Riviera Maya General Information
Riviera Maya Airport
The Cancun International Airport is the closest direct descent to get to Riviera Maya. It is located approximately one hour from Riviera Maya which allows for a beautiful drive down the pristine coastline with breathtaking views of the turquoise water and sandy white beaches.
Cancun International Airport
Phone number:(011)52(998)886-0183 or (011)52(998)886-0193
Renting a car is the only way to get to Riviera Maya from Cancun. A staff member of the villa will be at the airport to greet you and assist you with your car rental and directions to your villa.
Riviera Maya Communications
Telephone: If you are calling from the United States or Canada, or you may be leaving contact phone numbers where you can be reached, you must dial the international code (011) plus the Mexico country code (52) and the area code for Riviera Maya (984) before dialing any telephone numbers.
You may be able to use your cell phone in Riviera Maya. Check with your cell phone carrier to be sure. Keep in mind that even if you can use your cell phone the charges can be very expensive, around 5.00 USD per minute. However, if your cell phone carrier can add temporary international coverage, the fee will be minimal and the per minute rates will decrease as well.
Another option is rent a cell phone from "Cancun Valet" http://www.cancunvalet.com/
The charge is around $40.00 USD. You can pick it up at the airport.
Internet: Currently there are no internet cafes in Riviera Maya. However, the luxury villas are beginning to offer internet access in your villa for a small fee. This way you won’t have an expensive increase on your cell phone bill. If you are an AOL member, contact AOL 226-0208 and receive a local access number that can be used via the computer to make phone calls at no long distance charge to you.
Riviera Maya Transportation
Cancun has one of the best highway infrastructures in the nation. Route 180 leads to Merida and Mexico City (more than 1,860 kilometers away). The region’s most important bus line is ADO.
Many major car rental companies have offices in the Cancun airport and area. Cancun car rentals can be easily arranged for you by the Villas Caribe concierge service. A valid United States driver’s license is all the documentation needed in order to rent a car in Mexico. Driving at night is highly discouraged in Cancun. Unless you plan on exploring outlying areas, you're better off taking taxis or using the easy and inexpensive public buses around Acapulco.
Riviera Maya Golf
If you are in the mood for some tropical golf, the courses that were designed for Riviera Maya are some of the best in the world. Always attempt to reserve your tee times in advance and take advantage of discounted green fees.
Names of recommended golf courses for ultimate play and relaxation:
Riviera Maya Resorts Golf Course - located at the Mayan Palace Resort on Playa Secreto. Radiant white sand traps, lakes surrounded by natural rock, jungle vegetation and undergrowth are obstacles to overcome on this high-precision executive golf course by Nicklaus Design.
Playacar Club de Golf - located in Playacar, Playa del Carmen is an 18 hole/72 par course designed by Robert von Hagge. Tee times begin at 6:00am daily. Players have the option to play 9 or 18 holes, carts are available. Driving range is open daily.
Puerto Aventuras Club de Golf is a 9 hole/ 36 par Bermuda grass course designed by Thomas Lehman in 1990. Tee times begin at 7:30am daily. Golf carts are available. No reservations are required.