Balamku Inn on the Beach in Yucatan Mexico
Balamku Inn on the Beach Mahahual Costa Maya Yucatan Mexico Lodge Eco Hotel Lodgings Accommodations
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Contact: Carol Tumber and Alan Knight

Guestrooms: 8 palapas

Address: Balamku, Quinta Roo, Mexico

Telephone: 011-52-983-839-5332 (North America),
01-983-839-5332 (Mexico),
00-52-983-839-5332 (Europe)

Activities/Attractions: Costa Maya is unspoiled by large development and focuses on ecotourism and bio-diversity. With the jungle behind us and the sea at our doorstep, nature envelops Balamku. The coral reef, just meters from our beach, makes adventures with the sea readily available.

Chinchorro Reef, part of the second largest reef formation in the world (next to The Great Barrier Reef), is just over an hour away by boat. The scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities there are world famous. Deep sea fishing is a popular activity in the well-equipped little fishing village, Mahahual.

The Mayan ruins are nearby as is the fabulous museum in Chetumal, the closest commercial city. Of course, in this natural setting, the birds and butterflies are magnificent. This is an ideal area for observing nature.


"... a jewel in an emerging tourist destination. This eco-friendly lodge is a leader of it's kind. Balamku incorporates all the best practices into one operation: beach maintenance, no generator noise, no smelly septic area, great staff, helpful information, great breakfasts, use of regional furniture and accessories."

"Balamku is south of Mahahaul, and since we had been there on our cruise we knew what to expect. It was quiet and peaceful. The place is immaculate and Carol is a wonderful hostess. We had a big breakfast every morning and plenty of conversation with Carol and other vacationers. This was the Mexico we wanted to experience."

"The palapas are fantastic. There are plenty of windows, and the breeze off the ocean and the ceiling fan kept the room very cool. The rooms are nicely decorated, and very environmentally friendly. The toilets are water-saving, and the shower is the rainwater that has been collecting on site ... Balamku is removed from all reality, which we loved ... you fall asleep and wake up every day to the sound of the ocean only 15 feet from your door. There are two excellent restaurants within a 5 minute walk, and plenty of places to eat, drink, and buy soda and beer for the room in Mahahual. Carole, the owner, was just fantastic."

"Balamku has a wonderful tranquil setting and the accommodation is superb. The ocean is warm and the shower hot! Beds are comfortable, and the breakfast is delicious. A perfect paradise!"

"The location is very beautiful and its beauty has been totally respected by the architecture and the taste in the choice of every particular."


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"What I liked about Majahual is that it is still relatively undeveloped. In many ways it's still a small fishing village with a single sandy main street where you can relax with a beer and watch village life unfold. A small market is held weekly. Great material for photographers."

"Beautifully built, very clean, spacious, ultra comfy beds, quiet location. Would come back anytime to this paradise."

"Peaceful, calm, attractive haven that melts into its surroundings beautifully. We had such a special and unique stay here which we will never forget."

General Information: Come to Balamku Inn on the Beach, a new concept of resort in Costa Maya just south of Mahahual, Mexico. Our beautiful palapas are designed for comfort and luxury in our intimate environment. Relax, snorkel, scuba dive, and kayak or visit the Mayan ruins and enjoy the unspoiled beauty of nature here.

Balamku has 8 rooms available at this time. You will stay in beautifully designed thatched roof Mayan - style palapas – with a difference. We know you’ll appreciate the comforts of fine linens and towels as well as the tastefully decorated furnishings that feature Mexican art.

  • all units have bathrooms with showers, hot water, biodegradable soap and shampoo
  • 24 hour electricity
  • beautifully tiled floors
  • one queen and one single bed
  • ceiling fans and the luxurious feeling of 10’ ceilings
  • internet is available in the office for guests and access in most rooms if you bring your own laptop
  • a gift shop with beautiful art and clothing. Books on the local birds and animals, as well as good novels, are here for your enjoyment
  • watching videos in your room can also be arranged
  • every unit is on the beach and faces the beautiful Caribbean Sea

Our respect for the environment, focus on ecotourism and intimate surroundings, will suit travelers who want a change from the large resorts. Balamku can easily accommodate groups  who would like to reserve the inn for their private use. It is  perfect for retreats.

Payment Accepted: PayPal and Wire Transfer.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

$65-75/night

Prices include breakfast, use of kayaks, internet and taxes.


"The palapas are delightful. Not only are they spacious with plenty of windows which catch the ocean breezes, but they are decorated with an eye to quality and taste. It's great to go out on your very private patio and watch the frigate birds slide overhead and listen to the waves breaking on the off-shore reef."

"It was all we expected from your web page and more. Our room was spacious and comfortable. Being on the beach was great - the sound of the ocean was the best sleep aid ever. Your hospitality made us feel right at home and we especially appreciated your attention to the environment. Mahahual is a great town. And the diving on Chinchorro Bank was absolutely amazing."

"First class accommodations in an unspoiled, tropical paradise. More relaxation in two days than a week or more anywhere else. Friendly, personal care for guest comfort."