Situated between the tropical forest and the white sandy beaches of Playa Del Carmen, the Mexican resort Viceroy Riviera Maya welcomes you with the spicy flavors of modern Mexican cuisine and a shot of Mezcal. From water conservation to eco-friendly purchasing policies and resource management, the Viceroy Riviera Maya takes pride in being environmentally responsible and is always looking for new ways to minimize the impact on our planet. So lean back on a comfortable beachside chaise lounge and surrender yourself to the Mexican charm and beauty of the resort.

Location

Why is the Viceroy Riviera Maya one of the best resorts for a trip to Mexico's pristine beaches?

Stretched out on approximately 130 km along the coastline – from the small fishing village of Puerto Morelos to the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka’an – the Riviera Maya offers a great taste of the Mexican Caribbean. The Viceroy resort combines culture and adventure tourism perfectly and offers everything you ever wanted from a vacation spot: from small authentic Mayan villages and ruins to fascinating cenotes and caves, endless beaches of pearl-white sand and azure water.  


Key Facts

  • arrive from the Cancun International Airport, about 40 km south
  • private transportation to the hotel can be arranged
  • the Riviera Maya is located 10 km north of Playa Del Carmen

What is special?

  •  get all the uninterrupted beach and sunbathing time you wish for, as the resort is situated on 10 km of white sandy beach

  • the region lives up to its name “Naturaleza al Verde Vivo,” meaning lush green nature  and allows you to discover the stunning flora just steps away from your sunbed
  • the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, after the Great Barrier Reef the second biggest reef in the world, is located right in front of you and allows you to observe a large variety of fish species
  • dive into the depths of the Puerto Morelos Reef and be mesmerized by the dozens of fish and different corals

What do the guests say?

  • couples recommend staying in the resort, as its romantic location is the ideal backdrop for an amorous getaway
  • the outstanding staff impressed all guests with their warm hospitality and excellent service
  • travelers were enchanted by the beautiful location of the resort, nestled between the jungle and pristine beach

Accommodation

How is the view from my villa? Will I be able to cool down in a private pool?

Nestled between lush jungle foliage for complete privacy, you will find the private villas of the resort – all featuring a beautiful patio with plunge pool and an outdoor rain shower to promote indoor/outdoor living. Relax on your sundeck, while swinging in the crochet hammock and enjoy the breathtaking view of the ocean or jungle in vibrant greens. The Oceanfront Villas let you take a morning dip in the sea just in a matter of a few steps from your comfortable bed equipped with luxurious Egyptian linen.

Key Facts

  •  41 private villas
  • 
 90 square meters of living space
  •  private patio with chaise lounge and plunge pool
  • 
 choose between Oceanfront, Ocean View and Jungle Garden View

What is special?

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for your ultimate comfort and heavenly sleep, choose from a pillow menu for the sweetest dreams in the large canopy bed
  • select your favorite scent of exquisite handmade soaps to make every shower feel like a luxury spa treatment
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unwind after a full day of adventures, sink into your plush bed and enjoy the nightly aromatherapy service from your Majordomo (your personal butler) as he sprays your room with the spa’s signature coco copal scent

What do the guests say?

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guests loved taking full advantage of their heated plunge pool every night to observe the sunset from their patio
  • the lush vegetation provided vacationers with an intimate setting and allowed them to completely de-stress in their private villa
  • travelers state they were greeted with rose petals on the bed, bringing a beautiful touch and exquisite scent into the villa

Pools & Spa

Where can I relax and enjoy the tropical sun rays? Which spa treatment is recommended to unwind after my excursions?

Surrounded by palm trees and endless blue skies, sunbathe in the warmth of the Caribbean sun at your villa’s private plunge pool, at the sundeck around the main resort pool, the white sandy beach or the comfort of your private patio. If the heat gets too strong, hide under one of the hotels sombreros or retreat to the Wayak Spa, which is situated between the tropical gardens and waterfalls in palapa-roofed cabanas.

Key Facts

  • resort pool with sundeck and stunning ocean views
  • 10 km of pearly white private resort beach
  • the spa features treatment rooms, couple suites, steam rooms
 and jacuzzis 


What is special?

