This family friendly property is in Playa del Carmen.
We were there for a destination wedding with a variety of people with different tastes in traveling. The resort had enough variety in activities that everyone could have a great time. My wife and I were compelled to try the discover scuba course and it made the trip for us. The resort staff was very ...
Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church and Central Square. Quinta Alegria and Yucatek ...
Hotel was easy to find and the breakfast was a plus.
Located in Centro, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 5-minute walk of Riviera Art Gallery, Mamitas Beach Club, and Quinta Alegria. ...
Nice clean and modern hotel with a great staff just minutes from 5th avenue
Set along the Caribbean, this Riviera Maya resort offers relaxation on the private beach and quick access to the shops, restaurants, and nightlife of Playa del ...
The Royal Playa del Carmen is for adults only, unlimited food, unlimited drinks in every corner, even in your room. Everyday show and activity by the main pool side in the day time, and a show at night in the lobby. There is a jacuzzi for 2 in each room.
Set along a Caribbean powdery sand beach, Royal Hideaway Playacar is located 5 minutes from the famous Fifth Avenue and the heart of Playa del Carmen. This superb ...
Overall the experience was fine. Check in and check out was fast. The service at Check in was little to none. Very little information was given to me. For example, I was not told that there would be a charge for local calls. I was not briefed about the activities on the resort. I found things out ...
Located just south of Playa del Carmen's shopping, dining, and entertainment areas, this activity-filled resort welcomes singles, couples, and families to a ...
Lots of things to do. Nice staff. Much more peaceful compared to Cancun. The hotel is in a gated community that is peaceful, safe, and very walkable to downtown Playa where there are lots of things to do and a ferry to Cozumel.
This hacienda-style, all-inclusive resort is in the center of Playa del Carmen's incredible shopping, restaurants, and nightlife, on a protected white-sand beach ...
We just loved hector the protector! Hotel staff was friendly and professional.you have to go when they have a suds pool party! Such fun. Definitely would stay there again.
Located in Playa del Carmen, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district, 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from El Camaleon Golf Club, and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Gran ...
The hotel is beautiful. They upgraded us to the platinum rooms which have additional benefits. We truly enjoyed our stay and the staff were really friendly. The only thing to keep in mind is that the hotel is pretty big. Therefore, you can expect to walk a lot from one the lobby to the beach. They ...
The beachfront Barceló Maya Palace - All Inclusive is a 20-minute drive from Mayan ruins and thick jungle at Xcaret, an eco-archaeological park. Guests can drive ...
We stayed at the Barcelo Maya Palace and LOVED it. Everything exceeded our expectations. The entire Barcelo compound was immaculate, the food was amazing. I'd definitely recommend this resort to anyone thinking about going to Playa Del Carmen. We will definitely be back.
Nestled on the beach, this Playa del Carmen resort is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Gran Coral Golf and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from El Camaleon Golf Club. 28 de Julio Square ...
This is a really great resort! Wonderful attentive kind staff.. great gourmet restaurants! Live entertainment.. beautiful beach and pools!!
The Riviera Maya is an area of natural beauty along the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Originally it was a hub for religious activity and trade, with remnants of its past still present in the ruins of Tulum and Playa del Carmen. To step back in time, tour an archaeological dig and uncover a piece of ancient Mayan civilization. Cozumel, a major hub, began as a ferry stop, but its sandy borders, quaint villages and attractive reefs turned the area into a popular vacation destination. Divers from all over the world come to Riviera Maya to explore the Great Mayan Reef, the world's second-largest reef system. Uncover a secret cave among the hidden underground river system or simply relax on one of the gorgeous beaches.
The beaches along the Riviera Maya are filled with pristine white sand and turquoise water. Puerto Morelos is the main beach in the middle of town. With its serene atmosphere, it is the ideal place to gather your thoughts. Akumal, “Land of Turtles,” is another beach spot filled with interesting and unique wildlife. The peaceful and crystal-clear water makes it a snorkeler's paradise.
It is simple to grab your scuba mask and uncover the hidden world, or you can simply watch others dive into the underground rivers and explore the coves from the comfort of a boat.
There are various archaeological sites throughout the Riviera Maya. The Tulum is one of the most popular archaeological attractions in the area. Numerous tours are available to explore this ancient city where monuments and temples abound. To get a good sense of Mexican culture, participate in a traditional Mayan sweat lodge ceremony. This type of event is often held in many of the local resorts.
Riviera Maya holds a wide range of shopping options, from unique boutiques to roadside markets. Playa del Carmen is at the center of retail therapy in the area. It is home to Fifth Avenue, a pedestrian street that is packed with high-end shops, souvenir stores and stalls filled with handcrafted items. Do not be afraid to try for a bargain; most shop owners in the area enjoy haggling and discussing their wares with customers.
At Playa del Carmen, you will be able to find great deals on chocolate, tequila and jewelry. Sterling silver is quite popular in the region, but make sure to purchase pieces from a legitimate store. A bit further north, you will hit the town of Puerto Morelos. Here, local handcrafted items are reasonably priced. You will find beautiful paintings, carvings and blankets.
The Riviera Maya has undergone a culinary renaissance. Guests enjoy new restaurants and emerging chefs. Gourmet dining options are becoming readily available at Playa del Carmen and the Hotel Zone.
Travelers flying to the area tend to arrive at Cancun international airport (CUN). It’s one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean with transport links to Playa del Carmen, 32 miles to the south. Cozumel Airport (CZM) also offers international connections to the region.
Many travelers tend to take advantage of all-inclusive resorts that offer free meals and other great amenities. However, there are smaller Riviera Maya hotels as well. These places offer Caribbean charm, traditional hospitality and Mexican style.
The Riviera Maya is very ethnically diverse, and the area hosts numerous festivals. The “Day of the Dead” is celebrated by the locals who gather in cemeteries to keep the souls of the deceased company. Xcaret hosts a large celebration filled with fine food, art exhibits, live music and energetic dancing to commemorate this day. Other events include the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival and the International Movie and Food Festival.
July and August are the busy months, and prices reflect that fact. The rainy season occurs May to December. Most ruins remain covered during this time. For the best weather, consider visiting the Riviera Maya December through April.
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