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Ocean and Jungle Meet at This Beloved Mexico Beach Resort, Now Better Than Ever

Nestled between the pristine white sand beaches of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula and 240 hectares of lush tropical forest, Fairmont Mayakoba has long been a favorite resort destination in Playa del Carmen. Its recent resort-wide renovation makes this resort fixture in the exclusive, gated Mayakoba community better than ever.

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Fairmont Mayakoba is perched on the white sand beaches of Playa del Carmen, facing the tranquil waters of the Caribbean that make this beloved resort town one of the most enviable vacation destinations in Mexico.

Maykana Beach Club

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The most impressive new feature at Fairmont Mayakoba is the resort’s new beach club, Maykana. Elevated ocean-front dining and even more beachfront amenities make this the place to be for either a full day on the sand or a cocktail beneath a pink Caribbean sunset.

Caribbean Sea Views

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The resort’s renovation also saw the addition of two new restaurants to its already impressive culinary lineup, which now features ten unique dining experiences.

Poolside Paradise

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The resort boasts numerous pools with plenty of space to spread out and relax. Dedicated adults-only spaces and spaces for families make for a perfect day spent poolside.

Aqua Pool

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The new Aqua at Maykana is surrounded by private cabanas and offers poolside dining experiences featuring fresh, Latin-inspired flavors and cocktails, all just steps from the Caribbean Sea.

Wild Beauty

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Fairmont Mayakoba offers beachfront accommodations as well as rooms and suites facing the tranquil mangrove forest and clear water canals and lagoons that surround this untouched haven in Playa del Carmen.

Lagoon Views

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Untouched forests embrace guests with privacy and seclusion for what feels like an immersive jungle experience just steps from the white sand beaches of the Yucatan.

Renovated Rooms

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As part of the resort’s multi-million-dollar renovation, each and every room, casita, and suite received an impressive makeover.

New Palettes

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The resort’s warm, neutral palettes with ocean blue tones color guest spaces, while handmade local elements and design details add an artisan touch.

Beachfront Casitas

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Casitas scattered across the Fairmont Mayakoba property offer even more space and plenty of room to spread out for groups of family and friends, or those looking for additional privacy.

La Laguna

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As part of its renovation, Fairmont Mayakoba added two new dining destinations to its roster of restaurants. Among these fresh additions is La Laguna, an exciting new eatery that combines traditional and modern ingredients and cooking styles for a unique Mexican culinary experience.

Gaia at Maykana

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The resort’s signature restaurant, Gaia at Maykana highlights the bounties of Mother Earth and sea, spotlighting fresh local seafood dishes among a diverse menu that every guest will enjoy.

New Spaces

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Even the resort’s lobby bar and lounge received a fresh update, making it a relaxing spot to enjoy signature cocktails while taking in the view.

Caribbean Views

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Though Fairmont Mayakoba’s new additions make the experience of a stay more exciting than ever, its crown jewel has always been its unrivaled beachfront.

A New Riviera Maya Experience

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With more ways to enjoy than ever, it’s time to get reacquainted with the Fairmont Mayakoba.

carley rojas avila

Carley Rojas Avila is a bilingual New York-based travel writer, editor, content marketer, and the founder of the digital travel publications Explorers Away and Home to Havana. Carley is an expert on all things Latin America, the Caribbean, and Cuba, having lived and worked in four different countries in the region. Her writing has appeared on the Associated Press wires and in Travel + Leisure, Yahoo, MSN, Euronews, The Weather Channel, and more. When she's not writing about her travels, find her front row at a Bad Bunny concert, befriending street cats, and taste-testing every pizza in Havana.