Mayan Riviera & Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Located in the Playacar Complex in the Mayan Riviera. A sacred place where the light shines down from the heavens awakens and appeases the tranquil waters of the Caribbean Sea. It has come to be known as an eternal paradise of plants, flowers and animals, which run freely in the midst of breathtaking ancient ruins and a prodigious landscape.
- 2 miles from the town of Playa del Carmen
- 60 kilometers from the Cancún International Airport
- Just 60 kilometers from the nightlife in Cancún
- Official language: Spanish
- Currency: Mexican Peso
- Subtropical climate. Average annual temperature reaches 80°F (27°C).
Playa del Carmen
Overlooking the Mayan Riviera, a relatively young city, once a small village where only a family of fishermen lived. Since 1967, Playa del Carmen has been evolving until becoming a cosmopolitan harbor. This city of fishermen has come to be known as a romantic place. Its marvelous beaches, soft sand and cool ocean breeze make this a unique place in this region.
The renowned Quinta Avenida, the soul of “Playa, can be visited on foot and the small, quaint and delightful shops, restaurants, bars featuring live music, discothèques and shows in open spaces make this the preferred place after an activity-packed day.
Its name means “in the mouth of the Itzán well”. A Mayan town in the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico; tucked between Valladolid and Mérida. It is home to Pirámide de Kukulcán, also known as “The Castle”. This amazing place is one of the new seven wonders of the world. Across its almost thousand year trajectory, different towns have left their mark in this city. Mayans have plastered their vision of the world in their artwork and stone monuments leaving their mark on this astonishing place.
Alongside the sea lies this fortified city with its sashay of mysteries. For its intense sun and white sands the ancient Mayan tribes chose to settle over a cliff which defies the waters, a fortress city, protected on three sides by walls made of stone, and on its fourth side simply defended by the ocean. “Tulum City”, as the area adjacent to the archeological site has come to be known, is a typical portrait of the picturesque zones of the region. All along the main avenue are traditional craftwork shops, as well as other forms of commercial activity.
Dare to explore the richness of Mexico in the Xcaret eco-archeological park. Here you will be in communion with the Mayan culture and its breathtaking wildlife, its astonishing architecture, as well as the chance to live once-in-a-lifetime experiences as swimming with dolphins. The soft and refreshing underground river tides will take you on a path of more than a kilometer by the depths of the land, where you will discover ancient Mayan fresh water sinkholes (cenotes), magnificent caves, rock formations and marine fossils.
This marvelous place is the preferred spot of thousands of turtles which year after year come to nest on these beaches. In Mayan language Akumal means “place of the turtles”, one of the main attractions of this charming and fascinating place. It’s in its spectacular crystal-clear water bays converge with fresh water currents flowing from caves and nearby underground rivers. In beaches of silky white sand are protected by coastal reefs and have been a diver’s paradise this has been recognized for ages all over the world.
Awards and Certifications
Viva Wyndham Azteca is a recipient of the 9001:2008 International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification for our commitment towards the implementation of quality management systems. The ISO certification is just an example of the responsibility Viva Wyndham has undertaken in implementing effective customer service-related strategies and provides our guests with a genuinely unique experience.
Viva Wyndham Azteca has also been awarded the Apple Vacation Golden Apple Award in 2010 and the ITS Best 100 Hotels in 2010.