Riviera Maya

Last updated: May 3rd

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Playa del Carmen
Tulum

Just visited? Tell me what you thought. Or just browse for the latest information on whether these hotels are operating following Hurricane Wilma.

Al Cielohotel open
Xpu-ha, near Playa del Carmen. Re-opened on October 28th after very minor repairs. Bigger beach.
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Azul Hotel and Beach Resort
All-inclusive boutique resort. Opening on June 1st
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Casa del Agua Bed, Breakfast & Spa, Puerto Aventurashotel open
Open since November 10th, 2005
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Ceiba del Mar
Puerto Morelos. This elegant hotel lost one entire building and will remain closed until August 1st. Bruce Conord says: Ceiba has been sold to a new group and they’re converting it into an all-suites super luxury hotel.
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El Dorado Royalehotel open
Open since November 25th, 2005
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Esenciahotel open
Re-opened on December 12th, 2005
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Fairmont Mayakoba
Will open to guests on April 16th. This new resort’s original opening date was delayed due to damage sustained from Wilma.
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Ikal del Marhotel open
Re-opened on December 16th, 2005
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Maromahotel open
Re-opened on February 21st with eight new beach front spa villas.
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Hotel Ojo de Aguahotel open
Open. See John Carew’s comments  posted on Feb 20th
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Paradisus Riviera Cancúnhotel open
Open
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Paraiso de la Bonita Resort and Thalasso
Closed until April 2006. Bigger beach.
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Posada del Capitan Lafittehotel open
Arguably the worst affected hotel by Hurricane Wilma, but miraculously re-opened – minus a dozen casitas - in December.
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Playa del Carmen

Hotel Básicohotel open
Open
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Blue Parrot Hotel, Suites and 5th Avenuehotel open
Open
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Deseo Hotel & Loungehotel open
Open
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Hacienda del Caribehotel open
Open
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Iberostar Tucan and Quetzalhotel open
Open and fully operational
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Hotel Las Palapashotel open
Open since November 10th, 2005. Already holding weddings. See Playa del Carmen back in business
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Hotel Lunatahotel open
Located on Quinta Avenida. Open
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Mosquito Bluehotel open
The hotel suffered only minor damage and re-opened a few days after Wilma. Operating normally. View photo taken on January 5th
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Posada Freudhotel open
Re-opened on October 31st. The hotel was ready almost immediately after the hurricane, but its section of the Quinta Avenida had been still without power.
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Riu Yucatanhotel open
In Playacar. Re-opened less than a week after the hurricane. In December, the beach looked pretty good!
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Shangri-la Caribehotel open
Re-opening in stages. The Aventura-Playa section has been open since November 24th.  This section is fully operational, including the restaurant and swimming pool. The Caribe section partially re-opened on December 20th. The Caribe Ocean Front and Pueblito sections were due to re-open on December 26th, 2005. This also includes the swimming pool, restaurant and Casa Club.
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La Tortuga Hotel & Spahotel open
Open.
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Ana y Jose Charming Hotel & Spahotel open
Open with a bigger beach. View photos of the hotel and beach taken on January 3rd
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Azulik Villashotel open
Open. View photos taken in February 2006
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Cabañas Copalhotel open
Open. View photo taken on March 7th. Read Romancing Tulum
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Club Maeva All-inclusive Resort, Xpu Hahotel open
Open. Sauna and pier remain out of service until further notice following Hurricane Emily.
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Las Ranitashotel open
Open and fully operational with a larger beach.
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Los Lirios Cabañashotel open
Open. View photo of beach taken on January 2nd
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Mezzaninehotel open
Suffered only minor damage and re-opened on October 27th. Bigger beach. Read Caribbean chic boutique
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Disclaimer: I’m offering this information as a service. While I am continually updating this page, I reserve the right to make the occasional mistake (especially when hotels and / or PRO’s do not return my emails). Thanks.