The Riviera Maya is located in Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula in the State of Quintana Roo and nests alongside the Caribbean Sea. Situated in the heart of the Riviera Maya, the resort is approximately 42 miles or 70 km south of Cancun. Within the Mayakoba resort development; a secure, 240-acre complex surrounded by canals, shoreline and mangrove forests, which is only accesible via one main entrance point. This entrance is controlled by the most qualified security staff.
The mysticism and magic of an ancient culture is still present. Serene sunlight flickers and dances on emerald lagoon waters, and the rolling surf of the Caribbean washes the shore creating a natural symphony of sound and smell. This is the heart of Mexico's famed Riviera Maya. This is Fairmont Mayakoba.
Fairmont Mayakoba's Mexican home is a unique mixture of interwoven cultures. While the host of free spirits and roamers that have long been attracted to this glorious peninsula have lent to the relaxed local culture a European style and flair for gracious living, travelers can bask in perfect solitude on uninhabited beaches, explore eco-parks or enjoy nearby Playa del Carmen's exuberant nightlife. Many come to experience Cozumel, one of the world's premier diving and snorkeling destinations. First made famous by famed French marine pioneer Jacques Cousteau, here the warm currents and coral reefs support a breathtaking pantheon of marine life. Some come to explore Chichén Itzá, one of the world's new seven wonders, and experience the fascinating world of the Mayans, whose mythology, science and culture can still be felt today. Of course most want a taste of it all: the delicate jungle, the alabaster white sand beaches, the crystal clear turquoise water, the fine cuisine and the spectacular nightlife.
The Fairmont Mayakoba resort has 401 elegant rooms scattered among the main building and villas spread through the indigenous jungle, and 34 beach and lagoon casitas – each one offering guests an extraordinary and memorable view. Guests may rest their the eyes upon the mesmerizing ocean or the sweet sight of mangroves and jungle.
Fairmont Mayakoba has been recognized with the esteemed AAA's Five Diamond Award®, a prestigious honour coveted by properties throughout north America, but bestowed on a select few. Additionally, Fairmont Mayakoba earned an impressive #10 on Top 15 Central America/ Mexico Hotels on Condé Nast Traveler's 20th Annual Reader's Choice Award. We are proud that Fairmont Mayakoba's commitment to excellence, warm service and luxury offerings of the highest standing have earned these distinctions.