Ideas for Celebrating Mother’s Day in the Riviera Maya

Ideas for Celebrating Mother’s Day in the Riviera Maya

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, everyone wants to pamper mom with something unique and special. The Riviera Maya is one of the most popular Mother’s Day destinations and it is a great opportunity to stay at a stylish AAA Five-Diamond resort, as many offer special deals during this time of the year.

This means the whole family can get away to pamper mom with a plethora of activities. Here are some ideas of special gifts that will make any mom feel truly loved.

A Day Trip to Isla Contoy

Isla Contoy is an uninhabited island protected as a nature reserve. Only 200 people are allowed per day and the access is by boat. Along the way you’ll see various turtle species as you are mesmerized by the stunning display of colors beneath you. Explore the island’s treasures such as unique bird species and the beautiful flora and fauna. The southern part of the island is home to Ixlache, a small coral reef. Contoy Island is the perfect place to snorkel or simply relax on the pristine beach. It’s a getaway she will always remember.


Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Shopping with Mom

Cancun and Playa del Carmen offer great options for shopping, with a number of luxury jewelry shops and shopping malls where you can look for something unique and special. Spend the afternoon walking on the famous 5th avenue in Playa del Carmen and purchase gifts with Mexican and tropical flair, such as hammocks and lamps. This will help Mom take home a memory of that special day and a bit of the beach atmosphere to enjoy all year long.


Take Her to a Haven of Peace and Serenity – A Luxury Spa

There are many ways to say “thank you” and one of them is to indulge Mom on her special weekend, celebrating all the things that she loves most. Many world class resorts offer sanctuaries for wellness retreats. An exquisite setting with top therapists, refreshing treatments, detoxifying and body-changing programs and state-of-the-art facilities will leave her feeling utterly rejuvenated – a perfect excuse for an extraordinary bonding experience!


Photo: SE Spa Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Gourmet Meals and Magnificent Ocean Views

Renowned chefs, live music, the finest wines, options for vegans or vegetarians … The Riviera Maya offers an abundance of restaurants, from quirky beachside affairs under a palapa, to fine dining and sophisticated settings to treat mom on her special day. There are endless venues that serve cuisine ranging from local Yucatecan to grill houses, French, Italian or Mexican gastronomy, to creative fare that combines tradition and innovation. These are idyllic options to pamper her with an adventurous culinary experience accompanied by perfect wine pairings.

Photo: restaurante Cocina de Autor del resort Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Photo: restaurant Cocina de Autor del resort Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Few things will make Mom happier than spending quality time with her loved ones, so however you choose to celebrate Mother’s Day, make her feel loved and pampered!

By Luz Cullison.

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