Viceroy Riviera Maya is next to seven miles of white sand beaches, which means that guests can easily find a piece of the beach just for them. Three hundred and fifty feet of the beach is specially tailored by Viceroy, and this area is dotted by palapa-roofed cabanas available for use by guests. The beach also features a pier that goes out beyond the waves so guests can look out over the tide pools. For guests who wish to get wet, sliding in off the pier offers a great start for snorkelers who want to see some marine life.
Beyond the beach, Viceroy Riviera Maya provides a pool as well. Guests can lounge in their private pools or go to the lagoon pool. Located near the beach, the lagoon pool has a selection of loaner sombreros for guests to use as well.
Wildlife enthusiasts will have plenty to do at Viceroy Riviera Maya. Numerous diving opportunities surround the resort, and the white sand beaches are protected by a reef system so wildlife reserves for diving are within an easy thirty minutes from the resort. Guests can even dive and see the world’s largest shark, the whale shark. Diving licenses and certifications are available at the resort. For jungle life, the resort offers tours to the Spider Monkey Biosphere. Guests are taken through a traditional Mayan village before hiking through the jungle and canoeing across a river to see spider and howler monkeys up close. Once finished, guests take a 120-meter long zip line back to the village.
The Riviera Maya area is home to a wide network of natural caves for which Viceroy Riviera Maya offers tours. The caves are unique in that they feature underground fresh water rivers called cenotes. Guests can explore the caves and go diving and snorkeling through the sacred cenotes for a tour to remember.
Expanding on the Mayan culture of the resort, there are a number of Mayan ruins in the area. Less than sixty minutes from the resort are numerous ruins that can have guests trudging through jungles, climbing pyramids, swimming in sacred pools, and learning about Mayan history. The resort offers trained guides to help lead guests through these ruins, and the resort also offers a fly over and tour of an ancient Mayan fort city.
Viceroy Riviera Maya offers tours through the local jungle on horseback or ATV. The horseback tours are more romantically minded and allow guests to explore the beach and nearby jungle. The ATV tours are centered toward the adventurous guest and follow jungle trails to a 60 foot deep cenote that guests can dive into and swim. The tour continues to nearby Mayan ruins where guests can have a quick climb before heading back to the resort.
For guests wishing to hit the waves, Viceroy Riviera Maya offers a kite surfing class. You go through two days of four-hour lessons and receive an official certification from the International Kiteboard Association. Guests shouldn’t be afraid of heights, as the ocean waves can send kiteboarders thirty feet into the air.
For guests wishing to go even higher, Viceroy Riviera Maya offers sky diving by United States trained parachute instructors. The parachutes are specially built to provide upright landings for even the most inexperienced divers.
Viceroy Riviera Maya offers transportation to the nearby Playa del Carmen, less than fifteen minutes from the resort. Besides shopping and marine excursions, Playa del Carmen also features Xcaret Park, an ecotourism attraction that is the pride of Mexica. The theme park features Mayan culture and jungle themed attractions.
Playa Xcalacoco Frac 7, Riviera Maya, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico, website, Phone: +52 984 877 3000
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