Luxury Accommodations Just North of Ascension Bay
Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya is located only 20 minutes from the Cancún International Airport which means in no time at all you will be sipping tequila by the poolside. This is not the usual Yellow Dog lodge offering but the Riviera Maya offers great accommodations to experience the terrific fishing of the surrounding areas- it’s a great complement to our diverse line-up of regional fishing lodges and a great destination for anglers who are accompanied by other non-anglers. Couples or families will love the Riviera which offers 148 deluxe suites, Azulitos Playhouse by Nickelodeon, 24-hour room service, Vassa Spa and a tequila lounge featuring over 30 tequilas. A half mile of white Caribbean sand is right at your doorstep and Gourmet Inclusive restaurants and bars make for a relaxing stay.
Azul Beach Resort offers 148 deluxe suites with different levels of accommodations. For families, a Deluxe Room or Jacuzzi Junior Suite offers all the space needed for a comfortable stay. And with the option of getting these rooms with a swim-up option, you can cater your stay to meet your needs. For couples looking for a romantic get-away indulge yourselves in Riviera Maya’s well-appointed honeymoon suites where the pool terrace can be just out the front door. Riviera Maya makes sure to create a welcoming luxurious environment from champagne upon arrival, a cool tropical drink by the pool to ice cream in your suite in at any time of the day. A dedicated staff of personal butlers and concierges make it all happen. Other services and amenities available at an additional cost include, tours and excursions, scuba diving trips and certifications, Nickelodeon Character Breakfasts, Nickelodeon private meet and greet, Nickelodeon Personal Slimings, Spa services, family or couples’ dinners on the beach and much more.
Food and Beverages
Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya offers 5 different restaurants that include such foods as Latin, Italian, Sushi, Contemporary and World cuisine. In addition to restaurants, bars include the Agavero Tequila Lound, Chil Bar, and two different swim-up bars: Aquanox, and Bubbles. When staying with Riviera Maya, any taste or dietary request can be accommodated. ‘The Scoop Gourmet Corner is the perfect place for kids to get their fill and sugar fix. The little shop offers different types of paninis, crepes, or ice cream from SpongeBob’s ice cream shop. The Gourmet Corner is all-inclusive for kids.
Typical Length of Stay
We suggest that families and couples add a few days at the Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya to any of our Yellow Dog fishing packages located elsewhere in the Yucatan. This is the perfect complement for non-anglers and anglers alike seeking to unwind before or after a fishing-focused trip and itinerary. Transfers between all of the lodges we work within the Yucatan can easily be arranged as the resort is only 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport. It is also a perfect one-night option for those needing airport accommodations for early or late international flights.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
There are numerous concierge desks located throughout the resort that will accommodate your every need and can help with scheduling all types of activities and tours. Some of the non-angling activities and facilities offered on-site include water sports such as kayaks, Hobie cats and paddleboards, Spanish lessons, cooking classes, fitness center, yoga classes, spa services, aqua aerobics, dance classes, beach volleyball, giant chess board, special nightly entertainment, shows, and live music and more!
Internet / Communications
Azul Beach Resorts Riviera Maya offers WIFI and international free calls
How To Get There
Fly to Cancun International Airport (CUN) where a ground transfer agent will drive you from the airport to the resort. This is not included in the package and rates usually run $50.00-$60.00 each way. Transfers between the resort and other fishing lodges are also easily arranged. Rates vary. Please contact Yellow Dog for more information.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
You may depart and arrive at any time as the resort is only 25 minutes from Cancun International Airport (CUN).
All U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within six (6) months of trip dates. Please be sure that your passport has at least two blank, unstamped pages remaining in the back, and that it is not torn, delaminated, or damaged in any way. No visas or inoculation are required for U.S. citizens. A Mexican departure tax is payable at the airport when leaving Mexico. Some airlines include this as a prepaid part of your ticket.
Minors Travelling To Mexico Without Both Parents
If you are planning on traveling with minors, remember that all children under 18 years of age entering Mexico accompanied by only one parent or legal guardian must have a notarized letter of consent from the other parent stating the child/children have his/her permission to enter the country. Single parents need a notarized documentation of divorce decree or death certificate of spouse. Minors unaccompanied by either parent require a notarized letter of consent signed by both parents. Please visit the US Embassy in Mexico Website for more information.
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.
While Azul Beach Resorts Riviera Maya is not a focused fishing destination, we have found snook and baby tarpon by fishing along the beach. It’s best to target these fish early in the morning before the guests start to utilize the beach. We can also easily arrange for a day trip to Ascension Bay. The drive is roughly 2.5 hours each way.
Click here for more information on our Tulum-Area and Ascension Bay day trip options.
Room rates vary between $200.00 and $350.00 per person, per night. This depends on the size of the room, the time of the year, and the inclusions in the package (keeping in mind that pretty much everything is included once you arrive!) Please contact Yellow Dog for details and rates.
- All gratuities and the service charges
- All meals at the on-site resort restaurant and via room service
- All beverages and bar
- Luxury lodging and accommodations
- Use of all resort amenities
- Baby amenities if needed
- Concierge vacation and activity planning
What’s Not Included:
- Airport and loge transfers (can easily be pre-arranged)
- Spa treatments, golf, snorkel and dive excursions
- Off-site tours
- Child care (easily arranged)