Hotel Overview

Apple Vacations Exceptional Values - valid now through 2020!
Includes private roundtrip transfers.

2019 Resort Added Values
Honeymoon: Bottle of sparkling wine, fruit platter, and Iberostar gift.

Unwind in the lobby bar beneath an exact replica of the famed Chichen Itza pyramid, swim in Riviera Maya's only wave pool, or splash in the water playground. If you're looking to unwind, relax under towering Mayan statues or enjoy quiet time in one of the elegantly appointed suites. It's a Caribbean resort for families and couples desiring an upscale vacation experience. With a 32,000-square foot spa, splash park, wave pool, restaurants, and authentic details in every space, this is relaxation on an impressive scale.

Each piece of furniture at the Iberostar Selection Paraiso Maya hotel is a work of art made of wood, brass, bronze, and limestone. From the giant harp with seashells in its strings to the huge brass vases and a lobby bar which is a replica of the pyramid of Chichen Itza, this luxurious resort can be considered a masterpiece worthy of the best museum. In the hotel's lobby bar, guests will find authentic Mayan ruins and a massive serpent chandelier. 

Guests can enjoy nine pools, including three lake pools, an activity pool, two private pools, a lazy river, a splash park for kids, and the only wave pool in Riviera Maya! Golf is also available at the 18-hole, par 72 Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Course.

The Iberostar Selection Paraiso Maya hotel is designed to entertain the whole family. Adults can enjoy a cocktail at one of the hotel bars and clubs, while teens have fun with nightly live entertainment. And for children, Lucy's Club is a place where the fun is guaranteed.

This 24-hour all-inclusive hotel offers exquisite delicacies in its five a la carte restaurants (dining restrictions apply), two international buffets, grill/snack bar and ice cream parlor. Lift your spirits even further in Iberostar Paraiso Maya's six bars and lounges. Exchange privileges can also be enjoyed at Iberostar Paraiso Lindo and Iberostar Paraiso del Mar.


Riviera Maya - Beach
Cancun International Airport (CUN) : 23 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2004
Accessible rooms: 5
Floors: 3
Suites: 434


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Please note when booking a Family room, the minimum occupancy for this room category is 4 adults.
Advisory The Municipality of Solidaridad will be charging an Eco Tax of 20.00 Mexico Pesos (approx. $1.10 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the natural beauty of the destination the area and its surroundings.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

SPRING BREAK POLICY - Bookings traveling in the months of March and April will be subject to the following conditions:

- The minimum age requirement for check-in is 18. One parent or chaperone at least 25 years of age will be required per room for check-in.
- In the event that any guests engage in inappropriate behavior or cause physical damages to the facilities, the Hotel Management reserves the right to expel the said guest without reimbursement or refund of the remaining nights.

SPRING BREAK GROUPS POLICY - Students/youth are considered between 16 and 23 years of age. In addition to the Spring Break Policy for all bookings traveling March-April, Groups shall adhere to the following conditions:

- Any student/youth group must be pre-approved and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- Upon check-in, each group will be required to leave a refundable cash deposit per room for any charges or damages that might be incurred during the stay.

Effective - 11/01/2019

SPRING BREAK POLICY - The resort is a family oriented environment and thus has implemented the following policy for Spring Breakers reservations. The valid period is March 1st, 2020 to April 30th, 2020. Spring Breakers are defined as Students/youth between 16 and 23 years of age.

- One parent or chaperone at least 25 years of age will be required per room for check-in.  Adults accompanying are responsible for the students’ behavior.
-  In the event that any guest(s) engage in inappropriate behavior disrespecting Hotel staff and/or other guests or causing physical damages to the facilities, the Hotel Management reserves the right to expel the guest(s) without reimbursement or refund of the remaining nights.

***Important Information For Our Guests***
Please be aware that due to changing weather and ocean conditions, beach shapes and characteristics may vary.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating 6387 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    First time in Mexico

