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Riviera Maya

Beachfront Luxury: 15 Decadent Hotels on the Sand

Oyster | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Who doesn't love a beach vacation? The sun, the sand, and the ocean all come together to make for a relaxing getaway that, when complete, will send yo...

Where to Mix Business With Pleasure

Oyster | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel
Oyster

These properties are sure to please any productive vacationers, so you'll have just the right mix of business with pleasure. Enjoy your bizcation!

Healthy Travel: 5 Hotel Chains that Make it Easy to Stay Fit on the Road (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 07.03.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Staying fit on the road is never easy, particularly when it comes to eating well. Many of us let our diets go out the window when we travel, partly be...

6 Affordable, Low-Key Hotels for Beach Bums

Oyster | Posted 06.23.2013 | Travel
Oyster

For many, the dream beach vacation involves snoozing on a quiet stretch of sand in some exotic (read:expensive) locale -- and we don't blame you. But ...

PHOTOS: 6 Awesomely Affordable Hotels For Beach Bums

Oyster | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
Oyster

The truth is, there's no need to break the piggy bank to have a fabulous oceanfront getaway.

PHOTOS: Resorts With Personality

Oyster | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Oyster

There are spa-centric getaways, family-friendly stays, and party-hearty atmospheres to be visited across the wide world of all-inclusives.

LOOK: The Best Luxury Hotels In The Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 12.31.2012 | Travel
Oyster

We've compiled a list of our favorite luxury hotels in the Caribbean so you can start planning what to do after your New Year's resolution of winning the lottery comes true.

Waiting for the End of the World on the Riviera Maya

Terri Colby | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel
Terri Colby

Here on the Riviera Maya, on the Eve of Destruction, ominous signs of the end of the world are everywhere. Yes, it seems that in this tourist mecca of surf and sand, the Mayan prophesies of the End of Days are being heeded.

Inside Some Of The Caribbean's Best Hotels

Oyster | Posted 02.15.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Every day, Oyster.com continues to grow by visiting more and more places and adding more and more hotels to the site. You may have noticed, but we recently revisited the Dominican Republic and Riviera Maya to check out the scenes in our favorite beach locales. And we also made out first trip to beautiful Cozumel.

Riviera Maya's Day Of The Dead

Matthew Bell | Posted 01.06.2013 | Travel
Matthew Bell

Will you find the same grandeur or drama of the variety that you'd see in Mexico City and its vicinity? No, but Day of the Dead in the Riveria Maya breathes life into the local culture.

Exploring The Yucatan In Cancun And Chichen Itza

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 11.28.2012 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

The Mayans read the sky with great accuracy and the dimensions of the pyramid represent the days of the year and the movement of the planet around the sun.

What Became Of A Mayan Village

Bob Schulman | Posted 11.27.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

instead of pyramids scattered around the mile-and-a-half-long site you'll find hotels poking through the mangroves -- five of them, with over 2,700 rooms -- and instead of a ceremonial hut there's a convention center. Also a disco.

PHOTOS: Oyster.com's Guide To Nude Hotels

Oyster | Posted 11.19.2012 | Travel
Oyster

When a reader wrote in looking for an unbuttoned getaway, we had some nude vacation answers.

PHOTOS: 7 Incredible Outdoor Spas

Oyster | Posted 07.24.2012 | Travel
Oyster

Vitamin D does wonders for our health.

Floating, Sunbathing And Shopping On The Riviera Maya

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 06.18.2012 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

Slow currents carry you through the narrow waterway with sky high mangroves on one side and tall reeds towering above on the other.

Vacations As Educations

Travelzoo | Posted 06.04.2012 | Travel
Travelzoo

Unless every vacation you take involves lying on the beach, there's a lot to be learned while traveling. We rounded up some of the most compelling (and popular) destinations for an edu-vacation.

48 Hours On The Riviera Maya

Jetsetter.com | Posted 05.06.2012 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

You'll start your weekend with sun salutations on the beach before diving cenotes, climbing ruins and toasting the sunset with a salty margarita.

Beach Resorts For Babies...

Corinne McDermott | Posted 04.24.2012 | Travel
Corinne McDermott

Whether it's baby or parent who needs a dose of natural Vitamin D, these resorts will make sure every member of your family enjoys a well-deserved beach vacation.

Archaeo-Tourists Mob Ancient Aztec, Mayan Ruins

Bob Schulman | Posted 03.31.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

They're checking out Chichen Itza, packing Palenque and tooling around Tulum: A whopping 10.6 million tourists explored Mexico's 183 publicly open archaeological sites last year, according to the country's National Institute of Anthropology and History.

Some Winter Sun Ideas For Families

Corinne McDermott | Posted 02.27.2012 | Travel
Corinne McDermott

If you're craving a little vitamin D, as well as some quality time with your family, here are a couple of suggestions for an easy sun-filled getaway.

On Mexico's Riviera Maya: Tracking the Sacred Journey

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.27.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Chances are, few of today's tourists in Cozumel are aware that their jeep caravans are bouncing along a paved road covering the centuries-old footsteps of Mayan pilgrims.

Why Cancún & The Riviera Maya Make For The Perfect Short Trip

Lonely Planet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

If record-low temperatures, snowstorms and blizzards are getting you down, why not rejuvenate for a long weekend of sun, sand and eye-popping natural ...

5 Hottest Honeymoons for 2011: Where the Stars Go

Jetsetter.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

As fall wedding season kicks into high gear, we took it upon ourselves at Jetsetter to do some detective work to find the hottest destinations for nex...

Tulum Is Still Tulum on the Riviera Maya

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

2010-09-28-tulum.jpgThe clifftop city of Tulum stands like a silent sentry over the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean.

New Tours Offer a Zesty Taste of the Real Mexico

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Mexico's Ministry of Tourism is promoting ten bus routes that wind through historic and cultural attractions across Mexico. The tagline is: "Mexico: The place you thought you knew"