Hey guys! I wasn't sure which forum to post this in, but it kinda sorta involves Cancun so I figured it was more appropriate here rather than Free For All. My bf and I are trying to plan a vacation together, end of July till the beginning of Aug. At first we were looking at Punta Cana, DR. Some of the resorts look nice and it's pretty affordable, but several people have told me that you are basically confined to the resorts because there's nothing to really do outside of them. (and it can be dangerous).. also, there's really not much going on after 10pm as far as nightlife/entertainment goes, based on reviews.... As much as I LOVE Cancun, we were looking for something a bit on the laid-back, relaxing side, being that this is our first vacation together, but at the same time, we'd like the option of being able to leave the resort and have maybe a little bit of a nightlife/entertainment choice.. not as crazy as Cancun. Then I thought of the Riviera Maya! The Riu Palace Riviera Maya looks awesome, and it's about the same price as a few places we were looking at in DR. We want something that's couple-y. (ie. no teenagers/college kids drinking/pissing in the pool bar) What do you all think? And, about how far is it from Cancun and the Hotel Zone? Ya never know, maybe one night we'll decide to be a little daring and head out for a wild night at Coco Bongo or Senor Frogs!...... Thanks!!