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Cirque du Soleil Joya
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Cirque du Soleil® JOYÀ at Vidanta Riviera Maya
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: JOYÀ by Cirque du Soleil combines culinary and performing arts in an intimate theater setting to engage the audience's five senses. Drawing on Mexico's history and heritage, JOYÀ tells the story of an alchemist and his granddaughter embarking on a quest to uncover the secrets of life. JOYÀ takes residency exclusively at the Cirque du Soleil Theater in Riviera Maya at Vidanta Riviera Maya.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

I'll begin with walking into the shows theater- a beautiful bar with a great DJ and great drink menu! Good enough to order a flight of tequila or wine. Beautiful setting.Dinner: presentation was spectacular and it tasted just as good. We had one of each entree choice- pot roast and salmon and each was great. The appetizers came on a footed dessert plate and there were 5 small portions- each delicious. There's a surprise I won't ruin for you- no spoilers! The bread basket was beautiful with five different spreads. Dessert was served in a way that complimented the shows theme and there were four small desserts! Very clever! The show was amazing so much so that my jaws hurt from my mouth gaping open for the full hour! There are no bad seats in the house so don't work about sitting too close or too far!

Thank jodygs
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Reviewed February 27, 2015

Joya was very enjoyable. It lasts just over one hour and only about half of the show is acrobatics, the rest is telling you the story. For the money, I think there should be more acrobatics..... isn't that what a Cirque du Soleil is? The transportation provided was not the best.... 35 minutes late picking us up and 50 minutes late returning us to our resort, too late to get to the dining room before it closed at 10:00 p.m. when the said we would be back at 9 p.m. Would we go again? Probably not to this Cirque but to another.

1  Thank janeab1947
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Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

If you've never been to CDS and have nothing else to do then go but if you've seen other shows this one will disappoint you. I've been to five different Cirque shows across North America, this one is not worth the price of admission! There are only four acts of Cirque quality, the rest of the acts are filler! And sitting with another couple with my experience who shared my complaint...

1  Thank Ken A
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Reviewed February 26, 2015

This new Cirque du Soleil attraction, located in Playa del Carmen, is unique in style. Surrounded by jungle and a beautiful lake or river, is a must and you should not miss.
The show is new,lot of acrobatics,and nice latin music, while the inside ambiance is a beautiful decorated tropical look. Small in comparison to other cirque of soleil, but very confortable sittings and drink service

1  Thank cgpabon01
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Reviewed February 26, 2015

We attended the show Feb 2015 and wow it didn't dissapoint. The permanent structure they built for the show is beautiful and all the details were considered and they did a great job. The theatre is small compared to Vegas but perfect for an intimate show that keeps you entertained from start to finish.
We had heard it was originally very short but they added to it and it is worth the visit.
We absolutely loved the evening

Thank Dean H
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