Hotel at a Glance: Viva Wyndham Maya Resort
At the all-inclusive Viva Wyndham Maya Resort, the shores of Playa del Carmen are your playground for kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, or just kicking back with a cocktail in hand. There's plenty to keep you occupied on the property, but you'll also be just minutes from the lively nightlife of Quinta Avenida.
Onsite adventures and activities range from sailing excursions to trapeze lessons. With your all-inclusive privileges, you can indulge in Mediterranean, Mexican, and fusion cuisine at five distinctive restaurants. Later, opt for a moonlight couples massages near the onsite spa's beachside palapa.
This all-inclusive vacation includes:
- 6 or 7 nights in a superior room
- Round-trip airfare (alternate departure dates/gateways may be available for additional fee)
- All meals and snacks
- Unlimited domestic beverages
- 24 hr. snack and bar service
- Non-motorized watersports
- Introductory scuba lesson
- Bicycle rental
- Daily activities and nightly entertainment
- Hotel taxes and gratuities
Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Trendy Beach Area and Diving Destination
Just across the sea from the island of Cozumel, Playa del Carmen has been called "the hippest city in all of the Yucatán Peninsula" by Lonely Planet. The laid-back beach bars and cafés have a way of converting vacationers into expats, but Playa's most compelling draw might be its cenotes—cavernous sinkholes filled with turquoise pools. The water in the cenotes is crystal clear, particularly at the lily-pad-dotted Xlacah cenote, where you can snorkel among schools of colorful fish.
To the south, you'll find preserved ruins of pre-Columbian cities. Tulum's crumbling temples are situated above a dramatic ocean bluff, and Coba's enormous pyramid rises between two lagoons. For a fun day trip, hop aboard the ferry to Cozumel, which docks at the pier east of Calle 1. There are about a dozen dive shops on Cozumel, each offering trips offshore to the reefs that Jacques Cousteau declared some of the world's most beautiful.