Hotel Na Balam is located on the most
beautiful beach of Isla Mujeres. North Beach or Playa Norte. The entrance is shown to the
left. Playa Norte is where it's all hapening. All the bars and next to the town.
Wide tropical gardens adorn the tropical Na Balam. And authentic Mayan cooking is served at the Zazil
Ha Restaurant set in a romantic Mayan Palapa. Vegetarian and Mayan cuisine featured at the special Na Balam in Isla Mujeres.
Here is the beach you are on. North Beach
or Playa Norte. Transparent turquoise waters set against white sugar-sand which is always
cool to walk on barefoot.
Click the arrow to see the only place to be on the island. Then the return arrow.
The rooms are small
cottages in the midst of lush gardens; all 31 rooms have one king sized or two queen sized
beds, air conditioning and ceiling fans; terrace or balcony depending if it is first floor
or ground level, in-room safety deposit boxes, 24 hours security protection. The hotel has
a swimming pool, recreation palapa, yoga and massage; breakfast at the patio, snack bar at
the beach, two bars with happy hour, two restaurants featuring Mayan,
Vegetarian & Fusion Cuisine, including Zazil Ha Restaurant, considered the best one on
The pool is set admist a jungle setting. Some rooms overlook the pool.
This ecoligical paradise also offers massages. Yoga and meditation. Weddings. Group
conventions. Internet service. 24 hour security.
Fishing, diving, snorkeling tours may be arranged at the front desk.
The snack bar is located near the beach so you may enjoy seafood or Mexican snacks while
digging the sunset.
To the left lovely Lupita
the sales manager for Na Balam your home on the island of Isla Mujeres' North Beach.
master suite 2
dec 24 12 - jan 1 2013
jan 2 - Apr 15 13
apr 16 - jun 30 13 promo: hundreds of dollars of free discounts to download from our website!!! bon apetit bon prevecho
no other of the Isla Mujeres hotels is on North Beach and offers private pools, Na Balam does, if looking for North Beach hotels this is the one, Playa Norte Nabalam has Jacuzzi rooms as well
all June 2013 45% off no matter when you book!
on that basis a poolside room in February 2013 would be just $125.40 a night including tax
♫ deluxe pool side room over 600 sq ft within lush gardens; outdoor pool view; king or two queen beds; private terrace; air conditioning; premium amenities
♫ocean view room as above with ocean views
junior suite faces ocean; 42 inch flat screen TV; as above but partial ocean view
♫ocean view with pool private pool on your terrace; king bed; overlooks ocean; all of above as well; oversized bath
♫ one bedroom suite ocean view; Jacuzzi; king bed; private terrace to sunbath nude; living room; mini bar
and remember kids under 12 free
Book it by Nov 5th 2013 then 45% off September 16 December 23rd 2013
book 30 or more days prior to arrival then 45% off all 2014
rates above in
USD per night double occupancy plus 14% tax extra pax $50 per night . no charge
for children under 12 sharing room with adults 1
the deluxe suite has a Jacuzzi and plunge pool; all rooms come with either one king or two queen beds; safes; bathrobes 2master suites with their own swimming pools one bedroom suite
extra pax in room $50usd per person per night
from dec 24 to jan 6th minimum 7 nights from mar 19th to mar 23rd 5 night minimum
All master rooms have Jacuzzis in the tropical Isla Mujeres Na Balam in Isla Mujeres.
The hotel Na Balam in Isla Mujeres is located in the extreme north of the island of Isla Mujeres on North Beach with tropical gardens and hammocks.
In addition to the vegetarian Mayan restaurant Zazil Ha there is a snack bar on the beach serving natural juices and exotic drinks. If you have a special diet let us know and we can accomodate you.
Not only is NaBalam beautiful in the daytime but at night too.
Took this photo from the room we stayed in.
And the breakfast is superb. They bake their own bread.
Click on the photo to see the beautiful staff at NaBalam.
Yoga at Nabalam:
At Na Balam there is a holistic approach to wellbeing, thus they strive to maintain a tranquil and relaxing environment.
NaBalam hotel is an oasis of calm on an island of sunshine. For your yoga practice Hotel Na Balam has the props and two yoga studios, one is located right next the Caribbean beach and the other is surrounded by the lush gardens.
Enjoy the sea breeze while grounding your asana on a tropical wooden floor. The Na Balam kitchen can provide vegetarian meals for your event and special catering needs can be requested in advance.
Yoga is a commonly known term for physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines which originated in ancient India; now found in the tropical paradise of the hotel NaBalam in Isla Mujeres.
Hindu monks1, beginning with Swami2 Vivekananda, brought yoga to the West in the late 19th century 1that's monk not monkies 2that's swami not salami
this past guest says:
We had a wonderful stay at Na Balam. Very nice rooms, good service, delicious food and a worldclass beach. A bit out of season in mid October so it was very quiet, but with sunny weather and crystal clear water. We enjoied the traquility.
the North Beach hotel Nabalam has its own beach, pier, pool, and courtyard restaurant.
Each unit is decorated with works of Mexican art.
In the wooden Aztec calendar shown on the wall of this one bedroom suite to the right many have pondered on the meaning of the mysterious symbols found on the wooden sculpture. We recently learned this was an ancient magic dart-board disguised to look like an Aztec calendar.
