the hotel next
door, which has a much worst
problem than us, and the local
hotel association, have reported
this to the local authorities in
several occasions and have asked
them to help us restrict the
volume and the hours the music
is played. We have had some
success in establishing certain
rules, but it is still not
enough. I will insist with the
City and your message will help
me reinforce my point.
Unfortunately I cannot guarantee
you that you will not be
disturbed by loud music next
time you come, but I would do
what I can to avoid it. I
suggest you request a room in
the Aventura section, which is
where the music is not perceived
or if it is, it is not loud
enough to bother most guests. If
you prefer to stay in the same
section you stayed this year
(Garden View Pueblito), we could
move you to that section if the
problem is present when you
come.
Thank you for taking the time to
write to us. It demonstrates
your love for Mahekal.
Convincing the authorities is
not easy, but we will continue
trying.
I look forward to hosting you or
hearing from you if I can be of
any assistance,

Emilio Palazuelos
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I love to see examples of quality customer service. I have never stayed here but now I would strongly consider giving it a try
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Old 06-14-2012   #27 (permalink)
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Not everyone likes that type of music (usually some fairly relaxed chill-out/house during the day and more trance-ish in the afternoon).

I, personally, love it.


We all must remember the fact that many of our parents (or maybe grandparents depending on your age) hated rock and roll when it first appeared on the music scene. If you don't like the music at Mamitas - simple, go elsewhere.

Now as the OP was complaining about the volume of the music.... you got to get use to it in Mexico. Can't tell you how many times I have walked into a grocery store or some other store promoting a product or food/drink/beer/liquor and they have the music blaring so loud promoting the product - that you might get a headache if you stay to long. Maybe some Mexicans are hard of hearing.
One day I might wander down to Mamitas as I live pretty close and can sometimes hear the din of their music but it appears as "white noise" to me and puts me to .
I will take my decibel meter (Iphone APP) and check the volume level.

P.S. to OP..........I doubt it is 10,000 decibels 'cause if it was we would all be blown away.
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I love to see examples of quality customer service. I have never stayed here but now I would strongly consider giving it a try
Be sure to take your earplugs or noise cancelling headphones =
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Old 06-14-2012   #29 (permalink)
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I am almost totally deaf without my hearing aid so if it isn’t too loud I can turn it off. On the other hand I have also lost my ability to hear a tune so if it gets loud enough for me to hear it I’m gone.
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Old 06-14-2012   #30 (permalink)
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We were at Mahekal in May (18th through 23rd) and stayed in 14P. Perfect room, stunning view, but yes, annoying thumping bass, in the evenings and at night. Fortunately, we were often so tired that we would fall asleep eventually. Also helps that we can hear a train from our bedroom at home (working on getting that quiet zone established)
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