The truth behind the exclusive centers of the Riviera Maya: What you need to know


The Mayan Riviera is one of the hottest (no pun intended) vacation spots, accounting for 40% of Mexico’s tourist dollars. All-inclusive resorts line the Riviera Maya coastline to accommodate the bulk of visitors, and these tourists often feel safe in a resort on a foreign land like Mexico. But to determine if an all-inclusive resort is right for you, you need to consider a few unfamiliar facts about these resorts, such as what to eat at the best restaurants, the type of alcohol you consume, and off-center tours when you want to divert. -is the property. This article is going to show you some of the snaps in lodging at an all-inclusive resort and what other options you have on the Riviera Maya.

If you want more than just buffet food throughout your stay at a resort, keep in mind that many Riviera Maya centers have deterrents in place to make it easier for them to eat at their restaurants. Often, the resort will require you to make a reservation if you wish to eat at a restaurant located. While this seems reasonable on the surface, it is actually designed to discourage the number of tourists eating at the best restaurants. First, the resort may often require reservation in advance these days. So, at least, if your resource requires it, you won’t be able to eat at a restaurant located on the first day of your stay.

And you may only make these restaurant reservations during certain hours of the morning, further limiting yourself when you can secure a meal at one of their best restaurants. If you have been late for a drink the night before or if you have a booked tour outside the resort in the morning, this can be a very inconvenient time. The resort will then require you to wait online for the concierge reservation. It’s a single line and due to the limited time you can make reservations, the line is often long and time-consuming, which you may not want to do on your holiday. This is even more frustrating when in the evening, if you take a look at one of the restaurants, you might notice that a particular restaurant has many tables open, but will not allow you to eat at the restaurant without reservation. So when researching to stay at any Riviera Maya resort, consider contacting the resort and asking for their policy for dinner reservations.

Another concern to consider when staying at an all-inclusive resort in the Mayan Riviera is the quality of the alcohol. Some resorts will advertise that they serve some alcohol on a higher shelf. But keep in mind that some resorts, while advertising premium alcohol, may only offer this type of alcohol at a few bars. These bars may not always be accessible or easy to reach. Therefore, if premium alcohol is important to you, check with the center before making your reservations to determine if they provide alcohol at all of their bars or only a few and which are accessible. An excellent tool is the Riviera Maya EZ-Locator, which allows you to search vacation rentals by owner instead of resorts, and only locate certain condos or condos that meet certain conditions, such as if restaurants are within walking distance. or if they are on the first floor. You can provide alcohol to your holiday homes on the Mayan Riviera.

Finally, many tourists do not realize that the resorts of the Riviera Maya want to keep tourists on property, spending money on the resort. The resort knows that it has closed tourists, so to speak, so it charges a premium for many services. Excursions to explore the Mayan Riviera outside the resort are other ways that resorts may want to charge premium rates. For example, at a resort I know, the resort charges $ 100 per person for a hike to a nearby ruin. And this is on a crowded bus with other tourists. Now, if you enjoy staying with a group like that and you don’t venture out on your own, it might be for you. But you can only take a private cabin outside the resort, pay $ 25 for a one-way trip to the ruins, and pay $ 5 for the entrance fee. $ 55 roundtrip and privacy for your own taxi, explore the ruins at your leisure, and don’t have to wait in line at the resort to book the tour. Consider venturing out of the resort for better deals on excursions or exploring the Mayan Riviera by taxi or rental car.

So you can see that an all-inclusive resort can offer locks to enjoy, at your leisure, in terms of access and price reduction. If the resort seems too restrictive, an alternative is to stay in a Riviera Maya vacation rental, such as a villa (vacation home) or apartment. All-inclusive resorts can offer a carefree vacation in the Mayan Riviera, but renters can be great options that give you more freedom, option and value to explore the Mayan Riviera in your spare time.