Riviera Maya


Nickelodeon All-Inclusive Opens in the Riviera Maya

All-Inclusive Nickelodeon Riviera Maya

The newest Nickelodeon resort has officially opened its doors in the Caribbean: Karisma’s new Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Riviera Maya.  And the resort has a very special perk: every single room is of the swim-up variety.  The new property has […]


A New Adults-Only All-Inclusive Opens in the Riviera Maya

all-inclusive adults-only riviera maya

A highly-anticipated new adults-only all-inclusive resort has made its debut in the Riviera Maya, Caribbean Journal has learned.  It’s called Hotel Xcaret Arte, and it’s the second branded resort for Grupo Xcaret in the Mexican Caribbean.  The massive 900-suite hotel […]

Casavelas Puerto Vallarta

A Lush, All Inclusive Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Resort Intimate and serene, Casa Velas is an exclusive adults-only resort retreat on Mexico’s Pacific Riviera, rated Nº 8 worldwide by Expedia® and listed 8th among the 15 best hotels in Mexico by […]


Andaz Mayakoba Names General Manager

The soon-to-debut Andaz Mayakoba resort in the Mexican Caribbean has named Lin Schatz as its new general manager. The Riviera Maya property is slated to open in December. “I am thrilled to lead the opening efforts here at Andaz Mayakoba […]

Seven Reasons to Retire in the Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya, Mexico¹s stunning Caribbean coastline, is one of the top destinations for foreigners to find their happily ever after — and it’s one of the region’s top retirement destinations. To learn more, Caribbean Journal talked to Riviera Maya Property […]

Discovering Vidanta Riviera Maya

Vidanta Riviera Maya

A gem on the Caribbean coast of Mexico By Angela Rodriguez CJ Contributor It was late when I finally arrived at Vidanta Riviera Maya’s vast lobby to check in and the first thing that struck me was a disorienting feeling […]


Tulum Is the New Black


“Tulum is the new black. Once a hippie village, now a trendy, boho-chic and fashionable eco-friendly destination.” By Beatriz Torres Marin CJ Contributor Yes, it still has the hippie vibe that made Tulum famous a couple of years ago — […]

The Perfect Cocktail at Playa del Carmen’s Catch

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor “Is there alcohol in this?” Those are my famous last words every time I try a cocktail I love. I’m an unashamed fan of fruity, girly drinks, and I hate the alcohol in them […]

The Caribbean’s Newest Beach Hotel Is Now Open

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor There’s yet another new hotel on Mexico’s Riviera Maya: The Beach House at Thompson Playa Del Carmen, which officially opened Tuesday in the bohemian seaside town. The 27-room villa-style property complements sister hotel Thompson Playa […]


Playa del Carmen Resort Names GM

Playa del Carmen’s Mahekal Beach Resort has named Julian Smaldoni its general manager, the property announced. Smaldoni will be managing all operational aspects of the 196-room property on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. The property recently completed a $16 million renovation project. […]

Your New Year's Day Hangover Cure Is This Rum Cocktail

The Kraken cure By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor If you celebrated New Year’s Eve right, chances are you’ll be feeling a little worse for wear when January 1 rolls around. To make sure you don’t carry that feeling over […]

A New Look at This Riviera Maya Resort

The Riviera Maya’s Mahekal Beach Resort is set to reopen in December, following the completion of a three-year, $16 million “re-imagination.” The project, which first launched in 2013, is slated for completion in mid-December. It will include the addition of […]


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