Casa Balam Ek

Half Moon Bay, Akumal, Mexico

Casa Balam Ek: Akumal vacation rental home, 4 bedroom, Riviera Maya, Mexico

  • ”La Buena Vida” at the Beach in Akumal

    History has it that thousands of years ago a great Mayan lord Ek Balam (meaning “black Jaguar”) founded one of the biggest cities of Mayan civilization.

    It thrived for centuries, but then was abandoned and lost in the jungle. And while you may not get a chance to visit this place, you can still spend your vacation in a unique villa, designed by the famous architect Jose Luis Moreno and named after the great Mayan leader.

    Seated Close to the Caribbean waters of Half Moon Bay

    Casa Balam Ek offers its guests an airy living room, a cozy fully equipped kitchen, a beautiful dining room and 4 spacious bedrooms that can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people.

    The artful ‘touches’ of the famous architect are seen in the unique structure, a very cool and original Casita ‘feature’ that you will find out about  later and the clever layout of the house. Casa Balam Ek truly makes the most of the Caribbean breeze and stunning ocean views by having all the rooms face the beach.

    Even if you are traveling with children and a big group of people there will be no more arguing over who gets what room. They all come with comfortable beds, private bathrooms and cleaning services 6 days a week, so you will not have to worry about anything, but rest and relaxation.

    Besides the main house, Balam Ek also includes an adjoining Casita apartment, perfect for a small family or a couple.

    The Casita includes a tastefully decorated bedroom with a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom, a full kitchen, and a cozy dining area.

    Outdoor Jacuzzi for Star Filled Nights Overlooking the Caribbean

    But one of the best ‘features’ of the Casita mentioned earlier is undoubtedly an outdoor Jacuzzi tub, located on the upper level right outside the bathroom window.

    Taking a bath here and making a wish on the shooting stars is something any romantic couple should try at least once.

    During the day there are plenty of other activity options for both children and adults, like taking a refreshing swim in the pool, exploring the wonders of the underwater world, tasting new freshly-prepared dishes and cocktails at the local beach restaurant or taking a nap in one of the hammocks placed for you on the oceanfront terrace. This is what they call “La Buena Vida” in Mexico!

    For your convenience Casa Balam Ek also has a complete entertainment system, wi-fi, 2 iPod dock stations and satellite TV. So make sure to bring your camera, your laptop or an iPad. Otherwise how will you share the beauty of Ek Balam and Riviera Maya with your friends and relatives back home?

    But before you start to pack your suitcases, remember to check the availability for this unique villa named after an unusual man! Inquire about this vacation villa!

  • Property Features

    • Oceanfront house
    • Swimming pool
    • Main House 3 air conditioned bedrooms Optional Guesthouse as 4 bedroom (no A/C). 3 kings, 2 doubles, 2 single beds

    Indoor Features

    • Kitchen
    • Living room
    • Dining room – seats 6
    • Jacuzzi in casita bathroom
    • 4 bathrooms (main house and casita)

    Outdoor Features

    • Barbecue – charcoal grill
    • Ocean side patio
    • Outdoor dining area

    Service Features

    • Cook service available ($)
    • Casa Balam Ek Menu
    • Maid service 6 days/week
    • Manager lives on-site

    Indoor Amenities

    • Purified bottled drinking water provided
    • Ceiling fans
    • One crib and one high chair
    • Linens, towels & beach towels
    • Safe for valuables

    Bedding Details

    Main house has 3 bedrooms
      • Bedding: 2 kings, 2 doubles, 2 singles.
    Casita has 1 bedroom
    • Bedding: 1 king.

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Hammocks
    • Kayaks- 1 double, 2 single
    • Chaise lounges

    Entertainment & Communications

    • Satellite TV
    • DVD player
    • Stereo
    • = Property is Available
    • = Property is Not Available

    NOTICE: Just like the sand on our beaches, availability shifts constantly. We coordinate reservations and availability with local people here. Add Casa Balam Ek to your inquiry so we can reconfirm that your preferred dates are still open.


    Per week

    2017 Dates 4 bedrooms 3 bedrooms
    Apr 22 – Aug 18 $ 3,300.00 $ 2,800.00
    Aug 19 – Nov 18 $ 2,800.00 $ 2,500.00
    Nov 19 – Dec 17 $ 3,300.00 $ 2,800.00
    Holidays $ 6,500.00 $ 6,500.00
    2018 Dates 4 bedrooms 3 bedrooms
    Jan 7 – Apr 13 $ 3,500.00 $ 3,000.00
    Apr 14 – Aug 18 $ 3,300.00 $ 2,800.00
    Aug 19 – Nov 17 $ 2,800.00 $ 2,500.00
    Nov 18 – Dec 19 $ 3,300.00 $ 2,800.00
    Holidays $ 6,500.00 $ 6,500.00
    • Rates are in US dollars per week for up to 8 guests in the main house.
    • Max. number of guests:
      • 4 Bedrooms: 8 adults, 2 children
      • 3 Bedrooms: 6 adults, 2 children
      • 2 Bedrooms: 4 adults, 2 children
    • Main house: 6 adults 2 children. Studio Casita: sleeps 2.
    • Rates subject to change without notice.

  • Area Resources

    Fun Activities Close By

    Vacation Resources

    Akumal LocoGringo Travel Itineraries Kayak safety tips
    Akumal Beaches Aktun Chen Snorkel safety tips
    Eco Parks Xel ha FAQ’s
    Mayan Ruins Tulum Pueblo Airport Transportation
    Local Business Directory Tulum Ruins Money Exchange
    • Yal Ku Lagoon Coba Ruins Passports
    Riviera Maya and area maps Dos Ojos Cenote Driving Tips
    X’calcel Local weather
    Tankah Bay

    Restaurants and Beach Bars in Akumal

    There are lots of places to sip a margarita, enjoy some tacos, or have a romantic dinner on the beach.
    • Turtle Bakery – off the Beach
    • La Buena Vida – Beach
    • Lol Ha – Beach
    • La Lunita – Beach
    We have made some suggestions but there are more places to enjoy and discover in Akumal. Read our Local Scoop stories or jump on the forum to find other recommendations.