It’s that time again when Condé Nast, one of the world’s premiere travel publications, makes available its coveted Readers’ Choice Awards. Since this blog is focused on all-inclusive resorts in Cancun and the Riviera Maya, I will focus on the awards given to the selected resorts in these areas.
After a lengthy vacation in China, I am back to continue to post updates on Cancun and Riviera Maya resorts as well as what’s new in the area. Probably a good place to start would be to take a look at the latest Condé Nast Readers’ Choice poll and how Cancun’s resorts place. I will be posting this info later on today.
For those of you looking for a boutique resort in the heart of Playa del Carmen just off of 5th Ave., check out Lat 20 by Live Aqua. This luxury resort opened December 2015 and is located just off of 5th Ave. and Calle 32 Norte; it is walking distance from Mamitas Beach Club and steps from Playa del Carmen’s action. Lat 20 by Live Aqua also offers discounted admission to various beach clubs in Playa del Carmen.
Architectural Digest posted a nice summary of the new overwater palafitos at El Dorado Maroma. Take a read at this link.
While the Allegro Playacar was supposed to remain open during its renovations, Barcelo has decided to temporarily close the resort from Oct. through mid November, 2016. The tentative date it is supposed to be reopened is Nov. 15. The reported reason for the closure is that the renovations are behind schedule, and Barcelo would like everything to be done prior to the holiday season. Guests who have booked during the closure are being sent to the Barcelo Maya Grand Resort complex.
Uber began offering their private car service in Cancun Sept. 14, 2016 under a temporary operating license. While it is now up and running, the Mexican government is trying to find a way to temporarily halt the service until it can be regulated just like the taxi service. Understandably, taxi drivers are also upset and trying to highlight current government traffic laws which supposedly outlaw outside companies, such as Uber, from operating in Quintana Roo.
Bless the person who invented the drone as well as the person/company who decided that making drone videos of resorts could be a money-making business. Gotta love them–they give a great overall view of a resort’s general layout which can provide additional information when deciding whether or not to book a specific resort.
Barceló Costa Cancun is currently closed for some renovations. The dates of closure are from Sept. 1, 2016 to Nov. 1, 2016. The resort plans on updating their front desk area, lobby bar, snack bar area, pool area, shops, and the Mexico Lindo restaurant.