Mayan Riviera

Old Jan 3rd, 2002, 07:57 PM
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My friend and I have just finalized plans to visit the Oasis Puerto Adventuras (all-inclusive) resort in Feb. I'm sorry we didn't find this site before but--has anyone visited this resort before? I know they just finished a huge remodeling project there. How was the beach? The previous posts talked about the beach at the Adventura Palace as being small and rocky. I hope this is not true of Oasis. My friend also wondered about the meal plans--when they say "all meals inc" sometimes they limit meals to one time at a particular restaurant--and there are seating times that one signs up for. So they always hold you to these times? Other comments? Suggestions? Tours? Anyone been to the Sian Ka'an Reserve? I like to watch wildlife, birds land creatures, and sea life. Has anyone heard of --or tried--the "breathing observation bubble" or BOB ( This sounds like fun!!
Old Jan 4th, 2002, 09:51 AM
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Hi Laura - at risk of being accused of pushing this area and these resorts down your throat, let me say again, I am but a boring insurance u/w looking forward to being back on Mayan Riveria (on our hard earned vacation) in just 3 weeks.
Usually with the ai's here - you get the buffet restaurant where you choose an early or late sitting time (and they do that just so everyone doesn't show up all at once) and usually not a big deal to change your dining time for a particular evening. Then there will be some specialty restaurants where you can sign up for a la carte meals.
Old Jan 4th, 2002, 11:46 AM
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Thanks, Debbie--I'll take any info I can get--sounds like you've had lots of experience vacationing in that particular area. Any other suggestions from Debbie or others? (see my other comments in original post, dated 1-3-02)
Thanks, everyone!
Old Jan 4th, 2002, 07:56 PM
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Hi Laura (and Rosebud darling, I'm READING this out of the Frommer's 2001 Cancun, Cozumel & Yucatan guidebook so don't be accusing me of pushing this information down poor Laura's throat!)...anyhow, Laura, you're booked into Oasis Puertos Aventuras - is that the marina/condo/resort area about 65 miles south of Cancun right? In addition to Sian ka'an (which is 80 miles south of cancun) then you also have Xpu-ha Ecopark and Paamul that should satisfy your nature loving side! Have a good trip
Old Jan 5th, 2002, 05:55 PM
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We stayed at the resort adjoining the Iberostar Quetzal called the Toucan. The Toucan is closer to the beach and seems to be a little more elegant ie: marble floors throughout rather than wooden planks. Both sides share the same restaurants and the food was great, even my picky 10 year old found enough to eat. The booze flowed like water if you wanted it to. There was plenty of shade if you were silly enough to want to go all that way to avoid the sun. My husband and 12 year old son enjoyed the topless beach.
Old Jan 7th, 2002, 02:46 PM
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We just got home from the Allegro, Playacar and thought we got a good deal for the money. Rooms are small and need touching up but we were hardly in the room. Staff was great, grounds and beach beautiful and immaculate - food quite good (some dishes wked better than others, but that's true in my kitchen, too). Lots to do in the Playa del Carmen area, very international group at the resort. Ask for doubles if the drinks are a bit weak - the bartenders will be happy to comply.

Old Jan 12th, 2002, 09:36 AM
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This Rosebud person wrote that reply in June 2001! She has probably gone on with HER life. What's your problemo? You DO push your views down people's throats. You are on just about every Mexico site posting your BORING replys. PUSH push pUsH!
Old Jan 12th, 2002, 01:41 PM
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The beach at Oasis Puerto Adventuras is not very good. I hope the remodeling helped a lot, because it was in pretty bad shape before. It is not a resort I sell, there are too many nicer resorts unless you Got a Killer Deal.
Suggestions for Kristine.
Any of the Iberostar Resorts.
Barcelo Mayan Resort
Any of the Riu Resorts
New Paradisus.
Allegro Playacar only if significantly lower than the others mentions.
Old Jan 12th, 2002, 04:01 PM
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Sounds like Debbie has hit one to many breakfast brunches! Blah! Blah! Blah!
Old Jan 13th, 2002, 11:43 AM
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we stayed at the Gala last year. Fabulous beach there.
Old Jan 14th, 2002, 01:44 PM
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If you haven't gone to the Mayan Riviera yet let me tell you, I've stayed at this Allegro and Iberostar after Debbie suggested. I and my family got sick at both places. I think it was these buffets she is always going on about. She likes buffets too much.
Old Jan 15th, 2002, 10:47 AM
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I saw you mentioned the gala - I head there next week with hubby and kids (3,6). Any other things to watch for? It came highly recommended from a reliable agent.
Old Jan 19th, 2002, 02:54 PM
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Hi again, everyone. My friend and I have re-booked at the Club Viva Azteca. After reading more than a few posts about the Oasis we were nervous--despite the complete renovation done in Nov. We are planning to visit there in Feb and I'll try to post on the Oasis and the Club Viva Azteca (and the Club Viva Maya next door) after we return. I've read and heard nothing but good things about the Viva resorts---hopefully, we'll be ok! And folks--lay off Debbie, OK? Sounds like she's been to the area a lot and is just sharing info--like everybody else here. We are all free to take it or leave it, right?
Old Jan 20th, 2002, 03:07 PM
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Laura - please give us a trip report on Club Viva Azteca! I booked a week in there in March and would love your feedback! Have a great time!
Old Jan 20th, 2002, 05:21 PM
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Stayed at Barcelo Riveria Maya south of Cancum last march. Other than the beds being hard as rocks(new wing?)food,service beach,snorkling,tours to ruins great. Large pool great service in pool area. Euro's take the top off.
Is this the first time Euro's used other than the dollar? No problem with this as my kids were older but would be nice if they stuck them at one end of this big beach.
len from canada
forget 9/11 and loonie
Costa Rica next.
any reccomendations?
Old Jan 20th, 2002, 08:17 PM
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Regarding *DEBBIE* we'll leave it, Laura.
Old Jan 21st, 2002, 11:04 AM
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How about the Copacabana? How is that place?
Old Jan 22nd, 2002, 01:22 PM
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Well folks....we originally booked at the Copacabana and then ended up switching to the Viva Maya due to a $330 savings per person!! I am not expecting it to compare to the Taj Mahal but as long as we have a room to sleep in, a beautiful beach, ok food (doesn't have to be top of the line) and free flowing drinks, who cares???? We leave this Friday (along w/4 friends)and plan on having a blast. I will post a trip report when we get back. Also to the person wondering about the Copacabana, the place looks great and we only changed due to the great deal we came across for the Viva Maya. There is a lot of info on the Copa resort at the website Good luck to all on your journeys!!!

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