Almost two years after staying in Viva Wyndham’s resort in Dominican Republic, in January 2016 we chose Viva Wyndham Maya for our vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico. We had so many great memories of our stay at La Romana hotel and hoped to have a good time in the brand’s property in Yucatan. Viva Wyndham Read More
Turquoise blue Caribbean Sea, ancient Maya and Aztecs heritage, tropical jungles, charming villages – Mexico is all about!
This country features 6200 miles (10,000km) of coast with endless possibilities for both nature loving tourists who prefer romantic and intimate places and holiday-makers that opt for all-inclusive hotels. Mexico has something for everyone!
In the south part is the Peninsula of Yucatan where you can snorkel the Caribbean coral reef; explore the unique archaeological monuments such as Chitchen Itza, Coba and Tulum, and visit the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.
Cancun is the most prominent resort in the area featuring miles of white, sandy beaches. The Cancun Hotel Zone is a favorite place for party people who want to have fun 24 hours a day. The only downside of the natural landscape of Cancun is the lack of vegetation.
Riviera Maya extends along the Caribbean coast of the peninsula and includes great resorts such as Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum. The hotels are surrounded by lush tropical forests that are rich in animal life. Riviera Maya’s white beaches are lapped by the turquoise blue waters and the sea is excellent for snorkeling. Riviera Maya is the most convenient resort to explore the Maya ruins.
Playa del Carmen attracts most of the tourists especially after the problems with coastal erosion have been almost resolved. Today the area is a top destination for scuba diving and snorkeling. Playa del Carmen is in the heart of a region full of attractions – Xcaret Eco Park, Xel-Ha, and a dozen of natural swimming holes called cenotes.
Cozumel is an island located opposite Playa del Carmen resort. This is a starting point for daily tours with a submarine. It is a hot spot for shopping, dining and nightlife.
The Mexico’s Pacific coast boasts luxury resorts such as Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Acapulco. Many holyday-makers who visited both the east and west coasts claim that Riviera Maya is best for winter vacations while the Pacific side is more convenient in summer and fall. There are not severe tropical storms in the area of Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco and Zihua. Yet, the Caribbean shore features more beautiful blue color of the sea and less waves.
When to Go in Mexico
Mexico is bordering the United States, Belize, Guatemala, the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It is a great country offering endless possibilities for travelers all year round.
Location Riviera Maya, Mexico is a coastal region on the Peninsula of Yucatan, stretching from Cancun to the Sian Ka’an marine park. Its shores are washed by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. The shoreline boasts the most luxurious resorts in Yucatan, Mexico. Riviera Maya spans on 230 mile (350km) and follows the coral Read More
The exclusive Playacar complex, next to Playa del Carmen resort features a dozen of luxury all-inclusive hotels. Sandos Playacar Beach Resort is by far the best of them in terms of overall experience. The sophisticated housing complex is the closest to the wild part of the Playa del Carmen beach. The breathtaking natural setting reveals Read More
The Mayan Ruins of Ek Balam are remains of a sacred Mayan city, which nowadays is a major tourist attraction. The archaeological site is located in the middle of an immense tropical jungle in Yucatan, Mexico. The complex is 18 mi (30 km) north of the city of Valladolid. The Mayan village of Ek Balam Read More
Playa Del Carmen (PDC) is on Mexico’s east coast. This popular resort is along the Caribbean shoreline. The vacation spot offers wonderful vacation for families with children and for young couples wishing to blend with the festive crowds. PDC and Cancun are considered to be the most visited places in Yucatan. There is a wide variety of fun things to do in Playa Del Carmen, including experiencing the Maya Encounter journey, snorkeling at the second large coral reef in the world, visiting nature parks, exploring large gardens for butterflies at Xcaret, etc. Read More
The vacation to Yucatan is not complete if you don’t try the expedition to one of the most beautiful protected areas – Sian Ka an Biosphere Reserve. This exotic location offers unique experience to get close with sea turtles and exotic birds in their natural habitat. On your way to the marine park, you will pass through remote jungle areas. The jeep tour can make you feel like Indiana Jones! Read More
Xcaret is a major tourist attraction in the Playa del Carmen area. It has something interesting for everyone – relaxing sunbathing for the parents, water attractions for children and adventurers for any ages. In the adventure park you can explore the Mexican culture and see what a Maya village looked like. A special part was built to resemble a Colonial church, a chapel, haciendas, and a Mexican cemetery. Read More
The Chichen Itza is a symbol of the mighty Maya – probably the most mystic of all the lost civilizations. The architectural complex features an impressive organization and symbolic artwork. Chichen Itza is an ancient sacred city including a pyramid, temples, observatory, ball court and a steam bath. The place is one of the most popular archaeological sites in Yucatan with more than 1.5 million visitors annually. Read More
Probably the most exclusive lodging of the RIU complex in Playa Del Carmen, Club Hotel RIU Tequila offers everything a tourist may want. Compared to RIU Yucatan and RIU Palace Mexico, it is farther from the beach but a comfortable shuttle takes you to the shoreline for a few minutes. All the buildings are surrounded by a lush tropical forest where you can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere far from the crowds. Read More