The Maya Bric story started a long time ago, in the mid 1980′s when the Briceño brothers inherited the property from their father. Slowly, the brothers started to transform the empty land into what was to become the Maya Bric. The brothers built the first three guest rooms on what today are commercial spaces along 5th avenue, and lived in a smaller house towards the back of the property.
Throghout the years to come, as Playa del Carmen expanded, the brothers added more rooms to the property, including a pool and intimate garden, which were very welcomed by the now established clientele.
The hotel went through many phases throghout the 90′s and early 2000, housing a bar, restaurant, diveshop and countless guests. In 2009, the hotel changed management and proprietor.
I, Donald, and my wife, Jennifer, were looking for a place to bring up our family. It had to be way from France and the stress of Paris. We wanted a location which had everything we needed; good schools, quality of life, and we had to run a business easily. We first found Playa del Carmen in 2008 after what seemed like and endless search throghout the United States and the Caribbean. Settling in Playa, it took us another 6 months before we acquired the Maya Bric. We liked the potential, its location directly on 5th Avenue and the fact that the staff has been here as long as they have.
It is our mission to curate the past of Maya Bric, expand its offering and raise the quality. We want to stay true to what is the Maya Bric, a budget, basic but comfortable hotel with atmosphere as its ace. We work hard to keep this up, while making our small additions to the hotel.
With these words, I’d like to welcome you to the Maya Bric hotel.