Monday, March 10, 2008

On the Hotel Scene:

The Riviera Maya has a number of hotels in various stages of development.
Easily accessible from many cities throughout the U.S., the eighty-one mile stretch known as the Riviera Maya is situated in the Mexican Caribbean inthe state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Beginning eleven miles south of Cancun International Airport in Puerto Morelos, the Riviera Maya extends to Tulum, one of the most important archeological sites in the Mayan World. The region features the tranquility of uncrowded beaches, a vast network of under ground rivers, over 100 cenotes, the action of eco-adventure sports including kayaking, mountain biking, scuba diving, snorkeling, trekking, bird watching and deep sea fishing, proximity to many of Mexico's most significant Mayan archeological sites, the varied activities of the eco-archeological parks, plus golf courses, spas, shopping, gourmet dining and a range of accommodations to suit every lifestyle and budget. The Riviera Maya has been named a Top Destination in Mexico for four consecutive years by Travel Weekly (2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007), one of the hottest beach destinations by Orbitz in 2008 and was also featured in the January 2006 issue of Travel and Leisure as "The Next Riviera."
Just Opened:
Must See Attractions:* Selvatica is a company that offers adventure activities and that has been recognized by Travel and Leisure magazine as "one of 35 great adventures in the world." Zip n Snorkel is the company's newest offering,with a small group guided tour through the Riviera Maya, with zip-lining through the jungle and snorkeling in Puerto Morelos along the region's beautiful reef. Visit * Ah Cacao Chocolate Café promotes natural well being through the enjoyment of real chocolate and coffee all from Mexico. Aside from gourmet coffee drinks the recently opened Ah Cacao Chocolate Café offers an all natural menu of brownies, dark chocolate bars, chocolate mousse, dark chocolate cake and more, as well as a gift shop! Ah Cacao Chocolate Café is located on the corner of Playa del Carmen's famous Fifth Avenue and Constituyentes Avenue. For more information please visit * Xcaret is an eco-archeological park located in Playa del Carmen. In 2008, the following new attractions will be introduced: A Mexican wine place with a wine tasting hall and a store, selling only Mexican wines and Henequen Hacienda, which will have a museum of Mexican art, a room for big events, Yucatan food restaurant, and demonstrations of henequen production (raw fibers from the henequen agave cactus are shredded, pulled, woundtogether made into rope). Visit .* Alltournative is an adventure company that is offering a new half-day for a small group of people called Rio Secreto, or Secret River. Equipped with helmets with flashlights, wetsuits and life jackets, the group descends to the underground river, where they have the opportunity to explore the hidden caverns, stalactites, stalagmites, corals and othernatural treasures, hidden in the underground world. Visit .
For more information on the Riviera Maya call 1-877-7GO MAYA, e-mail