Riviera Maya

Travel Guide
Riviera Maya showing tropical scenes, a coastal town and a sandy beach

Enjoy this sunny piece Mexican coastline, enjoy thenatural wonders of the Yucatán Peninsula and gaze upon the Mayan ruins.

The Riviera Maya,located on the Caribbean coast of Mexico's YucatánPeninsula, is the ultimate destination for relaxation. Here you’llfind beautiful tropical beaches, elegant resorts and breathtaking naturalwonders, as well as some of the most popular archaeological sites in Mexico.

The resort of Playadel Carmen, with its fantastic beaches, fine dining and entertainmentvenues, is an excellent place to start your visit. From there take a ferry toCozumel, an island with a rich history, world-famous dive sites and lushjungles.

Check out San Miguel de Cozumel where you'll findthe Museo de la Isla de Cozumel (Cozumel's museum). Here you’ll not only learneverything about the Olmeken and Mayan history of the island, but also thearea’s marine fauna.

In the south of the island you’ll find the greatbotanical gardens of the Chankanaab National Park. Here you can swim withdolphins at Dolphin Discovery or unwind at one of the many spas. Around hereyou’ll also find Palancar Beach, where the water is so clear and calm you cansee the fish swimming about from the beach.

On the southernmost tip of the island you’ll findthe stunning ecological reserve, Punta Sur Ecological Park, with more than 200species of birds, crocodiles, giant tortoises and an ancient Mayan watchtower-a great place to see animals in their own habitat. Swim, snorkel and dive inthe ecological park of Kantun-Chi in, with its spectacular sinkholes andexplore its tropical gardens.

Looking for some impressive archaeological sites tolearn more about the Mayans? Visit Chichen Itza and the ruins of the Mayan cityof Tulumon the mainland. The miraculous ruins of Chichen Itza are more than a thousandyears old and a fine example of the architectural style of the Mayans and Toltekenculturen.

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Where to stay in Riviera Maya

Royalton Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino
Royalton Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino
4.5 out of 5
Carr Federal 307 Tulum-Cancun Km 332.15, SM31 MZ03, Puerto Morelos, QROO
The price is €264 per night from 2 Nov to 2 Nov
Nestled on the beach, this Puerto Morelos resort is within 16 mi (25 km) of Cancun Country Club, Ventura Park Cancun and Puerto Morelos Town Square.
3.9/5 Good! (1,784 reviews)
"Beautiful property! Wonderful staff!"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2021

Royalton Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino
Hotel Xcaret Arte - All Parks / All Fun Inclusive - Adults Only
Hotel Xcaret Arte - All Parks / All Fun Inclusive - Adults Only
5 out of 5
Carr. Chetumal - Puerto Juárez Km. 282, Playa del Carmen, QROO
The price is €591 per night from 29 Oct to 29 Oct
Nestled on the beach, this Playa del Carmen resort is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Xcaret Eco Theme Park and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Xplor Theme Park. Playa del Carmen ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (162 reviews)
"Everything was excellent"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2021

Hotel Xcaret Arte - All Parks / All Fun Inclusive - Adults Only
Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks / All Fun Inclusive
Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks / All Fun Inclusive
5 out of 5
Carr. Chetumal - Puerto Juarez Km. 282, Playa del Carmen, QROO
The price is €664 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
Nestled on the beach, this Playa del Carmen resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Xcaret Eco Theme Park and Xplor Theme Park. Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal and ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,825 reviews)
"I absolutely loved everything about it. It was beautiful and very clean. Everyone goes above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need and that you are having a good time. Can’t wait to go back."

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2021

Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks / All Fun Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Los Amigos Tulum
Los Amigos Tulum
3.5 out of 5
Calle 14 Sur, Lote 16, Tulum, QROO
The price is €44 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
Located in La Veleta, this beach aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Dos Aguas Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Tulum National Park and Cenote Crystal. Tulum ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (56 reviews)
"This was a very comfortable place to stay and great location for exploring the area. Main highway is two blocks away, beach and ruins are about 15 minutes. Lots of cafes and restaurants within walking distance. The apartment was spacious and comfortable with parking on the street."

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2021

Los Amigos Tulum
Acinté by Endémico
Acinté by Endémico
3.5 out of 5
Av. 16 Sur esquina con Poniente 3, Región 15, Tulum, QROO
The price is €64 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
Situated in Tulum, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Dos Aguas Park, Cenote Crystal and Tulum National Park. Tulum Beach and SFER IK are also within ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (17 reviews)
"Very kind people. Alejandro was a very gracious host. Would definitely stay again!"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2021

Acinté by Endémico
Cacao Tulum -Luxury Condos-
Cacao Tulum -Luxury Condos-
3.5 out of 5
Region 15, La Veleta, Tulum, QROO
The price is €70 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
Situated by the sea, this spa condo is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Dos Aguas Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Tulum National Park and Cenote Crystal. Tulum Beach is ...
3.7/5 Good! (51 reviews)
"Everything about the property was amazing. I will most definitely stay there again"

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2021

Cacao Tulum -Luxury Condos-
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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