What's Located Around Grand Velas Riviera Maya

The inviting beaches in Mexico are touted by locals as the most alluring attractions in the region.

If all you can think about is the beach, Grand Velas Riviera Maya is the perfect locale for you. This property is located on the coast, so vacationers can spend their whole trip soaking up the sun if that will make them happy.

Nearby Beaches

Obviously, since Grand Velas Riviera Maya is located right on El Faro, relaxing on the sand is popular with guests staying at this property. 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

Paying a visit to the towns or communities located closest to your resort can help you learn even more about Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, whether you'll be exploring the area's exciting nightlife, or interacting with the locals while on your trip. Grand Velas Riviera Maya is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; it is four miles (six kilometers) to the northeast of Playa del Carmen.

The following table contains a listing of areas near 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 lodging option for active visitors. There are an abundance of activities to be discovered when starting at this lodging. In fact, this particular region boasts plenty of places for travelers to explore, like Plaza 28 De Julio Park, El Faro Lighthouse, and Xcaret Maya Ruins. Of the three nearby attractions, the closest is Plaza 28 De Julio Park.

Proving that this site has a great location, there are many more attractions nearby, like those listed in the table below.

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 searching for somewhere a little different to visit, El Faro Lighthouse is an option 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 book your stay, it is sometimes a good idea to find out about nearby lodging possibilities as a means to get a feel for the area. Readers can find no shortage of additional properties to learn about nearby, as this part of Mexico offers vacationers a sweeping selection of hotels and resorts to choose from. Consult the table below for complete details on the lodging options located in the area.

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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