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Iberostar Tucan/Quetzal
(Riviera Maya, Mexico)
 
5 Minutes South of Playa del Carmen, Playacar, Mexico
Web Site: http://www.iberostar.com
Rooms: 300 Year Built: 1997
Floors: 3 Last Renovated:
Pools: 3 Restaurants: 7
Room Service: Yes    
Kids Club: yes
Included: All meals, snacks, drink, tips, taxes,daily activites and night time entertainment Windsurfing, kayaking, catamaran
 

As with all Iberostar Resort in the Riviera Maya these two resorts are very popular. These 2 resorts (later will be referred to as one resort) are located in Playacar which is 5 minutes south of Playa del Carmen where you will find shopping and night life. These resorts are booked seperatly but are pretty much the same. The only difference is the lobby where you check in and check out. This is so that you they can take care of people more quickly and efficiently. This is also to help them out with contracts. For example Fun Jet Vacations books the Quetzal and Apple Vacations books the Tucan. I assure you that your experience will be the exact same no matter which one you stay at. All the rooms are the same as well as the restaurants, beach, pools, night club, kids club, and spa.

This is a very unique all inclusive resort. The reason for this is becasue it is part ecological reserve. Going past the lobby that have a little waterfall that feeds a little pond and stream. There are ducks and swans that live in there. This can be seen from the board walk up above that will take you to the rooms, the jungle, and the rest of the resort. The paths to the pools and beach wind through out the jungle where you can find peacoks, squirrels, Tzereques (an indiginous animal only found in the Yucatan Pennisula that looks like a rabbit, rat, squirrel), and even spider monkeys. From a 2nd or 3rd floor room you can see the monkeys swinging from tree top to tree top pretty easily. Going toward the pools they have some turtles in their own little habitat.

This is a 4 star resort that offers everything you would expect from a 4 star resort (clean rooms, friendly service, good food, and good drinks). Then being an Iberostar you can expect lots of activies. Iberostar resorts are known for their great entertainment staff called the Star Friends. They keep the guests entertained with games, activies and random acts of comedy. I have seen them dress up like super heroes which made me wonder about Robin being a girl. I guess the guy who normally dresses up like Robin was off for the day. This resort is fun for the whole family. As with all Iberstar Resorts in the Riviera Maya you need to book months in advance. When it comes to X-mas, New Years, Thanksgiving, Spring Break (Mar 1 - Apr 15) you need to book your vacation 6 months in advance of more. This is due to the extreme popularity of Iberostar Resorts. During Spring Break Mar 1 - Apr 15 they do not allow 3 adults in a room. Thirteen year olds are considered adults as far as pricing goes. So a family of 2 adults and a 13 year old would need 2 rooms. They have this policy to keep down the number of "Spring Breakers" who would change the atmophere of their resort with heavey drinking, partying and destruction.

Reasons to book this resort: You are looking for a great family resort that has something to offer every one. You are looking for a resort close to Playa del Carmen for shopping and night life.

Reasons not to book this resort: You are planning a romantic vacation and you do not want kids to be around.

 
 
     

 
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