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5 Reasons to Escape the Cold Weather in Riviera Maya

December 3, 2018 0 Comments

For those of us who live in places where it’s not 75 and sunny all year long, there’s no better time to jet off to the beach than now! Nestled along Mexico’s Caribbean coast and the Yucatán Peninsula, Riviera Maya is the perfect destination to escape the cold weather.

From exploring natural wonders like underwater caves and rivers to lounging on serene white sand beaches, Riviera Maya is nothing short of a dream. If you’re searching for a place to lounge that’s warm and sunny, this is the place to do it, and here’s why.

1. Endless adventure for every traveler

Cenotes, zip-lining, underwater caves and rivers and so much more are right at your finger tips in Riviera Maya. We’re sure you’re itching to get outside and explore after hiding from the cold these last few weeks (or even months), so this is the perfect place to do just that! Discover the jungle ruins and nature trails of Xcaret, walk ancient Mayan ruins, zip-line straight into the mouth of a freshwater cenote, you name it! Riviera Maya is full of adventure and will surely leave you with the best memories.

2. Indulge in a beachfront, all-inclusive experience with Barceló Hotel Group

The Riviera Maya and Barceló resorts go together like sand and the ocean. Guests love the unique experiences available at each of Barceló’s all-inclusive resorts in Riviera Maya for their prime location, top-notch amenities, delectable dining options and unlimited onsite activities, including non-motorized water sports and fun evening entertainment.

Whether you’re after an adventurous family vacay with spacious rooms, a luxurious and exclusive adult-friendly getaway, a secluded and relaxing escape or a blissful yet affordable retreat, Barceló has the perfect place for you!

5 Reasons to Escape the Cold Weather in Riviera Maya

Pool view at Barceló Maya (Photo by: a True Beach Lover)

3. There’s 93 miles of unspoiled white sand beaches off the Caribbean coast

It’s time to trade in the snow shoes for flip flops because these white sand beaches of Riviera Maya are calling your name! Mexico’s Caribbean coast boasts some of the most spectacular white sand beaches that brings visitors from all over the world to lounge on. And there’s nothing better than taking a break from the cold for a quick getaway in Mexico. After all, November through February is known to be the best times for visiting the Riviera Maya!

5 Reasons to Escape the Cold Weather in Riviera Maya

Beach in the Riviera Maya (Photo by: @orianarepoli)

4. It’s home to the second largest reef system in the world

Not only is the Riviera Maya one of the best places (ever) for snorkeling and exploring marine life, but it’s also home to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef (or the “Great Mayan Reef”)–the second largest barrier reef in the world! Located just off the coast of Cancun and the Riviera Maya, there’s no better place for snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea!

5 Reasons to escape the cold weather in Riviera Maya

Snorkeling in Riviera Maya (Photo by: @va_julia)

5. Treat yourself to a two-time Noble Beach Prize winning resort

The only thing better than staying at a Noble Beach Prize winning resort is staying at one that has won it twice! Barceló Maya Palace was the winner of our 2017 NBP “Most Fit for Fitness” (for its state of the art fitness center, of course) and this year’s “Best Teen Scene.” Clearly, they are doing something very right because our #TrueBeachLovers are loving it!

Aside from their award-winning fitness center, teen scene and stellar all-inclusive, 24-hour service, Barcelo Maya Palace sits right along the beach to the Caribbean Sea. Located in one of the most desirable areas of the Riviera Maya, guests at this all-suite, AAA Four-Diamond resort have direct access to the beach, a variety of top-notch dining, golf courses, water sport rentals, the famous Mayan ruins and so much more!

5 Reasons to Escape the Cold Weather in Riviera Maya

Dreamy sunset from Barceló Maya in Riviera Maya (Photo by: @gomezandre)

Ready to jet off to the Riviera Maya this winter? Give our Beachologists a call at 1-800-915-2322 to start planning your escape from the cold! If you want even more Barceló options, check out these amazing deals in other destinations, or find out here which resorts we think you should visit ASAP!

Rachel Tellez

Storyteller and grammar nerd by day, traveler and adventure seeker by long weekend.




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