Try it. Click on the silver ball. Then try to drag the ball away with your mouse. Release the button see what happens. Click on each arrow to see why you must stay at the Hotel Cristalmar on Isla Mujeres.
Then return using the return arrows provided. Then try the next arrow. Enjoy the animation. Enjoy Isla Mujeres. Enjoy Hotel Nabalam the best of the North Beach hotels with Jzcuzzis and private pool in some units.
Na Balam means The house of the Jaguar in Mayan. Na is for house and Balam for Jaguar. The jaguar was a deity in Mexican cultures.
Mexican people have a strong cultural tradition for hospitality embodied in the saying mi casa es su casa – my home is your home. So as a guest of Na Balam, the House of the Jaguar is your house in Isla Mujeres.
The Na Balam Hotel is located on the most magnificent beach in the Mexican Caribbean with tropical gardens and hammocks under beautiful palm trees on North Beach Isla Mujeres.
The North Beach of Isla Mujeres is indeed Playa Norte, to which most beach-lovers flock. The water here is a beautiful transparent aqua color; further out it becomes a deep blue. The waters are very calm and warm. You can wade out hundreds of feet and still be only waist-deep in the water which is great for snorkeling.
There are ancient rumors of a little people called the Alux who inhabited Isla Mujeres ages ago. But it is unlikely you'll see any on your trip to Isla Mujeres (and in the event you do see some be sure to tell me what you were smoking or drinking). In some places (but not here at NaBalam) you may find time share people. These salesmen are relatives of ours situated somewhere on the evolutionary chain that goes from rats to warthogs then to Pakis.
As their intellectual developement does not exceed that of a young goldfish1 they took to this line of work selling time share. For some reason these time share people dropped out of sight in the area surrounding NaBalam which was greeted with the same regret as the sudden death of a rabid terrorist. So you won't find Alux nor time share people. What you will find is a helpful friendly staff just waiting to pamper you on this your Isla Mujeres holiday.
1Speaking of fish did you know all the wonderful tropical fish that may be seen in the transparent waters of North Beach snorkeling. In case you didn't bring one pick up snorkeling gear sold all over the town near Playa Norte where you have your deep CancunSteve discount.
Then you can marvel at kingfish (not Tim Moore who played Andy's friend) but these blue and white vaulting fish. They abound in the Carribbean. And the wahoo (not Yahoo; the latter is a search engine) it goes so fast. White and dark blue. Grunts alone are worth the snorkeling experience! Orange and blue stripped very common in the waters here in the Gulf of Mexico. And if you take some stale bread in your hand they will all come around to eat it. What a thrill.
The French grunt white and gold stripped is so named as it feeds on invertebrates. Multicolered wrasse are common sights. A fun greeting to the time share man is holding up a fish like this and yelling out hey kiss my wrasse.
I tell you it's another world down there under the sea. Don't miss it! There are polka dot batfish who are sluggish easily caught by hand. Weired looking beasties. The fish not Lady Gaga. With some luck you could sight a seahorse. They are friendly. There are some flatfish like the eyed flounder. If you see what appears to be a flying carpet with fins disappearing in the sand at the bottom then yes you've found the flounder. They begin life with an eye at each side of the head then with time both eyes migrate close together on the upper body. These fish can change color to that of the sand at the bottom.
back to our little friends the Alux:
Alux is a name given to a type of spirit of some Mayans from the Yucatán Peninsula and Isla Mujeres, also called Chanekeh or pests by the Nahuatl people. Alux are conceived of as being small, only about knee-high, and in appearance resembling miniature traditionally dressed Mayans. Tradition holds that Alux are generally invisible but are able to assume physical form for purposes of communicating with and frightening humans as well as to congregate.
Some Maya believe that the Alux are called into being when a farmer builds a little house on his property, most often in a maize field (milpa). For seven years, the alux will help the corn grow, summon rain and patrol the fields at night, whistling to scare off predators or crop thieves. At the end of seven years, the farmer must close the windows and doors of the little house, sealing the alux inside. If this is not done, the alux will run wild and start playing tricks on people
Others say the Alux manifests when a traveler books into a room without the help of the good CancunSteve. At the end of seven days the poor traveler realizes he paid more and got less than if he would have booked with Steve.
Did you know you may arrange a barefoot wedding here at NaBalam and invite a few Alux as witnesses. Or if you prefer some of the nice staff at Na Balam.
Many travelers never encountered any Aluxes but only Gnomes, Elves, Gary Coleman, and Gremlins. And that after a few Frozen daquari too many at the bar. Once it was reported a guest saw a rabbit with a cheap watch being chased by a crazy young girl. But for sure you'll see great service. Turquoise ocean waters with tropical fish. And mind and health improving Yoga in this mystical setting.
The weather is great down here. Come on down! And in the restaurant the food is quite good; freshly prepared, made to order and attractively presented. They will accomodate your tastes and add to the menu what you like!
Did you know that the waters around Isla Mujeres are home to one of the most densely populated whale shark feeding areas on the planet - well, in the summer at any rate. Despite the 'shark' part of their name, these gentle giants are plankton feeders not little human babies. While they are unlikely to do you any harm, whale sharks are massive. It's impossible to describe just how big they are without getting in the water with them.
And here you can get into the water with them.