Jazz Festival Riviera Maya. 30th Nov – 2nd Dec 2017

Come and enjoy the JAZZ FESTIVAL under the stars!…

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Mamita´s Beach Club presents the best international artists

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 Stay in our spacious apartments with all your friends and family a few steps from the event.

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We are located two blocks from playa Mamitas

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We have a variety of accommodations for you to choose the most convenient: bungalows for 2 to 4 people and comfortable apartments for 6 and 8 people.

 

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November 30th  to December 2nd

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2017

Three unforgettable nights with music under the moon light 

Don´t miss this incredible festival !

 


Business traveler: “Bleisure”

The mere fact of traveling in search of greater sales and new markets is a sign of a visionary mind and a person who goes beyond the comfort zone.

“Bleisure.” It is the term that is applied today to refer to the business traveler. This word is the fusion of business and leisure in English, which adapts to the business traveler’s desire to extend their stay and combine it with tourism and wellness activities by the end of their day.

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A business traveler knows that if he organizes his time properly, he can take advantage of each one of his transfers to explore a new destination and live unique experiences. Accustomed to learning new words, trying new foods and adapting to different cultures is just part of their lifestyle.

Condo Hotel Riviera Maya Suites, know the importance of staying in a place with excellent connectivity, good privacy, exclusive comfort, central location and kind attention in its services; all to achieve the purpose of the business trip and at the same time, have the opportunity to enjoy the surroundings of the place.

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Although it seems idyllic, the lifestyle of business travelers is demanding, both physically and mentally. To board planes, to arrive in time to important appointments, to stay awake by the differences of schedules of the world, to check in / check out in the hotel in time, to plan its agenda of the day and to combine it with some extra activity that enriches its person, are tasks that undoubtedly require character, discipline and skill; they do it because they know that traveling is necessary to expand their horizons and grow, both financially and professionally and personally.

The “bleisure” travelers are very careful with their expenses and keep a detailed record of their travel expenses, since in many cases it is the company that covers them, however this does not stop them from satisfying some needs or caprices of travelers that facilitate life and make a better travel experience, this if it has as a motto “not only work is lived” and between meetings is taken a moment of recreation that can even be within the same place of accommodation.

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The service that we offer in Riviera Maya Suites to our “bleisure” travelers is of “Premium quality”. Facilities suitable to work in different points of the property: Terrace with sea view, pool area with waterfall and jacuzzi, large living room with tv / cable, preferential access in beach club with restaurant and beach chairs, balconies with hammocks, relaxing tropical view, central location for easy mobility, personalized concierge service, free private parking, shuttle service from the airport and different points of the city, room amenities, special rates, frequent customer reward program, high online connectivity reliable, fast and completely free 24/7 365 days a year just to mention a few.

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Playa del Carmen and the whole of the Riviera Maya is ready to welcome this select type of travelers that make this tourist destination a daily meeting point for business. In Condo Hotel Riviera Maya suites, we take seriously the importance of “bleisure” trips, we know they have the time counted and, in general, they have to carry out a lot of activities in a limited period of time, trying to optimize it for get the most of it; so we put special attention on key points that combine business and pleasure during your visit offering a comfortable, intuitive, personalized, professional and pleasant lodging.

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Take note of these life lessons of business travelers “Bleisure” and improve your own travel and work experiences … We are waiting for you!

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Written by Lisette Guerra L.


CENOTES.The purifying legacy of the Maya.

Crystal clear waters, sweet and deep, purifying and healing. The cenotes were considered as source of life and are unique in the Península of Yucatán y Quintana Roo.

Going through the Riviera Maya and not venturing into its wildest and lush side to find the heart of the jungle would be an unforgivable mistake. These imposing reserves of water contained in authentic caves that the same rain or underground currents formed when their domes collapsed and leaving fascinating spaces that we can enjoy to swim and dive … is an authentic gift of the Mayan Gods!

Across the peninsula there are hundreds of them; there are open air, in caves, in cavern and semi-open. Each one, although in its essence is the same, they keep a proper form that will make you experience a spectacular sensation.

