What's Located Around Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Sometimes choosing a hotel near the beach can guarantee your family has a fun, fulfilling trip. If you or your group are big beach fans, Grand Velas Riviera Maya is set in the perfect location for you. This site is situated along the water, so guests can spend all of their time soaking up the sun if that will make them happy.

Nearby Beaches

Naturally, since Grand Velas Riviera Maya is positioned directly on El Faro, laying out in the sun is one of the main attractions here. El Faro Beach is a part of a much larger stretch of sand along the coast in Playa del Carmen. With several hotel properties set right on the beach, you can always expect this spot to be busy.

Nearby Areas

Vacationers who are curious about the surrounding area's offerings might want to find out how far—or near—the closest town or city is from their location. Grand Velas Riviera Maya is situated in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; it is 3.9 miles to the northeast of Playa del Carmen.

The table below lists the areas that are closest to Grand Velas Riviera Maya:

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
Playa del Carmen, Mexico 3.9 SW
downtown Playa del Carmen, Mexico 4.6 SW
Northern Cozumel, Cozumel 11.2 SE
downtown San Miguel, Cozumel 12.4 SSE
San Miguel, Cozumel 13.3 SSE
Villa Morelos, Mexico 14.7 NE
Puerto Morelos, Mexico 15.2 NE
Cozumel 16.7 SSE
La Gloria, Mexico 17.5 SW
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico 17.7 SW

Nearby Attractions

El Faro Lighthouse

Grand Velas Riviera Maya serves as a wonderful spot for active vacationers. There are an abundance of fun activities to be enjoyed when exploring near this accommodation. You will find that this particular region boasts plenty of places for travelers to explore, including Plaza 28 De Julio Park, El Faro Lighthouse, and Xcaret Maya Ruins. The nearest attraction of the three is Plaza 28 De Julio Park.

To keep your entire group happy, you may need to browse several of this area's attractions, many of which are named in the following table.

Attractions Near Velas Riviera Maya
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Plaza 28 De Julio Park Park 4.7 SW Downtown Playa del Carmen
El Faro Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.6 SW Downtown Playa del Carmen
Xcaret Maya Ruins Historical Site 5.3 SW 1.4 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen
Xaman-Ha Aviary Zoo 5.4 SW 1.6 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen
Puetra del Cielo Historical Site 6.1 SW 2.2 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen
Chac Tun Cave Tour/ Paintball City Cave -- -- 3.7 mi. Northwest of Playa del Carmen
Selvatica Park 13.7 N 12.8 mi. West of Puerto Morelos
Yax-Che Jardin Botanico Botanical Garden 14.1 NE Puerto Morelos
Old Market District Historical Site 14.9 NE Villa Morelos

If you're looking for a chance to see something a little different, El Faro Lighthouse is an alternative worth considering. Located in Marina Vallartas is the 110-foot tall lighthouse called "El Faro," which translates to "the Lighthouse." This spot is popular amongst tourists because the trek to the top of the tower results in an opportunity to listen to live music and gab a few drinks in a circular lounge.

Nearby Accommodations

When deciding where to stay, it can sometimes be a good idea to find out about nearby lodging options in order to get a better feel for the surrounding area. Readers will find plenty of other destinations to think about before coming to a decision, as this portion of Mexico offers visitors a wide range of hotel and resort options. The following table lists the hotel booking options found nearby.

Accommodations near Velas Riviera Maya
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
Banyan Tree Mayakoba 0.7 NW 4.0 mi. Northeast of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Grand Sunset Princess 0.7 SW 3.2 mi. Northeast of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Grand Riviera Princess 0.7 WSW 3.2 mi. Northeast of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Fairmont Mayakoba 0.8 N 4.3 mi. Northeast of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Petit Lafitte Hotel 0.9 SW 3.0 mi. Northeast of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Viceroy Riviera Maya 1.0 SW 2.9 mi. Northeast of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Azul Fives By Karisma 1.1 SW 2.8 mi. Northeast of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Hotel Le Reve 1.2 SW 2.7 mi. Northeast of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Rosewood Mayakoba 1.3 N 4.8 mi. Northeast of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Blue Diamond Riviera Maya 1.4 N 5.0 mi. Northeast of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
 

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