Viva Wyndham Azteca

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Honeymoon: Bottle of domestic sparkling wine, hors d'oeuvres, fruit basket, 2 t-shirts, and room upgrade (based on availability; Minimum 3 night stay).

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.
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
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

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:
El Nopal - International buffet restaurant with theme dinners and diet corner.
Xul ha - A la carte Mayan restaurant. Open for dinner. Reservations required.
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.
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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Good Option, But Could be better
Humberto D, Germany
Mon Jul 31 18:12:54 EDT 2017
To make a Long history short, the hotel is ok, but that's it. They have a lot of different room types. Some are bad. Bathroom must be renovated (like the ones that start with 3000) or no window ( for one person). Some are near oder resorts, and they have shows at night and could be a problem to sleep. Always ask for a room near to swimming pool ( start with 1000). The rooms are a little smelly because of the humidity. The balconies are very very small. Food is ok. For the drinks as all orders all inclusive... They have some restaurants a la Carte and u can book 3 times per week. If u are staying in the Viva Azteca u can also enjoy the Viva Maya. They are almost the same, but the Viva Maya is clouded. About the restaurants: Hacienda Don Diego (Viva maya) is nice to take pictures with a Mexican costume. The Mayan ( Viva Azteca) restaurant is nice. Don't go to the Asian one! ( I think the name is Bamboo by Viva Azteca). In all that ones the food is not special. Taste the same at the main restaurant - Only decorated. The shows are disappointing and the entertainment team is to young and with a lack of experience. The gym is very old and small, and no air conditioning! The Viva maya has more activities like a circus class etc. The hotels stay inside a closed condominium (Playacar) with a lot of security checks. They have bicycles, but u can only use the bicycles inside the condominium and till 5pm . Very disappointing because the city is like 20 minutes walking and u are not able to use a bike. They also do not have lockers for the bikes. Inside the condominium they have some shops, but always better goes to the city. The people are very friendly and helpful. As u probably read somewhere, there is a seaweed problem in all this region and there are days that is gonna to irritate u, but enjoy ur vacations....

Great place
bisondk, Edmonton, Canada
Wed Jul 26 05:12:17 EDT 2017
Great resort beautiful beach, close enough to playa to walk into town. Had a great time riding one of the bikes the resort has. Food is great lots of choices. This will be our third time going back in November can't wait. Dave & Kelly H

Great resort and other pointers for a good vacation
BizHappy, Madison, Wisconsin
Mon Jul 24 17:57:45 EDT 2017
First, I want to be clear: this is a 3-3.5 star resort. Expecting something better for the price you paid isn't reasonable. I went on a family trip and enjoyed it very much. Stayed late June/Early July '17. Had two rooms: king for my wife and I, and a room with two double beds for our 4 teenage children. Here's the breakdown: Staff: everyone was very friendly/accommodating. Tips are a good gesture for their hard work, and go a long way at the bar. Don't forget to tip the cleaning ladies upon your departure. Rooms: were basic, but clean/adequate, air conditioner worked well, bed was fine, bathroom was ok (although our room had a bit of a slight musty smell - suspected some plumbing issues but nothing terrible). Again, it's 3-3.5 stars and has some expected 'wear & tear'. Doors are thin, so be aware so as to not disturb neighbors or embarrass yourself... suggest you pay the $3-4/day for the safe to keep passports and other important belongings 'safe'. Cleaning crew did well too. Food: buffet was very good compared to other all-inclusives I've been to (quite a few). Restaurants were awesome, ate at Italian/steak, Bamboo/Asian, and at Mexican (in sister resort Maya) - all were great. Even had my first tequila shots with my two boys over dinner! (Over 18 and legal in Mexico). Kids' favorite was Bamboo. Snack bar by pool was surprisingly decent and staff cleaned up after guests frequently/well - just beware of leaving your plate unattended or the hungry crows will get your food! We ate lunch there a couple of times when too lazy/wet for buffet. Bars: again, perfect for the price paid. They had both generic liquor for cocktails and real stuff for mixed drinks (they had Bacardi for my rum & coke, as well as Jimador tequila). I also enjoyed getting real cappuccinos before the noon hour. Never waited in line more than a couple of minutes (exception was at the Mexicali bar after the night show rush of people as the party started). Nice touch were snacks/peanuts at the Mexicali bar. Enjoyed playing card games in their lounging area. Facilities: the beach is amazing and one of the best in the riviera maya (in my opinion). Clear/blue water and no rocks at the bottom which can't be said for other resorts. I stayed with the fam at the sister Maya property 3 years prior, and can say we enjoyed this one more. why? less crowded, less loud activity/music at pool, shorter lines at bar, etc. You can go to Maya when/if you want to (although we really didn't feel the need to - the only thing I missed was archery - otherwise, outside the one dinner reservation, didn't need to go over there)... We actually liked how quickly you could get around the smaller Azteca resort. Liked kayaking and catamaran. Girls enjoyed painting ceramics at the cart, which only cost a few bucks each. My son enjoyed playing beach soccer with folks from other parts of the world - great way to meet others. One suggestion is to get out to the pool early if you want a spot, although be aware that pool security do monitor folks who try to 'reserve' spots by dropping their items off early and leaving the pool (we saw a couple of folks whose items were removed when they left for more than an hour). We got around that by taking turns going for breakfast. My kids also made use of the gym and based on the fact they went daily, I'm guessing it wasn't too bad. Bike rental closes at 5pm and they don't have locks/chains for you to borrow if you intend on going into town by bike. Entertainment: Night shows were a bit 'spotty' and not always appropriate for a family audience (thinking Mrs Azteca competition). Did enjoy the international show. As most all-inclusives, the shows are put on by the same staff/kids that work throughout the day on activities, so you shouldn't go in with high expectations. In general, they work hard and do a good job. DJ at the Mexicali bar was ok - music is driven by that night's resort theme. If you want more of a nightclub atmosphere, head over to the Maya resort - it's a 10 min walk. Location: I really love the Playacar area. It's a gated community, so harder for unwanted folks to get inside, but within walking distance to Playa Del Carmen. Felt perfectly safe at night walking to/from the town (5th avenue) with the fam... plenty of folks from other resorts walking around that area, so didn't feel dangerous. When you leave/get into the town (Playa del Carmen) just take typical precautions and don't go into dark streets/less crowded areas. Note that there are gatekeepers sometimes that will ask too see your resort wristband before re-entering Playacar neighborhood. Playacar is also fairly close to Xplor. If you are traveling with teens, this park is awesome (ziplining, underground river, buggys, etc). It might seem a bit expensive, but considering it includes unlimited lunch buffet/smoothie bar, it's a great deal. And let me say the park is clean, well maintained, and safety is a big deal to them, so rest assured it's good. Taxi from Playacar was about $20 each way for six of us (van). Have hotel reception call one for you. On the way back, there are plenty of taxis available at park exit - they are organized, just make sure you agree on price. Transportation: We used a van service (FAMAR) to/from airport that was private and cost $120 roundtrip for the six of us w/luggage. Tipped the driver $10-15 bucks each way for good form. I've used that service multiple times and they are very reliable. I don't recommend shared shuttle service as it may take hours to get to your hotel while others a dropped off at their hotels... not to mention the randomness of time being picked up when returning. Private = less variable/more predictable... you really can't beat $60 each way for 6 people and FAMAR seems like a very serious business - I highly recommend them. General observations: high concentration of europeans - italian and german primarily. This didn't really bother me, but instead took as an opportunity to try and learn/practice some italian. :) They even have dedicated entertainment/activity staff for the italian guests. I felt this resort was definitely a worthwhile vacation stay for the price. My kids really enjoyed it. I'd highly recommend to the not-so-picky traveller.

kim g,
Thu Jul 20 18:18:48 EDT 2017
Hey this is rob Theroux I've been to this resort 5 times now and just say I love it going back this every thing about this place....that's why I felt I had to right a will not be disappointed....thank robb

Great place, if you are 21 and attractive
Dale S, Carrollton, Texas
Sat Jul 15 11:18:02 EDT 2017
I have been to this resort twice now. It is a beautiful, resort, right on the beach, all inclusive, seems like the perfect spot. And it is a wonderful stay. First time, I was stressed out, and just wanted to veg on a beach, which I did. Second time, I wanted to have a little fun. The Activities staff ignore you, unless you are in your 20's, and stood there talking to them as they walked away. They were very keen to sell us tickets to Coco Bongo, a local nightclub. They said that we would have an escort that was with us the whole way, get a van to pick us up, and bring us back. NONE OF THAT HAPPENED. After an hour of asking about the escort, a guy showed up, an hour an a half late, put us in a taxi, that we had to pay for, then took us to the door, then left. As this was a major push for the resort, I anticipated more effort put into it. I would expect better from Wyndham. Then, my companion injured her leg, the Doctor that was suppose to be on site, is not $250 just to show up. I put her in a taxi and went downtown to one, and spent $120 for Doctor and medicine. Then, the Resort Staff gave me grief about feeding her. I will never come back to this resort, unless I want to sit on a beach and not be bothered.

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