Viva Wyndham Azteca

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Viva Wyndham Azteca is a vacation paradise! Located in Riviera Maya, Mexico, this charming, all-inclusive resort is perfect for couples looking to plan a wedding, honeymoon, or to renew their vows. Let yourself fall in love with the magic of Viva Wyndham Azteca.

Guests staying at Viva Wyndham Azteca enjoy exchange privileges with Viva Wyndham Maya and experience the best of both worlds. This resort offers an atmosphere charged with energy and action for the entire family. For the recreation-minded, Viva Wyndham Azteca offers water aerobics, stretching classes, kayaking, beach volleyball, tennis courts, and much more. Enjoy a refreshing swim, lounge on the white-sand beach, or pamper yourself at the Renova Spa. With an extensive activities program, the supervised kids' club is ideal for families. Parents can enjoy time on their own while children form new friendships with kids from around the globe. Take your time - the kids' club team knows how to keep young vacationers entertained.

As night falls, the energy rises at Viva Wyndham Azteca. Enjoy nightly themed shows, or sip your favorite cocktail at one of the premium bars.

Viva Wyndham Azteca offers an international buffet, delicious snacks, and refreshing beverages 24-hours a day. Indulge your senses with the enticing international flavors served at the Creole, Asian, Mexican, and European specialty restaurants.

Viva Wyndham Azteca has 335 exquisitely decorated rooms providing you with a great place to relax. These picturesque rooms offer breathtaking ocean or garden views. There are different layouts for different guests - from cozy and romantic rooms for couples to spacious accommodations for the whole family.

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Learn more about Riviera Maya.
Located in the Riviera Maya, 2 minutes from Playa del Carmen.

Local Phone: 011-52-984-87...
Fax: 011-52-984-877-4141
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (Walking distance)
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Fresh water pool with ocean front whirlpool.
Playacar Golf Club
Playacar`s championship-level golf course was carved right out of the jungle by the Robert Von Hagge Associates. This 7,202 yard course is rated 73.1 and has plenty of tee boxes for every level of play. It is situated next to Playa del Carmen.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: 99
Cart Fee: 20
Club Rental Fees: 12
Caddy: Mandatory
Lessons Available
Number of Courts: 1
Court Fee: No charge.
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Other Sports: Archery
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
Viva Wyndham Azteca is a unique and classical hotel which combines Mexican architecture with traditional Italian flavor. The hotel is a beachfront property and offers a fresh water pool with ocean front, whirl pool, snackbar, disco bar and four restaurants. Beach: Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 335
Year Opened: 1998 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
No Springbreakers. Must be at least 21 years old to check in. Men are required to wear pants for dinner. There is a $2 per day charge for safety deposit box.
Two queen beds or king for single adult and child, French balcony with garden-view, Cable TV, Bathroom with tub/shower, Vanity, Hairdryer, Safe, Mini-bar with soft drinks. Adjoining rooms and cribs are available upon request.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Guestroom includes one king bed, a fully-equipped bathroom with a shower and Jacuzzi, and a private balcony or terrace with oceanfront views.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
King or 2 queen beds, French balcony with pool view, Cable TV, Phone, Bathroom with tub/shower, Vanity, Hairdryer, Safe, Mini-bar with soft drinks.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Two queen beds, Balony with ocean-view, Satellite TV, Phone, Safe, Bathroom with tub/shower, Hairdryer. Adjoining rooms and cribs are available upon request.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Kng or 2 queen beds, French balcony with garden-view, Cable TV, Phone, Bathroom with tub/shower, Vanity, Hairdryer, Safe, Mini-bar with soft drinks.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Hair Dryer
Room Safe

There is a $2 per day charge for the use of the safety depsoit box.
Viva Wyndham Azteca features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-Guest also can enjoy three restaurants at the Viva Wyndham Maya.
There are 4 Restaurants at Viva Wyndham Azteca:
Bamboo - A la carte restaurant serving Oriental cuisine. Open for dinner. Reservations required. Dress Code: Men must wear long pants.
Il Palco - A la carte italian restaurant. Open for dinner. Reservations required.
El Nopal - International buffet restaurant with theme dinners and diet corner.
Xul ha - A la carte Mayan restaurant. Open for dinner. Reservations required.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Dance lessons, Spanish lessons, Water Aerobics, Bingo, Ping Pong, Tournaments, Sailing, Bocce Ball.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Evening entertainment: a different show every night (15 night rotation); discotheque; live music at the main bar.
The Kids Fun Club divides children into two age groups (one for younger children aged 4-7, and another group for kids 8-12 years old) with activities designed to suit their individual tastes.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old.
Program Fees: Complimentary.

