Hyatt Plans Another New Cancún Resort: Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya

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Hyatt is Planning Yet Another New All-Inclusive Resort Near Cancún

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Hyatt is on a tear recently, adding to its portfolio of excellent Ziva and Zilara all-inclusive resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean. Now, the hotel chain has its sights set on yet another property near Cancún.

Hyatt is reportedly planning a new Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya just north of Playa Del Carmen, roughly an hour south of the Cancún (CUN) airport. Hyatt Hotels recently completed the purchase of the Secrets Capri Riviera Cancún property, the Mexican tourism website Reportur confirms, and plans to turn it over to a Zilara property. It could open as soon as later this year or early 2022.

Hyatt has not yet issued a press release with this news, and a Hyatt spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

But it fits in with Hyatt’s broader plans to expand the footprint of its fantastic Ziva and Zilara properties – especially in the tourism-heavy Cancún area. A new Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancún is set to open in September, located even closer to the airport.

This new Riviera Maya property in the works would be the fourth Hyatt all-inclusive property in the area – and the second for adults only.


Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya Location

The new Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya (formerly the Secrets Capri Riviera Cancún) is located about an hour to an hour and a half south (depending on traffic) of the Cancún airport – and roughly a 15-minute drive north of Playa del Carmen.

While this will be the fourth Hyatt all-inclusive resort in the Cancún area, the existing properties are in the Cancún hotel zone which is about an hour and a half north – closer to Cancún International Airport (CUN).


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Where are the Other Hyatt Ziva & Zilara Resorts Located?

The Ziva & Zilara Hyatt all-inclusive resorts are scattered throughout Mexico and the Caribbean. Ziva is Hyatt’s family-friendly all-inclusive brand while Zilara locations are adults-only properties.

See below for a breakdown of the locations.



Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Hyatt Ziva Cancún: Cancún, Mexico

Hyatt Zilara Cancún: Cancún, Mexico (adults only)

Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancún: Coming in Sept. 2021

Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya: Coming later this year or in 2022


The Caribbean:

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall: Montego Bay, Jamaica

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall: Montego Bay, Jamaica (adults only)

Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (see our full review of the Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Cap Cana).

Hyatt Ziva Barbados: Coming in 2022.


Our Experience with Hyatt Ziva and Zilara

When it comes to all-inclusive resorts, Hyatt just does things differently.

In our experience, the on-site restaurants offer quality food and drinks – far better than what you’ll find at many all-inclusive properties. The facilities are always clean and the staff goes above and beyond to make your stay more enjoyable.

And best of all, they are some of the only all-inclusive resorts that you can book with points: At just 20,000 to 25,000 points per night. And if you are booking your stay with points, it’s quite possible to spend less money on your vacation than you might at home. That’s because everything is included.

From 20,000 to 25,000 World of Hyatt points, those points each night cover your lodging, meals, drinks, and many other activities on the property.

We recently visited the new Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Cap Cana in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and put together a video of the experience. Be sure to read our full review of the Hyatt Ziva & Zilara Cap Cana.


Booking the Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya

The biggest reason we love the Hyatt Ziva and Zilara all-inclusive resorts is that they are some of the few all-inclsuive properties in the world that you can book with points.

Since Hyatt hasn’t even formally announced this news yet, the property is, of course, not yet bookable through Hyatt’s website. Once award bookings go live, you can expect a night to cost either 20,000 (category 5) or 25,000 (category 6) World of Hyatt points each night under Hyatt’s current award chart.

If we had to guess, this newest property will likely price out at 25,000 points each night – just like the other resorts in the Cancún area.

However, Hyatt has indicated they will be introducing a new peak and off-peak award chart later this year for stays starting in March of 2022. Once this new award chart debuts, it could cost you more (or fewer) points for your stay – depending on the time of year in which you visit.

Paying cash? You can expect to pay between $200 to $500 a night. That’s generally the pricing you will find at the existing Hyatt Ziva and Zilara properties.


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The new Hyatt all-inclusive award chart coming in October 2021 for staying starting in March 2022


Read more: How to Book Hyatt all-inclusive resorts with points


Bottom Line

Hyatt hasn’t yet released many details for its new Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya. But reports suggest an opening date of later this year or even into early 2022.


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  • Unfortunately the Riviera Maya is infested with tons of seaweed that makes absolutely impossible to travel to that area in México

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