Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya Playa del Carmen
I stayed here for 8 nights for my 30th Birthday trip! It was a great experience, although we did end up going to the Riu Tequila after the hotel slowed down for the night! The pool was fantastic, very big, there were only a couple of times that it got crowded. It is a nice 15-20 minute walk into Playa Del Carmen (5th Avenue shopping and nightlife). The resort is in a guarded residential community with the entrance 2 minutes from 5th Avenue.
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... had us almost conned by a guide into showing us the city ruins. Luckily we came to our senses at the last minute, sped off in our Porsche and found a car spot out of his reach, where we paid the minimum fee to do a quick 'look over' at the fallen rocks (a la Mayan ruins), before deciding that that was enough culture for one week! Arriving home in Playa and deciding that a decent meal after our energetic day ...
... like vegetation which muffles the loud party sounds coming from the big pools. It's a quiet and beautiful oasis where people go to relax, enjoy the sun and soak in the pool peacefully. No loud parties, nowater sport games, no Spaniards. I stay for three hours or so, switching between laying in the sun reading my book, cooling down in the pool, or watch with amusement the iguanas walk around us. This time I only brought my book and sunscreen (so i can go in the pool ...
... prouder of myself & of Stuie my consistent rock of encouragement & support. After the day was over and all the snorkelling was done, Carlos brought out some fresh fruit and rum. We all had a shot as we made our way back to shore, what a way to end the day!! The sun was setting just as we climbed from the boat so we all decided to head to the split, the northern point of the island, a truly magical spot to watch the sun set while having a drink and after the day we'd ...
... 5 minutes, so we used the bathroom quickly then boarded the boat. We only had 4 other people in the group, 2 of which were the mother/daughter Mexicans from the jungle tour 2 days before, which we all had a laugh about when we saw one another. We headed out in the boat not far off land, there was a captain and tour guide. The tour guide told us we would be snorkeling 3 different spots today, 2 shallow and 1 deep. He informed us of the rules and gave us ...
... done a sailing course before so of course i knew what i was doing! Beyers has just made it back from his second massage, I have been here by the pool listing to the very varied music of hard core dance to Hispanic guitar music. I have just semi watched the pool side fashion show and am now looking forward to a light lunch and some afternoon parasailing. This is one thing I have always wanted to do so with 2 days left today is the day!
We took a walk along the beach in search ...