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La Buena Vida Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in Akumal and 4 other guides
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Lote 35, Beach Road | North Akumal, Akumal 77710, Mexico
+52 984 875 9060
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is amazing. Our guide steered us here after swimming with the sea turtles. Wish we had more time to relax and enjoy the pool, ocean, food and drinks. Another highlight was a real IPA from a local microbrewery. Will definitely return next time we are in the area.

Thank Good T
Libertyville, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I will run out of adjectives and adverbs: simply put, you must go here. We had amazing, reasonably priced food, creative drinks and a ton of fun at this jewel of the Riviera Maya. Go there during the day to enjoy the beach and drink beer in one of their tree houses ( no kidding! ). Come back at night... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was tasty and the view was unbelievable. The name, La Buena Vida, is fitting for this restaurant particularly because of the location. We got their guacamole and seafood platter. The guacamole, chipotle salsa, and chips were great, while the seafood platter were good (nor great). Seafood platter came with 3 differently cooked shrimp, grilled calamari, fish, and ceviche.... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Location location location! Such a cool place! Bar with swings and a tree house. Right on the beach with just an amazing view and they have their own pool for you to enjoy also! Planning on returning to be spending a week in Akumal and will be enjoying this place on a daily basis!

Thank nursedeeco
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view and ambience. Food is very good. Cute tables way up in the trees. Has hammocks, a nice pool, and a relatively sandy and wave free lane way into the water for snorkelling.

Thank aeusher
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect spot. Could not get more on the water without a boat. Food and drinks were delicious. Waiter was terrific. Kept moving our table up for us as tables opened so we got right the the best spot in the house. Do not miss this spot if you are in the area!

Thank TJB413
Uxbridge, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great prices. Funky, sandy floor with swings at the bar but very worth the visit. Family friends introduced it. Had the coconut shrimp, family had the whole fish grouper. Lots of fun.

Thank cakscep
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting La Buena Vida for years and have always enjoyed the food and service. When our children were little, they enjoyed hanging out in the (palm) tree fort which overlooks Turtle Bay and features a bucket with a pulley to hoist your drinks up to the table!

Thank Tamara S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The vibe and the design of the restaurant was great. You can just sit and chill enjoy your beer while you watch the beach and feel the breeze. The food was good compared to the all inclusive food I've been having in puerto morales. My favorite was the ceviche.

Thank Edicarmel T
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar/restaurant is so much fun. We walked from our condo along the beach and enjoyed the swings and the beach chairs. Met tourists from everywhere. Can't wait to go back and be in a treehouse.

Thank Sconnies

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Mexican, American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lote 35, Beach Road | North Akumal, Akumal 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal
  • Phone Number: +52 984 875 9060
On the beautiful beachfront of Half Moon Bay in North Akumal is a one-of-a-kind restaurant and bar: La Buena Vida - The Good Life.

La Buena Vida always has a festive atmosphere with great music, cold beer, scenic ocean views, and good fresh food. Meals are served on the beach under shady palapas with a casual atmosphere and an appetizing menu, ranging from fresh ceviche to tasty hamburgers.

La Buena Vida is a popular restaurant venue for weddings. The rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception can all be planned by the team at Akumal Weddings. Reservations Not Required!
Reservations are accepted for groups of ten or more.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Pesos, and US Dollars.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?