All-Inclusive Resort on the Riviera Maya
Located in the Yucatán Peninsula’s Riviera Maya, Bel Air Collection Resort & Spa acknowledges the region’s history through Mayan-inspired architecture, especially the massive stone archway guarding its entrance. Beyond the entrance, guests find a luxurious jungle resort nestled into a secluded stretch of beach and wetlands about 16 miles from Playa del Carmen. Even guest rooms feel like they’re part of an ancient village, with thatched roofs, rustic wooden patios, and windows looking out onto lush palms and the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
During your all-inclusive stay, you can drink and dine at any of the onsite restaurants and bars. Pair fresh sushi rolls with specialty martinis at Sushi & Martini Bar or feast on Mexican-Italian fusion at Dolce Mexico. The swim-up pool bar and lobby bar serve premium cocktails with umbrellas that have been blasted with a shrink ray, and guest rooms’ wet bars are restocked daily with beer, soda, and bottled water. You’ll be able to grab a snack or a beverage throughout the day, including afternoon tea with muffins and complimentary glasses of champagne at sunset.
Bel Air Collection is just a short drive from Playa del Carmen’s bustling streets, but there are lots of things to do right on the property. Borrow a kayak to explore exotic plants and wildlife in the surrounding wetlands, or simply lounge by the freeform pool with a tropical drink in hand.
Mexico's Riviera Maya: Rich with History and Tropical Calm
Just south of Cancún, the Riviera Maya is a nearly 80-mile stretch of Caribbean coastline fronted by towns rich in Mexican culture. For some of the area’s best beaches, clubs, and snorkeling reefs, head to the rapidly growing city of Playa del Carmen. Farther south, Tulum sits on a perch of rocky bluffs and is better known for ancient ruins, including temples and a cliff-side castle. The inhabitants of Tulum—which means "walled" in the aboriginal language—first erected the city's outer fortress to protect themselves from belligerent invaders. Today, the wall guards the archeological zone, beginning with an entryway of two corbel arches and a limestone house built over an underwater cave.
Swimming in the secret caves isn’t allowed, but a scenic drive south of Playa del Carmen brings you to the Yucatán Peninsula's legendary limestone cenotes, freshwater sinkholes created by an underground river system. At the Cenote Cristalino, you can jump from terraced outcroppings into an exposed pool or go snorkeling in underwater caves. You can also watch locals expertly flip, dive, and synchronously cannonball into the clear water at this popular weekend hangout.
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