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Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, a AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort, offersUnlimited-Luxury® to families with teens and tweens, couples and friends. Guests of all ages will find 496 spacious suites, offering daily-refreshed mini bars and luxury amenities. International gourmet cuisine is served at eight dining options while unlimited top-shelf spirits can be sipped at five themed bars & lounges. Endless activities include four swimming pools, non-motorized water sports and even nightly entertainment – perfect for guests of all ages! When adults want to spend time alone during the day or night, the Explorer's Club for kids is perfect for kids to enjoy supervised fun. Teens can hang out together with plenty of activities at the Core Zone Teen Club.

UNLIMITED-LUXURY® PACKAGE PRICE IS PER PERSON AND INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip hotel transfers
  • 3-night hotel accommodations in a Deluxe Junior Suite Tropical View Double room
  • Hotel tax and service charges
  • One complimentary round of golf daily, per person
  • Endless gourmet meals, snacks, and top-shelf spirits
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 24-hour room and concierge services
  • Non-motorized watersports and much more

Details

Set 2.7 km from the Croco Cun Zoo, this upscale, all-inclusive beachfront resort is 10 km from Marina La Bonita.

Refined, airy rooms come with terraces and whirlpool tubs, as well as minibars, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add ocean views, terrace hot tubs, and access to a lounge with an adults-only pool.

Dining options feature 5 a la carte restaurants and a buffet-style eatery, along with a grill and a cafe. There are 5 bars, including swim-up bars, plus 2 outdoor pools, a children's club and a teens' club. There's also family entertainment, as well as kayaking and snorkeling.

Amenities

Free breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Indoor and outdoor pool
Hot tub
Air conditioning
Fitness center
All inclusive
Spa
Beach access
Bar
Restaurant
Room service
Kitchen in some rooms
Full service laundry
Wheelchair accessible
Kid-friendly
Smoke-free property
No pets


Refined, airy rooms come with terraces and whirlpool tubs, as well as minibars, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add ocean views, terrace hot tubs, and access to a lounge with an adults-only pool.



Dining options feature 5 a la carte restaurants and a buffet-style eatery, along with a grill and a cafe. There are 5 bars, including swim-up bars, plus 2 outdoor pools, a children's club and a teens' club. There's also family entertainment, as well as kayaking and snorkeling.

How Far Is Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun from airport?

Yes, the driving distance between Cancun Airport (CUN) to Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun-All Inclusive, Puerto Morelos is 24 km.

Cancun's safest areasJust as any city, there are areas that are safer than others. While the crime rate is increasing in general in Mexico, and the area of Cancun, the government is providing the necessary security to ensure that the tourism industry remains strong and travelers are safe.

Introduction

The capital of the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, evolved from a small village of Mayan pilgrims to a lively, cosmopolitan city with the highest urban growth in the country. Its natural features, beauty and long beaches, its enviable geographical location and its blend of sea and jungle make this destination on the Mexican Caribbean a magnet for both Mexicans and visitors from other parts of the world.

In this diverse city, activities and imagination go hand in hand: the coast lends itself to all kinds of water sports. There are diving facilities, sport fishing and jungle treks to nearby archaeological sites.

The other famous destinations of the riviera, each with its own unique character and attractions, are Akumal, Tulum, Puerto Aventuras to name but a few.


Beaches

Playa del Carmen provides an enormous variety of water activities, ranging from swimming, boating or more strenuous sports such as windsurfing, sailing or diving in the nearby reefs. Other beaches of the Riviera include:

Akumal
Akumal consists of a beautiful bay whose fine, white-sanded beach runs parallel to a protective coral reef about 300 meters out to sea. The sea is many different tones of blue and is the ideal place to dive and watch the sea turtles that come here to lay their eggs in the summer.

Tulum
An archaeological zone, whose location on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea makes it one of the most spectacular in the Mayan World.

Boca Paila
This beach was made for diving, as there is a barrier of reefs and a lagoon adjoining the sea inhabited by both land and marine species.

Xpu-Há
This is a paradisiacal place with cabins and hotels; its gentle waves are perfect for swimming and diving.

Chemuyil
The almost negligible waves make this place ideal for diving between the beach and the reef that is inhabited by many different species of multicoloured tropical fish. The beach has fine, white sand and is framed by rocky promontories at either end, making it into a cozy, small cove.

Puerto Aventuras
This is a tourist center with all tourist facilities, including a marina next to a fine-grained, white-sanded beach with moderate sized waves. The surrounding area is rich in vegetation and fauna.

