My husband and I are considering a trip to the VIM in late April or early May of 2013 (this year -- eek!).
Everything looks great, but I am concerned after reading a few posts about the "privilege package" or reserving palapas. My husband is very fair-skinned, so we definitely need to be able to be in the shade, but I don't necessarily want to pay an extra $100 a day for a palapa! What is the deal with this?
We stayed at Excellence Riviera Maya three years ago and loved it - there was no reservation system. Does anyone have any feedback on the palapa system? Will it be super crowded in the late April/ early May time of year?
Thanks so much!