    We arrived Tuesday and were humbly surprised to be upgraded from the lindo to the Mayan. The only caveat was that the rooms weren’t offered to us earlier despite being low season and the resort empty. This is always a very big complaint of ours. I understand you have a check in time but if you are not at full capacity please give the rooms to guests early. Many are few Elli. With young children and have been up since 5am it’s nice to get settled and still enjoy the afternoon. Food: excellent in every way, French, Japanese and steakhouse were our favorites but every restaurant was amazing. The quality of the buffet was also great. Pools: could’ve used a little bit more cleaning (we were spoiled with pools in egypt. After seeing how clean they were it’s hard to compare anywhere else). Kids loved lazy river and wave pool. Main pool had a great swim up bar with lots of shade and none of the pool ever felt full. Kids club: great for children. Our didn’t use it as much but still enjoyed the water carpet activities and escape room and disco night. Beach: lots of seaweed washing up but once you get 10 ft out from shore the water is glorious. Drink and beach snack bar both great. Cleaning: amazing thank you Elsa for your beautiful notes to the boys and creative towel art!! Overall excellent vacation, we would happily return. One our first day here I lost my pandora bracelet with tons of special charms from all around the world in the wave pool. Juan Antionio Mendez found it from the pool bar and returned it. We are so grateful for this and the honesty I’m not keeping it was unmatched in any other country. That bracelet was easily worth 500$usd with all the charms. The hotel has a great lost and found policy and way of keeping track we were so impressed with the online system! This hotel is also super eco friendly with cloth bracelets instead of typical plastic ones and amenities which are organic and not harmful to the planet. BRAVO!!

    Oct 12, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    10th Anniversary Sept 27-Oct 4

    My husband and I got engaged at the Paraiso Lindo in 2008, and married there in 2009. We decided to come back to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary (and a special birthday for my dad), and booked the Maya. We're glad we came back after so many years; we were hesitant in case it didn't live up to our good memories, but it did. My husband and I had pictures taken by Adventure Photos on the beach, to replicate some of our wedding photos, and we had the best time. Our photographer was inventive and patient, and now we have special keepsakes. Pros: staff, rooms, food, bars/drink, pools, beach, decor, gym: all top notch. Cons: scented toilet paper. WHY? For those of us with fragrance allergies it's a hazard, and NOBODY should be using scented anything in those areas. Ask any doctor. Special mentions: Augusto the sommelier taught us a LOT about tequila in his seminar at the Sports Bar (if you want to do this, ask around, because we didn't see it listed and just happened to run into him the day before). Also, Beto and Diego at the gym run great Zumba classes, the guys at the snake bar all make amazing drinks, the servers at La Marina made a huge fuss over my dad for his birthday (it was awesome) and the folks at Canada Transfers are lovely and professional as always.

    Oct 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Honeymoon Vacation! J&J

    Me and wife came down for our honeymoon and had a fantastic time! The resort was gorgeous and very well kept. Lots of things to do including shows, daily pool and beach activities, etc. The food was phenomenal with a ton of places to choose from. The breakfast and lunch buffets were all very tasty. We also had a great experience with the entertainment staff. We specifically had a great experience with Erik! He was very nice, super helpful, fun, and gave us some interesting cultural info about Mexico. We will definitely be keeping this place in mind for future vacations. The entertainment was very good!

    Oct 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    It was amazing week!!!

    This vocation in Mexico was a birthday gift from my husband to me. We arrived the day before my birthday and here the adventure started. This set of Iberostar hotels is huge and very beautiful. Lots of trees and flowers, animals and birds, fountains and pools. I love everything about this place. Our hotel room had ocean view (thru the jungles:) second floor. Nice room, too big I think for two people, felt my self like in a museum with a high ceilings and tile floor. Mattress on a bad was two soft. Can you imagine? When I asked concierge about to change mattress to firm one he was shocked (because usually customers concerned about firm mattress). Mattress was fixed to firm same day as requested, thanks for that. On my birthday I had a beautiful flowers made by hotel florist, bottle of sparkling vine. The restaurants were booked for the hole week. On my birthday it was Italian restaurant. Food is good and service is excellent. Later my husband realised that we left the restaurant before the desert, when they supposed to sing congrats. We were laughing:))). Happy that we have been there in low season. We had a chance to enjoy songs of the birds and wild animals sounds and not craud of people. On a day 3 we were proposed to take a tour to the highest level of the resort, Grand paraiso. Amazing place. Every other day was better and interesting. I want to say a big thank you for the service and support with any questions and reservations of restaurants and tours to Jorhe Ficachi our concierge. All the stuff of this wonderful resort for their amazing job. Special thank you beautifully Lady Reka, who helped us to become a member of a iberostar family. This was our first and not last vocation in Mexico. (Already have a plan to come back soon)

    Oct 10, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent property and fantastic staff!

    We just returned from the Maya and cannot say enough good things about the resort and the hotel staff. It was just wonderful. The hotel is huge, to say the least, but there are golf carts available to take you around the property, so it makes it easier. The pools are huge and there were always chairs available at the pools and down on the beach. We loved the specialty restaurants - Mexican, Japanese, French, etc. We also went to the Brazilian but unfortunately we had to leave because my husband had a migraine all day and he just couldn't sit and eat. We had the salad bar and a few of the meats before we had to leave and those were good. The staff goes out of their way for everyone. The activities staff are truly to be commended as they simply do not stop. I was amazed at their stamina.

    Oct 08, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519