A Brief History


Mayan Civilization

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. 


Spanish Colonialism

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. 


An ancient land rising out of the sand and rainforest; the Yucátan Peninsula embodies Caribbean splendor with its warm tropical sunshine, translucent turquoise waters, and natural beauty. Riviera Maya is located along the stunning Caribbean coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Here you can visit archaeological sites from the ancient Mayan culture and enjoy endless miles of fine sandy beaches, tiny coves and delightful bays, all bathed by the crystalline turquoise waters of the exotic Caribbean Sea.


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.

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Resort Amenities

All-Inclusive Amenities

Best-in-Class Service
Endless Entertainment
Concierge Services
On-Site Parking
Unlimited Dining & Drinks

Room Amentities

Air Conditioning
Bathrobes and Slippers
Blackout Curtains
Coffee/Tea Maker
Daily Housekeeping Service
Electronic Key Lock
Flatscreen TV
Furnished Balcony/Terrace
Iron with Ironing Board
Marble Bathroom with Rain Shower
Premium Bedding
Room Service
Sitting Area
Telephone with Voicemail
Wireless Internet Access
Work Desk

Recreational Amenities

Bike tours
Beach Waitstaff
Classes: Cocktails and Dance
Deep-sea Fishing*
Fitness Center
Pool Concierge
Paddle Boarding
Scuba diving*

*Additional costs will apply.

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