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Where to stay riviera maya for a first timer on b-day

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Where to stay riviera maya for a first timer on b-day

I am planning a vacation to the Riviera Maya the first week in December to celebrate my big 40! Any advice of where to stay and what to do? I am sooo excited! Thanks!

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1. Re: Where to stay riviera maya for a first timer on b-day

Traveling as couple? Single? Group of friends?

Budget?

Priorities - beach? food? nightlife? price?

You need to give us more to work with. :)

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So thankful for the responses. I will be traveling with my long term boyfriend. Our budget is not at the most expensive resort level but can accommodate the price of a 4-4.5 star resort. We really want to tour the ruins and possibly snorkel. A nice beach and good food would be a plus. As for night life we are pretty relaxed and are comfortable in most settings with a relaxing drink in hand. Can't wait to hear from you:)

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3. Re: Where to stay riviera maya for a first timer on b-day

mega resort / adults only / small resort / near a town / all inclusive / hotel only

there are 200+ resorts so kinda hard -to guess for you - this is why a travel agent will spend 10+ minutes with you asking these ?

Research these 2 Adults only AIs

Royal in Playa - right in Playa

CRT (Catalonia Royal Tulum) further south - more isolated but great stretches of beach

Or for best walk in snorkeling on the a protected bay

Akumal Beach Resort

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Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort
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4. Re: Where to stay riviera maya for a first timer on b-day

you read all the reviews and didnt like any of the properties listed?

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