Punta Allen Travel Guide

Punta Allen Overview

Punta Allen, Mexico is a small fishing village on the Caribbean cost of the Yucatan Peninsula.  Located about 40 km south of Tulum it is accessible by bus (colectivo) or car.  Punta Allen is an off-the-beaten-path destination and considered one of the remaining few unspoiled spots along the Caribbean coast.   Punta Allen is located within the Si'an Kaan biosphere which is the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean.  Expect to see many species of birds, mammals and turtles.   There are only around 400 residents in Punta Allen, mostly fishermen, so the town has a sleepy, tranquil feel to it.


Punta Allen is a popular day-trip destination, but there are a few hotels in Punta Allen if you wish to spend the night.   Be sure to bring cash, as there are not ATM’s or Internet cafés. Electricity is usually on from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM to midnight

Things to do in Punta Allen

Beach at Punta Allen

The beaches at Punta Allen are raw and beautiful.   The laid-back style and friendly locals make this a perfect place to drop out and forget about life for a while.

Scuba diving and snorkeling in Punta Allen

There is a beautiful and lively reef 400 m offshore that's well worth a look.

Fishing in Punta Allen

The area is known for it's catch and release sport fishing and for around 2000 pesos you can have a local outfit take you out for a day (the price usually includes lunch) -we recommend Pesca Maya just north of town.  

Tour of the Lagoon

There are 3 tour operators in Punta Allen who will take you on an hour long tour of the lagoon which includes bird watching, turtles and snorkeling.

Hotels in Punta Allen

Posada Sirena – offers cabanas with kitchen, hammocks and hot water.

Sol Caribe – only three rooms, beautiful and great for privacy.

Cuzan – ocean front cabanas – one set in the fusil lodge of an old boat  

Punta Allen Weather

Punta Allen Travel Resources


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This page was last modified on 21 Jul 2011 by Matt