Fairmont Mayakoba - Riviera Maya, Mexico - Luxury Beach-Golf-Spa Resort

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Rooms & Suites: 401

Nestled in the heart of Riviera Maya, Mexico, the 401-room Fairmont Mayakoba is a AAA Five Diamond resort set on 45 acres within a private, luxury community.

The luxury AAA-5 Diamond and Preferred by Nature, Fairmont Mayakoba Riviera Maya resort is located in a private gated resort community, within 240 hectares of tropical forest intersected by crystal clear waterways and surrounded by a pristine Caribbean shoreline, 30 miles from the Cancun International (CUN) airport, near the town of Playa del Carmen.

One day, the poolside chair beckons. On another, the Great Mayan Reef calls you to explore. Few hotels in the world offer the wealth of services, scenery and hospitality of Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya.

Accolades & Articles

Read article: Mayakoba - The Riviera Maya's Chic Eco-Hideaway
Read article: Greg Norman - The Riviera Maya's King of the Jungle


AAA 5 Diamond Award

Trip Type

Adventure/Eco/Nature, Culture, Business Meeting, Family Vacation, Romantic Getaway, Spa & Wellness, Wedding

Insider Tips

It's best to avoid the rainy season from June to October.


With the majority of the accommodation set back from the sea and an exclusive collection of exquisite seaside suites – so as to be more environmentally sound – Fairmont Mayakoba’s 401 guest rooms (including 34 suites) lie nestled in a tropical forest surrounded by the calm, ever-present waters of lush lagoons, while some private suites stretch out to a pristine white beach.


Play golf in Riviera Maya PGA El Camaleón course and get pampered in a world-class Willow Stream spa, the choice is yours! The region of Riviera Maya is famous for its miles of soft beaches, Mayan ruins, and world-class scuba diving. For the adventurous, the recreational activities are endless such as scuba diving with electric rays among giant sponges and stony corals, ziplining over beautiful jungles, jetskiing miles across the Caribbean waters, and swimming with dolphins at Delphenus in Playa del Carmen. Visiting cenotes is another experience unique to this area. Cenotes are sinkholes filled with fresh water, typically found in caves that the Mayans believed were sacred places.


In the heart of a tropical jungle, surrounded by natural lagoons, you’ll find Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Mayakoba—a mystical backdrop for an unforgettable spa experience that recalls the textures, colors and scents of ancient Mayan culture. In the shadow of the stones and trees the Mayans used to erect legendary monuments and temples thousands of years ago, you’ll find places to rest, reflect and find your energy.


Swim with Whale Sharks (1 1/2 hours, May to September)
Visit Las Coloradas (3 1/2 hours, March to August)
Walk around Playa del Carmen’s La Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue) (15 minutes)
Take a dive in a Cenote | Jardin El Eden (25 minutes)
Visit any Mayan Ruins | Chichen Itza (2 hours), Tulum (50 minutes), Cobá (1 1/2 hours) and more!
Muyil river float (1 hour)
Snorkel at El Cielo, Cozumel (1 hour)
Jeep through Sian Ka’an to Punta Allen (2 1/2 hours)
Discover underground rivers in Rio Secreto (30 minutes)
Shopping at La Isla in Cancun (1 hour)


Cancun International Airport (CUN)

Airport Distance

40 minute drive

High Season

November through April