Mahekal Beach Resort Playa del Carmen  4 stars

Calle 38 Entre Zfm Y 5Ta Avenida Lt S/N Hotel Shan, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, 77710  show mapSave
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Mahekal Beach Resort is located in the center of Playa del Carmen overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The unique hotel was built in 1982 and refurbished in 2011.

This hotel is situated 1.9km away from Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal, Temazcal Natura and Sian ka'an Jeep Tour Expedition. You can see Riviera Art Gallery, 5th Avenue and Church of Guadalupe only 850m from the property.

Bars and shops are only a few steps from the hotel.

Cozumel airport is 20 minutes' drive from the hotel.


All 120 large rooms at Mahekal Beach Resort feature a private balcony, a seating area, a patio, satellite TV and a laptop-size safe. All of the rooms have a wonderful view over the ocean. They are fitted with a bathtub, a hairdryer and free toiletries in the en-suite bathrooms.


Every morning a deluxe buffet breakfast is served. Guests can unwind in the full service restaurant, which serves fine authentic cuisine. The Casa Club Poolside bar features a pool table and a terrace and offers bottled drinks.


A wake up service, 24-hour security and room service as well as currency exchange, a safe deposit box and a souvenir shop are available at the hotel.


Leisure facilities feature an outdoor swimming pool and a cocktail lounge. The fitness center features bicycles, yoga classes and fitness classes.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   121.

City Center Playa del Carmen - 1.1 mi
Airports Cozumel (CZM) - 11.8 mi, Cancъn International (CUN) - 30.4 mi
Restaurants Los Tabernacos Bistro Lounge (cuisine: Bar) - 2300 ft, Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe (cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream) - 2600 ft
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Storage space
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards
  • Diving
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Wedding Services
  • Medical Facilities Service
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Game room
  • Children's pool
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Beach access
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Snorkeling
  • Whirlpool
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view
  • Rainforest view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
  • CD player



from  3 pm


until  1 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 4 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of USD 35 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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Bed type: Queen Size Bed or Double Bed or Two Queen Size Beds
Size: 305 sq. feet
View: Garden view, Ocean view, Sea view
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    Bed type: Twin Beds or Double Bed or Triple
    Size: 305 sq. feet
    View: Garden view
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    View: Garden view
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    View: Garden view
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    Bed type: Double Bed or Quad or Double Or Twin Beds
    Size: 325 sq. feet
    View: Garden view, Ocean view, Sea view
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      View: Ocean view
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      Bed type: Quad
      View: Ocean view, Garden view
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        Mahekal Beach Resort LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Popular areas
        • 5th Avenue
          2700 ft
        • City Center
          1.1 mi
        Places of interest
        • Terminal foránea de autobuses ADO
          4000 ft
        • 28 de Julio Square
          4300 ft
        • Church of Guadalupe
          4300 ft
        • Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal
          1.1 mi

        Local Attractions

        • Sian ka'an Jeep Tour Expedition
          1.4 mi
          Monte de los Cibeles, Playa del Carmen
        • Temazcal Natura
          1.4 mi
          Monte de los Cibeles, Playa del Carmen
        • Casa Cenote
          1.5 mi
        • Cenote Chaak Tun
          1.8 mi
          Av. Juarez, Playa del Carmen
        • Whale Shark Tour
          1.8 mi
          Playa Del Carmen-Isla Mujeres -Holbox

        Near the hotel

        • Riviera Art Gallery
          3800 ft
          20th Street between 5th Av. & 10th Av., Playa del Carmen

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Los Tabernacos Bistro Lounge

          84% likes this, based on 295 reviews
          Cuisine: Bar
          Price Range: USD 7 - USD 16

          2300 ft
          1st Avenue North between 10 y 12

          Phone: 984-803-1674

        • Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe

          71% likes this, based on 930 reviews
          Cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream, Café
          Price Range: USD 6 - USD 21

          2600 ft
          5th Ave & Constituyentes

          Phone: +52 984 803 5748

        • Kaxapa Factory

          89% likes this, based on 558 reviews
          Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Venezuelan
          Price Range: USD 5 - USD 9

          2800 ft
          Av Constituyentes, betwen 10 and 15 avenues

          Phone: 9841471645

        • Oh Lala

          90% likes this, based on 533 reviews
          Cuisine: International
          Price Range: USD 9 - USD 32

          3200 ft
          Calle 14 bis between 10th & 15th Av.

