PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico -- Several Riviera Maya resorts are
offering combination luxury and adventure packages to entice active
clients. Although the focus is on scuba diving, the packages
feature activities ranging from snorkeling to skydiving.
The following is a sample of what's available:
• The 29-room Ikal del Mar resort is offering two dive/adventure
packages. The five-night Underwater Wonder package includes two
open-water dives and one cenote (underwater cave) dive as well as
daily breakfast and airport transfers. The package costs $3,445 per
person, double, through April 30 and $3,115 from May 1 to Dec.
• The seven-night Ultimate Adrenaline Rush package features two
open-water dives, one cenote dive, one excursion to swim with
dolphins and one skydiving experience as well as breakfast and
airport transfers. The package costs $4,859 per person, double,
through April 30 and $4,409 from May 1 to Dec. 20. For information
or reservations, call (888) 230-7330 or visit www.ikaldelmar.com.
• The 58-room Maroma Resort and Spa is offering a four-night
Yucatan Exploration package that includes a snorkeling trip, tours
of the Tulum and Coba archaeological sites and excursions to
explore cenotes. The package also includes daily breakfast, a
three-course dinner with wine for two people, one spa treatment per
person and airport transfers. Prices start at $1,715 per person,
For information or reservations, call (866) 454-9351 or visit www.maromahotel.com.
• The 23-room Riviera del Sol Hotel, located across from the
beach on Playa del Carmen's Fifth Avenue, is marketing a Mayan
Adventure package that includes tours of Coba, Pac-Chen and
Chimuch, with a choice of rappelling, canoeing, snorkeling and
A seven-night package is priced from $543 per person, double,
including daily breakfast and use of the Playa Mamitas Beach Club.
For more information, call (800) 555-2220 or visit www.rivieramayaadventures.com.
• The 85-room Shangri-La Caribe Beach Village Resort offers a
seven-night diving package that includes three days of open-water
diving and one cenote dive. The package costs $762 per person,
double. For information or reservations, call (800) 555-2220 or
• The 287-room, all-inclusive Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun sells
an Undersea Adventure package that offers a choice between
snorkeling and scuba diving or a submarine tour.
The five-night package costs $1,530 per person, double, through
April 15. The scuba diving option includes a two-hour resort course
and one open-water dive. For information or reservations, call
(866) GO-SECRETS or visit the Web at www.secretsresorts.com.
For information about the Riviera Maya, call (011) 52-984
859-2170, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.rivieramaya.com.
To contact reporter Jorge Sidron, send e-mail to [email protected].