Xcaret
A small clear bay with caves and freshwater cenotes, or the limestone sinkholes.

Climate

The climate in the Riviera Maya is hot and humid, but the humidity is not as high as in other areas. The average annual temperature ranges from 25 C to 30 C. Offshore water temperatures range from 26 C in January to 29 C in August. May through November is the rainy season.

Temperature in CelciusJFMAMJJASOND
Maximum272829303030303130302827
Minimum202020222223232323222120
Rainfall (mm)9012050170200370140120360908060

Nature

Playa del Carmen lies halfway between Cancun and Tulum on a coastal strip that combines jungle, mangrove swamps and white sandy beaches. It is characterized by its diversity; the porous soil of the Peninsula creates a variety of features such as natural wells surrounded by jungle, bays where underground rivers blend with the sea and extensive mangrove swamps.

Aviario Xaman-Ha is a beautiful Aviary where you will find different species, not just birds, other animal species like the butterflies, iguanas, turtles and other small mammals. The animals and plants that live here are in their natural habitat and they live in semi-captivity.

It is also an ideal spot for visiting one of the most beautiful parks in Mexico: Xcaret, which is also the place where ferries set off to the Island of Cozumel. Holbox is ideal for bird watching.

Unique To Here

The Great Mayan Reef
This coral reef lies about 300 meters out to sea and starts at Cabo Catoche extending on down to Belize and Guatemala. It serves as a protective barrier, thus causing the waves on the beach to be small and the water to be calm and crystal clear. The reef is abundant in marine flora and fauna, whose colours vary according to the depth of the sea.

Playacar Club de Golf
The vegetation, the archaeological ruins, and the cenotes (natural underground reservoirs) make Playacar Club de Golf one of the most beautiful in Mexico.



  • Airport :
    Cancun International Airport
  • Airport Tax :
    The departure tax of around US$40 per person is usually included on your plane ticket, please verify.
  • Distance from Airport :
    68 km to Playa del Carmen
  • Tourist Office :
    987-31260 or 987-32850
  • Tourist Season :
    October though March

  • Transportation

    The nearest international airport to Riviera Maya is the Cancún International Airport. The best way to get around is by renting a car or a jeep since you will be travelling a lot from one village to an archaeological site to another attraction. Taxis are available but tend to be expensive. Many collectivo vans run between the major cities and offer cheap transportation for local workers and budget-minded tourists.

    Activities & Sports

    Extreme sports enthusiasts will enjoy scuba diving in the open seas in the crystal-clear waters. The ecological park called Tres Ríos is specially created for bicycle rides. You can go kayaking on the Pájaros River, where you can admire the mangrove swamps and see a large number of different species of birds.

    Xel Há
    This site has lakes connected to each other by underground tunnels that are fun to explore. The tropical jungle is great for hiking, and climbing down the walls of the cenotes and swimming in the reservoirs.

    Playa del Carmen
    Locals will sometimes rent out horses so that you can enjoy a relaxing tour of the surroundings. The constant coming and going of ferries, hydro-jets and yachts is a highly entertaining, year-round spectacle. You can go snorkeling and scuba diving on the Great Mayan Reef, located less than 100 meters out from the beach. Alternatively, you can go diving in the caves, which is a great experience.

    Puerto Aventuras Marina
    This tourist village has a marina with 240 docks. This marina is considered the largest and best protected on the Caribbean coast. You can rent boats for periods of up to a day.

    In addition to the wide variety of entertainment available in Playa del Carmen, Playacar Club de Golf has a beautiful 18-hole golf course (par 72) with a length of 7,202 yards.

    Tres Ríos
    The transparent waters of these rivers are great for kayaking and rafting. There are reefs where you can dive and admire the submarine wildlife.

    Archaeology

    This state contains some of the most spectacular sites in the Mayan world, such as Tulum, Xcaret and Coba.

    Until recently, Xaman-Há, a meeting point for the Mayans to attend their ceremonial appointment with the goddess Ixchel on the neighbouring island of Cozumel, was a small fishing village. It is now the second most important tourist destination in the Mexican Caribbean.

    On the outskirts of Playa del Carmen, stands one of the main archaeological zones of Quintana Roo. Known as Tulum, it contains the Templo de El Castillo and the Templo de los Frescos where you can admire the wonderful paintings of the Mayan world.

