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by Michael J. Shapiro | February 01, 2006

Waterside at Azulik resort

Serene scene: Waterside at the Azulik resort

In the wake of last fall’s devastating Hurricane Wilma, about 60 percent of Cancun’s hotel rooms were open as of this past December; the percentage is better when heading south along the Riviera Maya coast.
    Wilma actually increased the beachfront area of some resorts in Tulum, and nearly all the hotels here are up and running. The rustic EcoTulum resorts including Copal, Zahra and the more luxurious cabañas of Azulik have finished repairs and are set to host retreats.
    Copal’s luxurious Maya Spa Wellness Center is one popular attraction, while just up the coast is the intimate and funky four-suite Mezzanine hotel, known for its Asian fusion restaurant.