The crystalline waters of an intense turquoise blue, its majestic stalactites and stalagmites will not disappoint you. The waters are cool and crystal clear that will allow you to see the species that live in this ecosystem, in some you can even see nice turtles, eels and beautiful fish that will convey a beautiful serenity.

The cenotes were of great importance to the ancient Maya of the area who used the cenote to throw virgin women in sacrifice to satisfy the God of rain. Today it becomes an ideal place to let your imagination fly and meet yourself and your ancestors.

Some cenotes are enabled for tourism and have great access, facilities with railings, platforms to accommodate, ropes to hold and rest while swimming and travel its wide and deep spaces safely.

Most of the cenotes open to the public from 10am – 5pm. The entrance prices vary according to the type of cenote that is but goes from $ 75  to $ 155 pesos. You can hire a snorkel or cenote dive tour with qualified personnel and cost between $ 400- $ 650 pesos. There are also agencies that offer a tour of 4 cenotes combined with other activities such as kayaking, zip lines, abseiling and picnics.

Here we leave you a link with several names of cenotes to choose the most attractive for you, most are located near Playa del Carmen and one or more further away if you are off the Riviera Maya route. Check them on internet for detailed price information, photos and reviews.

Take a refreshing moment and meditate connected to natural…

written by Lisette Guerra


Prepare your trip to the Mexican Caribbean. ( Part 2)

Hello Travelers! Surely they were already anxious to read this second part of the answers to the most frequent questions that travelers ask us, right? Well we too so without further ado check this we prepare for you ….

                     WIFI- CONNECTIVITY – BUDGET PER DAY

> Wifi: It is free in almost all the places you only have to ask the password. In the Resorts they have a cost and it is usually high.

> Plugs and Adapters: Type “A” and Type “B” (see image)

> Budget per day per person (food-walks-nightlife):

Survival: $ 500 pesos ($ 30usd)

Moderate: $ 1,500 pesos (85usd)

Luxury: + $ 3,000 pesos (+170 USD).

Not included the lodging.

                          FOOD – TIPS – WATER

> Tipping: In Mexico unlike other countries, tips are not included (except all inclusive resorts) and therefore we always leave between 10% and 15% for a service received (restaurant, tour guides, hotel staff , etc) but tip is always voluntary.

In Mexico it is customary to tip for almost everything (in the supermarket there are seniors who help you store your food in bags and give you a couple of coins as a thank you.

In the gas station you will always be taken care of by a person who will do the service of filling the gas tank to your car, collect and even clean the glasses, we also give them a couple of coins as a tip). But we repeat, the amount you choose and it is always voluntary.

> Water: From the tube or wrench DOES NOT DRINK. You will always have to buy a gallon to cook and drink water. Fill a bottle from home and take it with you. Water in Mexico is not free and is not drinkable (sadly).

               

> Supermarket: In Playa del Carmen there are supermarkets in the center (Walmart, Comercial Mexicana) open from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm. You can reach them by walking.

> Typical food of the region: Cochinita Pibil, Fish Tikin xic, Empanadas, Poc-chuck (pork with beans), salbutes and panuchos; if you consume it outside the tourist area the price is very cheap ($) if you consume it in the 5th avenue will be more expensive ($$).

> Spicy food: When a mexican people tell you:

“No tiene chile” = Eat at pleasure as much as you want. (Level -cero kids can eat)

“No pica” = Has chili and is little bit spicy but very tolerant (Level 1- tasty)

“Pica poquito” = Its Spicy and you may have to clean your nose at the end. (Level 2 moderate)

“Pica” = Very Spicy and maybe you do not manage to finish your food. (Level 3- For brave people)

                                                   “Si Pica” = Super Spicy…Fire!!! You will fall into tears if you are not used to it. (Level 4-For Masters) 

 

> Convenience stores: “OXXO” is a store of very basic products open 24 hours. They sell alcohol with restricted hours. They do not sell fruits or vegetables.

   SITES OF INTEREST – ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREAS – BEACHES

> Popular Sites in Playa del Carmen: 5th Avenue, Playa Mamitas, Calle 12 (nightlife), 3D Museum, Frida Khalo Museum and Aquarium. Shopping mall.

