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Recent Yucatan, Mayan Riviera reviews

  • Paradise Found!

    "We stayed 4 nights and our group included two teens and a two – year old. The house is beautiful, well maintained, and safe. The house is equipped with everything you may need, even if you want to cook your own meals. The beach is perfect, white sand, blue water and no rocks. This area is very quite, in four days we probably saw less than 20 people walking on the beach past our house. The process to rent the house was seamless; the owners are very responsive and flexible. The payment process was safe and secure. The property manager on-site was very professional and attentive; she visited us regularly to make sure everything was Ok. The town of Tulum is about 10 minutes away and it has all you may need, large supermarket, a hospital, banks, restaurants, arts and crafts and much more. The town is very safe and there was always lots of police presence. I give this property 5 Stars and highly recommend it. My family will definitely be back!"
    Guest: El Cubano Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 22, 2014
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  • Amazing condo, beach, and memories!

    "THANK YOU BRENT AND DAY for sharing your beautiful condo! We were thrilled with unit #701 and the breathtaking views from the large terrace. Each day we were in awe of how spectacular the beach/ocean looked--so crystal clear blue! Every window has an amazing view, whether out to Playa Norte (voted one of the Top 10 Beaches in the world) or south toward town and the rest of the island. Isla Mujeres is only 1/2 mile wide and 5-miles long, and the condo sits right at the end of Hidalgo Ave. the main street on the north side of the island. It is a short walk from the ferry (we booked the Transportation package through Ixchel and were pleased with their service, no hassles, even bottled water waiting for us at the airport). The condo came equipped with all the necessities-- AC, a full kitchen (the stove isn't available for use, but you don't need it...the food choices are plentiful all within walking distance or a golf-cart ride away!), ice maker/refrigerated purified water plus a separate garrafon water stand at room temp, two bathrooms--one with a huge walk-in shower complete with bench, a king-sized bed that is oh-so-comfy, beach/water toys to use including floaties and snorkel gear, and the lanai- which really is more of a extended room including a patio table, BBQ, two Adirondack Chairs, an L-shaped couch, and two reclining loungers that we used daily! The breeze was perfect to cool us off while taking in the magnificent sunrises and sunsets, and to enjoy the bottle of wine provided- gracias! The staff at the Ixchel are friendly and helpful, especially Mauricio who speaks English fluently, and Christina at the front desk. Wifi is an issue/very spotty, but hey, you're on vacation in a stunning setting so nothing was THAT important for us. We would highly recommend going to Ruben's for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner! Super yummy, big portions, and very reasonably priced. What a dear, sweet gentleman! Also, don't miss Mango Cafe...you'll need to rent a Golf Cart to get there, as it's mid-island, but WELL-WORTH the trip, as is the beautiful Guadalupe Church across the street. We went around the rest of the island-enjoyed the east side with the walkway, rocky coastline and Caribbean views, the Mayan Ruins on the south side, and the Turtle Farm on the west, with views of Cancun. (FYI: the west side, called Sac Bajo stinks of raw sewage..ick..which pollutes the lagoon..so sad!) Overall, Unit #701 is BEAUTIFUL, on the BEST beach, with STUNNING views! A+++"
    Guest: Karen Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 12, 2014
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  • Magical - Can't wait to return!

    "The vacation was way over my expectations. The villa was beautiful, clean and well-maintained and the staff was always available. The location to the town of Akumal and the surrounding locations was very convenient. The highlight of our trip was swimming with whale sharks. We also went snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and visited Tulum and Xelha. I loved getting up in the morning and swimming laps in the pool. I highly recommend a stay at Zen del Mar."
    Guest: Abbe B. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 2014
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  • Perfect Little Getaway!

    "Myself and my two teenage children had a perfect vacation! The house is adorable and I loved the decor. My best advice is to read everything that has been provided for you, the guest book and the folder with suggestions. Believe them they are right about the locals and who to deal with. The business men that were suggested were so amazing and helpful. I definitely think a car is imperative. While the local town is cute, there is no bank and the family stores are very small. We cooked most of our food at home and prepared great lunches for our daily outings. There is an amazing cenote behind Chan Chemuyil. 50 pesos per person. The water is amazing!! We loved going to Akumel beach. Plenty to eat and see, especially underwater. Be sure to wear bug repellent at dusk. If you want a pretty walk with morning coffee just head across the street to a cute cenote in your front yard. The property has everything you need to enjoy your trip. I hope you enjoy yours as much as we enjoyed ours. Oh the code for internet took a few tries(confusion with 0/o, 1/l, etc.) but once you get it right, it works great!!"
    Guest: Ginger A. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 13, 2014
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Yucatan, Mayan Riviera Travel Tips

Mayan Resorts Along the Yucatan Peninsula

On your next trip to the Yucatan Peninsula, consider traveling to Mayan resorts. The Mayan Riviera in Mexico is one of the more fascinating destination spots in the world. You have tropical beaches, ancient ruins, and a myriad of marine and wildlife, all steps away from Yucatan vacation rentals. The Mayan Riviera is more than one city; in fact, it is about 11 cities. Popular destinations for Yucatan villas include but are not limited to Playa del Carmen, Playacar, Akumal, Tulum, Puerto Aventuras, Puerto Morelos, and Xpu-Ha.

Forested Scenery near Yucatan Vacation Rentals

As you drive along route 307 to reach Yucatan vacation rentals, you will discover the land is flat and the scenery is akin to a flat forested region much like Canada or Europe. Interspersed along the highway are boulder-laden cliffs that will lead you down to clean, white sandy beaches. Once you arrive at Yucatan villas, you are able to sit on a private beach all day watching the waves roll in or playing in the surf. Playa del Carmen is the most popular Mayan Riviera destination where plenty of Mayan resorts await.

Yucatan Villas by Fifth Avenue

If you elect to stay in Playa del Carmen rather than other Mayan Riviera destinations, you can walk down Fifth Avenue on the local strip and pet wild lions, play with boa constrictors, or watch Maruichi bands. Many of the Yucatan villas are situated on the strip to provide you the most active nightlife and access to the beautiful beach. Cruises dock close to the strip, filling up the town with new faces each Tuesday and Thursday. Because so many cruise ships dock there, you'll find many jewelry stores, arts and crafts stores, and other retail shops that offer wonderful deals.

Mayan Resorts Provide Whale Shark Sightings

Water sports are the most attractive attractions in the Mayan Riviera. From Mayan resorts, you can head out to sea on a deep sea fishing tour or scuba dive boat. If you truly want a diving experience you will never forget, make sure the dive boat is heading to the known locations where the whale sharks hang out. Whale sharks can be very elusive creatures but dive boats in the Mayan Riviera have managed to find areas where they tend to hang out. At the end of your day with water sports, it may be time to head back to your Yucatan vacation rentals for a home-cooked Mexican meal.

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