Things to See and Do While Staying at Fairmont Mayakoba

Because your options in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean can be overwhelming, properties like the Fairmont Mayakoba is an excellent place to stay if you plan to take advantage of the surrounding coastal region. This property boasts a wide selection of recreational opportunities, ensuring you will have plenty of exciting activities to pick from during your trip.

With 5 swimming pools to choose from at Fairmont Mayakoba, you won't have to rush ahead of other guests to find the perfect poolside spot. This property is built next to the shore, meaning that there are many ways to enjoy the water throughout your stay. If you're not fond of swimming, the site's whirlpool provides a different way to enjoy the water.

Maintaining a workout routine is simple for fitness buffs at this property; the exercise facility on-site includes the equipment you need to keep it going.


Tennis fanatics will especially enjoy booking this property, since its tennis facilities — located on-site — make for a fun afternoon outdoors that doesn't require travel time or extra funds. Guests will find 2 courts on this property.

To see more tennis options in the area, you can browse other popular accommodations that offer this activity, like Grand Riviera Princess and Grand Sunset Princess.


With lush landscapes at every turn, the Caribbean has many attractive golf courses, including the course at Fairmont Mayakoba. This resort invites you to enjoy a few holes at their on-site course.

If you like to have a variety of golf options available to you, there are other golf courses to choose from near the one at Fairmont Mayakoba. Well- known courses in the area are Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, El Manglar Riviera Maya, and Playacar Golf Course. All of them are within seven miles and the closest one of the three, Playacar Golf Course, is conveniently found by cab, so hail one and get a ride there for a few rounds of golfing. There are 18 holes at this course. The total length is 6269 yards, and it's been rated a par 72. If you'd like more information or want to inquire about the possibility of reserving a tee time, you can reach the course at 811-52-987-306-24.

Family Activities

Families traveling with kids should definitely consider booking with Fairmont Mayakoba, as it is ready with a great set of family-focused amenities.

Family vacationers will love the Fairmont Mayakoba’s Discovery Club & Adventure Camp. This unique facility delivers cultural and educational programs designed to spark creativity even in the youngest child. Designed as a tree house, kids will be welcomed by Zamna the gnome, Iggi the iguana, Chamu the monkey and Balam the jaguar.

The property is equipped with a game room, an enjoyable diversion for guests of all ages. Many travelers appreciate this property's organized children's program. This lets parents have a little time away, while the little ones do fun activities of their own. Most parents know the value of an evening sans their children. At this hotel they offer parents the chance to tour Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean alone, since they have babysitting services.

Entertainment and Nightlife

This property offers a schedule of live performances, so even when visitors stay at the accommodation for the night the excitement can come to them.

Another reason to spend time at this vacation destination is their multiple bars, leaving guests with lots of after-hours options.

There are other accommodations in the area that offer a limited amount of additional nightlife options. Check out those displayed in the following table:

Accommodations near the Fairmont Mayakoba with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Banyan Tree Mayakoba 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen 4 --
Rosewood Mayakoba 4.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen 4 --
Blue Diamond Riviera Maya 5.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen 2 --
Grand Velas Riviera Maya 3.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen 5 --
Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun The Riviera Maya, Northeastern part of Playa Del Carmen 5 check
Ocean Maya The Riviera Maya, Northeastern part of Playa Del Carmen -- --
Grand Riviera Princess 3.2 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen 15 --
Grand Sunset Princess 3.2 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen 10 --
Bluebay Grand Esmeralda The Riviera Maya, Northeastern part of Playa Del Carmen 3 check
Petit Lafitte Hotel Playa del Carmen, Northeastern part of Playa Del Carmen -- --
Azul Fives By Karisma Playa del Carmen, Northeastern part of Playa Del Carmen 5 --
Viceroy Riviera Maya Playa del Carmen, Northeastern part of Playa Del Carmen 3 --


Not all accommodations in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean feature on-site spas, but Fairmont Mayakoba is one of a few that does offer its patrons a convenient, calming way to get properly pampered. The list below provides a sample of the available services:

  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool


Though there is plenty of fun activities on-site, vacationers who enjoy exploring will certainly appreciate the many interesting things to do and sites to see in Mexico. From a morning spent dozing under the palm trees, to a few hours learning about the area's history, there are plenty of options. Click these links to read more regarding snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, shopping, renting a bike or scooter, sightseeing, and other activities.


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