The Riviera Maya is a true seductress. She will lure you in with her stunning white-sand beaches and exciting nightlife. But the Riviera Maya is more than just a fun and flashy destination. She is also rich in important archeological sites. The Yucatan Peninsula -- on which the Riviera Maya is located -- was once home to the ancient Mayan empire 's most important cities. And today, their ruins can still be found tucked away in the region's dense jungles.
Do you love watersports, such as snorkeling or scuba diving? Then the Riviera Maya is your perfect playground. Lying just off the Riviera Maya's coast is the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the world's second largest barrier reef. More than 500 species of fish, including whale sharks, can be found swimming in the area's mesmerizing blue seas.
Finding beautiful and luxurious accommodations in the Riviera Maya is never a problem. This area is accustomed to hosting the rich and famous. So, you'll have an excellent selection of beachfront properties, luxury resorts, villa rentals and five-star hotels from which to choose.
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If you are someone who cherishes your privacy, you will find that villa rentals make perfect sense for your needs. Staying in a luxury villa will allow you to get away from the crowds and noise that are common at even the finest resorts. Hate jostling in the pool with strangers? No problem. Most of our villas are graced with their very own sparkling swimming pools. Our luxury villas are also spacious, so you'll have plenty of room to comfortably host a large family gathering.
In addition, our Riviera Maya villas are typically located on or near beautiful beaches in charming towns, such as Puerto Aventuras, or in exciting Playa del Carmen. Another major plus? These luxury villas usually boast amenities that you won't find in a hotel room, such as a private pool, a full kitchen and access to your own washer and dryer.
The Riviera Maya is famous for its swoon-worthy beaches that are blessed with sugar-white sands and turquoise blue seas. These gorgeous stretches of sand are considered to be some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and there is one for every type of traveler..
WIMCO offers beach house villas for rent right on the beach in several areas of the Riviera Maya. Imagine watching the sunrise with soft tradewinds bringing the scent of the ocean to you as you sip your morning cup of coffee just steps from your luxury beachfront villa.
Picture walking right out of your luxury Riviera Maya villa onto the serene white sand beach. You can have this experience and share it with your friends and family with a luxury beachfront house or villa. You’ll find beachfront villas on Riviera Maya from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Aventuras to Tulum. Whether you plan to sit and bask in the sun all day, or snorkel for hours or have access to activities and shopping, renting a beachfront villa in Riviera Maya is a great option.
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The Riviera Maya is known for its stylish all-inclusive five-star resorts and luxury hotels. Many of these resorts, including the Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, and the Viceroy Riviera Maya, have been designed to blend in with their tropical surroundings.
While others, such as the Barcelo Maya Palace, with its waterpark, and the chic Thompson Hotel Riviera Maya prefer to stand out from the scenery.
Out of habit, many travelers will automatically book a stay at a 5 star resort, without considering their other options. It's understandable. Old habits are hard to break. Plus, you typically know what you're getting when you book a stay at a luxury hotel -- maid service and lovely amenities, such as swimming pools.
Many travelers do not know that they can also enjoy five-star service when they choose a beach house rental or a luxury villa. In fact, our private villas come with amenities and services that are often above and beyond what you can get from a resort. For example, our villas can be set up with a variety of different services, including but not limited to butlers, housekeeping services and private chefs. Our concierge team can also book your excursions and stock your villa for you.
Our large, spacious villas are also perfect for families and friend groups. And most come equipped with convenient features, such as a kitchen and washers and dryers. But the pièce de résistance for many is the privacy factor. When you rent a villa, you won't be swimming with strangers (unless you want to), and you could even go for a skinny dip, if the urge should suddenly overtake you.
The Riviera Maya is located on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, facing the Caribbean sea. It stretches for approximately 100 miles along the coast, from Puerto Morelos to the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.
