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Old 10-04-2017   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks for those tips, Sogno. Tulum is awesome! We stayed twice, for week-long trips a few years ago. Now, it's gotten too pricey. I can't believe what they are charging for those little eco huts on the beach now. Outrageous! I do like the restaurant scene there, not only on the beach road, but in town. I do recall being upset, though, being on the main drag in town because of all the skinny stray dogs running around into that busy road. I was constantly worrying and upset.

We're both foodies and hubby is the imbiber, so any imbibing tips will be passed on to him. I am sure he will be most grateful!

Feel free to PM me your favorite restaurant. I won't tell!

BTW, we LOVE swimming in cenotes! I know we will do that on this trip.
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Old 10-06-2017   #17 (permalink)
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Since you mentioned being foodies, theres a fantastic chef that will come to your condo and cook a private dinner. Gynna, the Lionfish Hunter. Her food is simply amazing, and she can tell you all the history of Akumal! Well worth the money.

I don't have her contact info handy, but they know her at Akumal Dive Shop and will be able to put you in touch with her.
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Sassygirl18, I personally haven't rented from Avant but I know some people who have and said good things about them. Last time down I rented from Rentadora Isis and it was great, very similar to what I heard about Avant.

We had used EasyWay for years but it seems things had changed there (they still have their fans). We tried America once and it was so slow (and pitched a timeshare while we stood around waiting).

With a car, there's a couple of suggestions I'd make:

a) get a flat grilled achiote chicken from Naty's in the pueblo for lunch (one street north of the main road just past the hill (that is turn right at the top of hill on the main road, then turn left on the next street then follow your nose). Tequilaville in the pueblo (main road just before the top of the hill)

b) try some of the other beaches in the area. Our favorites - Xpu Ha, Tulum, Xcacel.

As for "Yal-ku is fun to snorkel. Earlier the better!"

Great advice. When you buy an admission, it's good all day. What I've done is go first thing when it opens, and once it gets busy go back to the condo, then come back about an hour before it close. Once I had the lagoon all to myself for about half an hour before given the wave that they are closing.
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Stargazer and Akumike - thanks for the tips!
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Since you mentioned being foodies, theres a fantastic chef that will come to your condo and cook a private dinner. Gynna, the Lionfish Hunter. Her food is simply amazing, and she can tell you all the history of Akumal! Well worth the money.

I don't have her contact info handy, but they know her at Akumal Dive Shop and will be able to put you in touch with her.
https://www.facebook.com/gynnakchefgynna/
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I am hoping you do a trip report as you do a great job; and am headed to Isla next summer so it would help pacify me until them.
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