MAPS AND DIRECTIONS TO VILLA LUMINOSA IN TANKAH BAY,
Luminosa, Lote 5S, Tankah Tres, Quintana Roo, Mexico
you head away from the airport on the access road, follow the signs
for Tulum and turn right (South) onto Highway 307, which is the
main highway of the Mayan Riviera. Do not follow the signs for
Cancun, which is to the North. The first town South of the airport
is Puerto Morelos. Keep heading South and you will pass Puerto
Moreles, Playa del Carmen (whose 5th Avenue is a fun place for
drinks, meals and shopping), Xcaret Eco Park, Puerto
Aventuras, Akumal (an excellent spot for dinner as well as groceries
at the Super Chomack grocery store), and Xel-Ha Park. Don’t
speed! There are radar speed traps all along this road, especially
around the exits and entrances for the above-mentioned destinations.
When you see the sign for Xel-Ha Eco-Park (pronounced Shell-Ha)
you will be exactly 8 km north of Tankah Tres. As you continue
south of Xel Ha you will see a green highway sign for Blue Sky
on the left at KM marker 238. Within 1/2 mile you will then see
the large green highway sign that says Tankah Tres and Casa Cenote.
This is it!
Turn left! There is a large cell tower at the
entrance to the this road. Follow this semi-paved road through
the mangroves. You will come to a left hand turn which will make
the road follow the beach houses. You will go by Tankah Inn (a
good spot for breakfast), Casa Cenote (a great snorkeling spot
and beach bar restaurant), and Blue Sky Hotel and Italian Restaurant.
Keep on going. The road will bend to the right and shortly you
will see a white house straight ahead and then next to it a large
lemon green house. You will have reached Villa Luminosa - your
tropical home away from home!
Driving time from the Cancun airport to Villa Luminosa is approximately
1 hour 30 minutes. However, driving time from Villa Luminosa to
the Cancun airport can take a little longer since usually it’s
during the day time and there’s more traffic.
Gas stations are located at Puerto Morelos, Playa
del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras and Tulum. To fill up, say “lleno
con magna,” which
is the regular unleaded gas. Be cautious about asking the attendants
to check the oil or anything else. The one time we had the attendant
check the oil, he left the cap off and oil spilled everywhere.
Also, on our 6/2006 trip and on 6/25/07, we have reports of very
friendly and nice Pemex attendants pretending that they were not
paid the right amount of pesos. To avoid this situation COUNT OUT
THE PESOS VERY CLEARLY IN ENGLISH OR IN SPANISH!!! DON’T
SIMPLY HAND THE MONEY TO THE ATTENDANT.