10 Best Hotels With Lazy River In Mexico - Updated 2024

Maria Cristina
Maria Cristina 
Contributing Writer
| 6 min read

If you want an affordable vacation in a world-class destination, you must visit Mexico! Officially named the United Mexican States, this country together with its capital Mexico City, is composed of 32 federal entities. This culture-rich country boasts world-class cuisine, alcoholic beverages, and ancient landmarks, such as Chichén Itzá. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the south and west and by the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico on the east, Mexico offers some of the world’s most stunning landscapes and beautiful beaches. Frolic in the sandy beaches and crystal waters of Isla Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Tulum, Cancún, and Playa del Carmen, just to name a few. In addition, the high-class hotels here offer luxurious amenities so that you can recharge after exploring the beach. If this interests you, keep reading to find the best hotels with lazy river in Mexico.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to lazy river. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 31, 2024.

1. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita; Corral del Risco (from USD 1317)

This luxurious resort in the state of Nayarit offers family-friendly amenities and jaw-dropping water features. You can choose from stylish casitas, guest rooms, suites, villas, and beach homes. Some units have a private plunge pool and offer splendid views of the gardens and the Pacific Ocean.

Frolic on the property’s 2-kilometer (1.24-mile) private sandy beachfront. Then, dive into the infinity-edge Nuna Pool with sea vistas. You can also enjoy riding your water donuts on the lazy river adjacent to the pool as you savor the relaxing tropical scenery while floating on the water. The pools and beaches will be accessible to guests every day from sunrise to sunset.

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Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

Wifi Available

Address: Ramal Carretera Federal 200 Km 19
1891.7 km (1175.5 mi) from Xel-Há Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

2. Villa La Valencia Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos; San José del Cabo (from USD 466)

This prestigious resort is 30 minutes from the vibrant San José del Cabo. The accommodation offers the privacy of an exclusive beachfront hotel on Golden Beach. Indulge yourself in gourmet cuisine at the stylish on-site restaurants offering indoor and outdoor dining options. There’s also a gym, spa services, a kid’s club, a hot tub, and pools where you can relax.

This establishment’s famous lazy river is the lengthiest in Cabo, measuring 1,114 feet (339.55 meters). Sit in a floaty and allow the waves to take you on a snaky path around one of the outdoor pools, which is surrounded by the modern buildings of the property.

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Villa La Valencia Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos

Wifi Available

Address: Km.18.5 Carretera Transpeninsular San José-San Lucas, Col. Lomas del tule, San José del Cabo, México. B.C.S.
2333.6 km (1450.1 mi) from Xel-Há Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

Other accommodations with lazy river in Mexico

3. Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort - All Inclusive; Cancún (from USD 555)

This resort overlooks the Caribbean Sea in a gated neighborhood. You can soak in the sun while you tee off at the championship-level golf greens or pamper yourself with world-class treatments at the on-site spa. Alternatively, bring your family and play volleyball by the beach or in the pools. Enjoy the three levels of outdoor pools, a water park with slides, and a lazy river where you can splash and swim.

Preferred Club members will have exclusive access to the lazy river through the Preferred Club Villa Section. If you’re a member and booked into the two-bedroom villa, you’ll only need to step out of your room to float down the lazy river.

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Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort - All Inclusive

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Lote RTH-8-PM-II, Lte1, Mza1, Sm3
118.91 km (73.9 mi) from Xel-Há Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

4. Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Resort & Spa All Inclusive; Akumal

This property offers a luxurious tropical retreat in the Quintana Roo state and is 32 kilometers (19.88 miles) from Playa del Carmen. It’s a haven for beachcombers and divers with its scenic 2-mile (3.22-kilometer) stretch of beach. The establishment also includes well-preserved Mayan ruins in a cove and features several gourmet restaurants, bars, a luxurious spa, and more.

There are several outdoor pools on-site that have unique designs and complement the Mayan-inspired structures surrounding them. Best of all, there’s a lazy river that weaves around the property bordered by tropical foliage. It’s a relaxing sight to see and safe enough for children to float on with a water donut.

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Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Resort & Spa All Inclusive

Wifi Available

Address: Carretera Federal Cancún - Tulum, Zona Costera, Km. 258
13.63 km (8.5 mi) from Xel-Há Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

5. Dreams Natura Resort & Spa - All Inclusive; Cancún (from USD 487)

This all-inclusive resort and spa is in an area well-visited for snorkeling in Riviera Cancun. It offers 5-star amenities such as a rejuvenating spa, a kid’s club, and family-friendly games and activities. You’ll also find several bars and restaurants on-site.

With a splendid view of the Caribbean Sea, the property guarantees that you can enjoy swimming in the four outdoor pools, a splash park for children, and a water park with a waterslide. You can also try floating down a wide lazy river on a unique double pool ring that allows kids to ride with one of their parents. Together, they can go with the flow of the 607-foot (185.01-meter) lazy river that passes through a palm tree curtain and two splash buckets surrounded by lush floral landscapes.

