Looking to try out a new all-inclusive resort in the Riviera Maya? Check out Hotel Xcaret, an “All-Fun Inclusive” resort located at km. 282 near beautiful Xcaret Park. This all-suite resort with 900 rooms offers a new concept–unlimited access to several Riviera Maya parks and attractions including Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xoximilco, Xenses, and tours to cenotes, Chichen Itza, Coba, and Tulum ruins.
There are several significant changes to the Cancun airport, the most notable being the opening of the new Terminal 4 Oct. 31, 2017. While not all airlines have switched over yet from the other terminals, these are the airlines which are supposed to operate from here: Continue reading
My daughter and her husband (age range 25-30) visited this resort from the dates of Oct. 14-21, 2017. This is a review of their stay at the Valentin.
Readers and vacationers have spoken–the results of the 2017 Eastern Mexico Best Resorts are in and here are the winners: Continue reading
While everyone expected the Mexican government to give the official OK to a DreamWorks theme park in the Riviera Maya, they have instead decided to authorize the building of a Mayan-inspired amusement park and resort in the area of Punta Maroma in the Riviera Maya (located north of Playa del Carmen).
A short circuit was to blame for a fire which broke out on the 4th floor of the Grand Oasis Cancun hotel. While the flames spread to several rooms, the three responding fire units helped to keep this one under control with only room damage. The last big fire this hotel experienced was in 2013 when the entire hotel was evacuated.
Surprise for some–Hacienda Tres Rios, an all-inclusive resort in the Riviera Maya, has been awarded “Best Family Resort in Mexico and Central America” during the World Travel Awards ceremony. Congratulations!!
Many beaches in Cancun and the Riviera Maya are currently experiencing red flags or closed entirely due to the effects of Hurricane Irma. Although the Yucatan Peninsula was not in the direct path of Irma, strong waves are coming onshore and in some cases flooding some areas with water rushing past beachfront restaurants/stores and entering parking lots beyond. This phenomenon is called “mar de fondo” , or wave systems created by strong winds originating from other areas.
For those interested in where the buoys/roped-off areas are for snorkelers in Akumal Bay, here is a pic which was posted by Kay Walten of Locogringo.com. For the month of Sept. 2017, all guided tours are officially suspended from the bay (but that doesn’t necessarily mean there won’t be any out there), while general visitors may still snorkel outside the roped-off areas. Here is the map I found on Kay’s Facebook page. Notice how these areas extend onto the front sea area of the Secrets property.