Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Visit Mexico - Mayan Riviera

My Impression: If you are looking for vacation full of pampering, relaxing , fun and yet full of activities, any of the Mexico's "All Inclusive" resorts are the place for you. Read further for more tips and ideas for trip to Mayan Riviera, Mexico.

Pleasant Surprise: I have never seen such customer service anywhere else I have travelled. The resort staff was so much accommodating and willing to bend backwards and forwards to take care of our needs. And we were not supposed to tip them!! And within the city as well while we were driving on our own, we met some nicest people.

Just before hurricane season (hurricane season starts around november) is the best time to visit Mayan Riviera. During this time you will find best deals.

If you love water activities or you just want to sit and relax by the pool or the beach. These resorts provide activities like "Learn to cook Mexican", "Learn to dance salsa","Lean Scuba Diving","Learn to make drinks".

Basic water equipments are available free of cost of the resort itself. Resort where we spent couple of summer days had kayak,catamaran and snorkelling trips included. Even scuba diving lesson for one hour for included. Some other resorts had golf lessons free as well.

24 hour restaurants were blessings for parents with teenagers who were just onto food all the time.

Most importantly their staff is amazing. They just love to pamper you. One of the family member was vegetarian and the staff was so eager to make sure his needs were well taken care of.

These resorts have all sorts of different styles. Cottages to village styles. Or more modern styles. Pick whichever you like and enjoy.

Here are few more ideas about days trips from Cancun.
Tulum Beach and Mayan Ruins:
Playa Del Carmen:
Locals call this city Playa. This beach-side city is located on the coast of the Caribbean Sea. It is about an hour's drive from Cancun airport.
5th Avenue in this city is about 500 meters away from water. In between water and 5th avenue you will find many Hotels, Resorts, Bed & Breakfast Inns, Rentals etc. Along 5th avenue you will find lots of stores selling latest trends as well as unique local items.
Cozumel: Cozumel is about 45 minutes from Playa Del Carmen by Ferry ( . There are couple of places from where ferry departs. You can even take your car in the ferry.
Chinchen Itza:
One of the most important Mayan Cultural Center. It is pyramid or castle. And contains numerous tombs as well. There are day trips available from Cancun.