A Brief History
Pre-Mayan cultures inhabited the Yucatán Peninsula as early as 3000 B.C. During the 10th century, a Mayan group known as the Itzáes migrated into the area and built the cities of Coba, Xcaret, Xel Ha and Tulum. They also founded Chichén-Itzá and Champotón nearby in what would become the state of Yucatán. Until 1970, Cancún was a small fishing settlement of about 100 Mayan descendants.
Conquistadors & Piracy
In the first quarter of the 16th century, several Spanish explorers ventured into Mexico and fought the Mayans for several years, eventually settling in 1540s. These coastal settlements came under frequent attack by pirates during the 16th and 17th centuries. Despite the difficulties, the Spanish increased their efforts to protect their holdings because the Yucatán Peninsula offered the closest mainland ports for the valuable Caribbean islands.
Mexico began its fight for independence from Spain in 1810. Following Mexico’s independence, national boundaries in the Yucatán region were disputed and throughout the 19th century, the native population of the Yucatán Peninsula frequently rebelled against the Mexican government. The region grew steadily from that point and the Yucatán Peninsula has now become the nation’s most dynamic area.
Set within a gated community along one of Riviera Maya's beautiful white sandy beaches is the all-inclusive Secrets Moxché Playa Del Carmen; an adults-only tropical oasis where you will find a world of personalized services, exquisite dining and five-star amenities. The attention to every detail is evident the moment you arrive and gaze upon the ocean view.
In the Mayan language, Moxché loosely translates to “tree root,” and it’s a concept that has been incorporated into the nature-inspired design and wood accents throughout the hotel and lavishly appointed suites. After a day spent in paradise, retire to your deluxe accommodations which offer a contemporary experience with an earthy feel that pays tribute to the natural beauty of the Yucatán.
Unlimited Dining & Drinks
Bathrobes and Slippers
Daily Housekeeping Service
Electronic Key Lock
Iron with Ironing Board
Marble Bathroom with Rain Shower
Telephone with Voicemail
Wireless Internet Access
Classes: Cocktails and Dance
*Additional costs will apply.