The choice of hotel in Riviera Maya


We arrive at Last of the articles that include the decision making of a vacation to Riviera Maya. After decide if we needed a trip or a vacation and choose the Mexican Yucatan area as the best option in the Caribbean, we analyze that taking a vacation package was the best option from a quality / economy point of view for a destination like this. Finally of all the possible areas of the most exploited tourist region of the planet, we are left with the area of ​​Xel-ha, Akumal and X-Puhá As our best alternative.

Tijeretazo to dozens of resorts

Who said the scissors applied only to cuts? The most complicated came, choose the place where we would stay. Eye! At this point all our decisions are purely subjective. Where we are prioritized by the location in the decided area, which was on the beach, within acceptable economic parameters, variety of restaurants and real all-inclusive ... others may find it more important the proximity to a disco than having a beach next to his villa.

In this way, without having the geographical area defined, we begin to make the first discards: those who were far from the beach (Riu Tequila, Riu Lupita, Bahia Principe Siam Kam, Bahia Principe Coba ...), those with rocky beach or poorly considered (Riu Negrilla, Catalonia Riviera Playa ...), the economically overpriced ones (Aventura Spa Palace, Playacar Palace, Secrets Maroma Beach Resorts, Secrets Capri, Secrets Siversands, Dreams Tulum, Dreams Puerto Aventura, The Royal Suites Yucatan, Grand Palladium White Sands, Majestic Ellegance, Cayo Levantado Bay ...) and some more that stayed along the way for various reasons


The amount of resorts that this coast can have had overwhelmed us, and perhaps the Knowing the area in which we wanted to be located facilitated the filter a lot. After much research we conclude that great options for us (meeting our requirements) passed through the Barceló Maya Beach, the Iberostar Paraíso Lindo or Maya, the Grand Palladium Kantenah or Colonial, Catalonia Royal Tulum, although the Iberostar, despite his good reputation, they ended up falling for their location

With things clear: a Catalonia, a Barceló and a Palladium

In our area were also the Esencia Resort, Catalonia Royal Tulum, Catalonia Beach & Spa Resort, Xpu-Ha Palace, Barceló Maya Resort, Club Tulum Maeva Riviera Maya, Grand Palladium Kantenah and Grand Palladium Colonial, so the choice was already Of course, they would be one of these:

- Catalonia Royal Tulum, where one of the main advantages is that it is exclusively for adults and is located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Also that has 7 restaurants. A great option


- Barceló Maya Resort, where 2 km of white sand and crystal clear water, 6 restaurants, 6 bars and all kinds of extra services await you.


- Grand Palladium Kantenah or Colonial, with 18 bars, 5 buffet restaurants, 8 themed, dozens of swimming pools and a good beach, as a cover letter.

And now how do we decide? This part was the simplest ... End of May, 15% discount for early booking and ... !! KANTENAH OFFER !! We do not doubt it. That was our accommodation and knocking at our door.COMPLETE ARTICLE of the accommodation HERE.

Although we will talk long and hard in the stories themselves and in the "review" of the complex, we present the place that will host us for 14 days in the Mexican Caribbean.

He huge Grand Palladium complex The facilities of Kantenah, Riviera, Colonial, White Sands and Royal Suites Yucatan are covered in its area of ​​influence, and its common areas are accessible to all clients of any of its other accommodations, including swimming pools, bars, buffets and theme restaurants, which It makes them one of the complexes that offer the most services in the entire Riviera Maya.

Focusing on the Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa, we find a real 5-star all inclusive (in this part of the planet you are not charged for imported alcoholic beverages or things like that) that is arranged in the North part of the complex small newly renovated three-storey villas from November 2012 (In fact, they are the newest although it is the most economical version of the chain, offering an excellent quality / price ratio). Large beds, minibar, television, large bathroom,…


Another advantage of the Kantenah is that it is right in front of the best beach area of ​​the three available (La Jarra, Kantenah and Riviera), although the multiple pools in all of them including the most intimate (a rock salt at its southern tip) and the best SPA on this coast and above free except treatments (until the end of 2013 that will begin to be paid), complete a perfect offer.


Plus common zones (gym, miniature golf, paddle tennis court, soccer field ...), animal enclosures (raccoons, crocodiles, turtles ...), wifi in lobbies, ATMs, shops, 18 poolside and beach bars and 5 buffet restaurants (one for each of the chain's complexes) make this place a true place of paradise

And the best we leave for the end ... !! 8 themed restaurants !! where to dine a la carte, from an Asian, a Mexican, an American, a Mediterranean, a Japanese, an Italian, etc ...


Do you think we will be right? Now there is no going back. Yes now! 3 days left ... !!! BIEEEEEEEEEEEEEN !!!

Isaac and Paula (and Javi and Silvi), counting the hours