(Closed) our honeymoon to mexico, playacar or riviera maya???? which ???

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I’m confused because isn’t the whole yucatan penisula considered the mayan riveiera? We are going to the Grand Palladium Colonial and it’s right outside of playa del carmen – haven’t gone yet, but my travel agent says it’s BEAUTIFUL with many excursions close by to see the mayan ruins 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

Playacar is so much fun! i love the small city and all the shopping and then going into the gated community where the hotels are makes me feel so safe!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I preferred the beach further away from Cancun and Playacar, so further down the Mayan Riveria.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

we stayed in the riviera maya… at secrets marona beach and it was amazing!!!! its true it is a bit farther from some stuff but there is still alot to do. we only left our resort twice to go shopping in playa and once to go ziplining! 🙂 other than that there was a live show every night (think fire and ice show/american idol/couples gameshow/ spanish dance show etc) and also a night club which we never made it to because we were always so tired haha!!! 🙂

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

There are pros and cons to both; the resorts along the RM tend to be bigger and more spread-out, with loads going on on-site; whereas the closer you are to a town, the less usually goes on at the resort, esp at night. We were at the Royal in Playa del Carmen (near Playacar) this year, and it got very quiet at night after the show; there was nowhere to go and have a nice drink.

Do remember that if you don’t stay in town, it’s still easy to go into town if you want to; taxis are easy to get, and not too expensive.

Also, research the resort carefully; the descriptions can be misleading, and something down as being ‘in’ Playacar in your travel agent might actually be a short cab-ride (likewise with hotels billed as being in Cancun or Playa del Carmen); so check out the resorts website and trip advisor before booking to get an exact location and make sure it’s walkable.

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