Riviera Maya Travel Tips

Travel Tips:

Classroom Attire: Your preference, there is no dress code.  However, we do recommend bringing a light jacket or sweater since sometimes the conference room is cold.

Transportation:  We recommend flying in to Cancun International Airport (CUN) and taking a taxi from the airport to the hotel.  Although Uber exists in Mexico, the taxi drivers have agreements that prevent Uber (and other ride share operators) from pickups at the airport and hotels.  Parking at the hotel is free.  However, we STRONGLY recommend NOT to rent a car.  Although the car rental itself is inexpensive, the required insurance (as much as $70 per day) and additional $3000 deposit makes renting a car expensive.  Furthermore, the roads have very low speed limits that are not adhered to but if you are caught speeding it can be a challenging situation with the police.    For excursions, most of the tours include transportation and/or taxis are readily available.

Tipping:  The resort is all-inclusive so technically tipping is not required.  However, the staff will be extremely grateful if you leave a gratuity - such as for the bell boy that carries your luggage.

Activities:

At the hotel:

      Included:

  • The Beach
  • The Pools
  • Nightly Theatre
  • Shopping Center (food included, merchandise available for purchase)
  • Scuba Diving Introduction
  • Sailing small craft (included for those that know how to sail)
  • Kayak
  • Kid's Camp
  • Nightclub (drinks also included)
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga on the Beach
  • Zumba at the Beach
  • Admiring the wildlife - flamingos, macaws, black swans, coati (small mammals that look like a cross between a monkey and raccoon)
  • Touring the facilities on a "golf cart train"

      Additional Fees:

  • The Waterpark (included for Maya, Lindo and Gran Paraiso guests)
  • Golf
  • Spa (conference guests get 20% discount)
  • Biking
  • Iluzio Show at the Grand Coliseo Theater (fee and reservations required)

Excursions:

Day Trips:

Week Trip:

Tours:

Please note that tours can be arranged for all of these excursions / day trips at the hotel or you are free to use whatever provider you prefer.  Also, there is so much to do at the hotel - you may never want to leave...