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Tulum, Akumal or Coba?

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Tulum, Akumal or Coba?

Hi. We are going to GBP on the 5th April for 2 weeks. We are coming from the UK, 2 adults and 2 children.

I thought we have booked the Tulum side at the Travel agents, but looking at the invoice it doesn't have anything on it that specifies where we are going to be. I would like to email the hotel (if anyone can PM me the email address please that would be great, as I understand it shouldn't be posted on the open forum) and ask them for a sea view room at not too busy bit of beach.

I was wondering shall I ask for the Akumal side or the Tulum or Coba? Which beach is better, not so much coral, and not too busy? Don't want to be next to a noisy place so our kids can sleep and close to the ocean so we can enjoy the view when the go to bed. But not too far from the restaurants Also have they got any kids channels? How about the internet? Can anyone offer any advice please?

Any help will be very much appreciated.

London, United...
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1. Re: Tulum, Akumal or Coba?

Some one will pm you a good contact im sure,

Are you with first choice/my travel if so its allocated on arrival we pre paid for a sea view last time and were put in the Akumal side but its worth a go emailing them to ask for a sea view you never know your luck.

As for which hotel well there all good to be honest but as your saying you want sea view ask for tulum or akumal as the coba is set back a little further from than the other hotels although only takes to mins to get to beach from coba on one of the trollies that drive around,

Not to sure about the kids tv but there is internet available at the sports bar in the hacienda

Iowa City, Iowa
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50 reviews
2. Re: Tulum, Akumal or Coba?

Did you pay for a standard room or a jr. suite? Coba doesn't have any standard rooms, so if you paid for a standard room, then you won't be allocated there, it would most likely be Tulum, unless they "upgrade" you....

We never turn on our TV. We take travel games and go up to the lobby and play while we enjoy a drink before or after dinner; we take sticker books, Lego sets, that kind of thing for our son if we want to dance to the live music in the evening. Our son is quite good about falling asleep in the chairs at the lounge.... He seems to think they're pretty comfy if you slide two of them together! (See my pics from my last review!)

There is internet available at the Internet Cafe at the Hacienda, for a fee. I believe it's $4US for 10 minutes, something like that.

The beach at the Akumal side is nice, not much wave action for smaller kids. But the Akumal side doesn't have as many rooms with an ocean view, so you'd want to request the Tulum side if that's important to you.

Whitby, Canada
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3. Re: Tulum, Akumal or Coba?

In my own opinion, the Tulum side is less busy, but all sides are amazing. Coba is not on the beach, but certain villas at Akumal are and the Tulum villas, well most of them are oceanview. You can't go wrong with any side. My fav is Tulum, while it is a bit older, it has my heart...sorry Sandinmypants, but hubbys is Akumal because it is cozier...like I said, can't go wrong with either side. We are beach people, so we prefer Akumal or Tulum. But Coba is certainly beautiful, I have to say that and their buffet is air conditioned, because they don't get the ocean breeze like Akumal and Tulum, but it was nice the couple of nights we ate there to have air instead.

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