Almaviva is a beautiful oceanfront lodge, located in the remote Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve far from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the Riviera Maya. Sian Ka'an is the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean and unique for its geography and wetlands. Its name meaning, "where the sky is born" in maya". It is situated south of Tulum, in the Yucatan Peninsula. The Mesoamerican Reef - second in size worldwide - is at your doorstep. Thousands of migratory birds fly overhead during season. The interiors are best described as Mexican contemporary in design, as it combines minimalism with some Mexican handicrafts, achieving a cozy environment. Marble floors and granite countertops in the bathrooms. On the first floor an al fresco shower lets you enjoy the surrounding landscape. The palapa is the heart of the lodge, a place to share the adventures of the day in the living-dining area. The kitchen features granite countertops as well as green technology appliances. The terrace has modern outdoor furniture, and a small outdoor jacuzzi to enjoy the view of dazzling sunsets over the tropical jungle. A great place to enjoy a bottle of wine and fruit, while listening to all of natures chants in preparation for the night. Here stargazing is at its best- according to the owners. The "mirador" is the vantage point of the lodge, overlooking the endless jungle and lagoon landscape to the West and the majestic turquoise sea to the East, giving you a 360 degree view. The most spectacular place of the house is it's white sand beach combined with the beautiful tropical colored Caribbean. This is the place to sun bathe, go for a swim in the warm waters of the ocean, go for a kayak ride or simply spend time and enjoy the sound of the waves with a book by your side. A beachside dinner is a must, during your stay. The observation deck is the favorite spot in the house to witness breathtaking sunrises over the Caribbean and sunsets over the endless Reserve jungle. Zip your favorite drink in the palapa thatched roof living dining area, with the refreshing ocean breeze keeping you comfortable throughout the day. Enjoy our pristine beach steps away from the palapa. It is the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable experience!