    The Mayan city of Cobá was built in the fauna-rich jungle next to freshwater lakes about 2,200 years ago. Today, four sections of this complex: Coba, Chumuc Mul, Macanxoc and Nohoch mul, contain partially preserved buildings, white roads, or sacbés, platforms, foundations, pyramids and patios.

    The Xel-Há park features underwater rivers, lagoons, limestone sinkholes, virtually unspoiled forest and archaeological remains. Ideal for swimming and snorkeling.

    The Muyil Mayan settlement, located inside of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, reached its peak between 300 and 600 AD. It was linked to other Mayan cities by means of sacbés that were used to transport goods traded with other regions.

    Attractions & Sights

    Enjoy Playa del Carmen's Quinta Avenida, with its improvised artists, and dozens of languages blended into a single murmur. Check out also the Xaman-Ha aviary, home to 200 birds set in a tropical forest.

    If you are into speleology go explore the Cavernas Sacba or the Atkun Chen Caverns.

    Several attractions are to be found in Xcaret such as the Mayan Village, the archaeological museum or the botanical garden.

    Just forty-five minutes away, the natural well area of Puerto Aventuras houses Xel-Há an ecological theme park and the largest natural aquarium in the world. Here you can swim with dolphins, see sea turtles, bicycle, snorkel, cliff-dive, and scuba.

    Some of the lovely coastal villages for you to discover include Puerto Morelos with its alligator farm and botanical garden, Playa del Secreto and Playa Paraiso which is often frequented by sea turtles, the very quiet town of Paamul or last but not least Akumal with its Yal-Ku miniature lagoon.

    Nightlife

    The Caribbean nights, popular fiestas on the beaches and lively bars offers a number of options such as places to dance the night away.

    If you'ld like to spend a pleasant evening, you could stroll down Quinta Avenida, the most famous street in Playa del Carmen that runs parallel to the sea, and visit its many restaurants, bars and cafés.

    The two best places to dance are El Espiral and El Señor Frogs. If you'ld like to have a drink and listen to good music, Captain Tulis, Safari and The Blue Parrot are all excellent choices.

    Side Trips

    A mere 15 minutes outside Playa del Carmen near the new Puerto Aventuras tourist complex stands an area of natural wells that it is crucial to both the environmental balance of the area and visitors' enjoyment. These pools with their exotic names, such as Cenote Azul, Chacmool, Kan Tun Chi, Zazil-Ha, Sask'alech-Ha, are just waiting to be explored.

    Aktún Chen Park
    This park consists of 400 hectares of tropical jungle inhabited by deer, badgers, spider monkeys, wild boar, iguanas, and beautiful birds. Three caves in the park have been illuminated in order to better observe them. This park is 42 km southwest of Playa del Carmen.

    Xcaret Eco-Archeological Park
    Here you can swim with dolphins, dive in the nearby coral reef or just swim in the most transparent waters in the world. Archaeological zones, underground rives, aquariums that reproduce the Mayan reef, botanical gardens and an aviary for reproducing endangered species. The bay provides refuge for thousands of species of brightly-coloured fish.

    This park, only 6 km from Playa del Carmen, has subterranean rivers, caves, cenotes (natural underground reservoirs), which are fantastic sites for diving. There are also reefs, archaeological ruins, a special orchid-growing area, and another special area for dolphins.

    Eating Out

    Mostly located on Quinta Avenida, you will find dozens of snack-bars and cafés jockeying for space with elegant, first-class restaurants. There is definitely something for every taste and budget. If you are looking for local cuisine try Alux or Yaxche Maya.

    Shopping

    Knitted clothes and the typical colorfully embroidered blouses and dresses of Yucatan are a tradition in Coba, a small village some 105 km from Playa del Carmen passing through Tulum. You will also find decorative objects made of copper and jewels made of semi-precious stones. Several shops also offer handicrafts made in the other regions of the country.

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    Reviews

    5/5

    I have been all over the world, and this resort is unlike any other experience. What sets this resort apart from the rest is simply the staff. We were treated like family. The staff sincerely cares about each guest. The only downfall was the seaweed in the ocean, which is to no fault of the resort. I'll be back for sure


    3/5

    Overall a satisfactory experience. For the price however, I would have hoped for a better experience. One of the negatives associated with this resort were that there was not much to do on resort except the pool drink and the evening show.

    5/5

    Why did I love this place? We got married here. The service was amazing, the staff were all friendly and personable that by the end of our stay, it felt like we were leaving friends behind. The food was great, with nearly everything you can imagine to eat. And the resort itself was beautiful.

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