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Trip Report Riviera Maya Travel Report

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Hi there! Well i'm new at this forum and entered looking information for my next trip to Puerto Vallarta in June, so anything you can share is valuable.

Also as i see many travelers share their experiences i would love to share with you my experience in Riviera Maya in past January. I believe it may be helpful for some of you, get ideas or tips!

Well, i chose to book my flight with US Airways since i found a special promotion paying with my credit card and i actually booked my flight like 4 month before my travel dates. Well service, not a complain.

I'm the kind of women who likes to prebook everything in order to have all my trip organized, i'm not much into forums and blogs (till now!) but a friend of mine who was there some weeks before, gave me some valuable advices.

I booked transportation from Cancun Airport to the Occidental Xcaret, the official Xcaret's hotel. I made this reservation through Discovery Mundo, they were on time and driver gave me some helpful advices in things to do. As i was completely satisfied with their service, i used them again for my other transfer from hotel to hotel and they gave me a great discount (I had to ask for it).

The Occidental Xcaret was fantastic! I didn't like the fact that at my arrival they didn't have my room ready (and it was 1 hour after check-in hour), they were offering me a two-beds room, but i was traveling with my boyfriend and wanted a King o Queen Bed so i waited till it was ready but i had to speak with manager due to rude's recepcionist attitude.
I stayed there for 2 nights and enjoy at most the buffet and shows. I loved the disco and the open bar is one of the best i've ever tried.

Of course that while in there i visited the Xcaret Park, and also booked a Xel-há Tour and a visit to Contoy Island.

Then as recommended from my friend and Discovery Mundo's driver, i went to Tulum. After a long internet search for hotel i booked in Zamas Tulum. It took me like half an hour to get into Tulum's mode. It's an ecological place, extremely beautiful!!! The room i choose has an amazing ocean view and was the best place in the world to watch a romantic sunset. The bed was hanging from the ceiling, very romantic.
Bathroom has no door, i mean it was the room's design; i was staying with my boyfriend but it may be akward for families i supposed.
The guys in the lobby (if you can call it a lobby) included me a continental breakfast for free and help me with some good advices about restaurants there.
But be prepared! No internet, lights turn off at 8 pm, water is salty... ecological mode!

While staying in Tulum i visited Tulum Ruins by my own, didn't need a company.

At last, i stayed one night in the Clipper's club Cancun. It was not my idea to stay in Cancun, but i booked a scuba diving day and didn't want to wake up at 4AM just to get to Cancun. Hotel was small. Clean and cheap, not my traveling style actually but a good option if you are looking to save money.

I was very satisfied with service received through the chosen agency and hotels. I can't wait to go back to the Riviera Maya to finish exploring it. It has so many options it gets hard to decide where to go. Hope i had more time but surely enjoyed the week i was there at my best!

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