My son Graduated from College and I took him to the Riviera Maya as a graduation gift. He had such a great time. The trip started off a little rough with the Car rental at the airport. The actual rental was very inexpensive, but the insurance was where they get you at. The rental was purchased through a package on one of the online travel websites. I purchase the rental Insurance from the website but the Car Rental place would not honor the insurance. They told me that I had to purchase from them or I would have to put down a 1100.00 deposit. I refused to pay the deposit. They did offer me insurance directly with them for 45.00 per day, but the care was only 20.00 per day. I refused and took a cab to the hotel. I tried renting a car for a few days at the hotel and they wanted an 800.00 deposit along with the 45.00 per day insurance. I think this is such a rip off, therefore, I would not be renting a car there any more. I have traveled to the are on numerous occasions and have never had an issue with renting a vehicle with all of the extra expensives. The taxi service is great and less expensive or hassel.
The area has a lot to do. We went to Xcel-ha for a day and snorkeled and tubed down the river. This place is all inclusive, multiple restaurants to eat at, multiple bars to get drinks. All equipment is included with a small deposit (refunded when snorkel/fins are returned.)
We spent a day in Playa Del Carmen. There are lots of shopping and restaurants to eat at. Went over to Cozumel and shopped as well. There is also, XCaret, and Xplore to visit as well as Tulum.
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