Mexico & Central America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Riviera Maya - 1st Timers

Jump to last reply

Hello Fodorites! We are experienced Caribbean island travelers but newbies to the Mayan Riviera. We have never tried all-inclusive but are looking to try one this July. We are looking for what everyone else is looking for: white sandy beach with sandy entry, great pools, kids club (we have nine year old and six year old), decent food. Our budget for a week is $4000 from Boston (airfare seems to be about $2000 without a package deal). We will mostly be at the resort but will take some excursions to ruins (Coba, Tulum) and a nature trip like Xel-ha or Akun-Chen.

Looking at places like Sandos Playacar, Riu Tequila or Riu Playacar, Iberostar del mar or Tucan. I've looked through the archives but am pretty overwhelmed. Does anyone have a favorite place they could recommend? Thanks in advance!

10 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 Trying to decide between Hawaii or Mexico for family trip
  2. 2 Puerto Vallarta for honeymoon... Ideas??
  3. 3 Mexico City, Chiapas and Yucutan, too much??
  4. 4 Cancun-discounts.com
  5. 5 Trip Report Trip Report - Merida, Ruta Puuc, Chichen Itza, Tulum
  6. 6 Driving from Florida to Belize
  7. 7 Trip Report Spring in Oaxaca - a perfect getaway for our 15th wedding anniversary!
  8. 8 Puebla Bonita Pacifico Resort and Spa in Cabo San Lucas
  9. 9 Apartment Finders
  10. 10 Trip Report 5 Weeks in Chocolate Paradise
  11. 11 Looking for inexpensive villas/bungalows with a private/secluded beach.
  12. 12 Nicaragua trip on 5/22...Need help, pls
  13. 13 Costa Rica for a lone female?
  14. 14 Playa del Carmen - El Faro or Corto Maltes?
  15. 15 Guanajuato or San Cristobal de las Casas Mexico
  16. 16 Costa Rica - Dominical/Uvita in September with 2 yr old
  17. 17 1 month itinerary US/Mexico
  18. 18 August weather in Cabo San Lucas?
  19. 19 Trip Report Photos from Panama (Chiriqui, Canal Zone) February 2014
  20. 20 Meditation and/or yoga retreat
  21. 21 NY Times article about Osa Peninsula
  22. 22 Suggestions for a Unique, Non-Touristy quick trip to the CANCUN area??
  23. 23 Petit Laffite hotel, Playa del Carmen
  24. 24 Advice for lazy *budget* beach vacation with 1 year old
  25. 25 Costa Rica - Family of 6 - July
View next 25 » Back to the top