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Explore the Mayan ruins and white sand beaches of Tulum this summer for only $52 a night. Stay at the Papaya Playa, a beachfront eco-hotel, comprised of 85 cabanas, which offers a savings of 20 percent on competitor sites. Papaya Playa is part of DesignHotels, an independent hotel group with over 200 properties in more than 40 different countries across the globe. This deal is available for any seven-night stay through September 15, 2012.
Tulum is located just an hour from Playa del Carmen and just under two hours from Cancun. Enjoy the old stone buildings and historic landmarks of the city, or take a short hike to El Castillo, Tulum’s largest and most impressive Mayan temple. The rustic yet luxurious charm of this Yucatan paradise, cushioned by the jungle on the Caribbean coast, is the perfect escape for every budget.
The property features a restaurant, which overlooks the crystal clear Caribbean waters. Here guests can feast on freshly baked goods – straight from the clay oven – and local specialties, prepared on the open-air grill. The Beach Club, located directly on the resort’s private beach, allows guests to enjoy drinks and snacks while relaxing under the Mexican sun. The wooden oceanfront cabanas feature a double bed, terrace, shared bathroom, hardwood floors, and an unbeatable beach view. The indoor-outdoor on-site spa offers massage and beauty treatments, in addition to yoga, tai chi, meditation, and fresh juices and smoothies.
Select the 7for5 Promotion when booking. To book, visit the DesignHotels website. For more information, call 800-337-4685.
So, the world didn’t end when the Mayans said it would. But that doesn’t mean that the popular Mayan ruins in Riviera Maya, Mexico, Chichén Itzá, Tulum, and Cobá, aren’t still worth a visit. The Mundo Maya, which also include the countries of Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala, saw tourism numbers rise during 2012, and now that things have calmed down a bit, you’ll want to check out these unique sites. After a long day of exploring, a refreshing dip in a cenote, or natural well – the Riviera Maya is full of them, is the perfect way to cool off. And, aside from the ruins, the Riviera Maya is becoming a popular adventure travel destination, with an array of opportunities for hiking, diving, and cave exploration. One word of advice: If you’re thinking about a visit in 2013, book now. Read more
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