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Riviera Maya

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Address: Mexico
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Activities: Scuba diving, Nightlife, Snorkeling, Shopping, Birdwatching, Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Description: This term is used to refer to the Yucatan coast now popular among tourists.
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We stayed at the Barcelo in the Mayan riviera in Mexico. It is about an hour away from the Cancun airport. We have stayed many times at all inclusive resorts in Cuba and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Halifax
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Halifax
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We stayed at the Barcelo in the Mayan riviera in Mexico. It is about an hour away from the Cancun airport. We have stayed many times at all inclusive resorts in Cuba and the Dominican and decided to try Mexico. A little farther away and a little more expensive but definitely worth it. In all respects with the possible exception... More 

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Belle Fourche
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I would like to recommend Xplor to all people although it is physically trying if you take you time you can do it. I would think it is best with children and grandchildren. They will be thoroughly impressed .You will also be guaranteed to get some great pictures to keep for your memories.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Went for a wedding end of March 21-28 Overall good experience Swimming. Bring swimming shoes because they have very sharp rocks. 8 to buy at home or 40 at the resort. Sunscreen make sure you bring enough because it's very expensive Food. Was good, don't bother going to the resturants besides the Japan's one. Food isn't all that great but... More 

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Marion, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We had a wonderful experience swimming with the dolphins! The trainer was very good, explaining everything to us before it occurred. The dolphins are beautiful, gentle animals. We were in the water with 2 dolphins for about 40 minutes. The "foot push" was so much fun. The only downside to this experience is that the company takes pictures and they... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Simply the most amazing holiday i have ever had. so relaxing. beautiful golden beaches the clearest sea excellent pools incredible food and drinks will be returning next year

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We spent Christmas here and we really had a good time. The weather was perfect (not so hot not cold) and the kids enjoy snorkeling, the beach, pool and canopy. The best thing is that you can combine the beach life with some ruins and adventure.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Would highly recommend calling Monica Rivas for Taxi service. We luckily found her and she took us to Chichen Itza, Tulum, cenotes, shopping at Playa and to the airport at the end of our stay. She was very fun, kind, entertaining and knowledgeable about the area and people. We had a great time seeing the area around Riviera Maya thanks... More 

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Douglasville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I recommend booking an excursion when you are at port here. We didn't and decided to stick around the port area. I loved the shops and wish I could have shopped leisurely but that was not the case. Most of the stores didn't have prices on the merchandise prompting you to haggle with the salespeople. I don't haggle. A lot... More 

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The Riviera Maya seems to have exploded since the last time we were here about 10 years ago. This trip, we stayed at the Grande Luxxe Resort. Beautiful, large resort on the beach, friendly staff, pools, restaurants, spas, stores, bars, and everything else! You travel around the resorts by golf cart type shuttles to anywhere you want to go. Would... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you are planning to visit Riviera Maya, and you enjoy snorkeling, you must go to Xel-Ha, I went with my son and had a wonderful time, we decided to rented a car which was very convenient, I recommend you buy a ticket with food and beverages included by internet, and you will not worry for equipment and food, just... More 

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Address: Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula

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