The Riviera Maya is located in Mexico, in the State of Quintana Roo. It is an area of the Mexican Caribbean coast that stretches from Playa del Secreto, just south of Cancun, to Punta Allen, in the heart of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere. The main point of arrival is Cancun International Airport. Available transportation from the airport includes hotel transportation, buses, rental cars or taxis which depart from the terminal. Playa del Carmen has a small airport with planes which make short hops to the more distant places. Ferries also depart from Playa del Carmen and Calica, linking the continent with the islands. The palm-covered, white sand beaches, secluded coves, Mayan Ruins, lush jungles, mangroves, cenotes and caves provide this area with an incredible number of attractions for its visitors. Just off shore, the multicolored coral reef offers world class diving, snorkeling and fishing. The Mayan Reef is part of the second longest barrier reef in the world, which runs from the northeastern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula south through the neighboring countries of Belize & Honduras. Cozumel island and the Palancar reef are consistently listed among the world’s top ten diving sites. The terrain is flat, covered with low tropical jungle, and its coasts alongside the Caribbean provide many kilometers of powdery white sand beaches, inlets, bays, and mangroves. Due to the limestone soil, freshwater caves, called Cenotes, are abundant in the region, and definitely worth visiting. The largest city in the Riviera Maya is Playa del Carmen. The Fifth Avenue passenger zone is a shopper's paradise where you will find an endless selection of art, jewelry, Mexican crafts, souvenirs, as well as designer clothing. At night, “Playa,” as the locals affectionately recall it becomes a fun, yet remains relaxed. It offers a laid-back atmosphere with bars, restaurants and nightlife for every taste. The Mayan ruins at Tulum and Chitchen Itza, are spectacular and a must-see. The natural parks, Xcaret and Xel-ha, are two of the Rivera Maya's most popular attractions. They offer snorkeling, underground rivers, swimming with dolphins, and a variety of entertainment for every age group. The year round climate of the Riviera Maya is hot, with average temperatures in the range of 78 – 85 degrees. During the day, the weather is mostly sunny and the temperatures are hot. Light clothing, such as shorts and T-shirts are recommended. The temperature may drop at night when a light sweater or wrap may be handy.
IMPORTANT: Every passenger will need a passport valid for 6 months after the travel date
Discover pure happiness at Azul Fives Hotel, by Karisma. The stylish and luxuriously appointed 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites with fully stocked kitchens and living rooms foster togetherness for family and friends that conjure up the true meaning of a home away from home. The 360 oversized suites capture the essence of the Mexican Caribbean with its contemporary architectural design set amidst lush tropical gardens that frame breathtaking ocean views. Enjoy the warm gentle breezes from the large oversized terraces overlooking the white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters. Take advantage of the unique “in room” optional services such as chef prepared bbq’s, family dining menus and more! Or if it’s a picnic on the beach or an evening S’mores party around the bonfire, we have that too! We even have a personalized Family and Friends Vacation Planner that will coordinate all the details so you don’t have to! The hotel’s Gourmet Inclusive concept will ensure the most complete vacation experience from check-in to check out.
The hotel features fun for the entire family with its state-of-the-art leisure and fitness facilities. The expansive Zen inspired spa specializing in signature treatments and customized services that can also be enjoyed beachside or in the privacy of your own suite allow you to sooth both mind and body. The kids club, mini cinema and video and gaming stations will ensure a great time for children of all ages. If love is in the air, we know just how you can celebrate! And if it’s a dream honeymoon, destination wedding or an anniversary celebration, our team of romance professionals will arrange all the details for a lifetime of treasured memories.
The Azul Fives Hotel, by Karisma is just a short stroll from downtown Playa del Carmen the once sleepy little fishing village now known for its international flair, vibrant night life, charming restaurants and world renowned shopping. Home to a plethora of other local attractions including designer championship golf courses and the Cozumel ferry for quick day trips to some of the world’s best scuba diving on one of the largest most spectacular coral reefs in the world. The relaxed Mexican Caribbean atmosphere of Playa del Carmen makes this one of the most interesting places to see!.
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THE Travel Specialist can handle all your travel arrangements for the wedding. We have access to the best hotel rates that will include airport transfers. We will look for the best air fares at the time of booking if you need air transportation. You may use your frequent flier miles and we will just book your land arrangements. Please contact me for a quote for your customized arrangements and any questions you may have.
Joanne Gardner, CTC