This hotel is easily recognized by the 118-foot-tall palapa that covers its lobby. Despite the rustic roof, the rest of the architecture here is extravagant, with marble pillars, a massive swimming pool, and inner courtyards filled with lush, tropical gardens. There's also a good-size gym and an indoor movie theater. The spa has 11 indoor treatment rooms and four outdoor ones, but there's a $20 fee to use the spa facilities. Activities here include pool volleyball, art
classes, yoga and aerobics. The atmosphere is more laid-back than at sister resort Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach. Rooms are a decent size, but not all have balconies, and ocean views cost extra. There's a large focus on groups and conventions here, which account for about 60% of the guests throughout the year.