Lodging Reviews

Read our reviews about some of the wonderful places we have stayed.  You can read more reviews at Riviera Maya Vacations.

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The Beach Tululm The Beach Tulum Hotel

The Beach is a lovely boutique, adult hotel on Tulum Beach

v_azul_riviera_ext1.jpg Azul Riviera Review

This wonderful villa on Yal-Ku Lagoon in Akumal is now a Bed and Breakfast.

Alex Bradley Full Moon Akumal Bay Cannon House Studio Review

Located at the point of the bay, with views of the Caribbean Sea and Akumal Bay

macancheext.jpg Hotel Macan che – A Tropical Retreat in a City

Izamal's urban B&B oasis, by Alex Bradley

flycatcherentrance.jpg You Don't Need to Be a Birder to Enjoy The Flycatcher Inn

A review of this B&B near Uxmal, by Alex Bradley

casa_carolina_2012.jpg My Birthday Trip to the Yucatan – Days 2 & 3

Installment 2, leaving La Selva Mariposa for Xcalak on the Costa Maya, by Mike Pontius.

Villas Flamingo Villas Flamingo - Half Moon Bay, Akumal

Review of this private villa boutique hotel on Half Moon Bay

Tulum Beach Matt Pontius Traveling the Sac-be 2011 – Part One

Lydia Linton Pontius writes about the 2011 family trip from Xcalak to Playa del Carmen.

La Selva Mariposa  Matt Pontius My Birthday Trip to the Yucatan – Day 1

Day 1 of a 9 day trip - Tulum, Macario Gomez , by Mike Pontius

OM tulum OM Hotel and Restaurant Review (May 2011)

Eco-friendly hotel and restaurant Tulum Beach

Balamku Inn nomintated for Leading Green Hotel

You can help by voting.

v22_balam_ku_thumb.jpg Balamku: A Lovers’ Coastal Hideaway

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than sharing with your lover the quintessential tropical fantasy!

v21_maya_beach_gard_thumb.jpg Mayan Beach Garden: A Coastal Retreat

The Mayan Beach Garden may be the ideal retreat for you.

mayakaba What’s Old is New Again

Modern luxury merges with ancient culture at a seaside resort in the Riviera Maya, July 2008

Beach Clubs of Tulúm 2011

Mari Pintkowski

v22_mezz_thumb.jpg Mezzanine: Tulum's Sophisticated Beach Club

If a place with a beat is what you seek, try the coastline’s hottest new beach club and restaurant, Mezzanine.

ev_8_both_world_t.jpg The Best of Both Worlds: Maya Jardin and La Selva Mariposa

Did you have trouble like we did trying to decide if your Riviera Maya vacation should begin each morning with a swim...

Explore the Explorean Kohnlich February 2009

By Myrna Sparks

Balamku Inn on the Beach
Review 12/10

by Lydia Linton Pontius

el_bistro_vid.jpg Cabañas Tulum and Ziggy's Restaurant Review (May 2011)

Resort and Restaurant on Tulum Beach

Hotel Akumal Caribe (March 2011)

with video

Puerta Calakmul Restaurant, Campeche Puerta Calakmul Review (Feb. 2011)

Calakmul, Campeche, Hotel and Restaurant

hotel laguna bacalar Hotel Laguna Bacalar, 02/2011

by Lydia Linton Pontius

casa carolina xcalak exterior Casa Carolina Review – Xcalak

Costa Maya

Hotel Akumal Caribe Review 2010

by Lydia Linton Pontius

Review: La Selva Mariposa

Vista del Mar Review January 2010

Half Moon Bay, Akumal

meson del marquez El Mesón del Marqués Review January 2010

In Valladolid

A Chance to Get a Sneak Peek at Eco Paraíso

In Celestún November 2009

Hotel Akumal Caribe Review 2009

By Lydia Linton Pontius

hacienda tres rios Hacienda Tres Rios Review September 2009

Luxury Eco-friendly All Inclusive Resort in Playa Del Carmen

xamach dos Xamach Dos Review 2009

Located in Sian Kaan Biosphere

Blue Parrot Blue Parrot 5th Avenue Review September 2009

By Lydia Linton Pontius

taj1_4-13.jpg A Tour of Taj-Kumal in Akumal

The only rental villa located on Akumal Bay

Acanto Acanto Boutique Hotel Review

A lovely hotel in the heart of Playa del Carmen

Cabanas tulum sign Cabañas Tulum and Ziggy's Beach Club

Review 2014

the_beach4_8-13.jpg Honeymoon Riviera - The Beach, Tulum

Why we chose the Riviera Maya for our honeymoon

La Selva Mariposa Bedroom La Selva Mariposa B&B - a Must-see!

Review 2014

timeshare_10-14.jpg Mayan Palace Timeshare Tour

A Mexican 90 minutes, promising a 45-minute breakfast and a 45-minute tour

Whale Daddy Sailfish NEW! Cancun Sailfish Tours (2015)

Whale Shark Daddy has a new adventure for thrill seekers

v_tajkumal_br1.jpg Taj-Kumal to Become a B&B

The first luxury boutique B&B villa concept in Akumal to bring in an elite echelon of tourists back to paradise

Ziggy's sign Tulum Favorites Ziggy's and Cabañas Tulum

One place we always find time to visit

Villas Flamingo

Casa Carolina Xcalak

Hotel Laguna Bacalar