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Punta Allen

Punta Allen (Mexico)

Practical information on Punta Allen

  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Countryside
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
2 hours by road from Cancun
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of Punta Allen

Nina Montagné Seasoned Traveller
153 written opinions

A small village on the east Yucatan coast, in the south of Mexico.

My suggestion:
Rent a scooter or a bike to visit the surrounding area.
My review
Punta Allen is best known for being the doorway to the biosphere reserve at Sian Ka'an. There are several hotels there, as well as some small restaurants, and local cantinas.
Eva Martin Seasoned Traveller
181 written opinions

A small fishing village in the middle of nowhere, and so different from the concrete covered tourist trap that is Cancun, that you might decide you like the Caribbean coast of Mexico after all.

My suggestion:
A lot of people opt to go there for a day trip. That's a mistake! If you stay there for one or two nights you will have the chance to be one with the nature around when when it wakes up (even travellers with limited budgets should find something suitable).
My review
Punta Allen is magical, but you will have to earn your arrival at this little corner of paradise. To get there you have to travel a chaotic 50 kilometres from Tulum, finishing up on a narrow dirt road where you will find the village.
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