My wife Linda and I have called Akumal, Mexico home for over five years now. During the nighttime hours of October, 28, 2020, Hurricane Zeta hit this area directly as a category one hurricane. We were fortunate that we did not sustain any damage, but not everyone was so lucky.
Our favorite beach bar/restaurant, Lol-Ha, sustained significant damage. A large section of the palapa that covers the north side of the restaurant completely collapsed.
To us, this place is more than just a place where we like to grab a bite or drink a Margarita — this place is like our Cheers and the staff there are more like family.
Our friends, Tim and Jane, feel the same way about this place and that’s why Tim and I headed to Lol-Ha early to do our part to help them get cleaned up and ready to reopen.
Here are a few pics I snapped during the day:
Lol-Ha Reopening on October 29, 2020!
The staff at Lol-Ha worked all day long to make it happen and they did it! The section of the restaurant that was not damaged will reopen tomorrow, October, 29, 2020, in time for breakfast .
Here are the hours:
Breakfast 8:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Regular menu 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Happy hour 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Lol-Ha, it’s located right on Akumal Bay. You can learn more about it, HERE.
Let’s Wrap This Up
To be honest with you, I haven’t done this much physical labor in many years and I’m sore all over — but it was 100% worth it. Being part of a community means pitching in when someone is in need.
The staff at Lol-Ha did an amazing job and truly came together as a team. Not only did they work all day, but they will be ready to greet clients tomorrow with their usual smiles (through their masks, of course).
If you’re in the area of Akumal, I encourage you to come out and support this business. They’ve had a tough year already and Hurricane Zeta certainly didn’t help matters.
Well, that’s it for today! Hasta Luego.