Secluded from the crowds but only 25 minutes from the action of both Cancún and Playa del Carmen, this adults only all-inclusive resort lies along 300 meters ...
This is my 4th stay at the Excellence. The resort is wonderful as well as staff many who remember us from past years. Highly recommend Excellence Resorts
Ocean fun takes place against a tropical forest backdrop at this all-inclusive resort on Mexico's Caribbean coast. The resort lies within 3 miles (5 kilometers) ...
The staff was great. Especially the pool service waiter at the Royal Club. He consistently brought water or drinks all day. The food was really good with many choices. Just a great experience.
This family friendly property is in Playa del Carmen.
It was like staying in the middle of a jungle. The property was amazing from the wildlife and cenotes to the pools and restaurants. The room was a little dated and it would have been nice to have a place to sit besides the bed, when you were in the room. Lots of activities, however they did not advertise ...
Set on a white-sand beach 300 meters (328 yards) from the marina in the gated community of Puerto Aventuras, this hotel is 19 km (12 miles) south of Playa del ...
Staff was great, everyone was very friendly and helpful. Food was delicious. Many options to choose from and they will work with you to tweak the menu. Nice rooms! A lot of amenities. Nice facility all together, not too big or small! Views were great.
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 ...
Great resort, awesome food, great location to 5th avenue. Well worth it!!
Located in Puerto Morelos, this beachfront resort is in the city center, 10.6 mi (17 km) from Wet n' Wild Cancun, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Cancun Country ...
We really enjoyed our stay at Royalton Riviera. This resort is very clean, well maintained, modern and slick. Our room was beautiful. All staff including the butlers is very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend getting a Diamond Club room.
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. ...
Every single employee was pleasant, knowledgeable and whatever you asked for they would get it fast
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 ...
Bedding was comfortable. The hotel has good quality mattresses. Sleep quality was ok; sometimes drunken crowd has bothered us.
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 ...
Only complaint was my room was full of those fruit flies. I know it's a tropical place and expected it but it was an insane amount like 50 of them! I have pictures to prove it. Just in the sink alone was gross. They were flying everywhere all through out the night.
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 ...
This was my second stay at Grand Porto Royal. Location is perfect. Food is goodn Definately will stay there again.
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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