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The Riviera Maya is absolutely the hottest vacation destination in Mexico. It comprises of the nine areas about 90 minutes south of Cancun. Few other vacation spots offer the array of hotels combined with such beautiful Caribbean ocean views. A unique aspect of the Riviera Maya are the huge hotel developments. The Iberostar hotel complex is over 300 acres which is comprised of five different hotels which have over 2,000 rooms in total. The RIU and Barcelo hotel complexes are similar in size.

The Riviera Maya is home to the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. Most of the hotels in the Riviera Maya are all-inclusive. All-Inclusive resorts are sort of like a cruise on land. They include your food, open bar, beverages and many activities along with the price of your room. Most have multiple dining options and often these are buffet style. Now, many of the five star all-inclusive resorts now have Al a Carte fine dining as well.

While the resorts are some of the finest in Mexico, the beaches are somewhat average. Many of the beaches are narrow and some have lots of seaweed and large rocks in the water making swimming less than optimum. But the beautiful all-inclusive resorts more than make up for the beaches.

Playa del Carmen is the center of the Riviera Maya. Playa is 75 miles south of the Cancun Airport and 40 miles north of Tulum. Playa del Carmen is the main city in the Riviera Maya area. This city boasts 125,000 residents. It is the restaurant, shopping and nightlife center for the resort area. The ferry to Cozumel departs from the Playa del Carmen harbor.

Puerto Morelos is 15 miles south of the Cancun Airport. This small sleepy Mexican village is home to a few restuarants and curios stores.

Playa Paraiso is the home of the deluxe Iberostar hotel complex.

Playacar is just south of Playa del Carmen. Playacar is home to the extremely popular RIU hotel complex.

Xcaret is where Riviera Maya tourist go to do things. Xcaret is home to Mayan ruins, a theme park, water activities and more.

Tulum is the southern most area of Riviera Maya. This is the laid back area with small hotels, yoga retreats and Mayan Ruins.

