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Recent Yucatan, Mayan Riviera reviews

  • Wonderful experience - marvelous house

    "Our week long vacation at La Palapa was a unique experience! The house was spacious, clean and well equipped (lots of clean towels, fully equip’d kitchen etc). All the doors and windows had screens so we could leave them open all the time to enjoy the breeze. Sleeping upstairs in the palapa was delightful- huge tall roof with so much light. The house is situated on the edge of town and very peaceful, but still easy enough to get into town ($6 cab fare). Large private outdoor space with nice garden and pool, pool guy came twice during our week long stay. We enjoyed sitting out eating (and drinking) at the large table under the shade-sail, then jumping into the pool to cool off. We are both painters and found much inspiration around us, either sitting poolside or indoors to paint, and with so much space we could leave our equipment out. The town of Puerto Morelos is about 10 minutes by taxi, or a 20 minute walk along the beach. Locals are all friendly and helpful- our very limited Spanish was not a problem. Lots of choices to eat out, one restaurant even arranged a special private party on their rooftop palapa for us and a large group of friends. Colleen, the owner was wonderful- the booking process was so easy and she provided us with lots of advice and tips on what to do there. Her love for La Palapa, the town and its people was obvious and infectious. She went above and beyond to ensure our vacation was enjoyable and relaxing. We will be back soon "
    Guest: Sheila S. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 7, 2014
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  • Magnificent time in Playa del Carmen

    "This condo is situated in a quiet upscale area of Playa del Carmen. It was immaculate, and tastefully furnished. The manager was extremely helpful and prompt with any requests we had. The neighborhood around the condo is full of delightful bistros and shops and the ocean is two blocks away! Highly recommended! We wil return!"
    Guest: LD Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 22, 2014
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  • Needed some sun - found paradise

    "I needed to escape the dreary weather in the midwest and planned a trip to Akumal with my active parents. Could not have been happier with the apartment. It was so beautiful, new and clean. Well furnished without being cluttered. Wide windows with screens and shutters. Could keep the windows open all night and enjoy the breeze, but shutters kept the light out and screens kept the bugs out. Enjoyed cocktails and watching the sun set as well as breakfast on the deck. The bathrooms were well designed - the shower in the main bathroom was great - large and great water pressure. The location was blessedly quite, not many people about which I enjoyed. Also felt quite safe the entire trip. Was pleasantly surprised that great beach towels and snorkeling masks were available in the apartment. Nice touch. The WIFI was a bit spotty, but that was ok - this vacation wasn't about electronic communication, it was about enjoying company. The washing machine is for the maid to use - she will do a wash for $5. Didn't have any laundry to do, but others should be aware. If you enjoy cooking while on vacation, be aware, like all rental places, the chef knives are dull, but that is to be expected. Other than that it equiped enough for us to prepare a dinner or two and all breakfasts. We are not beach people, but did enjoy the walk to the beach and along the shore. Was not crowded at all in February. This place does require a car to get around, but would rather do that and not feel like I was living on top of people like it appeared in Half Moon Bay. Nothing was very far away and the roads are in fine condition and everything was easy to get to - restaurants, Akumal beach, Tulum, the grocery store, gas station, etc. If you want a quite beautiful retreat in the sun, this is the place for you!"
    Guest: Lisa D. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 21, 2014
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  • Everything Was Wonderful

    "This was our second time at the Moon Palace. My husband and I got married there 10 years ago and decided to spend our 10th anniversary there as well. We booked through the wedding coordinators for our wedding, and the process was very slow. Some of my guests complained about not getting a call back (this was 10 years ago, so I don't know how it is now). Justine made booking this trip so easy, and she answered every one of my questions, and I had a lot! Thank you! We will definitely book through her the next time we go as well. The black VIP wrist bands were definitely a plus! You will be asked to attend a presentation of the time share, but we politely said no and were left alone. I cannot say enough about how amazing this hotel is! We hope to go back next year or the year after for our anniversary again!"
    Guest: Amber Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 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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