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours
Cribs and Rollaways can be requested at no extra charge

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
151 Recommend
151 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Viva Wyndham Azteca to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 3766reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
June 28
Jul 10 2017
We had a wonderful trip. The resort is small, not crowded at all. Always found lounge chairs on the beach. The beach was beautiful and clean. Buffet was good and always clean. Two things we were not completely satisfied with were the amount of people walking through the beach on the resort trying to sell things. It was a constant stream of them. The dinner reservations, we were only only allowed to make reservations for 2 of our 4 nights. Not a very good service. When we did go in the restaurants were empty, so not sure why they wouldn't take more reservations. Unless to keep their costs down. The food and service at the restaurants were excellent.
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Viva Wyndham Azteca
Apr 20 2017
The only 2 "complaints" I have are VERY minor - - - (1) it was a bit challenging to regulate the room temperature. While it was a comfortable temperature, the humidity tended to be a bit higher than we'd have liked. That may have been due to the first floor room, however. (2) It would have been nice to have more seats around the pool, as by the time the pool opened at 8am, they would be already full. Otherwise, the trip was absolutely AMAZING. :)
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Viva Wyndham Azteca 4/2017
Apr 19 2017
Very comfortable beds, but sham pillows outnumber real pillows; as for more. Buffet restaurant good - but for Mexico where the ancients drank chocolate - there is almost no chocolate on the dessert bar :-( . Hotel is kept very clean and gardens are continually maintained. Lovely breeze on the beach and there are lots of chaises under palm trees for shade. People do reserve the chaises around the pool, but even if there were twice as many chairs, I suspect the situation would be the same. Unfortunately, for those who need to monitor their children in the pool, there are not too many options. I was actually thinking that it would be useful to have ones own transportable folding chair, perhaps there is somewhere to buy one in the area. There is a gift shop to purchase souvenirs, goggles, sunscreen, etc. The rooms are air conditioned, and the public spaces have a nice breeze and didn't need it (we went in April). Do not get a room by the bar unless you stay up late, due to the loud music. Kayaking on the ocean was fun, and one of the guys will take you out on one of the catamarans (both free). We did not go to any of the specialty restaurants, so I have no tips/opinion to provide.
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Viva Wyndham Azteca
Jan 03 2017
This is an older facility with simple room furnishings however service is excellent!
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two hotels for the price of one
Dec 06 2016
Stayed at the Aztecia but was able to use the facilities at Maya. Beach was beautiful at both resorts.
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Best Beach Vacation
Oct 10 2016
The Viva Wyndham Azteca in Playa del Carmen is the best all-inclusive we have stayed in on the Riviera Maya Mexico. The size of the hotel allows the staff to get to know you and your wishes immediately. The staff was amazing. We were amazed at the beach and never had a problem finding an unoccupied lounge chair to our liking. The specialty restaurants were by reservation only, and although our stay length only allowed us two reservations immediately, we were able to visit the reservation desk each afternoon and get an available spot at one of the restaurants for that evening. Being able to eat at both the Azteca and the Maya gave us six different restaurants to chose from. It would be difficult to decide which of the four was our favorite because we enjoyed great meals and service at all of them. We will definitely return to this wonderful hotel.
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Average Hotel not quite a resort.
Jun 29 2016
Not much to do, no air conditioned space other than you room. The proximity to town was a plus. I've stayed at more than 12 resorts in Playa del Carmen and this one was second from the worst.
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Not the best experience
Mar 30 2016
We have certainly stayed at much nicer resorts in Mexico. This resort met minimum requirements. Very family orientated, with absolutely nothing to entertain adults. Food was acceptable, but nothing to brag about. Bartenders were excellent. Beach was gorgeous. Don't spend money on wifi service, don't expect soap or bottled water.
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Wyndahm Azteca
Dec 11 2015
My resort was excellent. It was my first all-inclusive and I was very pleased. Everything was great. I started getting sick of the food towards the end but, I feel like that is a common thing with resorts. Overall though, five stars.
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Apple Rep in Playacar
Nov 14 2014
Rep was great at arranging things in the schedule to accommodate us.
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Buffet dining
Oct 29 2014
We always found something to eat, but at the buffet for dinner there was hardly any fresh meat. No carving station with beef, pork, duck, turkey. Every night was the same things, usually with some kind of sliced beef in gravy for your meat. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and pizza were served for dinners.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Wonderful stay at beautiful resort... close to everything
abj_1983, Ottawa
Wed Sep 27 07:01:59 EDT 2017
From reading a variety of reviews from poor to excellent I really did let know what to expect. As travellers I must admit my wife and I are pretty easy going and easy to please so keep in mind if you are used to certain levels of quality and comfort. That being said I can say nothing bad about so many parts of this resort. Check in: a breeze. No wait no worries... simply wonderful. Rooms: the room that we stayed in was the standard room. It was clean, nice and comfortable. It wasn't huge but accommodated us nicely. The maid was friendly and thoughtful and provided beautiful towel art. They only stock the fridge once and no alcohol. That being said there was plenty of that at the bars! Food: The buffet was absolutely amazing. Great variety and choice. We did two a pa cartes one was the Mayan and the other the Mexican. Both were fantastic and food was almost to much in terms of portions. One challenge was no AC in buffet area. It was so hot sometimes we waited until an outdoor patio table was available to eat and even then we generally ended our meals very uncomfortable. Eat later or earlier and not as big of a deal. Beach/pool: the beach was clean and we really enjoyed the clear clean water. The pool was beautiful. The only challenge was no drinks in or around the deck. None. My wife had a cup of water and she was told to remove it quite bluntly. That being said we just went to our chairs with a few drinks gobbled them up and swam again. The security is beyond average and don't think you can sneak a drink into the pool we saw many people get "busted". Drinks: All top shelf stuff if you ask for it. 3or 4 varieties of rum, tequila, vodka etc etc etc. They also set up martini bars and a coffee/baileys bar in the afternoon which was very nice. Alex (bartender) deserves a tip or two or three. They were all amazing but he stood out for us. Other guests: were mostly European and mostly of those Italian or German. For the first few days we had no one to talk to (didn't matter we still had fun!) after day 3 a couple from Holland came and a couple from America. They had better language skills and help us to meet others. Other hotel (maya): much larger and more activities. We went a few times but enjoyed the down time at the Azteca Overall: amazing staff and entertainers. Happy I went and would go back

