Things to See and Do While Staying at Fairmont Mayakoba

There's so much to appreciate about Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean that it can be hard to decide what to do next. Properties like the Fairmont Mayakoba will make sure you take full advantage of their picturesque beachside location. This property offers a wide variety of recreational possibilities, meaning you'll have lots of interesting activities to enjoy throughout your stay.

This property has 5 swimming pools, so those who look forward to relaxing by the water will find more spots to relax, and more of the water to themselves. A big plus for many vacationers is that this property is built adjacent to the beach, so there are many ways to spend time in the water through the course of your stay. Plus, when it isn't too hot outside, the whirlpool here can feel particularly soothing.

Maintaining a workout routine is simple for fitness buffs at this property; the on-site exercise facility is bound to have all the space and equipment you need.


Those who play tennis will especially enjoy staying at this property, because the tennis facilities — located on-site — can add to any vacation experience. Guests will find 2 tennis courts on-site.

If you're interested in other places to stay like this, you can browse other popular accommodations that offer this activity, including Grand Riviera Princess and Grand Sunset Princess.


Though beach-going and watersports may be their best known activities, the islands of the Caribbean offer several desirable golf sites to choose from, including the course at Fairmont Mayakoba. This resort invites you to enjoy a few holes at their on-site course.

If a variety of golfing options interests you, there are three other golfing options close by. Golf courses worth mentioning in the area are Playacar Golf Course, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, and The Nicklaus Design Golf Course. All of them are within seven miles and the closest one of the group, Playacar Golf Course, is readily reached by taxi, so wave one down and get a ride there for a great golfing experience. There are 18 total holes at this nearby course. It is a par 72, with a total length of 6269 yards. For golfers who want to learn more, the course can be reached at 811-52-987-306-24.

Family Activities

If you're traveling with kids, you should certainly consider making reservations at Fairmont Mayakoba, because it is known for its family-oriented 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, where both kids and their parents can blow off some steam. Fairmont Mayakoba offers an organized children's program, an amenity especially appreciated by busy families. This gives parents some free time to discover Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, while their little ones enjoy supervised playtime. Most parents understand the rarity of some time spent sans children. At this hotel they allow parents the opportunity to tour Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean by themselves, since they offer a babysitter.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Many of the guests here get to see a live show during their stay, proving that staying inside for the evening can be just as fun as an expensive night of bar-hopping.

The property also has several bars, leaving guests with lots of after-hours options.

You may also choose to spend some time exploring the limited nightlife opportunities at the accommodations surrounding your own. These options are shown below:

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 5.3 mi. Northeast of Central 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 --


Guests will be able to relax as much as they want, considering this destination has an on-site spa. The following list shows some of the services that are available:

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


In addition to all of the activities found right on this property, visitors who want to explore shouldn't ever find a shortage of exciting things to do in Mexico. From an afternoon on the water to a few hours exploring a museum, vacationers can experience every aspect of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. Click on these links to read more with regard to fishing, riding a bike or scooter, sightseeing, scuba diving, snorkeling, shopping, and other activities.


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