This vibrant coastal region has much to offer visitors, including lovely beaches, excellent snorkeling and scuba diving, fascinating Mayan ruins, bustling cities, and luxurious gated communities with sports facilities, shopping, restaurants and an active nightlife scene.
Weather-wise, the best time to visit the Riviera Maya is during the dry season, which runs from late November to April. Temperatures during this time period are typically in the 70s and 80s, with low humidity. Not surprisingly, this also tends to be the high season for this region. Expect some attractions, restaurants and bars to be crowded, especially during spring break. Temperatures and the humidity begin to rise in May.
The hurricane season for the Riviera Maya is technically from June to the end of October. The weather is usually hot and humid, and you may have to endure a few heavy thunderstorms during this time.
One of the reasons the Riviera Maya has become such a popular vacation destination is its accessibility. Direct flights to Cancun, the gateway to the Riviera Maya, are available from numerous cities, including but not limited to New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Dallas, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, and Charlotte. In addition, most of the major airlines, including American, United, Southwest and Delta offer direct flights.
To visit the Riviera Maya, you will need a passport that will be valid for at least 90 days following your departure date. You won't need to get a visa if you are a citizen of the United States and will be visiting Mexico for 180 days or less.
Explore the world's second largest reef in the world on a snorkeling or scuba diving adventure. The waters around the Riviera Maya are teeming with colorful fish and amazing sea creatures.
Are you interested in an Instagram-worthy, bucket-list experience? Then make sure to book a snorkeling expedition that will take you out to swim with rare and endangered whale sharks. The best time of the year to enjoy this amazing experience is between May and September.
Visit the extraordinary ruins of the ancient civilization of Chichen Itza and learn about the mysterious Mayan empire. Chichen Itza is believed to have been one of the Maya's largest cities, and this archeological site includes pyramids, a ball court, temples as well as an observatory.
Interested in a truly unique experience? Then take a dive into the crystal-clear waters of one (or more) of the Riviera Maya's otherworldly cenotes. These are natural swimming holes that can be found throughout this region. Some cenotes are out in the open air, while others are located underground. One of the most popular is Cenote Cristalino, which is located in Puerto Aventuras.
Go hiking on a guided tour of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, which is a huge protected natural park. In the Mayan language, Sian Ka'an means "where the heaven begins,".
It's easy to see why this UNESCO World Heritage got its name. It is a stunning site that contains coastal wetlands, beautiful lagoons, and ancient Mayan ruins. The Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve is home to more than 300 species of creatures, including crocodiles, sea turtles and manatees.
Looking for a different type of "wildlife"? Then head to Playa del Carmen, where you'll find exciting nightclubs, where you can dance the night away. Be forewarned that the clubs in Playa del Carmen typically open very late and stay open until the wee hours of the morning. Not into dancing? No problem. You'll also find a fun selection of bars where you can just throw back a beer or a fun cocktail.
Your time in the Riviera Maya should be spent enjoying all that this spectacular region has to offer. Every minute wasted on a mundane task -- such as grocery shopping for your villa -- is a minute that you could have enjoyed on the beach with a cocktail in your hand or taking a surreal float down a subterranean river.
So, let WIMCO's experienced concierge services team address all of your needs during your Riviera Maya vacation. We will stock your luxury villa with the items you'll need for your getaway and book your excursions, so that you can focus your time and energy on your family, and/or loved ones and friends. We also proudly offer complete end-to-end service that includes baggage pickup and VIP car transfers.
Will you be celebrating a special occasion during your tropical vacation? Just let us know, so we can make reservations for you at one of the Riviera Maya's most romantic restaurants. Prefer to stay in and celebrate in private? No worries. We'll arrange for a private chef to whip up something special for the two of you.
Whatever your needs are, you can rely on our concierge services team to be working quietly in the background to ensure that your vacation is seamless and worry-free.
We're happy to do whatever it takes to make your vacation enjoyable. Contact us at your convenience to start planning your vacation and take advantage of WIMCO villa's complimentary concierge travel service.