          Phone: 9841274844

        Mahekal Beach Resort Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Mahekal Beach Resort

        Average guest rating

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        Based on 85 reviews

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        • Couple

          Location! Nice budget bungalow style beach resort. Food at dinner was very good!

          No refrigerator! Air conditioning was not strong enough. Safe was too small. Sand everywhere in your bungalow...

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        • Couple

          Friendliness of staff, unplugged atmosphere, clean beach and pools, decent food, proximity to town

          Uncomfortable bed- mattress needed replacing

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        • Family with children

          The verandah with hammocks and the separate bungalows were great, everything was just steps from the beach. Many palm trees around made you feel like you were in a somewhat remote area, yet you were only blocks from all the nightlife in Playa del Carmen. Security personnel were on the beach all the time to insure the resort chairs and grass huts (palapas) were available to the guests and to keep the resort private. I felt very safe all the time!

          There is a lack of instructional material that would help travellers visiting the hotel know what to do: ie: trade beach towels in each day at front desk for new ones, a menu in the room to help decide if you want to have lunch or dinner each day, whether there is take out food from the restaurant or whether food can be ordered at the bar and during what times, etc

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Beach wonderful, pool and gardens just unbelievable! Rooms set with air conditioner and fans are very comfortable. Very quite. Live music. Chill-out area to hang out and meet other couples. All in all a great experience.

          One can say that the breakfast was a bit boring. Always the same fruit and same menu.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The big plus is that this hotel is at walking distance from just about everything, but not in the middle of it. It has it's own beach which which seemed a bit better then the hotels around. Also, the dive centre is pretty good. I enjoyed the stay overall because the location is great, the set-up is nice, staff are friendly and the beach is good. Also found the hammocks outside the porch a very nice touch.

          This is some sort of eco resort. The rooms are very, very basic. No mini bar, screen, Wifi or any other services that would make it a 4 or even 5 star hotel.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Perfect location for beach vacation. Very friendly staff, always attentive and polite. The general set-up of the resort grounds was excellent, very well maintained and spotlessly clean.

          Very poor accommodation! For "Premier" room, the setup was outdated and very poor. Some specifics: The thatched roof leaked, smelled, and meant that the room was constantly humid and our belongings damp. Often we had insects falling from the roof onto the bed, which was also offputting. The bathroom was at best basic and, like the general decor of the room and furniture, very dated. To add to this; mismatched (length) curtains which wouldn't close, with water stains and remnants of squashed insects. We chose this resort for a luxury beach holiday, and due to the state of the accommodation we left disappointed

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        • Older travelers

          The beautiful beach, ocean and sea breeze.

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        • Couple

          Perfect location, beautiful beach, cute rooms / houses, nice resort layout, great services

          Bathroom needs an update

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        • Couple

          Walking distance from the centre of town (5th avenue with shops and restaurants). Good quality food. Flexibility to change halfpension - breakfast dinner to breakfast lunch. Nice and clean rooms.

          Make sure you are on the aventura side otherwise you will hear the music from nearby club/disco. Price is on the high side and ocean view is to be taken lightly - a glimpse in the distance is already considered as ocean view.

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        • Couple

          great location, definitely the best beach around, took a walk on the beach to compare other beaches and hotels, Mahekal has definitely the best beach

          beachbar was missing,

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        • Couple

          Originally we booked 4 nights. After the first night, we realized we want more! We booked 4 additional nights. This hotel is so gooood. The food, the staff, the private beach, the room, the nature in this place, everithing!!! I´m not happy to write this because I dont want more people to come here, but I must write it owe it to all other people who writes. So, if you are a couple, you just must be here....... This is a dream coming true.

          There are mosquitoes.. :(

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