  • 
allow yourself to reconnect with your inner self in a one-of-a-kind spa experience that focuses on ancient traditions of the Mayan culture and uses local herbs and herbal authentic techniques that have been passed down from past generations
  • the Akbal treatment, an invigorating massage, was created after an 
ancient Mayan procedure, which is performed by a Mayan therapist and helps to improve flexibility and overall well-being
  • retreat to the private spa suite with your significant other to strengthen your bond in a full body Mayan massage for couples and a relaxing bath in a tub made of a piece of black Zapote, a magical tree exclusive to the Mayan region

What do the guests say?

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guests loved relaxing at the first class spa and enjoyed the unique offers and treatment variety
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many vacationers especially favored massages at the beach or in the comfort of their private villa
  • travelers loved the unique approach to spa treatments and were impressed by the healing hands of the knowledgeable therapists

Culinary

What do the restaurants at the Viceroy Riviera Maya offer? How is the traditional cuisine in the Caribbean part of Mexico?

Savor on the exquisite daily specials from prime meats and chef’s recommendations at the La Marea restaurant or eat al fresco with a stunning ocean view and try fresh seafood and delicious homemade pizzas baked in the wood-fired oven at Coral Grill by the beach. Don’t miss out on the traditional tequila tasting and varieties of ceviche while you are in Mexico. At Coral Bar, you can enjoy authentic Mexican cocktails and small fresh bites in a laidback beachfront setting

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Key Facts

  • 
the La Marea serves its guests modern interpretations of traditional Mexican dishes with Mediterranean influences
  • 
al fresco dining at Coral Grill, which focuses on locally caught and responsibly-fished seafood and local organic produce
  • 
famous chef Carlos Zamora offers a unique gastronomic journey, merging traditional recipes with a contemporary approach to fine dining  

What is special?

  • take a “Cocina Maya” class and learn the principles of Mayan Cuisine while preparing a delicious lime soup and traditional fish dishes
  • don’t miss out on the famous Antojeria Night, which is the chef’s interpretation of authentic Mexican street food, following his grandma’s’ recipes
  • savor on fresh grilled fish, shrimp or steak and sip on a tropical cocktail as your toes sink into the white sand during the signature beach BBQ

What do the guests say?

  • a private poolside dinner among friends was highly enjoyed by vacationers; tasting the chef’s five-course degustation menu with perfect wine pairings, surrounded by flower arrangements and a sea of candles
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travelers recommend not missing out on the ultimate flavor experience: try different tacos paired with mezcal at the shore
  • trattoria nights at Coral Grill are the guests’ favorite, where everyone loves indulging in endless homemade pasta with traditional sauces and sides such as delicious bruschetta and wine

Activities

How can I spend my day at the Caribbean Sea? What kind of animals will I see?

A trip to Mexico wouldn’t be complete without experiencing its culture through culinary delicacies: explore the local cuisine in Mayan cooking classes or sample tastings offered by local chefs. To enjoy the highlights of the Caribbean, retreat to nature, where you will be able to discover natural wonders like cenotes and snorkel through the enchanted caves. Work on your mind and flexibility in one of the yoga classes followed by meditation for clarity and ultimate relaxation. When you are done with sunbathing and relaxing by the pool the various water sports activities at the beach of the Viceroy Riviera Maya offer you the action you are looking for.

Key Facts

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water sports include kitesurfing, jetski, parasailing and kayaking
  • 
library lounge with patio
  • concierge service will help you customize an activities itinerary
  •  large golf course for all levels

What is special?

  • wake up to the sound of the waves and start your day with gentle stretches in a yoga lesson at the private pier at sunrise
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the Sea Life Discovery excursion allows you to explore the local sea life and learn about the species while playing with gentle sea lions and swimming with dolphins in the ocean
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explore one of the many sacred Mayan sites such as the Temple of the Warriors at the mysterious Chichén Itzá, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • renew your love and bless your relationship in a Mayan Love Ceremony, performed and guided by the resident Shaman, who will bless the union of the couple with peace, love, well-being, and abundance

What do the guests say?

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guests loved the variety of activities offered at the beach such as snorkeling through the coral reef, watersports or the relaxing beach massages right at their sunbed in the sand
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the friendly concierge team impressed all travelers, as they knew each vacationer’s activities and organized car pickups without having to be asked
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soul searchers loved the beachfront yoga classes and appreciated the variety of yoga styles the resident yogi offered to align body, mind, and soul