All-Inclusive Beachfront Resort in Stunning Riviera Maya
On cloudless nights at the all-inclusive Akumal Beach Resort in Mexico’s Maya Riviera, you can follow the moon as it rises over the island of Cozumel, located just off the coast in the Caribbean Sea. The view is great from anywhere on the resort’s private white-sand beach, but it’s especially nice from the Moonrise Beach Bar, where pink chairs point toward the water for optimal viewing. While you’re at the bar, you can take advantage of the resort’s unlimited national and international drinks, house wine, beer, and soft drinks—a nice complement to stargazing.
During the day, the resort provides several daily activities, ranging from poolside dance classes to shooting arrows at the onsite archery range. Enjoy a yoga class as near the Caribbean waves in the morning, or play an afternoon game of beach volleyball. The resort even organizes group exercise classes in the pool for an especially refreshing workout. Local music acts rock out in the dance hall every night, and once a week, the entertainment staff throws a coconut beach party. And if you’d like to explore the Caribbean, you can take a snorkeling expedition to a live coral reef home to Maya Riviera’s famous sea turtles.
Three onsite dining options provide included breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Dine on international and vegetarian cuisine at the Beachfront Buffet, or change things up with the Italian and Mexican dishes served at the A la Carte Restaurant. At the Beachfront Snack Bar, guests can chow down on char-grilled burgers, guacamole, and the resort’s signature pizza.
Mexico's Riviera Maya: Tropical Paradise Rich with Mayan History
Just south of Cancun, the Riviera Maya is a nearly 80-mile stretch of Caribbean coastline fronted by towns rich in Mexican culture. For some of the area’s best beaches, clubs, and snorkeling reefs, head to the rapidly growing city of Playa del Carmen. Farther south, Tulum sits on a perch of rocky bluffs and is better known for ancient ruins including temples and a cliff-side castle. The inhabitants of Tulum—which means "walled" in Mayan—first erected the city's outer fortress to protect themselves from belligerent tribes. Today, the wall guards the archeological zone, beginning with an entryway of two corbel arches and a limestone tomb built over an underwater cave.
A scenic drive south brings you to the Yucatan Peninsula's legendary limestone cenotes, freshwater sinkholes created by an underground river system. Brave adventurers can jump into Cenote Cristalino or go snorkeling in its underwater caves. You can also watch locals expertly flip, dive, and synchronized cannonball into the clear water at this popular weekend hangout.
Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Must book by 10/25/12, or 11/16/12, depending on option purchased, or promotional value expires. Valid for travel 9/18/12-10/31/12, or 11/1/12-12/20/12 depending on option purchased. Limit 3 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 3 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, subject to availability. 48-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies. Must be 18 or older to check in. Credit card required at booking and check-in.