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Resort-hopping on Mexico's Riviera Maya

Not so long ago, Mexico's Riviera Maya was a sleepy stretch of Caribbean coastline. Now every hotel group wants in on the action. Today, the Riviera Maya is such a success that the hoteliers of Cancún want to re-brand their city as part of it and catch some of its glow. That's because the latest iteration of this destination has proved to be a powerful magnet, attracting not just visitors, not just investment dollars, but also intelligent developers who have learned from past mistakes. Read the article

Inspired by: New Riviera Maya Resorts — by Michael Gross, Published Dec. 2005

Hotels (9)

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    Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita

    Wellness is so integral to this 14-acre Riviera Maya property that its signature Endless Privileges experience includes Hydrothalasso pool and cold... More
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    Mezzanine

    This adults-only boutique hotel in secluded Tulum has nine guest rooms, including four ocean view suites, two master suites, and three non-view, gr

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    Amansala

    This eco-friendly boutique has 24 thatched-roof cabanas with thatched roofs and rustic designs that include East Asian hints such as Buddha statuet

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    Fairmont Mayakoba

    As the Riviera Maya’s first environmentally conscious golf-and-spa complex, the Fairmont Mayakoba is an eco-friendly alternative to the monolithic

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    Viceroy Riviera Maya

    Formerly the Tides Riviera Maya

    Set between the beach and a lush, tropical forest in Mexico’s booming resort region on the Yucatán Peninsula, the

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    Deseo Hotel + Lounge

    This boutique hotel, part of the Grupo Habita hospitality group, features a sea blue motif befitting its beachfront setting in Playa del Carmen. Th

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    Maroma Resort & Spa

    Set amid lush foliage between Cancún and Tulum, Maroma is one a clutch of standout hotels along a prime swath of Riviera Maya beachfront. There you

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    Hotel Basico

    The boutique property is the latest venture from the hip Micha brothers, who were behind the popular Hotel Deseo, also in bustling Playa del Carmen

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    Esencia

    The “essence” of Mexico’s Riviera Maya rests 20 minutes south of Playa del Carmen and takes the form of a beachfront boutique hotel on a quiet esta

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