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Dreams Natura Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: SM 31 MZ 03 Lote 101-21 KM 332 Carretera Cancun - Tulum
87.49 km (54.4 mi) from Xel-Há Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

6. Iberostar Selection Paraiso Maya Suites; Puerto Morelos

Have a stellar vacation in the Caribbean in this Mayan-themed all-inclusive establishment! Enjoy exploring the vast property where you can play golf, go diving, and indulge in spa services. Immerse yourself in nine swimming pools and try the exciting water slides in the on-site Aquafun water park. Experience riding the waves without being in the open sea in the wave pool.

You can also grab a swim donut and allow the soft currents of the lazy river to float you on a circular path around the property. It’s surrounded by lush landscapes emulating the local jungle.

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Iberostar Selection Paraíso Maya

Wifi Available

Address: Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juarez KM 309 Playa Paraiso
63.9 km (39.8 mi) from Xel-Há Park

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7. Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun, An Autograph Collection All- Inclusive Resort; Cancún (from USD 356)

You’ll be taking a lot of selfies in this scenic all-inclusive resort. Enjoy the pristine beaches and the stylish guest suites with the exclusive Phabulous Beds and pampering amenities. Some feature a private terrace or balcony with a view of the garden or the ocean.

Release your inner child in this adult-only resort as you frolic on the secluded beach, party at the pools, and binge on food and drinks at on-site restaurants. As a guest, you will have exclusive access to the amenities of the next-door Planet Hollywood Cancun. You can lay back on a swimming ring and float along the lazy river, making a quick stop at the float-up bar for some beverages.

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Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun, An Autograph Collection All- Inclusive Resort - Adults Only

Wifi Available

113.86 km (70.8 mi) from Xel-Há Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Garden

8. Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort; Puerto Peñasco (from USD 214)

This is Puerto Peñasco’s first resort in the Sandy Beach area to be awarded the AAA 4 diamond rating. Enjoy high-class amenities and well-appointed guestrooms offering jaw-dropping vistas of the Sea of Cortez. You can play golf and relish fine dining or work out at the in-house gym before pampering yourself at the full-service spa. Then, soak your muscles in the outdoor pools and hot tubs.

You can let yourself drift away on the lazy river, which spans the outer perimeter of the pools. You will have to bring your own raft if you want to float along. There are also two swim-up bars where you can grab a drink in between swimming.

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Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort

Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: Blvd. Costero 150, Sandy Beach
2884.22 km (1792.2 mi) from Xel-Há Park

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kids loved the heated pools
beautiful property but the pool was not very clean the common area bathrooms need better cleaning
staff was excellent and property was beautiful
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9. Iberostar Selection Paraiso Lindo; Puerto Morelos

This 5-star beachfront property boasts luxurious family-friendly guest rooms and kid-friendly amenities. Its Star Camp play area built from tons of recycled plastic creates a safe environment for kids to play. The on-site Aquafun water park features several giant water slides and a winding lazy river.

You can lie back on pool rings and let the gentle river-like current take you around the giant pool surrounded by lush greenery. There are several other pools you can dip your toes into, including wave and athletic one. You can also indulge in the delicious cuisine served at the on-site restaurants and pamper yourself at SPA Sensations.

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Iberostar Selection Paraíso Lindo

Wifi Available

Address: Carretera Chetumal Puerto Juarez km 309 Playa Paraiso
63.87 km (39.7 mi) from Xel-Há Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

10. Hidden Beach Resort Au Naturel, Gourmet All Inclusive by Karisma; Akumal (from USD 862)

This luxurious beachfront establishment offers a unique experience with its exclusive adults-only amenities. Enjoy stunning views of Kantenah Bay while resting in beachside palapas or swimming in the outdoor pool or attached lazy river. The latter flows from the pool and circles the swim-up bar. You can climb out of the lazy river any time and sit along the bar for alfresco dining and drinks.

The lazy river also passes through some oceanfront guest suites that have a walk-out terrace with access to the water. You can wade into the river and let it take you to other areas of the resort. There are also tiny bridges crossing over it to connect the terrace to the gardens on the other side.

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Hidden Beach Resort Au Naturel Adults Only Catamarán, Cenote & More Inclusive

Wifi Available

Address: Cancún-Tulum Highway km 95, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, 77710
17.39 km (10.9 mi) from Xel-Há Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Tennis court Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning

Find leisurely escapes with a lazy river

A lazy river is a luxurious water feature that adds more prestige to the above hotels. Each of these properties has a unique design for its lazy river that makes swimming more exciting and creates memorable experiences. You’ll be coming back every time you visit Mexico.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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