Riu Palace Riviera Maya
Travel Blogs from Playa del Carmen
Candaceparker stayed here on Jun 12, 2010 during their trip titled: Riviera Maya, Mexico.
In February 2012 I went to Playa Del Carmen with 2 friends for my 30th Birthday! It was amazing! This was the first time I had been to the Caribbean side of Mexico before. I have a friend that lives there and she had been bugging me to come, so as soon as I saved up enough money I told her I would go! I figured it wold be a great place to celebrate …
Intussen in Playa Del Carmen aangekomen waar we in één van de Riu's, één van de ketens die de Riviera Maya domineert, verblijven. Een hotel gericht op met een coctail naast het zwembad liggen, in een hangmat liggen, op het strand liggen, of op een andere manier niets doen...Aangezien de musea en de Maya sites nog steeds gesloten zijn hebben we een …
Is it all over so soon? It seems like yesterday we were sat on a plane, the remnants of 2012 and those Christmas festivities still in full flow, saying goodbye to the grey skies and rainy days of London... and hello to Mexico, Mayans and merrymaking.
What a couple of weeks it's been. There's a big sigh of resignation as we sink down into those purple airline seats, spotting Lee from Steps who'd also been on our outbound flight, ...
... Lalita. So we spent a long time after lunch playing with her and watching her swing around the garden. Then it was off to another lagoon to snorkel with colourful fish and finally to a small, beautiful beach to snorkel with sea turtles (my new favourite animal, of course). They were huge and so placid letting us swim so close to them while they munched on sea grass.
The final day of organisation was scuba diving. We had signed up randomly just after arriving in ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
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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