In this post we will talk about our trip to Riviera Maya, more precisely Playa del Carmen.
We decided to use March break to do as several Canadians do and escape the never-ending winter. After doing a lot of research, we found a good package to Mexico. The only drawback was that the flight left from Montreal, and not Ottawa.
The flight left really early on Sunday. To make things easier, we booked a hotel near the airport with free shuttle, and drove to Montreal on Saturday. For that, we used Park, Sleep & Fly, which combined the hotel night, plus we could leave the car parked in their property for a week.
After 40 minutes by shuttle bus from Cancun airport, we arrived at our resort. If you want to book a private shuttle, we recommend Canada Transfers.
As for the resort, we chose Ocean Riviera Paradise by H10 Hotels. We selected this resort based on the combination of price, distance from the airport, activities for children and online reviews. In the end, it still surprised us positively, for its organization, cleanliness and attention to detail.
In addition, we also found it really interesting for families with children. For instance, the resort included a structure with water slides, shallow pool, playground, kids club, bowling alley, and so many other things.
The resort had this amazing children’s water park in one of the areas, but the girls didn’t really spend a lot of time there. Actually, they preferred to stick to their routine of spending the day by the sea, playing in the sand and enjoying a deeper pool where they could swim.
From the entrance of the hotel to the beach it was about 10 minutes walking, so the resort had a “shuttle” every 10/15 minutes that made several stops along the main “road”. The landscaping, the natural vegetation, benches and sidewalks were super well maintained and there were garbage cans for everything.
That was a great trip to Riviera Maya. We hope to come back some day.