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What To Expect From Playa Del Carmen’s Fully Refurbished Viva Wyndham Azteca Resort

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Viva Wyndham’s Azteca resort reopened its doors to visitors on 1 November this year after an extensive $6 million refurbishment.

So, what can new and repeat visitors expect from the renovated property? We’ll walk you through the main changes below.

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Viva Wyndham Azteca

The beautiful Viva Wyndham Azteca is located near the hustle and bustle of Playa del Carmen in the gated community of Playacar. It’s a quick and easy 45-minute transfer from Cancun International Airport, using one of the many transport options that are available at the international travel hub.

The resort is home to 335 rooms, all of which have been fully redecorated during the refurbishment, giving them what is described as a ‘heritage-rich, Mexican-inspired’ look. Guests can also take advantage of state-of-the-art technology, and a choice of pool, garden, or ocean views from their room.

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Guests will also be able to enjoy the newly refreshed lobby and other public spaces, including a dedicated kids’ pool, as well as the El Nopal buffet and Il Palco Italian restaurants, which also benefit from a facelift.

Aside from the improvements that have been made, Viva Wyndham Azteca has plenty to offer in the way of entertainment.

When the sun’s up, visitors can enjoy gratis sailing, windsurfing, and paddleboarding, plus tennis and other fitness classes. And when it comes to cultural offerings, this resort also hosts a weekly handicrafts market – perfect for picking up some souvenirs – and shares local cooking tips in their Mexican cookery classes.

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When the sun goes down, there is a full program of entertainment and shows to enjoy, while sipping on a carefully crafted cocktail or two.

If you want to leave the resort, the city of Playa del Carmen offers plenty of shopping and attractions, as well as a great selection of private tours, if you’d like to experience a little of the Mexican history and culture you’re surrounded by.

Guests of the Viva Wyndham Azteca are also permitted to use the facilities at the sister hotel, the Viva Wyndham Maya, which is right next door. Let’s have a look at what you can expect from Viva Wyndham’s second Playacar resort.

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Viva Wyndham Maya

The Viva Wyndham Maya resort boasts 604 simple but comfortable rooms, with terracotta tiles and clean minimal lines. The resort has a lovely beachfront swimming pool perfect for lounging during the day, and a covered theater with regular daily entertainment and some great evening shows.

Viva Whyndam Maya
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There’s also a well-provisioned gym and free-to-use tennis courts, plus access to a wide range of non-motorized water sports facilities. Some of the more unusual activities available here include trapeze, bow and arrow shooting, and a climbing wall.

When it comes to dining options, there are multiple restaurants, including Mexican a la carte eatery Hacienda Don Diego, and Italian, Mediterranean, and Fusion options, plus a couple of bars and a nightclub to get in the party mood during the evening.

Viva Whyndam Maya
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Viva Wyndham’s Ethos

Viva Wyndham is a brand found exclusively in the Caribbean. Combining impressive amenities, consideration for the local environment, and entertainment for visitors, Viva Wyndham resorts are comfortable and informal, offering luxury vacations at an affordable price point.

Amanda Santana, Viva Wyndham’s Sales, and Marketing Executive Vice President said: “Viva Wyndham is constantly improving its offerings for our guests because we know that they deserve the vacation of a lifetime at cost-conscious rates.”

She went on to say: “It’s always our goal to exceed their expectations and provide a one-of-a-kind experience that guests will remember for years to come.”

Viva Whyndam
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