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Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive
Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive
5.0 out of 5.0 Carr. Chetumal - Puerto Juarez Km. 282, Playa del Carmen, QROO
Free Cancellation
$503
4.9/5 (79 reviews)

I enjoy everything!!!! The hotel, Food drinks tours, and the whole experience. Excellent customer service as well!!!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019
Nestled on the beach, this Playa del Carmen hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Xplor Theme Park and Xcaret Eco Theme Park. Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal and ...
Grand Velas Riviera Maya - All Inclusive
Grand Velas Riviera Maya - All Inclusive
5.0 out of 5.0 Carretera Cancún-Tulum KM 62, Municipio Solidaridad, Playa del Carmen, QROO
Free Cancellation
$828
4.8/5 (68 reviews)

Integrated to the nature, clean, nice restaurants and good food

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2019
Located in Playa del Carmen, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 3 mi (5 km) of El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course and Grand Coral Golf Riviera ...
Excellence Riviera Cancun - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Excellence Riviera Cancun - Adults Only - All Inclusive
5.0 out of 5.0 Carr. Federal 307 Chet-Pto. Juarez, Km 324 - 342, Mza. 7, Lt. 1, SM 11, Puerto Morelos, QROO
$760
4.7/5 (581 reviews)

Everyone was extremely friendly... I didn’t like that there was a dress code for men to eat st the “nice” restaurants... would have been nice to know that pants were required. Maybe I missed it in the description of the property... I understand no tank tops at dinner but a nice pair of golf shorts ...

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019
Located in Puerto Morelos, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Crococun Zoo, Ojo de Agua Beach, and Puerto Morelos Reef. ...
Fairmont Mayakoba
Fairmont Mayakoba
5.0 out of 5.0 Ctra Federal Cancun - Playa Del Carmen K, Playa del Carmen, QROO
$269
4.6/5 (66 reviews)

Loved the location and amenities at this property. Some of the best customer service my family and I have ever experienced at a resort. The staff was overwhelmingly accommodating. We loved the food and the drinks as well. We cant wait to come back! Special recognition to these individuals Sergio ...

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019
Nestled on the beach, this Playa del Carmen resort is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Grand Coral Golf Riviera Maya. ...
Barceló Maya Palace - All Inclusive
Barceló Maya Palace - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5.0 Cta Chetumal Puerto Juarez KM 266.3, Xpu-Ha, QROO
$427
4.3/5 (164 reviews)

It was very clean and we'll decorated. Some of the bar tenders weren't very nice. It was a bummer to pay for internet everyday.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2019
Nestled on the beach, this Xpu-Ha property is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ecopark Kantun Chi, Xpu-ha Beach, and Dolphin Discovery. Puerto Aventuras Marina and Cenote ...
Azulik
Azulik
4.0 out of 5.0 Carretera Tulum-Ruinas Km. 5, Zona Hotelera Tulum, Tulum, QROO
$349
4.2/5 (13 reviews)

The room water was very dirty and smelly and disgusting

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2018
Nestled on the beach, this Tulum hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tulum National Park and Tulum Mayan Ruins. Gran Cenote and Coba Archaeological Site are also ...
Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5.0 Carr Federal 307 Tulum-Cancun Km 332.15, SM31 MZ03, Puerto Morelos, QROO
Free Cancellation
$357
4.0/5 (115 reviews)

You always saw employees cleaning and doing routine maintenance

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019
Located in Puerto Morelos, this beachfront property is in the city center and within 16 mi (25 km) of Cancun Country Club, Ventura Park Cancun, and Puerto Morelos ...
Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive
Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive
4.0 out of 5.0 Carretera Federal 307, KM 282, Chetumal a Puerto Juarez, Xcaret, Playa del Carmen, QROO
$228
4.0/5 (388 reviews)

Excelente muy buen servicio, comida muy buena, cariñosa persona,

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019
Situated near the boardwalk, this all-inclusive property is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Xplor Theme Park and 1.3 mi (2 km) from Xcaret Eco Theme Park. Playa del Carmen ...
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5.0 Carretera Chetumal Pto Juarez km 236.7, No. 1 Tankah Riviera Maya, Tulum, QROO
$319
3.9/5 (62 reviews)

I loved the preferred guest area at the beach, the swim up bar access was my favorite. Gohan sushi was a hidden gem! The rooms could use some updating and create a more inclusive deal instead of up-selling for wine and other items. Understand that it’s a vacation and most people do not want to be ...

Reviewed on May 26, 2019
Located in Tulum, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course, 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from LabnaHa Ecopark Adventures, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Xel-Há Park and ...

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Relax in the serenity of Riviera Maya, Mexico

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.

Things to do
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.

Historical attractions

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.

Shopping

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.

Dining

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.

Getting there

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.

Where to stay

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.

Special events

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.

Best time to visit

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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