New here, just found you last night! So glad you know the area so well, I still have hopes...
I need to find a place hopefully in the Akumal area for Dec 22-25 or 26 (Playa del Carmen is 2nd option) but have to stay within (small) budget. Any miracles in the area? I am sort of stuck, 1 week away, with no unit secured, no flights booked. Need your experience and help
Details: this one is a last minute trip, no budget for it (as in, I really can't afford $1,700/head at this moment) but I am determined to get there. here is the deal; adult daughter is heading for 5th operation (tumor), not sure when and if we'll be ever able to do a normal outing again, and because of studies she's had 3 winters on a row, she kinda suggested we go somewhere summery. So, trying to make it happen.
I got sooo excited a while ago when a time share offered a credible option for the cost of just 1 night. Sadly, my DD couldn't confirm when she was available, and when I came back with concrete dates checking location, credibility (tripadvisor approved) and details, it had no more dates for us. Also looked at casitas, airbnb offers, and condos, but what I found was either taken, or too expensive (+$200/night)
So, really looking for a miracle, something maybe that someone local knows/have but that doesn't advertise so much, safe and clean. Or a miracle timeshare room that will not cost me an arm and a leg. I know it is ridiculously late. I know it is way better to book 6 months in advance. We don't have that kind of time here. Love Akumal for what I read, and the vecinity. I see access is more complicated than Cancun but the trade off in peace and calmer waters seems to be worth it. Yet, anything in the area will be OK. Then I have to talk to the boss up there so He keeps it sunny, since that's the point of it all.
But yes, trying to find something like 3-5 nights, could be part of someone's home, a B&B, and airbnb, a timeshare that someone decided last minute to rent out -as long as someone in here can tell me it is tested, safe... this is for 2 adults, mom and DD, no pets, no complications...