The Fairmont Mayakoba

| Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Fairmont Hotels and Resorts is venturing into tropical territory, with the Riviera Maya providing an exotic backdrop for a new addition to the brand's portfolio. The Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, will be part of the Mayakoba resort community development situated along the Caribbean coastline. Located approximately 40 miles south of Cancun near the town of Playa del Carmen, on the Tulum corridor in the province of Quintana Roo, this rapidly growing tourist destination is renowned for its pristine beaches, lush forest, Mayan ruins and premier diving and snorkeling. In addition to Fairmont Hotels & Resorts' 401-room resort property, the Mayakoba resort development will also house five additional hotel sites, two golf courses and residential properties. Tempt your palate at one of our dining outlets which include a Mexican and international cuisine restaurant in the main building, Brisas del Mar, an elegant Oceanside restaurant with a high palapa roof and terrace seating for 50, a casual all-day pool grill, and a sunrise-to-sunset market cafe. Afternoon tea and coffee service, tropical cocktails and seasonal live music are offered in the lobby bar; a swim-up pool bar and 24-hour In-Room Dining are also available.

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Hotel Address:
  • The Fairmont Mayakoba
  • Ctra. Federal
  • Cancun
  • Playa del Carmen, 77710
  • Mexico
Location Summary
If asked to name a beach-side city on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, most people would say "Cancun." But unlike its rowdier neighbor to the north, Playa del Carmen presents a lifestyle focused on gourmet indulgence, Mayan culture and ecological sensitivity, instead of raucous festivals and all-night partying. Playa del Carmen, or "Playa" as it is known locally, was once a sleepy little fishing village, and these small-town roots remain, as city ordinance prohibits buildings taller than three stories to help protect the aesthetics of the town. Local businesses have chosen to highlight the region's cultural and natural history. Area restaurants cook using traditional native spices, local spas tout treatments such as "Mayan mud baths" and several resorts have actual Mayan ruins on their premises. Playa's convenient proximity to the ruins of Tulum and Cobá grants visitors ample opportunity to explore and learn about these ancient villages. Underground rivers and caves are a unique feature of the area, as well, and many tour companies run programs that educate participants about jungle ecology and geology. Like any beach-centric destination, Playa has its share of t-shirt shops and bars, but visitors will find it also offers a wide range of finer establishments, many of which are located on the pedestrian-only thoroughfare known as Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue) that runs through the heart of the city. On temperate evenings, visitors and locals walk "Quinta," stopping for refreshments at the numerous open-air cafes and taking in the many roving musicians and street performers.
Note Bene
The Fairmont Mayakoba is situated just south of Cancun on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. This prized stretch of the Caribbean coast, known as the Riviera Maya, is only 15 minutes from the town of Playa del Carmen. Tucked under a forest canopy and designed around a network of crystal clear waterways, The Fairmont Mayakoba encompasses 45 acres within a master-planned luxury community. For individuals or groups, the resort offers all the comforts of home, and the exceptional Mayan experience.
Child Programs
Professionally organized children's activities, such as nature walks, are available. There is a young-adult/children's center equipped with games and computers, as well as an outdoor play area. Babysitting can be arranged through the Kid's Camp. The resort's qualified and reliable babysitters are available to provide childcare. All sitters have been carefully screened and required to produce a current police security background certificate.
Pool, Outdoor
On the Pool Island, a 10,000 sq. ft. free-form pool with a swim-up bar. Children's pool with waterslide and children's wading pool adjoining main pool. Infinity edge pool - an adult-only pool overlooking the lagoon. Ocean Front: Second Infinity edge pool, overlooking the ocean. Tower Pool: Fourth pool for both adults and children.
Spa Facility
A 16,000 square foot Willow Stream spa features 20 treatment rooms including a unique couple's suite in the treetops, plus two mineral pools and steam rooms. A carefully crafted menu of services includes distinctive treatments, some of which incorporate indigenous ingredients and ancient native traditions. A full-service health club and beauty salon are also available.
Tennis Courts on Site
Guests at The Fairmont Mayakoba have access to the Mayakoba community tennis facility with Eight tennis courts (lighted for night play); Six paddle courts (lighted for night play) and a Pro Shop.
The private beach is located just a quick ride from the resort, take your bike, ride our shuttle or take or electric boat to our magnificent sapphire blue waters and white powdered sandy beach. Colourful cabanas, reclining chaise lounges, a freshwater pool, men's and ladies change rooms, lockers, and showers, towels. An endless stretch of beautiful beach all for the enjoyment of registered guests. The Las Brisas Terrace Bar, a Beach restaurant, offers outdoor seating, as well as seaside beverage service. Great casual fare and refreshing drinks all day long. Reclining beach chairs and umbrellas dot the white sand beach.
Biking, Mountain
Managed by Fairmont, the 18-hole, par 72 El Camaleon is Greg Norman's first Mexican course design. Water comes into play throughout this championship course with two holes designed around captivating seaside features. The clubhouse includes a pro shop, lockers, bag storage, restaurant and bar.
Recommended Rooms
Our 401 guest rooms, including 34 suites, are located in a traditional low-rise hotel building and clustered throughout the property in 90 two-story Casitas with two to four rooms each. Categories range from generous Casita rooms to signature lagoon views and our exclusive beachfront Villas. Amenities include comfortable Fairmont beds and expansive bathrooms, each with a soaker tub, a separate glass-walled shower stall and a double vanity. Large sliding doors open to furnished balconies or terraces, and all rooms offer both air conditioning and ceiling fans.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
  • - Business Center
  • - Meeting Space
  • - Disabled Access
  • - Executive Retreat
  • - Fine Dining on Site
  • - Fitness Center
  • - High Speed Internet
  • - Child Programs
  • - Pool, Outdoor
  • - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
  • - Biking, Touring
  • - Boating
  • - Dining
  • - Ecological Tourism
  • - Fishing - Ocean
  • - Golfing
  • - Hiking
  • - Jet Skiing
  • - Sailing
  • - Scuba Diving
  • - Tennis Courts Nearby
  • - Volleyball
  • - Water Skiing
  • - Windsurfing

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