Things to See and Do While Staying at Fairmont Mayakoba

It can be difficult to decide which of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's many activities are right for you. Fortunately, the Fairmont Mayakoba is an excellent place to stay if you plan to take advantage of the nearby coastal region. This property offers vacationers an impressive variety of recreational possibilities, meaning you'll have plenty of enjoyable activities to choose from throughout your vacation.

This property has 5 swimming pools, so everyone will find more spots to relax, and more of the water to themselves. This property is also built adjacent to the sea, so there are a few different ways to spend time in the water during 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.


This resort is able to provide challenging entertainment to tennis enthusiasts, because visitors staying here can enjoy some time on the court without leaving the property. You will find 2 courts on-site.

To see more choices like this, you may want to browse other hotels in the area that also have courts, including Grand Riviera Princess and Grand Sunset Princess.


With some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offers colorful golfing destinations, like the on-site course at Fairmont Mayakoba. This resort invites you to enjoy the outdoors at their on-site course.

Variety is important to some golfers, luckily there are other golf courses to choose from near the one at Fairmont Mayakoba. Golf courses worth mentioning in the area are The Nicklaus Design Golf Course, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, and Playacar Golf Course. Each is within seven miles and the nearest of the group, Playacar Golf Course, is quickly found by cab, so hail one and get a ride there for an enjoyable day of golfing. This course has 18 holes total. It is a par 72, with a total length of 6269 yards. For those who would like to find out more information, the course can be contacted at 811-52-987-306-24.

Family Activities

Plan to travel with the whole family? Then don't overlook Fairmont Mayakoba, which has tons of 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 guests of all ages can play arcade games and be social. An organized children's program is available if necessary. This lets parents have a little time away, while their little ones can meet other children staying here. Many parents know the value of a night sans children. Here, they allow parents the opportunity to explore alone, since they have a babysitter.

Entertainment and Nightlife

One of this property's best-loved amenities is its live entertainment, which means that staying onsite for the evening can be as satisfying as an expensive night out.

Also on-site are several different bars, so guests can choose from among their favorite settings and types of cocktails.

Looking for more nightlife options? You'll find that there are a few nightlife alternatives nearby, though variety may not be their strong point. You can look into those 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 --


Not every property in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean can boast a spa as one of their amenities, but Fairmont Mayakoba is one of the limited number of properties that can provide their guests an unbeatable way to release tension and renew their bodies. This list has some of the services that are available to guests:

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


Even though you'll find a lot to do right on-location, travelers wanting to get out 'n' about will have no shortage of exciting things to see and do in Mexico. From a morning spent soaking up the sun, to a few hours learning about the area's history, this gorgeous area offers many options. Investigate these links for information about riding a bike or scooter, scuba diving, fishing, shopping, snorkeling, and other activities you might enjoy.


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