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.
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
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

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

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140 Recommend
140 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Viva Wyndham Azteca to their friends and family

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Steve B, Mankato, Minnesota
Sun Feb 12 16:29:30 EST 2017
We have traveled extensively and decided to try an all inclusive for the first time so I write the review for fellow travelers and not for the frequent all-inclusive / cruise type traveler. Pros - Truly a smokers paradise! I'm not sure many places exist like this in the world where the majority of people smoke everywhere and at all times all while conveniently using the beach for their cigarette butts. - You get to be a detective. At check in we only given a map with no explanations, so it was a joy to piece together how things work like activities, the restaurants, or the fact that there is another sister resort you can go to. What's the fun in knowing this information right away, am I correct Abraham (our check-in mystery maker)? - Awesome for teaching the value of a towel. Never before I have I clung to and cherished a piece of cloth before because you only get one for the day and there is a $20 fee if you lose it, - Time Travel is possible because this resort brings you back to a simpler time when there was no wi-fi because there is no wi-fi. Also, the decor and amenities at this resort are like stepping back into the late 90s Motel 6. Ahhhh the good old days. - Learn great social skills of avoiding resort hawkers selling trips and taking photos. It sure was a fun game trying to come up with reasons why I didn't want a random resort photographer taking pictures of me. - Speedos, Speedos, Speedos everywhere - Oh Yeah! - Tired of going to another country to eat their food? Then this is the place for you. Why eat Mexican food in Mexico when you can have all the mediocre hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, and pasta you want. It makes perfect sense. CONS - The staff was actually wonderful which makes me feel bad pointing out the flaws of the company they work for. It's not their fault they work for a resort company that tries to cut corners to make money. - The beach, it just reminds you of what this place must of been like before cramming 20 rows of beach chairs into a tiny sliver of paradise. TL;DR - Avoid this soul sucking resort.

Feb. 1 - Feb.8 trip
ddallaire931, Thunder Bay, Canada
Sun Feb 12 15:47:28 EST 2017
Had a great time. Really enjoyed the smaller size of the resort, more accustomed to larger places. The food and service was excellent. Great staff, all very friendly. Of course the beach was riviera Maya.....always. The rooms were very spacious and clean. Would have been nice to have live entertainment by pool bar in the evening (music)

Great beach, great food & drinks, lots of fun activities for kids
Laurie C, Lakefield, Canada
Sun Feb 12 14:05:42 EST 2017
Had a ton of fun. Food was yummy and varied, service great, loads of daily fun sports and activities for our 10 and 13 year old daughters. Played tennis on the roof in the am before it got hot, tons of time in the ocean and pool, beach tennis, daily games by the entertainment staff, attended 3 of the evening shows. Best coffee from either of the bars :) Entertainment staff was outstanding - always smiling and working hard to ensure everyone had fun. Weather was great. Good location - 20 minute walk into Playa Del Carmen. Felt safe (which was a concern before we left) the whole time. Ate in the Mexican restaurant one night which was really only special due to the atmosphere - music & jungle-like atmosphere - food ok but just as good in the large buffet restaurant. 10 year old did the trapeze at the sister hotel and the staff running that were also outstanding with all the kids. Like that it was one of the smaller resorts (but till one of the biggest ones we've stayed at in other countries). Amazing vacation! Only thing missing was washcloths conditioner for my salt (ocean) & chemical (pool) - filled hair

