Hi! I’m Cyrielle, a travel blogger from France. In this article I will be sharing my experiences in Mexico and specifically one special destination called Punta Allen. Mexico was never really on my list until the pandemic hit. Then it became necessary to choose a country with low chances of cancellations.
The more we began to organize our trip, the more we wanted to go and discover the incredible country of Mexico. We ended up staying for three weeks and went to the states of Yucatan and Quintana Roo. Specifically, we visited Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Tulum, Akumal, Coba, Punta Laguna, Sian Kaʼan Biosphere Reserve, Punta Allen, Bacalar, Valladolid, Chichen Itza, Isla Holbox, Isla Mujeres and seven different cenotes!
We didn’t know about Punta Allen until we booked our excursion to the Sian Kaʼan Biosphere Reserve. It was part of the day in the nature reserve. So we were just passing through but we wished we could have stayed for a night or two. Punta Allen is a peaceful place. You’re not on an island but it feels like it. The beach is so beautiful with coconuts, clear blue water and white sand. You can really relax and connect with the village life as well.
How to Spend your Time in Punta Allen
There isn’t a whole heap of things to do in Punta Allen because it’s a little place. However, you should definitely stay here and use it as a base to explore the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Punta Allen is often the starting point for this. At the reserve you can swim in natural pools, go snorkeling, and see dolphins, manatees, turtles and crocodiles. It’s a really beautiful experience and visiting Sian Ka’an was one of our favorite days in Mexico.
The beach at Punta Allen is also just a nice spot to relax and go swimming. It’s one of the most beautiful beaches we saw on our trip. The beach is calm, so it’s nice to go walking on the sand. There are also fishing tours you can join, snorkeling trips, scuba diving and kayaking. But I think the ideal way to experience Punta Allen is relaxing at the beach plus combining it with a day or two spent in the the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.
Where to Stay in Punta Allen
Punta Allen isn’t near big tourist cities so services are more local and authentic. All businesses are run by locals. The hotel “Cielo y Selva” isn’t in the town but you can sleep in a little tent on the beach. “Serenidad Shardon” offers the same. If you want a beautiful hotel you have “Mukan Resort” and “Sol Caribe”. For a bigger budget, “Fisherman Lodge” is fine.
Awesome Food Scene in Punta Allen
On the central road in Punta Allen there is a restaurant called “La Vida es Bella”: it has a beautiful view of the beach. And just beside it, there’s a little hut where you can have coffee, chocolate or a little snack and chat with locals. The restaurant “Muelle Viejo” was recommended to us by a local.
Good to Know Before you Go
This town is little but it’s beautiful and peaceful. If you want to relax and take a break during your trip, you can spend a night or two there. If you don’t have the time to go there, that’s fine too. Just know that the road and access are difficult and it takes about two hours from Tulum. We suggest doing it as a day trip with Sian Ka’an. We did it with Secretoo. Like us, you can visit the nature reserve and take a little break in the town.