When the stresses of life take their toll, you might find yourself dreaming of a tropical escape. Mexico’s La Riviera Maya, a resort area that stretches along the eastern coastline of the Yucatán Peninsula, offers just that. Accessible via direct flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, this sweep of scenic Caribbean coastland offers an array of luxury and leisure offerings well-suited for adventurers looking to get lost for a while.
Playa del Carmen is just a 45-minute jaunt from Cancun, and there’s no shortage of posh resorts between the two cities. Though there are plenty of lowbrow hotspots in the area, too, many properties provide top-tier service that goes well beyond standard all-inclusivity.
The swim-up bar in Playa del Carmen.