03 September 2020
Nestled within a lush tropical landscape of calm lagoons, dense mangrove forests and pristine white beaches, Fairmont Mayakoba’s stunning setting makes it a paradise for those seeking a retreat from daily life. The resort’s collection of activities has been carefully selected to complement the natural and cultural surrounds, granting guests the opportunity to fully experience the wonders of Riviera Maya.
Talcum powder-white sands line the coast around Mayakoba where you can equally spend a day lounging in the sun, as delving into the array of water sports that are available. Kayaking, jet-skiing, stand-up paddleboarding and sailing take you gliding across the shimmering ocean surface whilst scuba diving and snorkelling will see you explore the underwater world where sea turtles, parrotfish and grunt fish are common sights.
As the home of the world’s second-largest barrier reef, the crystal-clear waters off Riviera Maya are a globally renowned hub for divers. At the resort’s dive school, the resident certified instructors offer excursions for all levels of experience, from complete beginners through to seasoned divers looking to build on their skillset whilst using state-of-the-art equipment.
As well as exploring the reef, you’ll be welcome to contribute to its survival through the coral reef restoration program. Discover the resort’s coral nursery and learn how the process of harvesting and transplanting coral contributes to ensuring the local reef continues to thrive.
If you prefer the feel of the silky sand between your toes, the beach regularly hosts volleyball games to get you active.
For the ultimate indulgence, set sail on a private yacht into the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. A sophisticated experience onboard the sleek 55’ VanDutch Yacht will be the highlight of any holiday and with a choice of three charter packages, you’ll have the flexibility to create your own custom-made adventure, choosing between water activities, snorkelling stops, food, and beverage options.
Authentic Mexican culture thrives in the heart of Mayakoba at El Pueblito, a traditional Mexican plaza featuring mission-style architecture. Amongst the vibrant colours, you’ll find local dishes, farmers’ markets, live music, boutique shopping and cooking classes teaching delicious Mexican recipes.
For a gastronomic insight into ancient Mexican culture, Chef Fernando Canales at Fairmont’s La Laguna restaurant takes guests through an edible insect degustation. Sample grasshoppers, maguey worms, crayfish and ant eggs, all paired with Mexico’s famous mescal and tequila.
Seamlessly connecting the different elements of the resort, the 2.5-mile network of nature trails winds through lush mangrove forests and around the rolling greens of the El Camaleón Mayakoba Golf Course. The trails can be enjoyed on your own or with the assistance of a guide who’ll highlight interesting facts about the unique ecosystems that you pass through. With over 300 species thriving in Mayakoba, an ecological guided boat tour will give you a unique vantage point to spot the local wildlife. From your boat, you’ll spot wild birds as you wind through “The Venice of the Caribbean”.
Amongst the area’s thriving species are sea turtles. Fairmont Mayakoba has aided in the conservation of the seafaring amphibians, with the help of guests, by releasing over 25,000 hatchlings into the wild. As well as being able to admire the beauty of these creatures in their natural habitat, you too could participate in the conservation programme.
The landscape of Riviera Maya is littered with mysterious cenotes. These freshwater sinkholes hold both geological and spiritual significance, dating back millions of years. Cenote El Burrodromo can be visited with the help of a local guide who will take you down into its cavernous interiors to experience the crystal-clear pool within.
With Fairmont Mayakoba’s all-inclusive package you can enjoy a culinary adventure that boasts award-winning restaurants and the utmost convenience for guests. On top of this, you’ll receive a resort experience fee enabling you to freely enjoy a number of resort activities including sports activities and credit for spa treatments as well as 24/7 chauffeured golf cart transportation around the property and use of non-motorised water sports equipment.
Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor today to arrange your activity-packed getaway to Fairmont Mayakoba and take advantage of exclusive benefits including financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to support you before, during and even after your trip.