This week I am at Arenas Boutique Hotel on the south end of the malecon. Arenas is a boutique hotel on the beach on the south road to Xcalak. It is the last business located on the new south malecon extension.It is at kilometer 2.3 south.
Arenas has a great location, and a beautiful beach front. I feel like I am staying in a remote resort, even though I am only a short bike ride to downtown Mahahual.
It is really nice and quiet down here, and the view is amazing. All the rooms face the Caribbean Sea, and have balconies so you can sit outside and breathe the fresh Caribbean air. I like to leave the balcony doors open when I write my blog to get that sea air in, it inspires me.
There is also a restaurant that serves Italian and Mexican food, and a full service bar. They also have snorkeling gear, and other beach products.
I have a cool bungalow kind of room, with air conditioning, hot water, internet, and nice comfortable bed. I also have a safe place to store my bike.
All the rooms have an ocean view and range from $50-$100 usd per night. You have to check the website to get specific rates and dates of availability Like all the other hotels in Mahahual, there are different rates for different seasons. They have several different choices of rooms.
Some photos and a description of Hotel Arenas from their website. http://www.arenasmexico.com/
Boutique Hotel in Mahahual
With a prime location on the beach, in an embrace between the sea and the jungle, lies the Hotel Arenas Mahahual, with its unique boutique style, designed to make the most of this paradise of turquoise waters and pristine beaches.
At Hotel Arenas they offer:
4 superior rooms with cable TV, hair dryer, minibar and amenities
8 standard rooms
All our rooms include two double beds or one king size bed (maximum 4 people), plus air conditioning, ceiling fan, private bathroom with hot water, balcony and coffee.
The hotel and the beach are located in a very quiet area of the Mayan coast, between the jungle and the Caribbean Sea, just a few meters from the coast have one of the largest coral reefs in the world, reachable by just swimming with our snorkel equipment (consisting of mask, fins and life jacket) in addition the property has four kayaks fully available to our customers at no extra, enjoy the relax of the Caribbean Sea drinking a cocktail on our hammocks in the water!
I am really enjoying my stay here at Arenas. It is quiet and tranquil, and the natural atmosphere is great. It is out-of-town and away from the tourists in the middle of Mahahual, but still only a short bike ride, or walk into town. If you don’t want to be around cruise ship tourists on cruise day, this is the perfect place to stay. You can wait the ships out, and then stroll leisurely into town.
They also provide breakfast here for the guests, and I had eggs Mexican style yesterday, and it was good. They also have beer, soft drink, juices, ice and coffee at the bar.
So if you are looking to come to Mahahual for a stay, and want to live remote resort style, but still want to be close to town with all the bars, restaurants, and shops. Check out Hotel Arenas website or click the link on this blog. The website is in English and Spanish. A lot of the more remote resort hotels are nice, but kind of away from town. So, if you want to stay in a unique and different kind of hotel, and be close to Mahahual by working or biking distance, Hotel Arenas is the place for you. Quiet, tranquil, beautiful beach, nice rooms, natural unique atmosphere, Hotel Arenas has all of that.
Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina