Viva Wyndham Azteca

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2018 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Bottle of domestic sparkling wine, hors d'oeuvres, fruit basket, two 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.
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
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What to expect
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151 Recommend
151 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Viva Wyndham Azteca to their friends and family

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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
We Loved Viva Wyndham Azteca
Feb 14 2018
We had a great time. Everything was wonderful. We loved the size of the resort. We like smaller, quieter ones. The food was delicious with endless options at every mealtime. The entire resort was very clean and well maintained. All the workers are very friendly and hard-working. We would definitely go back and recommend the resort to other people!
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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
A great place, almost heaven on earth :-)
Frederick R,
Fri Mar 16 15:33:45 EDT 2018
Service is good, the staff is really nice and helpful. Food is great with a buffet offering so much choice!! We tried the Maya and the Italian restaurant. We loved them. The place is clean: you could eat on the floor. They prepare great cocktails at the 2 bars. The beach is awesome: a lot of chairs under a forest of palm trees. And it's calm: no place for a Spring break party :-)

Nice, Comfortable stay in March 2018
philly96, prince george bc canada
Wed Mar 14 17:20:02 EDT 2018
The resort is located in a gated community in Playacar along with some other hotels, Viva Wyndham Azteca is a smaller resort I would guess about 150 rooms. The staff is very helpful, had no issues with them as with our chambermaid who cleaned our room nicely everyday, also they do have room safes but every day that you use it they charge you 2 American dollars but we were in a unfamiliar place so we used ours. The premises were always clean during our stay, being a smaller resort they only have one pool sorry no swim up bar, a portion divided for kids and one jacuzzi type pool, the bar near the pool has a smoking section and once it is 11 pm they put quiet signs on the tables to not upset guests near the pool bar I suppose. there is 3 floors with no elevators so if you have a walking issue you would have to stay on first floor I suppose. We couldn't get wifi in our room but pretty much anywhere else on the premises. They don't stock your fridge with water ( kind of a drag ) but they have purified water dispensers on the grounds to drink, all beer was on tap so probably a Mexican brand, bartenders were great. On the beach they have plenty of sun chairs,limited amount around the pool which they restrict you claiming and not being around to use so others can that want to be near pool. The buffet was good however they did not provide pepper on the tables you had to request it, they have different themed nights as any resort, we didn't try any of the 3 restaurants, not really sure why we didn't, happy with buffet I guess, we did go to their theater it was good. There is a currency exchange in the hotel and an ATM, also ATM's down the the street,only a few minutes walk and some markets and shops if you're not into going to Playa Del Carmens 5th Ave. So to sum up we had a great stay at Azteca.

A second great visit to this small, personal hotel
Terilyn R, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Tue Mar 13 06:10:45 EDT 2018
This was our second visit to the Azteca. This is a smaller property that really takes the time to make your stay a great one. From check in to check out we were very very pleased. The ONLY drawback and through absolutely NO FAULT of the hotel, swimming in the ocean was just not doable during out stay. Storms in the Atlantic stirred up tons of seaweed that got tossed up onto the beach more and more each day. This was the situation along the entire east side from Cancun to way south of Playa del Carmen. Sunning on the beach was very doable but for me swimming with the seaweed was not something I wanted to do. We ate at each of the ala carte restaurants and found them and the staff delightful! Fun time and great food. The buffet setting offered a large selection of food that varied from day to day. The lovely young woman that took care of our room (Alma) was delightful and every so helpful. I found the beds to be.... hard and by night three Alma had fitted our bed with a lovely mattress pad that made sleeping much better. All in all, a great visit. We will be back inn 2020!!

10/10 Could not ask for a better trip or staff
Bradley D,
Sat Mar 10 08:14:46 EST 2018
1. Room, the room was beautiful with a great view of the ocean, large size and great balcony. My only complaint is the bathroom as the shower does not have a full door and the water got on the floor making me feel messy. (Don't drink the tap watter, purified water only which is available all over the hotel. Its fine for washing hands and brushing teeth.) 2. Staff. This was what made the hotel go from a 3.5-4 up to a 5 for me. I don't remember walking past one who did not say hello to me. If you needed anything at all they did it with a smile and enthusiasm. When we first walked in Manuel came out, welcomed us and refused to allow us to carry our own bags (we were a family of 8!) he got us a taxis fast, checked in with us every day, and was so kind. The bartenders were fantastic and were so excited to make our drinks. The waiter made it a point to push tables together for us as we came into the buffet. The bamboo waiter had jokes for days, and was the funniest waiter I have had anywhere in the world! The friendlyness of the staff her blows American hotels in my area out of the water. Now if you want activities and don't know where to start, have no fear, Panncho is here (I misspelled his name)! Head out the the beach and you can find him under some flags left of the first volleyball area. He is a super nice guy who sets you up with parasailing and jet skis. He is super nice and funny. He cracks jokes and will make your travels great. Make sure to buy the pictures if you parasail. If you wanna go anything else you tell him and he hooks you up with it from Maya ruin tours to swimming with the turtle's. You have to snorkel with sea turtles AND tell him you want Chico, this guy was so nice that if I could I would personally hire him for my personal guide. He was the talk of the table at dinner. I had to stop at a farmacy for some band aids with him and I don't speak Spanish so he came with and translated English to Spanish for me. He was super funny and fantastically nice (no surprise there). The guest service desk was always great and ready to help. House service was fantastic and super polite. Just all around great people. Food. I didn't even bother eating off resort, the food at the Italian restaurant and Chinese restaurant were spot on perfect, great dinner experience. The buffet was great food and so different from American food (in a good way) that I couldn't wait for my next meal. If you feel adventuras they got food for that, if you just want a burger and fries, they got it. I did get a upset stomach from the raw beef at the buffet but it was fine at the Italian restaurant. I advise ordering it at the Italian restaurant and avoiding it at the buffet. Everything was made great. Only complaint was some rude gusts but that's it. One guest took our drinks from us at the bar and the bar tender told them those are for us. Fantastic bar tender. Over all this was the best family vacation ever and I will never stay at anything except a wyndham hotel. And if the named staff in these review read this, a special thanks to you! You made our trip. I just wish I could name the bar tender who I always went to. To management, fantastic job and great hotel. Please fix put a full door on the shower but other than that don't change a thing! We will be back for sure.

viva wyndham azteca 2 weeks in feb 2018
cecil c, Winnipeg, Canada
Thu Mar 08 10:14:18 EST 2018
my wife and i stayed at viva Azteca feb 7 -21 2018. the resort was mid sized and we enjoyed our stay. resort is in gated community and is very safe and secure. nice 5 minute walk to playa car market. weather was great, 28c with one day of showers. we had a second floor room pool view, balcony was small with no place for chairs, we asked the desk if we could get a ground floor room and the next day they had one for us, the patio had two chairs and a table, very nice to be able to walk out. room was a little dated but was clean and well kept, everything worked well. The food was good with plenty of variety, convenient pool bar with fast food available 7am-7pm, lots of places to sit. pool was nice, most lounger at pool taken by 9am. Plenty of loungers on beach, was always some available, lots with shade. beach was beautiful with gorgeous sand and water. walk to town was 30 minutes for us, but a nice leisurely walk. one day we took a cab to fifth avenue and spent the day walking, shopping and enjoying the sites. would definitely return.

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