Do you have a question about our hotel or our restaurant? How to get to Mahahual? Bus or car rental? Have a look at below questions and answers. This Mahahual information page will hopefully give you a better idea about Maya Luna and the town of Mahahual. Still have questions? At the bottom of this Mahahual information page you can write your question and we will answer as soon as possible.
Mahahual information – Hotel Maya Luna
Our family bungalow sleeps 4 people. The other bungalows sleep 2 or 3 people
No, it’s a roof terrace; every bungalow has its private roof terrace. Therefore ideal to sunbath and enjoy watching the full moon rise out of the ocean. Or just gaze at the sky, filled with millions of stars.
Yes, all bungalows have hot & cold water in the bathroom.
Yes. Electricity is generated by solar panels and kept in Troyan batteries. Therefore you can help us saving electricity by switching of the lights and the fan when you leave the room.
No we’re sorry you cannot use water heathers, coffee makers or hair dryers in the room. To clarify, they use too much electricity, more than the electricity system and the batteries can handle.
Yes, we are right on the beach! The first 10-15 meters are very shallow. So its very calm & safe for swimming, especially with children.
Just in front of our hotel, at 400 meters is the Meso American Barrier Reef.
The first 100 meters are very calm & shallow. After that it gets a bit deeper. It gets shallow again when you approach the coral reef. There are some areas with seagrass. All is sandy, no rocks.
Mahahual information – Maya Luna restaurant
Breakfast includes American coffee including refill and natural juice of the day. You can choose between: toast with butter & marmalade or yogurt with fresh fruit or eggs as you like them or hotcakes. Our lunch and dinner menu is a combination of seafood, European and Mexican dishes with an Indonesian touch. Our special is the stuffed pineapple
No problem, one of our most delicious plates we prepare is the stuffed papaya and if you let us know in advance, we will adjust our menu and prepare other delicious dishes without meat and or fish. We can also prepare vegan meals.
We can offer to include food packages in the total rent. On forehand we will discuss the menu with you. Based on your preferences we will offer you a package price. These packages contain 1 or 2 drinks. We cannot offer all-inclusive drinks. For kids we have special prices, depending on their age.
If available, you can use one of our cool boxes. You can buy food & drinks on the way and store it in your bungalow. Sorry, we don’t offer facilities to cook your own food in your bungalow.
Sorry we cannot keep your drinks and food in our fridges. We sell drinks and food in our restaurant at very reasonable prices. If available, you can use one of our cool boxes and buy ice in town.
Yes, we can keep your medications in our fridge.
Reservation of a beach front bungalow
We accept Visa and Mastercard. We don’t accept traveler cheques. We take cash Mexican pesos, Euros and USA dollars
Yes we do require a deposit of 50 % of the total rent. We offer the following possibilities to confirm your reservation at Maya Luna:
For Dutch people: Wire money to our Dutch bank account
For Mexican people: Deposit money on our Mexican bank account or deposit in OXXO
For all other nationalities: Sent us your credit card details or pay with Paypal (since they take 5 % commission on the total amount of money transferred, we have to add that to your bill)
The rest of the amount is due at the time of your arrival. We accept pesos, dollars & euros.
You can read our cancellation policy on the reservation page.
We always try to be as flexible as we can but if we have refused other people’s reservation request in order to respect your reservation, we have to apply our policy strict.
Mahahual information – Services & Activities
Of course you can always bring your own devices, but we also have some devices in Maya Luna.
We are sorry, we dont have bicycles for rent. In town there are several places where you can rent bikes
Yes, the inhouse dive shop of Luis Amezcua rents snorkel gear. The use of the kayaks is for free.
We can help you organize fly fishing tours.
You can do a beautiful tour in the reserve of Sian Ka’an.
You can walk through the mangroves or take a boat tour. You will see all kinds of birds and plants. If you are lucky crocodiles. This is however more close to Tulum than to Mahahual. Tulum is a 3 hour drive from Mahahual. For hiking tours near Bacalar you can contact Active Nature,
a small personal tour operator who organize all kind of nature tours.
