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If you think Playa del Carmen was concocted to attract tourism, let us correct you: this area, including its surroundings, was known as Xaman-Há, which in Mayan means Northern Waters.

It once was the main meeting point for those traveling to the island of Cozumel, where Ixchel, the goddess of fertility, was worshiped. It was also a crucial axis in the Mayan maritime trade route, which stretched from Veracruz to Honduras.

Playa del Carmen is today full of life, full of bars, clubs, shops and attractions. It is very close to Playacar, half an hour on foot or 5 minutes by taxi, where on November 1 we reopened the doors of the Viva Wyndham Azteca with beautiful upgrades.

This resort is a jewel and in this new season it is presented with totally new and fascinating elements. We have made a significant investment to renovate the furniture in all the rooms: we want to immerse you in a typically Mexican atmosphere, with geometric designs, an abundance of wood inlays and bright colors. All new, whether you choose the view of the gardens, the pool or the sea.

We have also given the lobby and restaurants a new façade.

A pivotal role in its restyling was played by the circular area that is transited through every day; the El Cenote snack bar takes center stage, as it has always represented a central foothold due to its location near the patio, the freshwater pool and the beach.

The El Nopal buffet restaurant and Il Palco Italian specialty restaurant, have also been redecorated. They now have a completely revamped look. But don’t forget that there are also tables available at the Viva Wyndham Maya, for a total of 8 restaurants and 5 bars!

The Viva Wyndham Azteca stands out for its intimate and relaxed atmosphere, much appreciated by couples. The size of the garden and the beach, the careful attention to every detail and service in the specialty restaurants, the wide range of excursions to discover the Riviera Maya are its hallmarks. It will even become a favorite of athletes; as tennis, TRX, sailing, windsurfing and paddleboarding are available free of charge.

But this is not all… Don’t miss out on the opportunity of experiencing an al fresco massage as you take in the scenery from one of the lookout points, a romantic dinner with a revisited Mayan menu, a ceramic painting workshop, a Mexican cooking class or a bike ride. It’s all waiting for you.


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