Mayakoba Travel

Mayakoba Classic Travel

Mayakoba Classic, El Camaleon, Mexico, Travel

The Mayakoba Golf Classic will be hosted at the Mayakoba Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, from 23 February to 1 March 2009.

Mayakoba, Mayan for “city of the water”, is situated on the famed Riviera Maya, just south of Cancun, on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. The $2.4 billion Mayakoba Resort is comprised of five luxury hotels and is the venue for the Mayakoba Golf Classic, played on the El Camaleon Golf Course.

Mayakoba Golf Classic Travel

The easiest way to travel to the Mayakoba Classic is by road. It is only a 40-minute drive from the centre of Cancun.

From Cancun International Airport:

Exit the airport and turn right into Carretera Federal 307, towards the Mayan ruins of Tulum. Travel for about 30 minutes and you’ll see the Mayakoba Resort on your left.

From Cancun’s hotel zone:

Travel west on Avenida Kukulkan until you reach the Carretera Federal 307, and then turn left. Travel for about 30 minutes and you’ll see the Mayakoba Resort on your left.

From the resort town of Playa del Carmen:

Travel west on Avenida Juarez or Avenida Constituyentes to Carretera Federal 307, and then turn right. Travel 8.2 kms (5.1 miles) from Avenida Juarez or 7.2 km (4.5 miles) from Avenida Constituyentes, and the Mayakoba Resort will be on your right.

Flight lengths to Cancun

Cancun, Mexico is located in the central time zone and is easily reached from many US and local Mexican airports. Average flight times from some US cities:

  • Miami – 1.5 hrs
  • Atlanta – 2 hrs
  • Mexico City – 2 hrs
  • Dallas – 2.5 hrs
  • Fort Worth – 2.5 hrs
  • Houston – 2.5 hrs
  • Chicago – 3.5 hrs
  • Los Angeles – 4 hrs
  • New York – 4.5 hrs

The Mayakoba Resort and Hotels

Punted as the “Venice of the Caribbean”, the Mayakoba Resort is criss-crossed by a series of lagoons and canals. Guests can wander effortlessly from place to place using “lanchas” – covered boats – as well as a network of trails.

The Fairmont Mayakoba borders the El Camaleon Golf Course. It provides a total of 401 comfortable suites, some in the main hotel building and others scattered throughout indigenous jungle, bordering lagoons, or facing the beach.

Rosewood Mayakoba – also within the Riviera Maya – offers 128 suites, including lagoon and beachside suites.

Development of several other hotels in Mayakoba, including the Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Viceroy Mayakoba, and a final hotel still to be branded, is still underway. In 2005, Hurricane Wilma pounded the Yucatan coast with 240 kilometre per hour winds. Although Mayakoba was less severely hit than Cancun, hotel construction plans were delayed.