My daughter and I visited the Palace in early March and loved it. This was our second trip to the Palace here and we've visited Riu properties. The hotel is beautiful and the staff does a wonderful job of keeping everything clean and nice looking. I had read reviews before our trip about the smell of the rooms and have to agree that our room was a bit musty smelling. Maybe it's just the location but, the smell did bother me every time I walked into the room. The fan did seem to help.
I thought the food here was great. I ate mostly the fruits and veggies and loved the guacamole! We ate guac with every meal! The wine there leaves something to be desired. Usually a chardonnay drinker, I found the red wine to be the best choice offered.
We spent our time on the beautiful beach and basically stayed at the resort the whole time. We were thinking about going to play with the dolphins but after I asked a bunch of questions we realized that we would be gone for several hours and only get to really spend a couple of minutes with the dolphins. For the price ($149 or $179) and time this did not sound appealing to either one of us.
I was a little concerned about traveling alone with my daughter, but we didn't have any trouble at all. One thing we did and loved was packing everything in our carry on case. We did not check bags. Basically, we sailed through customs and we able to move quickly and efficiently through the airport and resort.
If this is your first time to Playa del Carmen you will not be disappointed! The beaches are so beautiful and so is the Palace. Have a wonderful trip!
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