Riviera Maya Hotel Reviews

Riviera Maya All Inclusive Resorts
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Allegro Playacar Resort
The Allegro Playacar Resort is a 292-bungalow style beachfront "all-inclusive resort" that is situated in the popular Playacar resort area...Allegro Playacar Resort
Aventura Spa Palace
The Aventura Spa Palace is located on 85 ocean-front acres near Playa del Carmen on the Mayan Riviera. The Aventura Spa Palace is and All-Inclusive Resort Hotel and was created when...Aventura Spa Palace
Barcelo Colonial Resort
The Barcelo Colonial Beach Resort is the newest all inclusive hotel in the popular Barcelo resort complex on the Riviera Maya. Its name comes from it's Colonial Mexican style...Barcelo Colonial Resort
Barcelo Maya Beach Resort
The Barcelo Maya Beach Resort is one of the most popular all-inclusive resorts on Playa del Carmen. It is a fabulous Mayan style beach resort, built along a mile long stretch of...Barcelo Maya Beach Resort
Barcelo Tropical Beach Resort
The Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach is the sister hotel of the Barcelo Colonial and are the newest hotel properties in the Barcelo all-inclusive resort complex. It's tropical open air...Barcelo Tropical Beach Resort
Catalonia Royal Tulum
The Catalonia Royal Tulum (formerly the Copacaban Beach Resort) is located on a spectacular stretch of white sand beach. A lagoon-size swimming pool with inserted Jacuzzi along with...Catalonia Royal Tulum
Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort
The Dreams Riviera Cancun is a popular deluxe All-Inclusive Resort located in Puerto Morelos which is about 10 minutes from the nightlife of Playa del Carmen...Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort
Excellence Riviera Cancun
The Excellence Riviera Cancun is an adults-only, All-Inclusive Resort & Spa. This is a beautiful beachfront resort. The Excellence Riviera Cancun is an all-inclusive resort and...Excellence Riviera Cancun
Grand Mayan Palace Riviera Maya
The Grand Mayan Palace Riviera Maya is a newly rennovated Playa del Carmen resort. The resort has a strong time-share sales program so be prepared for the sales pitch...Grand Mayan Palace Riviera Maya
Gran Porto Real Resort
The Gran Porto Real Resort has a giant freshwater pool that is the centerpiece of the common area. There are plenty of lounge chairs at the pool. The hotal also offers "The Tranquil Pool" for...Gran Porto Real Resort
H10 Ocean Coral & Turquesa
The H10 Ocean Coral & Turquesa is located in the sleepy fishing village of Puerto Morelos which is about 15 minutes by taxi from Downtown Playa del Carmen. This hotel opened in...H10 Ocean Coral & Turquesa
Hacienda Tres Rios Resort
The Hacienda Tres Rios is an eco-friendly luxury resort located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, 45 minutes south of the Cancun Airport. As it's name states in Spanish, the...Hacienda Tres Rios Resort
Iberostar Paraiso del Mar
The Iberostar Paraiso del Mar is a deluxe "all-inclusive" Playa del Carmen vacation experience. Featuring a "never ending" large free-form pool as the centerpiece weaving through the resort...Iberostar Paraiso del Mar
Iberostar Tucan Hotel
The Hacienda Tres Rios is an eco-friendly luxury resort located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, 45 minutes south of the Cancun Airport. As it's name states in Spanish, the...Iberostar Tucan Hotel
Karisma El Dorado Royale
The Adults-Only Karisma El Dorado Royale is a beautiful 639 room beachfront "all-inclusive resort" in the popular Riveira Maya area. The resort has a bit of European...Karisma El Dorado Royale
Maya Villa Condos and Beachclub
The Maya Villa Condos and Beachclub is located in the heart of Playa del Carmen and one-block away the ocean. The Maya Villas are a short walk of the famous 5th Avenue shopping district...Maya Villa Condos and Beachclub
Moon Palace Cancun Resort
The Moon Palace Cancun is the largest all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean. The Moon Palace Cancun is a luxurious resort offering an immense range of services and facilities. As large as...Moon Palace Cancun Resort
Now Jade Riviera Cancun Hotel
The Jade Riviera Cancun Resort is a beautiful new low-rise deluxe resort in the Puerto Morelos area. This deluxe Riviera Maya resort is located in the small town of Puerto Morelos...Now Jade Riviera Cancun Hotel
Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun
Formerly the Paradisus Riviera is Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, a popular All-Inclusive Resort beach resort. This newer all-inclusive resort is located on the beach...Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun
Occidental Grand Xcaret Resort
The Occidental Grand Xcaret is an exotic and luxurious and 769 room all-inclusive resort. This is the only hotel property located adjacent to the famous eco-archeological Xcaret Park in the Playa del Carmen area...Occidental Grand Xcaret Resort
Porto Playa Condo Hotel
The Porto Playa Condo Hotel is located right in Palya del Carmen. Porto Playa features 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condominiums. Penthouse condos have their own private rooftop terrace with BBQ...Porto Playa Condo Hotel
Reef Playacar Resort
The Reef Playacar Resort is actually a series of small villas surrounding two large and beautiful pool areas with gardens of tropical flowers and palms. The hotel is situated along a nice stretch...Reef Playacar Resort
Riu Palace Riviera Maya
The Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya offers 5-star all-inclusive accommodations. Located in the massive RIU resort complex the RIU Riviera Maya Hotel fronts a palm tree lined beach...Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya
Riu Playacar Hotel
The Riu Playacar opened in the fall of 2000. The Playa del Carmen resort offers 5-star all inclusive accommodations in a lush setting of palm trees and a tropical Caribbean atmosphere...Hotel Riu Playacar
RIU Tequila Club Hotel
The RIU Tequila Club Hotel is an all-inclusive Playa del Carmen resort. The Riu Tequila has underwent a $15 million renovation in 2009 that included refurbished rooms with...RIU Tequila Club Hotel
RIU Yucatan Resort
The RIU Yucatan Resort is a five star hacienda style, All-Inclusive 664-room ocean resort. This property is a part of the magnificant RIU Hotel complex of six other deluxe hotel properties...RIU Yucatan Resort
Royal Hideaway Playacar
The Royal Hideaway Playacar is a 5 star beachfront villa style property, located on 13 acres of one of the most beautiful stretches of beach on the Yucatan Peninsula...Royal Hideaway Playacar
Sandos Caracol Eco Resort
The Sandos Caracol Beach Resort all-inclusive resort is a deluxe 5-star hotel located in the heart of the the Riviera Maya. The Sandos Caracol is a series of 62 three-story buildings to...Sandos Caracol Eco Resort
Sandos Playacar Resort
The Sandos Playacar Resort Hotel all-inclusive resort is a deluxe 4-star hotel located in the heart of the the Riviera Maya. Sandos Playacar Hotel Resort has been awarded...Sandos Playacar Resort
Secrets Silversands Resort
The Secrets Silversands Riviera Maya is an adults-only, 5-star All-Inclusive Resort & Spa. This beautiful beachfront resort is an all-suite resort. The hotel has 433 mini-suites, each with...Secrets Silversands Resort