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VICEROY RIVIERA MAYA RESORT AND SPA

VICEROY RIVIERA MAYA RESORT AND SPA

In the Riviera Maya, this gorgeous seaside escape extends into the jungle, with all villas having their own private plunge pools, private verandas and outdoor showers.  Located on the beach, you have the best of both worlds.  A lush tropical forest and sand to sink your toes into.

With only 41 villas, this is an intimate seaside setting.  Upon arrival you will be escorted through tropical forest paths to your villa.  This resort utilizes all natural materials throughout.

Viceroy Riviera Maya offers an assortment of exceptional culinary journeys to try:

Guacamole and Margarita Lessons are given every Monday, so you can discover the secrets of the culinary team. Join in and have fun with this interactive class.  Prices are $33 per person plus taxes, and are subject to change.

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Antojeria Mexican Street Food occurs every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.  Surrounding the Coral Grill find things transformed into a traditional Mexican street food affair.  All of the different food stations feature fresh, fish, grilled steaks and chickens together with a generous selection of tapas.  $75 per person plus taxes, and prices are subject to change.  A sampling of the menu follows:

Quesadillas – Poblano chili with cream, oaxaca cheese and squash blossoms

Sopes – Beans, tomato sauce, farmer’s cheese and octopus ‘al ajillo’ (sauteed in garlic, chili and oil)

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Tamales – Masa colada wrapped in banana leaves with sweet corn on totomoxtil

Soup de la Abuela – Black beans, serrano chilies, oaxaca cheese, epazote and crispy tortillas

Tomatillo Salad – Green beans, corn, tequila and lime vinaigrette

Nopales a la Mexicana – Grilled nopal (cactus), tomato, onion, oaxaca cheese, avocado and oregano vinaigrette

Grilled Corn – Farmers cheese, sour cream and chili flakes

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Trios de Tacos – Al pastor snapper, achiote (spice), pico de gallo, tomatillo, grilled pineapple, cilantro, corn tortillas; grilled flank steak, lime onions, guacamole, flour tortillas; chicharron (fried pork crackling) en salsa verde, cilantro, onions and corn tortillas.

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Pork Carnitas Zamora Style (earthenware casserole) – Fried pork, cilanttro, onions, avocado sauce and handmade tortillas.

Crunchy Tortillas Duo – Adobo pork, beans, oaxaca cheese, white cabbage, brava sauce (spicy tomato sauce); tinga, and green sauce

Shrimp Molcajete (using a mortar and pestle) – Guajillo (chili pepper) sauce

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Green Chicken Pozole – Corn, jalapeno, green tomato sauce, oregano, cilantro, onions and lettuce

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Tequila and Ceviche Tasting  every Wednesday from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.   The tasting is directed by a Tequila Maestro for an afternoon of delectable ceviche and tequila tastings.  You will have a generous serving of a regional tequila, paired with a fresh assortment of ceviche tapas.  You will savor every morsel while you enjoy interesting conversation about the history of Tequila.  $55 per person plus tax, and prices are subject to change without notice

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Beach BBQ is held each Friday from 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.  Kick off your shoes and dig your toes in the sand while enjoying grilled favorites such as steak, shrimp or fish with a refreshing cocktail.  $85 per person plus taxes, and prices are subject to change without notice.  A sample menu:

Parrellada (grilled & BBQ meats)

Soup of the Day

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Grilled Corn Salad – Black beans, bell peppers and cherry tomatoes

Coral Reef – Jumbo shrimp, boquinete (hog fish), Caribbean calamari and octopus

Free Range – Chicken, rib eye, baby spare ribs and chorizo

Sides – Grilled zucchini, eggplant, steamed chayote (tropical fruit), onion, fabada (rich Spanish bean stew, sweet creamy corn, twice backed potatoes, garlic butter molcajete and chimichurri (green sauce for meats)

Desserts – Grilled Caribbean fruit, veracruz orange pastry cream, citric supreme, and condiments:  basil, honey and tuplic

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The Viceroy Riviera Maya boasts two restaurants:  Coral Grill & Bar features “Al fresco cuisine” which highlights locally caught and responsibly-fished seafood, as well as local organic produce.  The Coral Grill also has home made pizzas that are baked in a wood-fired oven.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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La Marea Restaurant offers a variety of daily specials, and chef’s recommendations in fresh seafood, and prime cuts of meat.  They are only open daily for dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  With seven appetizers, two soups, four salads and 10 entrees you are sure to find plenty of to satisfy your palate.

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Other Dining Experiences:  Dynamic, Romantic Candlelight beach dinner which includes a three course meal with two glasses of sparkling wine.  $280 per person plus taxes, and prices are subject to change.

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Chef’s Table – The Executive Chef will select the freshest ingredients to prepare a memorable dining experience inspired by the cuisine of the Mayan culture that is known for its rich and unique flavors.  This seven course meal is enhanced with select boutique wines. $85 per person plus taxes, and prices are subject to change.

TRY ONE OR BOTH OF THE RESORT’S SIGNATURE DRINKS

Xcalacoco Wish

2-oz Brandy

2-oz Creme Liquer made with Tequila

Dash of Vanilla Extract

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake.  Pour into a martini glass, and garnish with a cherry.

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1-oz of Sparkling Wine

1-oz of Midori

Dash of Grenadine

Combine all ingredients in a champagne flute

Enjoy!

ACCOMMODATIONS:  Luxury Villas, Royal Villas, Signature Villas, Premium Villas, Ocean View Villas, Beachfront Villas and the Ocean View Two-Level Villas (two bedrooms).  All villas have heated private plunge pools.  The Beachfront and Ocean View Two-Level Villas come with dedicated butler service.

There are seven miles with white sand beachfront just steps from the resort.  350 feet of white sand beach is meticulously maintained with palapa-roofed cabanas.  At the Viceroy there is a private pier that provides access past the break waters for snorkeling, and it is only for Viceroy guests. The resort will gladly arrange adventure excursions such as sky diving (the staff is trained and certified by the U.S. Parachute Association), kite surfing, all terrain vehicle tours, cave system tours, Cenote diving and snorkeling, spider monkeys biosphere tours or horseback riding.  There are also cultural excursions to Playa del Carmen, archeological site excursions, explore Playa del Carmen or explore Cozumel.

JUNGLE SPA:  This resort is known for its excellent spa and wellness amenities.  It features stress relief, Mayan traditions, signature experiences, facials, body treatments and beauty services. Open 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. daily, and reservations should be made 24 hours in advance.

CHILDREN MUST BE 14 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO STAY AT THE VICEROY

For more information email moc.l1503039935evart1503039935yrova1503039935sdnat1503039935eews@1503039935nerak1503039935 or call 903-686-0134

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