Viva Wyndham Azteca
We stayed there from January 21 –February 4
I have mixed feelings of our stay at this resort.
We wanted to be close to 5th and the action and it was great for walking into town. We walked there many times to people watch, shop and soak up the ambience. We also went for a couple’s massage at Christine’s. I highly recommend that!! We also walked to the sister hotel to see their night time show. Nice walk after dinner. I wouldn’t enjoy staying there because it seemed so large. We like the size of the Azteca. It is small and everything is minutes away.
Eating outside in the courtyard area was wonderful. There were birds that would raid a plate if left unattended but we never left a plate alone. I actually like the birds so they didn’t bother me.
We had a quiet room which is really the only request we had. I would have hated to be in a room close to the lobby bar that rocked until the wee hours of the morning.
The food was wonderful. I can’t honestly come up with anything bad. I didn’t have to cook or clean up afterwards and I never left a meal hungry. I loved the breakfast sausage and never had the bacon that was behind the counter at the omelette station. We went to the Italian, Japanese, Mayan, and Mexican ala carte restaurants.
For the most part the staff was pleasant enough. There was a definite divide in the “Viva” animation staff. They really played favourites with the Italian guests. The other workers were hard working and were always busy. When it would rain or a leaf blew around they would be mopping, using a squeegee and keeping everything tidy.
I thought the drinks were great at the resort. The mohitos were fabulous and so were the ceasers. I really loved the martini specials every evening outside the buffet restaurant. The chocolate martini was out of this world! I would love the recipe for that one.
There were very few English speaking guests. It was always a surprise to find someone that actually did speak English. Canadians were definitely in the minority and there were so many Europeans and they have a different outlook on life and manners
The Lobby Bar was impossible to sit in because of the amount of cigarette smokers.
Would we go back? Yes ! because the good always out weighs the bad. The resort doesn't make a bunch of promises that it doesn't keep. It is a nice, small resort. The food is good, the drinks are good, the beach is good. It is in a great area of Playacar. Walking into town was easy and was safety was never an issue for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Be close to everything. White sand beaches. Mayan ruins. Lush jungles. A championship golf course. And exciting nightlife. The Wyndham Azteca All-Inclusive Resort, a stunning resort on the breathtaking Mayan Riviera on the east coast of the Yucatan, has it all. And it's just 45 minutes from Cancun International Airport in Mexico. Explore captivating Mayan ruins. Find your own private seaside cove, or experience the fun in the sun and nightlife of Playa Del Carmen, just two miles away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Viva Wyndham Azteca Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Viva Azteca
- Wyndham Playa Del Carmen
- Playa Del Carmen Viva Azteca
- Playa Del Carmen Wyndham
- Viva Wyndham Azteca Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico