Updated: Oct 31, 2020
In my last blog post: https://www.mexitplans.com/post/i-need-a-break-vacationing-in-the-time-of-covid-19
I spoke about our family vacation to Akumal, Quintana Roo, during the week of July 8th-15th, 2020. While the beaches are mostly closed in Mexico, there are a few loopholes for resorts and beach clubs that allow the use of the beach if you are staying at one of these properties. During our stay, we swam with the Turtles in Akumal Bay. We also visited the beach clubs of
Caleta Tankah and La Zebra in Tulum.
The beach club of La Zebra was definitely the more upscale of the two clubs. It is a part of a very nice small boutique hotel with an excellent restaurant. The beach club is super kid-friendly. They have a wide expansive beach and playground area for the kids to kill time. The things that stood out the most for me at La Zebra were the excellent bathrooms that were super clean and private, the food and drinks from the restaurant and bar, and the wide expansive beach. The palapas were also very nice, and I would recommend that you get one with chairs and not a bed. The palapas also had power built-in, which was just a great touch.
The beach club of Caleta Tankah was enjoyable as well. They have a fee to get into the place and a separate food minimum, which La Zebra also had. However, La Zebra did not have an admission fee. We opted for a palapa with a bed. It was nice for the first hour; then it became uncomfortable and hot. The biggest thing going for Caleta Tankah is the beauty of the Natural Pool. It is stunning, crystal clear, and calm. This club also features a cenote in the jungle, which is a 2-minute walk from the beach. So you have a nice ocean pool and a freshwater cenote to swim in.
All in all, we had a blast on both beach days. I would definitely recommend both places. Don’t expect great food at Caleta Tankah, but the drinks are cold, and some were 2/1. La Zebra was all-around excellent, but I can see it being crowded before Caleta Tankah because it’s in the heart of Tulum’s resort district.
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Until Next Time, Mexico Monte