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Recent Yucatan, Mayan Riviera reviews

  • Penthouse

    "The penthouse was as described. Before our arrival we were provided with excellent information regarding the penthouse and things to do in Merida and surrouding areas. We used public transportation rather tan rent a car. Taxi fares were reasonable and public buses went by frequently. Overall, it was comfortable and at a reasonable price."
    Guest: Reymundo M. Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: December 10, 2013
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  • Fantastic Family vacation!

    "Beautiful home true to its photos and descriptions and perfect for our family of 3 adults and a teenager. Have visited Isla many times but never during the summer months and boy was it hot! The home had some ant and large bug issues in the dining room and on the patio and I am thinking it might have been due to the heat? The pool was very nice but had to fish out scorpion's every morning with a broken pool screen. Only saw the gentleman that cleaned the pool in the morning of our last day there. I am an avid gardener and it was a shame that the grounds and garden were not maintained better. The balcony, pool deck and roof top deck needed sweeping upon arrival. The inside of the home was clean and beds very comfortable! Loved the location and enjoyed the ride into town on the golf cart we rented for the week. Ran out of drinking water 2 days before we left. Considering the time of year more than (1) extra bottle of water would have been nice. Overall our stay was fantastic and even though I had to clean the outside and remove some unwanted guests (bugs) we would definitely rent again. Thank you Bill!"
    Guest: True Islahaulic Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 29, 2014
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  • just what we were looking for

    "Great time in small town Chelem. Seriously, people getting around on horseback! The house itself looks exactly as it does in the pictures. There were 6 of us(2 couples and 2 singles), and everybody had plenty of room and comfort in their own rooms. Enough glasses, dishes, pots and pans etc. for any need you would have. Kitchen appliances were all in good working order. House was clean and maybe it was the time of the year, but we didn't see many of the bugs we were warned about. However, bring some bug spray cause at dusk the mosquitos come out with a vengeance! Water in the 2 big jugs provided lasted for the week. The owners were good communicators, and the caretaker Joan was easily summoned if needed. Only had two problems while there… AC in the master conked out for the last day we were there(luckily the temp had dropped that night!) and we did go a day w/o showers due to a faulty water pump. However, even after some confusion with keys, the water was fixed and running by the time we got back from day long activities. Good hot water in the showers, best water pressure in the downstairs one (of course). Very secure property if you follow all the instructions to make it that way. Tacomaya right near the house was really good. The other expat places were good for a drink at night, but we opted for the more authentic places in town for eating. Take the combis to Progreso for only 8 pesos one way. They drop you off at a grocery store there, and there are way more places to eat in Progreso. We would recommend EL Toro for fried fish. If you stay out late in Progreso or get there after a late night in Merida, a taxi only cost us 100 pesos no matter how many people were in the car. Pool was awesome and well maintained. Maybe they could spring for some more chaise lounges or a few pool noodles(hint, hint). We wanted to stay in an owner occupied home , and were not disappointed! Security was returned within a day or so. We would recommend this home very highly!"
    Guest: janis w. Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: November 15, 2013
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  • Excellent value on the beach

    "My wife and I stayed at Casa Palmeras in July with two other couples, and we all had a blast! The house really over delivered for the price. The pictures really don't do it justice. It was thoughtfully appointed and delivered on everything that it said it did. It was larger than we expected from its pictures and really quite beautiful. The pool was an excellent respite, but we found that we spent most of our time on the beach and in the water of Soliman Bay. Even though there are houses on both sides, it still feels rather secluded. The private beach was amazing and the water of Soliman Bay was just perfect. The bedrooms were all very large, and the on-suites were ideal for three couples. Maria and Francisco were attentive, but not overly present. They did a great job of cleaning the house each day and making sure we had whatever we needed, even helping us light the barbeque and loaning us a machete for cutting open coconuts. We scheduled dinner with Maria the first night we got there, and were really glad that we had done so after a full day of travel. The food was delicious and provided leftovers for the next day's lunch. Located 11km north of Tulum, Casa Palmeras was an excellent base for our adventures, and was a joy to return to each evening. We were all sad to leave after seven days, and all agreed that we'd rather just move there than travel home. We had an amazing trip to the area and would absolutely stay at Casa Palmeras again. A few notes: 1) Neither Maria nor Francisco speak English. We were able to get by with a combination of rudimentary Spanglish and Google Translate (thank you wifi!!) 2) All bedrooms are upstairs. I wouldn't recommend this property to people with disabilities or older travelers. 3) The trick to lighting the barbeque is to shave a decent amount of candle wax on the coals. Combined with an interior base of paper, it'll light right up. (Thank you Francisco!!) 4) You will absolutely want a car if staying here. We had zero issues with driving or police. Pay attention to speed limits and be careful of the speed bumps. Don't drive intoxicated, and you'll be just fine. 5) Standard gratuity for staff is 10% of rental fee. Factor this into your budget. 6) Due to the constant humidity, depending on where in the country you live, your clothes may weigh much more upon your return than when you arrive."
    Guest: Joshua Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 22, 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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