Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya
This stylish, self-contained resort not far from Playa del Carman has everything you need for a first-class Mexican beach break.
Andaz Mayakoba occupies a generous stretch of the Riviera Maya's sparkling coastline close to Playa del Carmen. This stylish, self-contained resort has everything you need for a first-class Mexican beach break.
After a leisurely breakfast by the pool and mangroves at Cocina Milagro, how you fill your day is up to you. There’s a swimming pool right behind the ocean, a further lagoon pool, a choice of quality dining venues, a wellness spa and fitness centre, 18-hole oceanside golf course. To the front of the property there are loungers set up on the powdery white sands of the Mexican Caribbean. There’s also a kids club for the under 12s. For a change of scene, otional boat excursions can be booked to the Mayakoba lagoons which are a habitat for birdlife, turtles and even crocodiles.
The 214 rooms, suites and resort facilities are appealingly low rise and beautifully positioned among grounds landscaped with tropical vegetation, a nature trail and even its own cenote. Complimentary bikes are available for guests to explore.
What our clients say
The visit to Calakmul which was hard work but the reward of climbing the pyramids and seeing the jungle stretching in all directions will stay in the memory. This was followed the next day by a wonderful, and unexpected, half day at Laguna Bacular. We thought we were only going to be driving through on our way to Tulum. However we were treated to an extensive tour of the fortress there followed by a superb boat trip on the lagoon. It was the icing on the cake to a wonderful two days, with an excellent guide (Luis Alberto) and driver (Ivan).PH, Westcliff-on-sea
Mexico is such an interesting country, very diverse. I recommend to read a good guide that could give an overview of the history of Mexico and don't miss the Museum of Anttopology if it is intended to visit the arqueological sites. For those interested in the political history of Mexico, it is a must to see 'the muralistas' e.g Diego Rivera, Siquieros, Tamayo and OroscoCL, Harpenden
Highlights?: The church in San Juan Chamula Visiting Tonina en route from San Cristobal to Palenque. A beautiful setting, only a handful of other visitors and complete freedom to roam.DW, Stone
It is very difficult as pretty well everything was memorable, but if I have to pick something, then the boat trip along the river to Yaxchilan takes some beating. Weather, scenery, wildlife, excitement of a fast boat, and the archaeological surprises at the end ….RB, Eastleigh
Most memorable experiences: "Visiting our parents' house in Lomas de Chapultepec. Francisco persuaded the owners that we were genuine, which was quite an achievement. In sightseeing terms it is difficult to compare, for instance, the domestic and artistic life of Frieda Kahlo with the pyramids of Teotihuacan! We chose to go to all the places on our itinerary and all of them were memorable. Perhaps Monte Alban was the most mind blowing because I had no particular expectations of it, unlike Chichen Itza of which I had seen many pictures."HG, Sherborne
Most Memorable Moment?: Lots of highlights but probably street food and archaeology in Mexico City, fiestas in Oaxaca, Hotel Esencia, cenotes and hacienda trip in Merida (and the hotel). We also found a great restaurant in SAN Christobal.KE, London
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