I visited Cancun/Riviera Maya October 2014 and was pleasantly surprised at the 2 resorts I stayed at. First we stayed at the Marina El Cid then we moved to the Fiesta Americana.
The Marina El Cid is in the Riviera Maya, approximately 30 minutes from the Cancun International Airport, was delightful. I stayed in an oceanfront room with Lovely views of the resort and the ocean. The room I stayed at was spacious with fun things like a pillow menu and aroma therapy. There were even chocolate covered strawberries waiting for me when I arrived. I was thoroughly impressed with the property’s authentic Italian restaurant. The food was superb!
The white-sand beach was beautiful, but the sand was very compact. I spent most my down time at the pools.
At the Fiesta Americana, Cancun my best memories were of the delicious, authentic Mexican meal we were treated to of Osobuco, watermelon salad and hibiscus margaritas which were amazing! At the end of the day having cocktails brought to me as I sat in my beach chair, watching the sun go down on the powdery, white sand beach that was studded with new baby palm trees made me very happy.