Mayan Riviera & Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Located at the Playacar Complex in the Mayan Riviera. A sacred place where light shine 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 roam freely in the midst of breathtaking ancient ruins and a prodigious landscape.
- 3 kilometers from the town of Playa del Carmen
- 60 kilometers from the Cancún International Airport
- Just 60 kilometers from the nightlife at 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 become to be known as a romantic place. Its stunning beaches, soft sand and refreshing 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, live music bars, discothèques and shows in open spaces make this the preferred place to be after a day full of activities.
Its name means “in the mouth of the Itzán well”. A Mayan town in the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico; tucked between Valladolid and Mérida. Home to Pirámide de Kukulcán, also known as “The Castle”. This remarkable place is one of the new seven wonders of the world. Across its almost thousand year history, different towns have left their mark on this city. Mayans have plastered their vision of the world in their artwork and stone monuments leaving their mark on this amazing place.
Flanking the sea lays this fortified city with its hints 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 visiting Xcaret eco-archeological park. Be in communion with the Mayan culture and its breathtaking wildlife, surprising architecture, and the opportunity to witness once-in-a-lifetime experiences, such as swimming with dolphins. The yielding and refreshing underground river tides take you on a path exceeding 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. Its spectacular crystal-clear water bay converges with fresh water currents flowing from caves and nearby underground rivers. Its silky white sand beaches are protected by coastal reefs and have been a diver’s paradise all over the world for ages.
Awards and Certifications
Viva Wyndham Maya 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 only an example of the responsibility Viva Wyndham has undertaken in implementing effective customer service-related strategies and providing our guests with a truly unique experience.