Riviera Maya Journals

Spring Trip to the Riviera Maya

A March 2010 trip to Riviera Maya by lovethecaribbean

Beach  Photo, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico More Photos
Quote: We visited an all inclusive, The Barcelo Maya Palace for four nights. We spent most of our time at the resort, but did take one day trip to visit the sites.

Edventures Day Tour

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Tulum Photo, Riviera Maya, Mexico
We booked this day tour after reading great reviews. It was a very reasonable price for an all day tour and we were able to make it a private tour for just the four of us for only $20 more per person. The total cost was about $115 per person. We were picked up from our hotel at 8 am and shuttled in a minivan to another location where we met our guide, Jay. We were then transferred to his Hummer, which was very comfortable to ride around in! Jay is an American who lives in the area. He was quite the character, but very knowledgeable about the area. One of the best things about this tour is that we started early and we really beat the crowds at every stop we made.Our first stop was Tu...Read More

Barcelo Maya Palace

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Hotel | "Beautiful Resort, but Awful Food and Too Many Springbreakers"

Beach  Photo, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
We visited the Barcelo Maya Palace the week of March 31st for four nights. My husband and I traveled with one other couple. We booked the trip through a travel agency, Tropical Travelers. This was my first trip to an all inclusive since college (We usually prefer smaller hotels, getting out and exploring, and trying local restaurants. But we got a great deal and thought we should give an all inclusive a try.)Travel to and from the resortWe booked transfers through our travel agent and the company who transferred us was Olympus Tours. One good thing about the company is that they did not use the large buses, but used minivans instead. This meant less stops at other hotels. We a...Read More

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