Originally Posted by Nerak936
Although there are more experienced Playa-ers than me, I'll give my view on this.....
If you have your heart set on a certain hotel, I'd say book it now. Especially if the prices may rise soon. And if it has a good cancellation policy (I believe the Riv Caribe's gives full refund if cancelled within 2 weeks of arrival), then you have nothing to lose if you need to change.
I'm guessing you mean if cancelled prior
to 2 weeks of arrival? If so then that's also Playa Maya's policy.
Originally Posted by Shammy
Hey, just to let ya know PB17....I booked at Riv. Caribe a while ago and didn't put one penny down as a deposit. They took my CC# to hold the reservation, gave me a confirmation number and I'll pay in cash when I arrive. They said if I pay cash at check in, I don't pay the 12% tax either!
Ah, well, in that case you will find a significant difference in policy between them and Playa Maya. At Playa Maya you can be assured that we will charge you the 12% tax legally required regardless of the form of payment on all hotel transactions in this area, and will then duly hand that money over to the government to help provide it funds badly needed for the locals in terms of health care, education, roads, electricity, appropriate sewage systems, environmental protection, and other sorts of things that can help ensure that we'll all have a Playa we'll enjoy well into the future. This we see as preferable to illegal underreporting of income, which of course leaves money in the hands of the owners of the establishment in question and correspondingly shortchanges the region in the above areas.