Hacienda Tres Rios – All Inclusive
What We Love
- This all-inclusive rate covers unlimited meals, alcoholic beverages, minibar snacks, 24-hour room service, access to the fitness center, yoga and Pilates classes, nature park activities program, sense adventure tour, non-motorized water sports and more
- Taking a dip in a Jacuzzi (on the patio or balcony of some suites)
- Wood-fired pizza from the brick oven at Il Forno
- Freshwater rivers flowing into the sea are great for kiddies
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Use of snorkel equipment, bikes and kayaks limited to guided nature park tours
- Waves in front of the resort are not ideal for swimming
- The modest spa has a co-ed sauna, steam room and whirlpool
- The resort opened in 2008
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
On Mexico’s Riviera Maya, flanked by a 329-acre nature preserve and the cool Caribbean Sea, Hacienda Tres Rios is an all-inclusive resort with eco credentials to match its stunning location: All the buildings rest on nine-foot pilings so as not to disturb the water flowing though the wetlands, an on-site desalination plant filters seawater, cold water from deep wells is used to pre-cool the air-conditioning systems, and motion sensors turn off the electricity when the rooms are empty.
Bed and Bath
This is no bare-bones experience. Awash in orange and brilliant white, the 273 hacienda-style suites have dark mahogany furniture, Mexican marble–clad bathrooms and crisp Egyptian linens, and face the mangroves or the frothy sea. Some Junior Suites and Corner Rooms are fitted with soaking tubs on the patio.
As you’d expect, food is abundant at this all-inclusive resort, with a choice of nine restaurants and bars. The breakfast buffet is vast and never too crowded; the poolside Il Forno fires up a mean pizza, with every imaginable topping; the seven-course chef’s table is well worth the extra fee; and El Alebrije’s rose petal ice cream is scrumptious. Work off the gluttony by biking through the jungle, swimming in a limestone cenote, snorkeling to spot schools of tropical fish, and paddling in tandem kayaks along two rivers that empty into the Caribbean. The vibe is refreshingly low-key meaning no one’s going to nudge you to take a sushi-making lesson or a tequila tasting, learn to salsa dance or practice Spanish verbs — although all are available here. The intimate Ya’ax Che Spa offers aloe wraps, milk baths and mud therapy, and it’s perfectly acceptable to plop yourself down on a poolside lounger or beach-bed cabana (first come, first served) until the hot Mexican sun sets.
In the Area
Hacienda Tres Rios’s hour-long Sense Adventure takes you on a blindfolded walk through mangroves and along cenotes. Be prepared to chant, listen, touch, sniff and even taste. No peeking allowed. The resort’s chef’s table dinner isn’t part of the all-inclusive deal, but for a fee you’ll sit in a small room near the kitchen, savor a seven-course meal prepared by chef Oscar Orbe and be serenaded by a mariachi band. Ziplining, off-roading, rafting and swimming in underground rivers under stalactites are a few of the adrenaline-inducing activities offered at the nearby Xplor Adventure Park. Check out the seaside Mayan ruins of Tulum, then head farther afield to climb to the top of the 100-foot Ek-Balam (also known as “the Acropolis”).
How to Get There
food was good, depending on restaurant. Asian was best. excessive walking, Adequate entertainment. Everything back And forth over bridges. comfortable rooms, no swim-up bar, but servers available. Prefer Sensatori.
I went there with my adult daughter. We love the resort. The grounds are beautiful. I love the pools. This was her first time and she found it to be very comfortable and relaxing. I plan on returning often.
The staff of Hacienda Tres Rios definitely knew how to make me feel welcome. Great people and great service my entire stay. The food was great, the drinks were made perfectly, overall everything was done perfectly there during my stay. I would recommend this resort any day to my friends and family.
Absolutely a must-stay destination! Peaceful, elegant, fun and exotic. The extra tours and activities are amazing. The food is top notch and there are plenty of options! All of the members of staff are kind and helpful. You can tell they love what they do!
The appearance of the room and the hotel as a whole was amazing. The food was exceptional at all the restaurants. If you love seeing wildlife at ease in nature within reach of people, this is the place to go. It's awesome that the hotel is also solar powered and built to accommodate the natural waterways and mangrove.
Mirza from the Sense Tour was an awesome facilitator which made me feel at one with the earth.
Diego and German from the kayaking tour were both great especially with a novice kayaker and swimmer like myself. They had awesome advice and I felt quite at ease.