Mexico’s Hidden Gem
Are you looking for a remote, private, and cheap destination for your next getaway? Mexico’s Hidden gem is the answer. Punta Allen, or also known as Javier Rojo Gomez, is a tiny town of only 470 inhabitants in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. The town is located at the very tip of a tiny peninsula, south of the famous Mayan ruins of Tulum. Getting to Punta Allen may be a challenge, but it is worth it
The drive to Punta Allen is very simple and easy to find, but the road is difficult as it is unfinished. Head south along the beaches of Tulum for an epic ride...
The drive is possibly the highlight of the trip
It is so hidden and remote that not even google maps can find it! Only a satellite image will show the area
After about 2-5 hours of driving, depending on how many beaches you stop at, you will arrive at your destination. Punta Allen only has electricity for a limited 8 hours a day. This destination is truly off the grid. Although it seemingly feels like there is not a lot to do in a small town like this, it’s location in the Sian Ka’an Nature reserve and the Caribbean offers many options
A boat tour gives you the chance to see dolphins at play, sea turtles, and the gorgeous waters of the Sian Ka’an Reserve
Sian Ka’an Pool
This is some of the most transparent water you will ever see
A perfect stop on a boat tour
Faro Punta Allen Lighthouse
The Faro Punta Allen Lighthouse sits at the very tip of Punta Allen
At the foot of the lighthouse, there is a beautiful, private beach. Good luck finding that anywhere else in the Caribbean
The best way to reach this spot is a bike ride through the jungle
There are some great views around the light house
On a peninsula surrounded with water in a town with hardly anyone around, it is hard to miss the sunrise and sunset...
The sandy streets are hardly occupied during the day and really open up to the stars at night. A star gazer’s dream
There are not too many places to stay in Punta Allen, so Airbnb is your best option. Stay with Juan at his beautiful house! Follow the link at the end of the story for more info!!!
If you want to get away from it all and have private access to the Caribbean, this is the place!!!
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