> You can not go without knowing:

The Ruins of Chichen Itza (one of the 7 Wonders of the World today).

Swimming in a cenote (crystal clear water, unique throughout the country)

Ruins of Tulum and beach (The only ruins in front of the sea with fascinating view of the turquoise Caribbean sea)

Cozumel and its coral reefs (Diving or snorkeling on the second largest reef in the world),

Xcaret Theme Park.

* We highly recommend you to approach the reception of your hotel, there you will receive all the information of walks, schedules and prices; They usually have special prices for their guests and the service has a guarantee for you so any changes you can make easily.

> On Sundays archeological sites offer free admission to all national people.

> The archaeological sites are open every day from 8:30 to 5:00 pm.

> Most popular beaches in Playa del Carmen: Playa mamitas, Playa Esmeralda, Playa Playacar, and Playa del Muelle.

All beaches are public access. Come to walk the one you like.

> Beaches close to Playa del Carmen: All beaches are public access. You can arrive by public transport or by means of a previously contracted tour.

Tulum (45min)

Xpu-Ha (25min to Tulum)

Akumal (45min to Tulum)

Xcacel (30min to Tulum)

Xcalacoco (10min to cancun)

Puerto Morelos (25min to cancun)

Playa Maroma (15min to cancun)

Cancun (45min).

Cozumel (30min by ferry).

We hope this section has helped you to better prepare your trip!

Remember that if you have more questions or want to book with us you can do so by sending an email to info@rivieramayarentals.com

We will be happy to help you resolve all your doubts and it will be a pleasure to receive you at our Condo Hotel for a MEMORABLE vacation !!….

 

written by Lisette Guerra


PREPARE YOUR TRIP TO THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN. PART #1

 

Is it your first trip to Mexico? Are you coming to Playa del Carmen?

We imagine all the emotion you must be feeling and we want you to keep it throughout your trip to the Mexican Caribbean, having an adventure, a family trip, a country expedition, a romantic escape or even a business trip; In this blog we will give you answers and basic tips to better prepare your visit to this Caribbean paradise and know the wonders that the Mayan culture offers. Take note!

 

MIGRATION – LANGUAGE -CURRENCY

> Passport and Visa: All foreigners need to enter with passport. Visa: Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua need the visa. The rest of the countries receive a permit of 90 to 160 days issued by migration at the moment of entering the country. No tax is paid on entering or leaving the country.

> Language: Spanish. In the Riviera Maya, People speak English to attend tourism.

> Currency type: Mexican Pesos. In the Riviera Maya you can pay in USD and PESOS

> Exchange rate: $ 1USD = $ 18 Mexican pesos (change +/- without prior notice)

> Credit cards: Accepted in almost all establishments in the tourist area. In the urban area cash payment is more common. When you give your credit card keep your eyes on it!.

> ATMs: On the 5th avenue there are many machines with high commission of $ 90 pesos per transaction. There are also banks with ATMs that charges less commission $ 35 pesos per transaction.

 

   

AIRPORT  TRANSPORTATION TO ARRIVE TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN

> Airports in the Riviera Maya: Cancun International Airport (45 minutes from Playa del Carmen on the highway) and Cozumel International Airport (30 minutes from Playa del Carmen by Ferry).

> How to get to Playa del Carmen from the airport: The most economical means is the ADO Bus, with departures every 30min from the airport parking lot and buy the ticket right there. There are buses from 5:00 am and the last one leaves at midnight. You can check the ADO website to check times and prices updated.

* Shared Shuttle: With 10-12 people have a higher cost comparing to the bus, they leave you at the door of your hotel but possibly arrive late and go around the city,  making a trip more tired and you probably have to wait until the shuttle is full. The price ranges from $200 pesos minimum.

* Private Transportation: Contract it through your hotel. Without a doubt the most convenient and safe, it is recommended if you come in groups, in family or with babies. The price goes from $ 1,500 pesos onwards for a maximum of 8 people, which if you divide between all is almost like a bus but private and much more comfortable. There are transports for less people and the price changes. The service is usually good and they leave you at the door of your hotel, another advantage is that if your flight had a delay they follow up and wait for your arrival.

