Stayed for 3 nights (Dec 24th-27th) via using my timeshare via RCI. Had it for 7 nights but only stayed for 3 nights--thats all we planned on in the first place---3 or 4 nights. The Mayan Palace is isolated and Rocky Point the town is about 30 minutes away. I have stayed at the Grand Mayan in Puerto Vallarta so Im comparing my experiences based on the same resort chain. We did a 2200 mile road trip from Utah, to the Grand Canyon, a few days in Phoenix, and drove to Rocky Point---no issues at all driving and felt safe 80 miles across the border. The entry and main lobby was very nice and comfortable and after check in, we were shuffled over to a lady who was a timeshare person. I stopped her quickly and said we have zero interest in purchasing a timeshare and we went on our way. No breakfast, free this or that I had no interest. We had a 2 bedroom (2 adults and a 7 year old) , ocean view, upper floor, in the adjacent building (not the main building). The rooms where comfortable, we had a small kitchen with all the basics (they need to add wine glasses). The walls in the room were dirty and dust and sheet rock dust in the closets by the sames---not "dirty" but my opinion the rooms need cleaned a little deeper. The beach is HUGE and you can walk for miles, lots of sea shells, and the tide goes out a few hundred yards every day. We cooked in our rooms, at lunch at the pool, and we didnt find the prices high but we never ate dinner or breakfast in the onsite places to eat. We bought our own food at the grocery store in town and made our own cocktails. The weather was in the high 60's and nice welcome from the cold and snow in Utah. Sunny and light breeze every day and I layed out in my swimsuit on the beach every day. My son enjoyed the activities they had on the beach and the indoor swimming pool. Staff was friendly and everyone was nice. We went into town at ate at Pollo Lucas (awesome chicken!!) 1x and it was very good. Overall, I would give the Mayan Palace 3.5 stars. I have been to Mexico many times (Canun/Puerto Vallarta/Cabo) and probably wont return to Rocky Point any time soon because its not the same feel as Cancun or PV. Reminded me of AZ and felt like being at a desert lake, even though its the Gulf of CA (I think its the Gulf of CA). If I were living in Phoenix, I'd probably head down there now and then for a getaway but I wont go out of my way to go back any time soon. Nice grounds, isolated, friendly staff, rooms need to tidy up some, and the experience of Rocky Point didnt excite me at all.
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