Tulum Ruins is a site of a pre-Columbian Mayan walled city serving as a major port for Cobá. The ruins are situated on 39 ft tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.Only 6 K from Villa Arghy.
Coba was estimated to have had some 50,000 inhabitants at its peak of civilization, and the built up area extends over some 80 km². Agricultural was popular by the 1st century. The bulk of Coba's major construction seems to have been made in the middle and late Classic period, about 500 to 900 AD, with most of the dated hieroglyphic inscriptions from the 7th century However, Coba remained important and new temples were built and old ones kept in repair until at least the 14th century, possibly as late as the arrival of the Spanish. There are still remains of a walk path between Coba and Chichen Itza.
Chichen Itza was a major focal point in AD 600–1200 and was one of the largest Maya cities. The city may have had the most diverse population in the Maya world, a factor that could have contributed to the variety of architectural styles at the site.The ruins of Chichen Itza are federal property, and is maintained by National Institute of Anthropology and History. The land under the monuments had been privately owned until March 2010, when it was purchased by the state of Yucatan.
Farmers Market in Akumal
San Francisco Tulum – right hand side as you drive into Tulum
Super Chedraui – Tulum North side of beach road
Chedron – Playa del Carmen off of Highway 307
Walmart – Playa del Carmen – downtown
Sam’s – Playa del Carmen – off of Highway 307
OSCAR & LALO is located on HWY 307 about 2 miles before you get to the Villa Arghy turn off as you travel to Tulum. The food at Oscar and Lalo is outstanding and very reasonably priced.
Virginia of, Oscar and Lalo, goes out of her way to make sure Villa Arghy's guest get extra TLC, but you need to let Virginia know.
Happy Hour is from 4pm to 6pm every day, 2 for one Well drinks, beer and wine. Please note this excludes the House Specialty drinks.
On Tuesday and Thursdays foot massage in the Bar with a well drink. Includes 5 to 10 minute soaking with Mayan Mud, a 20 minutes foot massage and you will also receive a medium drink or a house wine or a house beer. The girls will be here from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Oscar and Lalo also has homemade chocolate cake, flan, apple pie and tres leches for dessert. All their guests love the desserts.
Mexican with a Texas flavor. Gary, the owner, does a Sunday Texas BBQ with all the fixings. It is very quaint and nothing fancy, but is known for their Best Margaritas in Mexico. The view and sea air is fantastic. Across from Casa Cenote, a short distance from Villa Arghy.
Primarily Italian with great brick oven pizzas, pastas and “fresh catch.” The owner and his wife are very nice and have great information on the area.
RIVIERA TOURS AND ADVENTURES
Riviera Tours specialize in small intimate groups, provide friendly bi-lingual knowledgeable guides, first-class transportation, top-notch sanitized equipment, an excellent (4) course meal at famous Oscar & Lalo Restaurant (depends on tour selected) and Snacks and Drinks throughout the day. They have a number of both active and relaxing tours.
Let them know that you heard of them from Villa Arghy and they will pick you up at the Villa or contact Rose to book for you.
It is hard to get better than your private charter on a 46-foot catamaran in the beautiful Caribbean Ocean. The Paso Double Crew will give you that will make you feel so extra special.
Their most popular charter is their 4 Hour Sail & Snorkel Charter that will take you to Inna, a private bay and anchor inside the bay. You can snorkeling among large resident turtles and colorful fish. If you sail in the afternoon, the beautiful Caribbean sunsets are unforgettable viewed from the ocean. For more information phone Rose at 417 592 2106.
CEDAM MUSEUM – Akumal - artifacts found in the area waters.
AKUMAL offers many conveniences – tennis courts open to the public, boutiques, general stores, bicycle rental, ice cream stand, excellent restaurants and bars, large marina, shops, and restaurants.
PLAYACAR - 18 hole golf course
9 HOLE GOLF COURSE - Puerto Aventuras - 10 minutes north of Akumal.
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Fish Pedicure at Paraiso
A must try! Put your feet in this Fish Tank and they come out with the smoothest pedicure you have ever had. What a unique way for that great once in a life time Fish Pedicure. This Fish Spa is located at Paraiso.
The origins of Villa Arghy begin across the Atlantic Ocean. The sister house to Villa Arghy-Tankah was built in 1937 by Anne Marie Pasgrimaud, a self-made and self-taught French entrepreneur in the coastal community of La Baule, France. The house was originally built as a retirement home in this mild weathered tourist and fishing community.
As in Mexico, it is tradition to name homes in France. Ms. Pasgrimaud named the house Villa Arghy after her two granddaughters, Arlette and Ghyslaine. The combination resulted in “Arghy” (Ahr-ghee).
The house remained in the family when Ms. Pasgrimaud passed away, inherited by her daughter Simone Rousseau who lived there for 42 years. Both Ms. Pasgrimaud and Ms. Rousseau were very strong and independent women—not willing to relinquish the house even when the town was occupied by Nazi Germany.
Many of our design elements were taken from the original Villa Arghy and incorporated into Villa Arghy—Tankah. These include the house name script, the fountain in the front of the house, stucco and red brick trim.
Our hope is that Villa Arghy’s distinct history is revived in our Caribbean getaway, and that each Villa continues to serve potential visitors as a retreat for those wanting to enjoy an escape of surf, sand and fabulous sunset and sunrises.