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Recent Yucatan, Mayan Riviera reviews

  • Well priced Casita

    "I rented the Casita for a month from Jan-Feb this year. The pictures and description are not on the website but accurate pictures and description was sent to me via email promptly. There are two apartments on the property that are larger that are also for rent. The property is set back off the main highway (307) just under 1km and into the town of Akumal its about 3kms. I was without a vehicle for the first three weeks of my stay and found the collectivo an easy and inexpensive way to commute to Akumal Beach or any where along the highway between Playa Del Carmen and Tulum during the daytime. Because the property is off the beaten path a bit it is nice to have a car especially at night to travel between the property and restaurants in town. If walking back to the property at night bring along a torch/flashlight. The Casita was cleaned thoroughly once a week by Wendy, and David maintains the grounds. David speaks some English and Wendy Spanish; if you don't speak spanish an spanish dictionary is helpful when communicating. The kitchen comes with a fridge, microwave, blender,toaster and electric stove top burners and a drinkable water dispenser; pretty much everything you need in a kitchen. Overall, a well priced accomodation for budgetminded travellers."
    Guest: Cynthia C. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 20, 2014
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  • budget traveling

    "This condo is the best for the people who don't like the big chain hotels and would like to get a taste of local environment while still seeking for high standard accommodation. It was the warm hospitality from Laurie (owner) and Laura (from Moskito) made this condo better than other places. Even before you decide, feel free to email them, you will have all your questions answered in no time with the best suggestions. Transportation: The taxies are quite convenient, but with two little kids and all the stuff we needed to carry around, we decided to rent a car directly from the airport which saved us some money. Driving is fairly easy to all destinations as long as you have a GPS. We saved all the destinations into the GPS including the condo location into GPS, and had no problem. Gas stations are easy to find along the main highway. There is designated parking space at the condo. Beach: The condo is located within walking distance from downtown Playa del Carmen. But if you plan to walk all the way across the town, you might need to take a taxi back home. There is a trail to the beach about 15 mins walking. Very nice beach with miles of white sand, and no crowd!!! Strollers are not easy to access the trail. You won't find milky blue water and coral reef here. there are better places for snorkeling, but you can definitely enjoy the warm wavy water and the white sand. Food: If you have limit budget like us, go buy groceries at Walmart or Mega. They are both located in downtown. At both locations, you can find US standard groceries. Buy tropical fruit instead of apples and peaches. You will be surprised with the quality and price. There are taxis available at the entrance. Condo: The rooms are like 3-4 star hotel. The cleaning lady comes 2 times during our 6 days trip. Plenty of towels to use and everything you need in the kitchen. The big binder on the coffee table has lots info for your trip including takeout food menu! You have to appreciate the thoughtfulness and hard work Laura made for her customers. Make sure to spend some time to enjoy the pool! We always had the pool to ourselves. Look up, there are stars awaits. Destination suggestions: - Akumal Beach: Go have a easy snorkel to see sea turtels!! even my 6-year-old made it. Tour guides are available but not necessary. Beautiful and calm water. - Tulum : most beautiful place to see from up and down. Learned mayan history. bring drinking water and swim in the milky blue water~"
    Guest: robynwu Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 1, 2014
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  • Location, location, location--Plus fantastic amenities!

    "We just returned from Isla and found everything to be absolutely perfect. The walk-through at the beginning with Stephanie was very informative, and Diana seemed to do a full cleaning each day. The pool access was a hit with our 3 boys, and we found the beach chairs to be perfect for enjoying our favorite beach. We did not use the roof amenities due to the August heat, but I can imagine that that is where we would spend our time during cooler weather--fantastic views and terrific layout. The only surprises were positive ones--more convenient than I imagined, well cared-for, and stunning views. Thanks so much for opening your home for a rental--we look forward to returning! We will definitely recommend this property without hesitation."
    Guest: One Happy Mama! Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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  • Much Better Than Average, But Not Perfect

    "First...general building and grounds information. The access to diving or even to the pool required taking the elevator to ground level, then following the hallway to a stairway leading down to the garage, then crossing the garage to a different stairway leading up to the pool and "beach" area. The beach is artificial. There is no direct access to the water from the beach. The whirlpool in the pool area did not work for the second straight year. I am unsure whether it ever works. The elevator did not work for most of one day, but was quickly repaired. The fan in the elevator was broken the entire time, making it feel very warm and stuffy. The building is very well located and in good condition. The grounds are well kept. The pathway to the snorkeling area is convenient and the adjacent snorkeling is better than average. The dock area is not as long as it should be which requires directional docking, sometimes impossible under even medium wind conditions. The concierge services offered are excellent. The unit itself: It was clean throughout and as spacious as advertised. The maid service is excellent, although one day that the maid was supposed to be there she did not show. The concierge had a different maid clean the unit and replace the towels. The promised bath robes did not exist. The televisions worked well. We needed to replace the iPod station remote batteries. Even after that, the range to the station was less than three feet. The furniture is considerable farther away than that. The sliding doors to the very nice balcony do not seal well and rattle loudly when the wind is from the west or north. The sliding doors in the second master ocean side do not even lock. The balcony furniture is very worn, light weight, and slides noisily in the wind. There is one large, easily seen wall clock in the unit that is battery operated. It did not work, even when we replaced the battery. The refrigerator-freezer requires that the doors be pushed in order to close properly and even with a good push sometimes do not seal which sounds an alarm after a while. The "solid" wood doors in the bedrooms that adjoin the great room are not solid wood. They contain large opaque glass panels that offer poor sound insulation and do not offer darkness in the bedrooms when anyone in the great room desires light. The beds were comfortable, there were plenty of pillows, and the linens as advertised. The great room furniture was comfortable."
    Guest: Mark S. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: January 25, 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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