Barcelo is still a great resort overall.
No where is perfectly safe but the Mayan Riviera is one of the safest areas of Mexico. Traffic is getting worse (and thus more accidents) and both Cancun and Playa del Carmen have recently had some incidents of gang/cartel violence. However, we go every year without any major concerns.
Barcelo is a very safe resort, we have been there twice in the last couple of year and going there again this June for the third time. Just like any other part in the world, do not leave valuables unattended or in plain sight.
The water in Cancun is prettier than anywhere else on the Riviera Maya , except for Tulum. For a beach with a small child, I’d choose the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral beach , which has the beautiful turquoise water Cancun is known for as well as a calmer beach than some of the other Cancun resorts.
The difference in the resorts are when they were built. There is a difference in the reservation price. over a year ago. All resorts on the same property, however, the Palace is certainly an upgrade.
An adults – only experience in the heart of the Riviera Maya More than 500 of the rooms have sea views and 110 have a private pool. This all inclusive resort’s excellent facilities include the largest infinity pool in the Riviera Maya .
Cancun is a large city located at the northeast tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. The Riviera Maya is a region to the south of Cancun that starts at Puerto Morelos and ends at the Sian Ka’an Biosphere.
3. Re: Is Riviera Maya a safe destination? No where is perfectly safe but the Mayan Riviera is one of the safest areas of Mexico. Traffic is getting worse (and thus more accidents) and both Cancun and Playa del Carmen have recently had some incidents of gang/cartel violence.
The dry season begins in late November and ends in February, making this season the best time to visit the Riviera Maya . Avoid Riviera Maya travel from March through May, however – the heat and humidity are oppressive.
Tap water in Mexico In the Riviera Maya and you should have no issues with using it to brush your teeth. Some people that live in Playa Del Carmen will use the tap water to cook pasta and rice.
Most international flights to the Riviera Maya land at Cancun’s international airport , the second largest in Mexico. From there, most parts of the Riviera Maya are accessed by a highway that skirts the coast and links Cancun, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen.
Barcelo Maya Palace is a hotel located 78.8 km (48.856 mi) or 1 h 6 min away from Cancun International Airport .
Hard Rock Riviera Maya probably has better grown-up nightlife (with the many bars and adult-only Heaven section). But if you’re looking for under-21 entertainment, you’ll be happy with the Hard Rock Cancun . Family Activities Winner: Hard Rock Cancun for the amphitheater, safe beach and basketball and tennis courts.
The Mayan Riviera is a stretch of immaculate Mexican beaches spanning the towns between Puerto Morelos in the north and Tulum in the south. The pristine shoreline features aquatic activities, luxury resorts, soothing spas and vivacious nightlife. Puerto Morelos is considered to be the gateway to the Mayan Riviera .
If you go to Cancun for vacation you will mainly stay at a large all inclusive resort. You will spend most of your vacation there. In Playa Del Carmen you have more options for staying. Playa opens more opportunity for exploration and doing more things than just staying at a resort.