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Recent Yucatan, Mayan Riviera reviews

  • Better than expected!

    "This condo was great. Second floor, ocean view, pool view. There are 2 pools both about the same distance from the condo. Nice newer kitchen. Bed was good. Bathroom was nice and big. Caught the dive boat on the pier every morning. Probably should rent a car if you are planning on going into town much. The condo owner was extremely helpful as well."
    Guest: Corey P. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 2014
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  • Best way to spend a 60th birthday!

    "The weather was perfect: 68-73 and sunny every day but one. The constant sound of the waves throughout the house was background music, day and night. Seeing the ocean from bed is amazing, and the bed itself is very comfortable. The house is designed well in terms of space--plenty of room to place belongings and move around; several table/counter choices for eating so that one can be used for a laptop. As others have noted, the outdoor shower is convenient when feet are sandy, and fun. The big courtyard adds another large room to the house. Rather than taking a cab to the property on our first day, we walked 1.5 blocks to the left of the ferry dock (north) to Prisma and rented a golf cart for 24 hours. We found the house with no problem, since I had maps. I do recommend the maps that you can purchase online from Can-Do Maps and Guides. These saved us from getting lost many times and pointed out different attraction locations. We did food shopping at Chedraui, which was the best option for us since we eat lots of produce. We soaked produce in Microdyn and had no trouble even eating it raw. After the first day, we rented a moto (scooter) from Angel's in Centro. Although not in tip-top shape, it served us well the rest of the week. Be sure to check out the scooter before pulling away, as ours was missing a headlamp, and one was missing a rear-view mirror. We went snorkeling twice at Garrafon de Castillo (very nice at a fraction of the price of the big Garrafon resort next door). Another day we walked the 25 minutes on a dirt road over to Playa Lancheros, a lovely beach. Be forewarned--it's almost free, but you do have to purchase something in the bar/restaurant--even just one drink or one taco--to use the sand. The turtle farm, Tortugranja, is interesting, but can be seen very quickly. We walked down to the south end of the island and debated whether to pay to enter the sculpture park where the temple ruins are. It looked pretty boring. We're very glad we did, because it's not boring at all. The path winds down the cliff on each side to the water and offers striking views from both east and west sides of the island. On the west side, the path continues all the way to the big Garrafon resort. In summary, a great spot for relaxing, reading, and exploring in beautiful surroundings. Probably stay in Centro if you mainly want to drink and party."
    Guest: Nancy and Norm Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 22, 2014
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  • Very hard to beat

    "I will get the 'negatives' out of the way first. The porch is quite small but good enough for coffee or a quiet drink for 2. However, with two pool areas, including a fantastic infinity pool with great views, a porch with sun-beds is not necessary. The infinity pool and roof area is truly amazing and very relaxing. We only had a 'crowd' one day when a family with teenagers and friends were there. Otherwise it was almost private. The other slight negative is that we were not told that the restaurant attached to the property had delivery service to the roof top pool. I think that adding a sign (plus maybe a direct phone connection) would enhance the experience. We brought our own drinks and snacks so it was no big deal but we probably would have ordered lunch a few times. The condo itself is very large and well appointed. Bedroom has a 'walk-in' closet area with ironing board and iron. Bathroom is very spacious and living area and kitchen are excellent. For two people, they provided four bath towels and four beach towels and, for an extra fee, these can be changed (along with a full cleaning service) at midweek. The giant water container lasted the full 2 weeks we were there. Satellite TV has lots of channels and they provided a list of which were available in English. Strangely, no news channel in English but with fast wi-fi service we had enough news available on-line. ESPN was available so I got to see the Open Golf! They also provided beach chairs and an umbrella, plus a boogie board (which remained in the closet!). The beach is really only steps away and is the best beach area in Playa. Not eroded at all, unlike the southern beach which is getting quite narrow. The beach clubs were a tad pricey, so we just used the chairs and went to a couple of the clubs just for lunch. The area is perfect. This was our 7th trip to PDC and we have always stayed at around Calle 10-12. Pueblito is on Calle 38. There are no less than 9 restaurants and cafes with a 2 minute walk between the condo and 5th Avenue. We tried 5 of them (having eaten at some of the others on previous trips) and all were excellent and great value. This side of 5th, north of Av. Constitutientes (sp?) is relatively quiet compared to the south end but is well provided with bars, restaurants and shops. This will be our go to place for the next few trips and, if we have extra guests, we may try one of the condos with a roof top private lounge area and plunge pool. Super place."
    Guest: Tony Waugh Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 23, 2014
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  • Road Trip Worthy

    "If you are up for a little adventure, this is the place for you. we love that this is luxury jungle living. I mean who gets great food, wifi, and pillow top mattress in such a remote place. The road was a bit rough but we were prepared and pretty much new what to expect. So take your time and enjoy the views along with way. Bring bug spray, a flash and definitely need a good book. Plenty of hammocks to pick from. lots of beaches to walk and if you want they will take you to the ruins near the property. The staff are very trustworthy and helpful. All the cabanas have the owners unique personality built into them with drift wood and natural accents. The Tree Top Cabana is a must for a quiet romantic stay… one of my favs...Cant wait to get back."
    Guest: FarmBoy & Wife Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 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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