* Airport taxis: They are the most expensive, do not have a specific rate and the service is not the friendliest (honestly they have bad reputation for raising prices to foreigners) for 3 people in car the price goes from $ 850 pesos onwards and in Van it is more than double the price for a maximum of 8 people. We do not recommend it very much although if you arrive at dawn it will be the only way that you will have to arrive if you did not contract the private transportation previously.

 

  

HOSTING – CLIMATE – HURRICANES

> Lodging tax: 3% Lodging and 16% VAT

> Best time to travel to Mexico: All year long, the country has 4 seasons and each has its advantages.

> Climate in the Mexican Caribbean: 26ºC (normal) and 33ºC (in summer). The rainy months are May and September (22 ° C). In Playa del Carmen the weather is hot / humid most of the year.

> Hurricanes: The season starts in May and ends in November. The most common months of hurricane formation are August and October (but relax! We’ve had 10 years without a hurricane in Playa del Carmen, do not change your plan and come to enjoy !!).

> Clothing: To visit Playa del Carmen we recommend you to bring light clothing, sandals, swimming suit, biodegradable sunscreen, light footwear, sunglasses, cap or hat, but the best garment is your enthusiasm to live this experience so do not forget to pack it !!

> Types of accommodation in the Riviera Maya: Vacation rentals (houses and apartments), condo hotels, hotels, hostels and all inclusive resort.

> Accommodation Prices: “Prime” and “High” Season December and Easter Week ($$$$), January-April ($$$) / “Medium Season” July-August and November ($$) “Low Season” May- June, September-October ($).

 

Travellers! With these first tips you can start planning your visit to the RIVIERA MAYA, do not miss the second part of this section that will give you the answers to the most frequent questions that our visitors ask us.

Write us, send an email with your comments and any questions you have or even better contact us to help you book your lodging at our Condo Hotel Riviera Maya Rentals.

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written by Lisette Guerra


The Legend of the Aluxes

In the nights when men give themselves to sleep there are creatures that go out into the world. The Aluxes sprout in the moonlight. Few people see them, because they are agile, light and naughty. Your life is a continuous play. They like to splash in the water, they are always smiling and wanting to disconcert humans.

At night, when everyone sleeps, they leave their hiding places and walk through the fields of the Mayan jungle; They are beings of very low stature, like very small children, who go up, down, throw stones, do mischief and heavy mischief, steal the fire and bother with their footsteps and games. When the human awakens they move away and hide. But when the fire is alive and sparkling, they form it wheel and dance around; A small noise makes them flee and hide, to leave later and stir more. They are not bad beings if treated well.

The Aluxes of the Mayan language “ALUX” are mischievous Goblins that roam by milpas and mounts after sunset. They wear espadrilles and wear a hat, presenting the features of an Indian child of three to four years old, living in caves and cenotes with their clay puppets, sometimes they are heard to play their instruments which are something like trumpets, also of clay. Generally they are harmless but if they get annoyed with a human being can send “a sick air” that produces chills and fever, these tiny and mischievous goblins provoke tolvaneras, swirls, strange shouts and other phenomena, when they get angry at hearing blasphemies and rudeness Of people who wander around.

If they happen to run into people they start bothering with pranks, throwing stones and most commonly hiding small objects. With their laughter they defy serenity and if they are frightened, they are able to make a big jumble.

The aluxes are protectors of the Mayan jungle and to enter it you must always remember to ask permission, so they will take care of your harvest and your way while you are inside the jungle and will help you to return home safe and sound.

The locals to be in harmony with the antics of the Aluxes and receive their protection build small houses that are considered temples of aluxes in this way the Aluxes feel grateful and allow people to travel safely through their lands.

Find the small family of ALUXES within the “virtual tour” on our website and receive -10% discount on your reservation!

