It’s been pretty cold lately, and when it’s cold I find my mind drifting to warmer places. Not because I don’t like to play in the snow, but it’s always that we want that which we can’t have. This cold weather always gets me thinking about the beach and the warm air, the smell of the ocean and sunsets that last for hours. More than just dreaming about the beach, I’m thinking about where I honeymooned some time ago. The Mexican Riviera and more specifically, near Playa del Carmen.
While I have been to the area quite a few times, there’s always more to see and do whether you enjoy an active vacation or just relaxing. Next time I travel to the area, I want to experience a luxury Mexico vacation. Not just a resort that offers the beach, pools and all the other goods. I want a resort that’s tailored to the experience of the area and luxury.
Now, normally, I would write about the beach and what to do in the area. But this place is different and I wanted to share a little bit about Hacienda res Rios. On 326 acres in a pristine nature park, located on the Riviera Maya, you’ll find this new resort that opened just over a year ago. This is not just your average all-inclusive resort. A short forty five minutes from Cancun’s airport, you’ll find the fusion of modern travel and Mexican and Mayan traditions. This place offers an experience so unique, you’ll want to return.
The exclusive, eco-friendly retreat is in the heart of the Riviera Maya. You’ll find jungle, mangrove forest and coastal dunes. There are ten freshwater springs, a sandy white beach and three rivers as the name suggests. Alongside all this, you’ll find a marina and yacht club, an equestrian center, convention center, estuary and nature park, bird sanctuary and botanical garden. There’s also a spa, a beach club, and a Mayan cultural center.
As you ponder all that which this resort has to offer, think on the activities available. Each guest has access to the Nature park and the beach, but you can also kayak or snorkel, take fitness classes or even yoga. Maybe you like the directed activities by the pool, or enjoying a show in the evening. There are even bicycles to ride!
Kayaking at Hacienda Tres Rios
Looking at the list of tours available, you can take guided tours through the property and learn more about the cenotes or the Plant Nursery, maybe kayak one of the rivers or jo along the Nature Park. You can take a class and experience Tequila tasting or wine tasting. Maybe learn how to carve fruit or learn to prepare some dishes native to the area. There’s so much to do that I can’t even list it all and you don’t have to leave the property to experience it all.
I’m not sure when I’ll be returning to the Riviera Maya, but this would be the ultimate destination. Maybe at the next big anniversary I’ll be able to make the journey.