Sun Sep 17 06:43:00 EDT 2017
We stayed there for two weeks and we can't complain about anything. The hotel is clean, our room was always made carefully. They even put some special kind of bugspray once a week or so that the room will stay bug free, no mosquio bites too. They have good food for breakfast/ lunch/ dinner, and also the a la cart restaurants are delicious, they say you have to book one week before but if you're late and you ask they will usually find a place for you. The staff is always very friendly and try their best. The beach is a dream, although there's seaweed (I don't know if it's there all year but I guess not) you'll find a nice place under the palm trees to get some shade. It's 20 minutes away from 5th avenue by feet and 5 minutes with taxi for 90 pesos. All in all we would recommend this hotel to anyone. You can have fun, hang out and relax.

idiotbox79, London, Canada
Sat Sep 16 12:25:48 EDT 2017
Visited this resort last week and was thoroughly impressed with the service and quality of the resort. The beach had appropriate shade and was clean. The staff was super friendly and on top of everything. Lots of excursions and I strongly recommend Xcaret (Eco park), book this excursion on the plane if possible as through the resort it is quite pricey.

Best place ever!!!
Brenda R,
Fri Sep 15 17:11:48 EDT 2017
A huge thank you to the staff at the Viva Wyndham Azteca!!! We had a wonderful vacation! The very best of weather, amazing variety of food! All delicious and fresh! We never tired of the buffet as there was always something new to try! The alacarte options were wonderful! Even got to try the sister resort a short walking distance from our hotel. We felt totally safe and were truly catered to. The staff were so hard working and pleasant. The ocean was warm and wonderful!!! Thank you to everyone who made our trip so wonderful. We will definitely be back for another vacation 😁

Second Review
marisam312773, Chicago, Illinois
Fri Sep 08 17:22:27 EDT 2017
This is my second review of Viva Azteca. Still love the hotel and location of it but I was slightly disappointed . The animation team did not display much enthusiasm like in prior visits but they were vindicated with their Game Show performance. Manuel, the bald older but sexy guy, and the dark skinned male with long hair put effort into the show some of the others just went through the motions. Oooh almost forgot the Italian animation guy, he also put effort into his performance. I feel that the quality of the buffet food went down, however, we were impressed with the service provided by Samuel. The food from the pool side bar is great loved the burgers and spring rolls. People at the front desk were rude as usual as well as the guy giving out the burgers at the pool side bar, and the guy handing out the kayaks (the guy handing out the kayaks at the beach was the same guy that played the husband in Maria Maria on gameshow night on 06 Sep 17. Lastly, Manuel at the front desk/bell boy would go out of his way to provide you with assistance . The last review in 2016 I gave it 4/5 this time 3/5. Love the playacar area might try another hotel visit next time.

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