Riviera Maya Archive

Get Extra Services by Booking Locally With a Specialist

The big online travel agents like Expedia or Booking.com are fine if all you need is a hotel room, but what if you need more than just a place to sleep for the night? Making arrangements through a travel specialist company that covers a given region can end up getting you a lot more services, [&hellip

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A Sure Bet on Romance at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

Sure, cozying up by a fireplace can be romantic, but then you have to bundle up to go outside. How about escaping to a romantic beach in the Riviera Maya of Mexico instead and cozying up with less clothing on at Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa? Getting in the mood for romance is easy when [&hellip

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This One Move Will Make Your Cancun Airport Arrival Less Stressful

In most Mexican airports your arrival will be routine and uneventful. When you go through the gauntlet at the Cancun Airport, however, you face a barrage of touts, hucksters, middlemen, and wishful fixers all doing their best to prey on your confusion. Usually when you exit the baggage claim area there will be people with [&hellip

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Spreading Out in a Vacation Rental in Playa del Carmen

Many beach spots in Mexico have a good variety of vacation rental properties to choose from for short-term stays. Thanks to its rapid growth in the past decade and a half, Playa del Carmen is one of the top choices, with a terrific selection of condos, townhouses, and large homes to choose from. Since much [&hellip

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Scoping Out the Mayakoba Complex in Caribbean Mexico

At one spot in the Riviera Maya of Mexico, near Playa del Carmen, there’s a luxury hotel and golf complex that has three top resorts, a PGA championship golf course, and a gorgeous beach. This would be Mayakoba, where there is also a common “El Pueblito” area that has a wedding chapel. a cooking school, [&hellip

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Thompson Hotels’ Twofer in Playa del Carmen

We raved before about Thompson Hotels’ first foray into Mexico, the young and stylish The Cape in Los Cabos, but their latest in Playa del Carmen didn’t have a large empty oceanfront lot to work with. Playa del Carmen is now one of the country’s priciest real estate markets and there’s not all that much [&hellip

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