Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:04 PM
The Country code for Mexico is 52The area code for*Riviera Maya*is 984
To call Mexico from the US dial 011-52-984 + the number
To call the US from Mexico dial 001-area code + the number
US consulate in Playa del Carmen
 (984) 873-0303
The front desk will tell you anyone's room number. You can call other rooms for no charge.
Anytime you travel, there is a risk of becoming sick from drinking water.
The water served at the hotel is purified & safe.* Here are some tips about staying healthy in Mexico:-Drink water served at the hotel & bottled water only.* Do not drink from the tap.-Avoid salads or any uncooked fruits or vegetables that could have been washed in contaminated water.* Fruits with a peel are fine.* -When off property, you are safer to drink bottled beer, bottled water, or bottled coke.* If the place does not use clean water, their ice and glasses can be contaminated.-Eat plenty of yogurt during the trip. You can brush your teeth with the tap water, just don't swallow it. The hotel provides two large bottles of water. You can refill them with clean water at the buffets.
*Tip* make your reservations for the `a la carte restaurants right away. You can make a reservation one day in advance*
Restaurant Alebrijes Mexican dishes, `a la carte only for dinner with reservations.
Times: 6:30pm to 9:30pm *
Bellavista Italian dishes, `a la carte only for dinner with reservations.
Times: 6:30pm to 9:30pm *
Bamboleo Grill Steakhouse, `a la carte with reservations for dinner.
Times: 7:30pm to 9:30pm *
Bamboleo Snack Bar Times: 11:00am to 5:30pm *
La Creperie Crepes & Ice Creams Times: 5:00pm to 11:00pm *
La Brisa International Buffet, breakfast, lunch and dinner. With no need to reserve. Times: 7:00am-11am breakfast, 12:30-3:30 lunch, 6:30-10:30 dinner *
El Mercado International Buffet, breakfast, lunch and dinner. With no need to reserve. Times: 07:00am to 9:30pm (Staggered times). The El Mercado buffet is only open when the hotel is over 75% occupancy, typically on weekends*
Bamboleo Snackbar, Times: 10:00am to 02:00am *
El Abuelo Lobby Bar Times: 5:00pm to midnight
La Terraza Bar Times 5:00pm to midnight*
Disco Times 11pm to 02:00am *
Tequila Pool Bar 10:00am to midnight *
Margarita Pool Bar Times: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Looky bar Times: 10:00am to 10pm *
Sport Bar Bar with board games, pool, table football, electronic games and golf simulator Times: 4:00pm to 11pm
Paamul is a great place for snorkeling just 2 miles north of our hotel. Tell the bellhop you want a cab. It should be $8 each way. There is an office where the cab drops you off in Paamul that will call you a cab when you are ready to return to the hotel. There is a shop at the lagoon that rents snorkeling equipment for about $12. Our hotel also has equipment you can borrow.
There is a marina within walking distance of the hotel. The marina has many shops, restaurants and an internet caf©. You can also watch manatees, sea lions & dolphins swimming in the marina.
There are kayaks, sailboats, snorkeling gear, bike rentals, and catermaran rides at the hotel for no cost.
The hotel puts on nightly shows. There is also a sport bar that has pool tables & a golf simulator. The disco opens at 11.
The hotel provides a shuttle to Playa del Carmen (20 minutes north of our hotel). PDC’s 5th avenue (Avenida Quinta) is a pedestrian street full of shops and caf©s. If you do not want to travel to PDC during the scheduled times, you can get your own cab for about $16 each way.
If you would like to see the sun rise
or set, be on the beach at 6am or 7:30pm. (*****adjust this for the time you will be there.)