Click here: http://www.rivieramayasuites.com/recepcion-tour.html

* Not applicable for season Prime (December-January) / * Not applicable with other current promotions

 

written by Lisette Guerra


Tips for travelers: BENEFITS OF DIRECT RESERVATIONS

Hello Travelers!

Today we want to give you this excellent advice that will help you to  choose easily your accommodation, depending on the type of trip you are planning to take. We are based on our wide experience in the tourist branch and of course, because we are travellers too, so take note …

As well you know, the internet opens up a world of many hosting options, but it is also easy to get lost among so many beautiful hotels and vacation rentals, located in the same region. This can overwhelm and confuse, it makes us feeling insecure by trying to take a decision. To prevent this, we strongly recommend the following:

Use online hotel search engines as tools to find a Condo Hotel, hotel or vacation rental that most attract you. View photos, read service information, comments and more, BUT before clicking on “Reserve”, call the hotel and ask them about the benefits and promotions they offer for direct bookings.

Hotels will not hesitate to offer their best promotions, discounts for frequent customers or new customers; they will mention all services based on your needs: free private internet, exclusive parking, easy airport transportation service, coupons or discount passes for a particular event or site, special rates on tour reservations. Another advantage by booking directly with the hotel would be the option to choose the suite you like most and flexible payment facilities. Without doubt, the best of all benefits is to receive a personalized handling of the process to confirm your reservation, with the goal to control and manage easier your booking (date changes, cancellations, doubts, extra nights, payments, maximum occupancy, early check in, late check out etc.) With the search engines you can have a great idea of ​​what the place looks like (photos, virtual tour, comments, etc.), but there are services that we can only obtain by contacting the establishment directly, so what you are waiting for?

Once you know the benefits offered by both, the hotel directly and the travel agency or online searcher, you can compare it and make an easy decision by getting the best of the establishment at an excellent price and with the best quality according to your type of trip…. a great advice, right?… do it !  and let me know your experience ….!!

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Get the best of us by

booking directly!! 

 written by Lisette Guerra


4 advantages of staying at a Condo Hotel.

Have you already heard your friends talking about vacation rentals?  Here we would like to introduce you to 4 excellent possibilities to travel like this.The trend to stay in a Condo Hotel is becoming more common every day.

Vacation rentals are houses and apartments that are rented as “hotel rooms” for stays ranging from one to several nights, according to your needs, with the huge advantage of enjoying the entire accommodation during the stay; making travelers feel as they were in their own vacation home.

Most of the properties are equipped with the most essential furniture and services; but there are more, in addition, that offer all the comforts and amenities of a hotel. This combination is known as CONDO HOTEL and undoubtedly, that is an excellent option if you travel with family or friends.

1)The price of lodging in a Condo Hotel is no longer the biggest problem of vacations, the costs are much more accessible and all travelers will enjoy the same benefits without sacrificing any of their comfort; for example; If you travel with friends, the total rent is divided and the cost per person turns out to be equal or less than a hotel room but with the advantage of having a whole house or whole apartment to enjoy. You can even find excellent promotions in the highest seasons in the most exclusive places…. Sounds great right?

2)The space of a house or apartment always surpasses the space and comfort of a simple room, even in the best hotel. Is it necessary to explain more?…

                                  

3)Traveling with less luggage is another advantage, generally when we travel with the family we take more things along, “ just in case it is offered, if there is not”, but Condo Hotel properties are usually fully equipped and ready to be used as your own home. The hotel services that are offered, such as front desk, housekeeping, private parking, among others, stand out by achieving a better stay, safe and comfortable from the beginning, during and even after your visit. Thanks to the wide diversity we can find the place that suits our needs and the type of travel that we want to experience.

4) And the best part of all this is that the rental houses and apartments make us feel less tourist and more traveler, enjoying pleasures like a chat with neighbors in the area, make friends, shop in local stores, spend a great evening at the pool and terrace or walk from the house to the village enjoying a pleasant walk with family and friends, creating an authentic, pleasant and unforgettable trip for all!!

Are you ready for a memorable travel experience?…

Book Now: Palmar del Sol y Riviera Maya Suites Condo Hotel

                             

 

written by Lisette Guerra