Not for the independent traveler
rock_bend, St. Peter, MN
Sun Feb 12 09:28:45 EST 2017
Please know that this review in NO WAY is a commentary on the staff of the Viva Wyndham Azteca. The staff were wonderful and friendly. This review addresses what I believe are the larger structural issues with Wyndham. The entire hotel seems to be an advertisement for the Viva Wyndham brand. There are so many signs on every surface that you will never, ever forget where you are (no matter how hard you might want to try). My comments on the buffet dining are this: Rather than doing 300 items in a mediocre way, why not offer 50 or 75 really excellent items? Wyndham (or the Viva brand) must dictate to them that they have to offer massive quantities and varieties of food. The quality suffers when this happens. The constant presence of the security guards around the pool and beach area was unnerving. Couldn't the same duties be carried out by staff wearing polo shirts? We felt as though our every move was scrutinized. We felt less like hotel guests and more like potential criminals. Wyndham's pool towel policy at this hotel is comically awful. You are given a card to get your one towel for the day, and then you must lug the towel around and return it by 6 p.m. in order to receive your towel for the next day. If you lose your towel (or card), you're charged $20. This policy meant that as a family of five, one of us was charge with lugging five damp towels around all day. This is the first hotel we've ever stayed at that had such little faith in their guest's ability to not be criminals. The smoking areas are almost always blue with smoke. Even though we were outdoors, it was often overwhelming. I think Wyndham (Viva) would do everyone a favor by restricting smoking to a small area away from where families and people spend most of their time. My perception of Wyndham (or the Viva brand) is this: The staff are bound by Wyndham's draconian and restrictive policies, which makes it restrictive to the guests. However, the staff shines in spite of it---they were welcoming and friendly. It's almost like they all know they work for an awful company but try to make the best of it. Come on Wyndham, have a little faith in your guests. When you treat them with respect, they return the favor. Most other hotels are able to do this. Why can't you?

Viva Wyndham Azteca is Awesome!
Lenay G, Winnipeg, Canada
Thu Feb 09 05:57:34 EST 2017
Just got back today from a week stay at the Viva Wyndham Azteca and it is one of the more quaint and clean All Inclusives I have seen. Amazing beach and water. We would walk the beach everyday and you can go for miles as there is quite a big beach front in this area and a ton of beach chairs so that you don't need to scramble for a good spot. You can go a good 50 metres into the beach and it is still maximum 4 feet deep. Beach area is kept very clean, seaweed raked, lots of cup and garbage containers and staff to keep ahead of any litter. Recreation staff do a great job of hosting activities at both beach and pool. The food at the hotel is amazing. We had a la carte meals at all 3 restaurants in Azteca and booked one at the sister hotel Viva Maya and all had excellent food, service, and variety. I cannot understand how people say the buffet is repetitive as the staff do a great job of changing things up and always offered a ton of variety. We did see people who are gluttons and take piles of food from all sections and so its no wonder they get bored whereas if you eat normal and try different things you could never find it repetitive. There was always an fantastic variety of salads, hot stews, pastas, sandwiches, meats, different rices and potatoes. A good variety of chicken, seafood, pork and fish dishes also. Breakfast and lunch always give you a number of choices and the staff are friendly fast. We had big eaters with us who have been all over the world and they thought the food was tasty, abundant, and catered to a wide variety of European, North American, and Spanish tastes. Excellent mix. The pool snack bar always had fresh pizza, burgers, fries, nachos with homemade salsa and guacamole along with hot stews, rice and salads. We often ate there at happy hour or late at night as it is open 24 hours. Order a Spanish coffee or any kind of expresso or specialty coffee in the morning and you won't be disappointed. Our room was not beach side but we don't spend time in the room except to change or sleep. Beds are firm but we like that and there are extra blankets and a several pillows so no complaints. The bathrooms spacious, have lots of towels, and have good water. Air conditioning is excellent. We liked to tip 50 pesos for the maid everyday and she always had the room pristine and a unique towel animal waiting for us. There is a good gift store in the complex and we also found the plaza shopping across the street was pretty good. You cannot barter quite as much as you can on 5th Avenue but there is less hassling and the quality of the goods is a step up. The hotel also has ample tour guide sections for any excursions fitness room, massage room, a little library if you want a book for the beach,and fun and enthusiastic bartenders. Only saw one show and it was simple but professional. A number of them are geared for children but well done by the rec staff. After touring the bigger sister hotel 2 doors down which is beautiful and newer but not layed out as nicely as Azteca we did decide that we did like our smaller Azteca better. We met people who have travelled all over the Carribean and they prefer the Viva Wyndham Azteca to a lot of the big 5 Star Spanish chains they have stayed in. We will be back again. Thank you for a wonderful and personal stay.

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