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“Snorkeling ok...transportation people HORRIBLE!!”
Review of Maroma Adventures

Maroma Adventures
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Ranked #133 of 397 Tours in Playa del Carmen
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Owner description: Enjoy paradise with Maroma Adventures! Welcome to Maroma Adventures, the most complete activity centre in Riviera Maya; where you can have fun in a camel-back tour, thrill in a high-speed wave runner, and swim with dolphins. Enjoy a relaxing cruise through the Caribbean in one of our Catamarans, or have a sea fishing experience in our fully equipped boats. In addition we count on an entire Beach Club, restaurant and ideal spots for celebrating events... All in the same place. Maroma Adventures is a marina within Riviera Maya, located at North Maroma, considered as one of the top ten most beautiful beaches in the world by Travel Channel.
Reviewed February 9, 2011

We were a group of 13. I wanted a half day trip like it said, but turned into more like a full day. It was our last day in the Cancun area and wanted to spend the day just relaxing at our resort, but decided to check out this snorkeling excursion since I thought we would be back shortly after lunch. Snorkeling was ok...still hard to top first experience in Hawaii. Couldn't do their version of parasailing as the wind wasn't strong enough. Got done about noon and they brought us in for our snack. They then said the vans don't come until 2 pm!! When we got done eating around 12:45, I asked the man who seemed to be in charge of the transporation if we could get a van early. He said he would see what we could do...which was NOTHING! We were the first ones waiting to leave and were about the last ones to actually get a van...excpet when they FINALLY assigned us to a vehicle, it was a big bus!! They had to bring that in because they must have been short on vans. So, we get thrown on that with people from 2 other resorts! I despise being on busses that have to go from resort to resort as it takes forever!! Plus, the driver didn't know where he was going. He tried dropping two people off in the employee area of one of the resorts as he first missed the main entrance. After about 15 minutes of waisted effort he turned around and left the resort. After a couple of miles down the road, he decides to turn back. Then he goes by the resort AGAIN!! Goes a another couple of miles down the road and turns back again. We finally got those two dropped off and then made it to the next resort. Finally, 1.5 hours later and 2 hrs and 45 mintues after we were done eating, we got back to our resort to enjoy the last little bit of sunshine on our last day in Mexico. Oh, and did I mention it only took us 15 minutes to get there in our private van! Sucky way to end a wonderful trip!!! I would avoid this stop unless you have time to kill. Sorry for the lenght of this review. Now you know how our bus ride felt!!

Thank bfaber
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Reviewed January 28, 2011

My wife and I were looking for some extra fun and adventure during our stay in Mexico. We both love SeaDoo's and were advised that the best place to go would be Maroma Paradise in Playa del Carmen. It cost us $75 each for our tour. The tour began with transportation from our resort near Tulum to the Marina. Once there we placed our belongings into a locker and were escorted to the 'Ocean Safari' area and given masks, flippers, and life vests to try on. We had three other individuals doing the tour with us so it seemed like a very exclusive experience. We hopped on a SeaDoo and followed a guide on a 50 minute tour of the coast area. We then stopped at a designated location along the coral reef and jumped in the water. There were TONS of fish in the area and we swam for approximately 30 minutes. We then got back on the SeaDoo's and went to another designated point on the reef with an underwater cenote (sink hole). We stayed here for another 30 minutes and then headed back to the Marina where our photos were taken and available for purchase afterwards.

Overall, I would recommend this business as I found it was very well organized with food and drink facilities on site. There are also signs posted all over that state that the beach area was rated #1 by the Travel Channel. I must admit, the beach area was very large and the sand was amazing.

Thank Katie2987
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Reviewed January 27, 2011

Great crew took us out on a catamaran just off the coast to explore the 2nd largest coral reef in the world. Cameras recommended to capture all the sea life there is to see. The laid back crew were fun and you get 2 hours in the water to explore the reef. If weather permits a ride on the spinnaker concludes the trip. Just imagine being on a huge swing over the ocean. Return to shore and enjoy the excellent restaurant.

Thank hawkeye76_11
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Reviewed January 24, 2011

We were looking for something to do for a half day so we could have the afternoon to hang at the beach. We did the ATVs first which lasted for about 30-40 mins. It was fun and as long as you don't have unrealistic expectations about what it would entail then you shouldn't be disappointed. Our instructor was real nice, constantly was smiling, and was slapping high fives which seemed to reflect his genuine enjoyment of his job. We then did the speedboats which lasted for 50-60 mins and also was fun, although after a while it kinda got repetitive. They provided chips and salsa at the restaurant afterward and soda, we also purchased some beers and then they showed us the pictures the photographer was taking during the trip which was about 70 pictures that we purchased from them for about $30. There was a van there to take us back to the hotel right on time and we were able to get to the beach by about 1 PM as planned.

Next time we would probably do the Sea-Doos instead of the speedboats. I think they also offered a fishing trip and massages.

Thank sandooman
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Reviewed January 12, 2011

Wow what a great place! I have seen many beaches in the world but this one is one of the very best! We spent two days here as one was just not enough! Ages were from 6 years old to 45 years old. We snorkeled, we rode jetskis, we rode speedboats, we rode beautiful horses, we rode ATVs and there were still more things that we missed!
Service is fantastic, well priced and they even give you a great fresh lunch too.
This is my favorite place to take my family and they love it, oh and they have the best cappuccino in Mexico! - No kidding!

Thank lorraine s
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