The Cameleon Marival is a nice hotel of international standard located on the Turquoise Coast of Mexico. It brings together all that is necessary to relax and have fun with your beloved and family: 4 restaurants, 4 bars, 24 animators, 3 swimming pools while taking advantage of short distances up to Tulum, Palancar, Xcaret and Xel-Ha.
This hotel review is a translation of the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.
The hotel is located on the seafront, some 2,625 feet from the centre of Puerto Aventuras and some 19 miles from Playa del Carmen and its bus station. It takes about an hour to reach Cancun airport, which is 51 miles away.
The Camaleon Marival hotel looks like an upscale holyday village. It offers comfort and entertainment on the edge of the Caribbean Sea and nearby Mayan sites, coral reefs and ecological parks. It is suitable for families, couples and groups who love good atmosphere.
Built in 2000, the hotel has 324 rooms distributed in 2 buildings and 8 smaller edifices, rising respectively on 3 and 2 floors. They are bordered by beds of grass. In the middle there is a bridge overlooking a pond. It descends from the lobby to 3 swimming pools in curved shapes that overlook the sea. An interactive show takes place on the beach every Friday evening. During the rest of the week days, there is a show in the theatre: Mexican, Caribbean, International, MTV Awards, casino. The hotel also has a nightclub and a child club.
The rooms, large and decorated in the Mexican Caribbean style, have tiles and painted beige. The furniture are made of wood, rattan and wrought iron and the white curtains garnish the entire space. They open onto a balcony or a terrace overlooking the garden or nearby hotels. They are equipped with air conditioning, a ceiling fan, satellite television, telephones with direct access for international dialling and a safe. There is no mini-bar, nor a fridge. The bathrooms are equipped with a bath tub with a shower, and a hair-dryer. The soundproofing of the building is to be reviewed.
Las Brisas restaurant serves buffet style, topped with regional and international specialities in the morning, afternoon and evening. The choice is limited and the cuisine is average. It organises thematic evenings every day: Mexican, Caribbean, Italian, French... The room, shaped in semi-circle, is covered with a roof of palm leaves and overlooks the swimming pool. A snack bar offers simple food outside regular meal times. The Mexican restaurant Alebrije and the Italian restaurant Bella Vista serve a la carte for dinner.
The public beach of Puerto Aventuras stretches at the foot of the hotel. It is narrow in that part. The clear water glimmers against a backdrop of sand that makes visible the coral under water. It is therefore ideal for diving but not for swimming. It ends with a wooden wharf which serves as a terrace adjacent to a nearby lagoon. The site is guarded and the equipment is scanty.