Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya: luxury ecotourism meets Mexican flair

Caribbean resort hidden in Yucatán Peninsula mangroves combines fine dining with a true love of nature

Boat on lagoon at Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya
(Image credit: Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya)

Along Mexico's northeast Yucatán Peninsula, about half an hour south of brash tourist haven Cancún, lies the well-loved strip of Caribbean coastline, Riviera Maya. Halfway between the party central Playa del Carmen and bohemian beachtown Tulum you'll find Mayakoba: a 600-acre oasis of lagoons and canals that wind through dappled mangrove forests, and slip out over flour-like sand into the bright turquoise sea and the world's second largest barrier reef. 

The private complex is one of Mexico's foremost areas of sustainability and conservation, home to more than 200 species of wildlife – and four hotel groups: Rosewood, Fairmont, Banyan Tree and Andaz Mayakoba, each connected by a dream-like lagoon but staking out its own quiet stretch of sand. 

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