From Mahahual it’s a 1 hour drive to the archeological site of Chacchoben
. To drive to the ruins of Kohunleach
you have to count on 2.5 hours to get there. If you consider visiting Calakmul, we recommend staying at Hotel Rio Bec Dreams
. The owners are both very knowledgeable guides and can take you on a guided tour. To visit Calakmul you need at least 4 hours. Lots of times the road for the last 40 kilometers is in very bad shape.
There are absolutely some nice daytrips to do. You can combine a visit to Chacchoben with the Lake of Bacalar
. You can rent a kayak at a Kayak at Rio Ouach, or visit the small fisherman town of Xcalack.
The village of Mahahual
We are some 4 kilometers from “downtown” Mahahual
In town at 4 km from our hotel there are several little grocery stores.
is at walking distance, 800 meters from our hotel. Luna de Plata
, an Italian restaurant, is 3 km from Maya Luna. In Mahahual you will find lots of seafood and Mexican restaurants
Mahahual information – Travel information
Flying to Mexico
The closest international airport is Cancun airport
(360 kilometers from Mahahual).
Chetumal (140 kilometers from Mahahual) has a national airport with flights arriving from Mexico City and Merida.
There are lots of companies flying into Cancun. If you come from Europe: British Airways & Lufthansa have in general good prices, but no direct flights to Cancun. Jetair fly
from Brusseles has very low rates during low season. Arkefly
from Amsterdam is direct and prices are acceptable.
Cancun Airport is some 15 kilometers south of Cancun city. The hotel zone is some 20 kilometers long, starting 5 kilometers from the airport
Yes, most of the time you will arrive in the afternoon or later at Cancun airport. To drive the same day-night to Mahahual can be rather tiring. So better stay the first night in Cancun, Puerto Morelos or Playa del Carmen
Depends on what you want. You have some fine hotels & restaurants downtown Cancun. Puerto Morelos (18 kilometers south of Cancun Airport) is a nice small fisherman’s place, with beachfront hotels. If you’re looking for nightlife: go to Playa del Carmen!
We work with travel agency Maya Moon Tours in Cancun. They can arrange your reservations for a hotel room in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen and Tulum. They also offer pick up’s at Cancun airport.
No problem. Our partner travel agency Maya Moon Tours has special arrangements with good quality hotels.
You have several possibilities to get to your hotel from Cancun Airport. For a private taxi (max of 4 persons) you pay some 40 US dollars. Another option is to take a “collectivo”, a shared Taxi van which first passes the hotel zone (45 minutes) and continues to the center of Cancun. They drop everybody in front of their hotel. !!! Before passing through customs you should already buy your ticket, outside you won’t be able to get one ! Or take the ADO bus
service for either Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Or arrange a pick up service with Maya Moon tours.
Travel to Hotel Maya Luna with public transport
ADO has 1 time a day a direct connection from The bus terminal in Cancun to the bus terminal en Mahahual. Please write us about the ADO scedule, since it changes often. Other possibilities to get to Maya Luna by bus:
Take the Mayab bus to Limones (approx. 3.5 – 4 hours). There, take the Carribe bus to Mahahual (approx. 1.5 hours). The bus stops just in front of our hotel (ask the driver to stop there). Or take a cab from Limones to Mahahual (250 pesos).
Travel to Hotel Maya Luna by rental car
To get to Maya Luna by car will take you some 4 to 5 hours. Therefore we absolutely advise against driving in the dark. If your plane arrives later than 12 o’clock in Cancun, consider spending the first night in Playa del Carmen or Tulum. (In winter time it gets already dark at 5 pm)
There are lots of companies to rent a car, among them the big ones like Hertz and so. Renting a car at the airport is always a bit more expensive then renting a car downtown Cancun.
You can make a deposit with cash money (around 10.000 pesos for a normal car = 1000 US dollars) or you can sign the deposit with your credit card. But without deposit you won’t be able to rent a car
Our partner travel agent Maya Moon Tours in Cancun can help you to make your reservations for a rental car.