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La Buena Vida

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, American,
Beach Road | Lote 35, Akumal 77710, Mexico
+52 984 875 9061
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Beach Road | Lote 35, Akumal 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our breakfast place to eat and it never disappointed us. The only thing we didn't like was the chairs in the sand sank on us.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Phatjak
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been coming to La Buena Vida for many years whenever staying in Akumal. This year after several visits we had to conclude that both the service and the food wasn’t nearly as good as in previous years. Calamari dripped grease from a skimpy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gracetraveler
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed at the nearby Del Sol on a recent trip and spent many a happy hour at LBV. Having eaten at most of the restaurants in the area over the years we still feel this place has the best variety and the best value...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Arcosdad
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a must to stop at on your trip to Akumal. The bar has swings to sit at, yes swings! With a remarkable but protected view of the beach. Which you can access as well. The tree top tables are totally worthwhile visit alone.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy walking distance from anywhere in Halfmoon Bay. Breakfast, lunch or dinner our go to place on the beach!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Yanmarguy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food in San Diego, CA was more authentic than here. Lack of selection and pricy. Would not visit again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 159sherif
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’re here for 10 days and have had dinner here 4 times. We would have had dinner here a couple more times had it not been for our overshopping at the grocery store. Took us a couple days to break down a whole broasted chicken...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ScubaDLT
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place came highly recommended by good friends who visit this region regularly. But if it weren't for the Caribbean breeze and the hammocks, this place would rate lower than a "one". Ok, I know that's not actually possible on this scale, but that's the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mysteri0usTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has a superb location right on Half Moon Bay. Great views from the restaurant. We had a table close to the water and it was lovely. All of the food items were delicious.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BobinNiagara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love,love,love. Dreamed of a place just like this. After a long flight, my first day on the beach with fresh coconut, lunch and then cocktails. After swim a dip in the plunge pool available to wash off the salt is ideal. Perfect for the day...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 526miriaml
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13 November 2018|
Response from ChiaraBetti | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I don't know. Akumal is definitely not a big town, rather a small village. I would say that you can be anywhere with 20-30 mins walking or 10 by bike.
30 September 2018|
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Response from pjulib | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Our kids loved LBV! There is a pool and a couple of swings for them to entertain themselves with. Unfortunately when we were there it was full of sargassum so we were not able to swim in the beach there but still a... More
7 August 2018|
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Response from kschw9883 | Reviewed this property |
About 15 minutes by car. Good restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road | Lote 35, Akumal 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal
  • Phone Number: +52 984 875 9061
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On the beautiful beachfront of Half Moon Bay in North Akumal is a one-of-a-kind restaurant and bar: La Buena Vida - The Good Life. La Buena Vida always has a festive atmosphere with great music, cold beer, scenic ocean views, and good fresh food. Meals are served on the beach under shady palapas with a casual atmosphere and an appetizing menu, ranging from fresh ceviche to tasty hamburgers. La Buena Vida is a popular restaurant venue for weddings. The rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception can all be planned by the team at Akumal Weddings. Reservations Not Required! Reservations are accepted for groups of 12 or more. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Pesos, and US Dollars. Have an event coming up? We specialize in weddings, Welcome Parties, and receptions!
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