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This Epic Mexico Villa Is Steps From the Yal-Ku Lagoon

Mexico Epic Stays
by Jessica Devnani Aug 25, 2023

When it comes to vacationing in Mexico, most head straight for the busy tourist hubs of Cancun or Tulum. But why not give Akumal a shot on your next trip? This quiet little beach town is located about an hour and a half from Cancun. Its name alludes to what makes it so special, as Akumal is a Mayan word that translates to “place of the turtles”.

If you’re traveling with a group, Villa Josefina is a perfect home base here. This Spanish-style villa can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests. In the main house, you’ll find three bedrooms, and if you need even more space, there’s the option to add a separate studio apartment located on the property.

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The interior of Villa Josefina is full of character, with unique art pieces on almost every wall. But what really sets this place apart is the thoughtful attention to detail. It’s equipped with everything you could possibly need, from specialized kitchen tools to books and board games. Outside there is a giant private pool with sunbeds, as well as an amazing outdoor kitchen and patio, complete with an outdoor grill and fridge. It’s a barbecue enthusiast’s dream.

Photo: Jessica Devnani
Photo: Jessica Devnani
Photo: Jessica Devnani


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For nature lovers, Villa Josefina is just steps away from the famous Yal Ku Lagoon. This tranquil swimming spot is a natural paradise where freshwater from underground rivers mixes with the salt water of the Caribbean Sea, creating a unique environment for marine life. Your Airbnb host even offers discounted entrance tickets. And just a five-minute walk away is Half Moon Bay, a lovely, quiet beach with a coral reef just a short swim from the shore.

This Airbnb has everything you could possibly want for your next vacation: an amazing location, no crowds, comfort, privacy, and some of Mexico’s most beautiful natural areas right at your doorstep.

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