South of Riviera Cancun, Riviera Maya is home to many of Mexico’s best hotels and all-inclusive resorts.
Stretching 100 miles, from just south of Puerto Morelos to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum, the area offers endless white sand beaches, lush jungles and ancient Mayan cities including Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba. Enjoy trendy shopping, wining and dining on Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue, and amazing watersports in the quaint towns of Puerto Aventuras and Akumal. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is just offshore. Be sure to visit Xel-Há, the world’s largest natural aquarium, and Xcaret, where you’ll see fascinating indigenous wildlife and can snorkel in underground rivers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best time to visit Riviera Maya?
Tempearatures and rainfall are consistent throughout the year. Peak season in the Riviera Maya is December, January, February, and March. This is when the humidity is at its lowest and temperatures are most comfortable.
Is it safe to visit Riviera Maya?
Riviera Maya is perfectly safe to travel alone, as a couple or as a family. There are a handful of towns on the outskirts that make it easy to escape the commercial tourist crowd, but we still recommend to stay within the confines of the resorts.
How far is the airport from Riviera Maya?
The Riviera Maya is the 100 mile stretch of coastline south of the Cancun Hotel Zone. Some of the resorts in the Riviera Maya can be as little as 10 minutes from the airport and some resorts further south on the beaches of Tulum or Akumal can be as over an hour.
What is the Riviera Maya known for?
The Riviera Maya is well known for its history, culture, luxurious all-inclusive resorts, small boutique hotels, pristine beaches, and fine-dining restaurants.
Which is the best beach on Riviera Maya?
Many locals and tourists acclaim Playa Maroma as one of the best beaches in Mexico, which is why many all-inclusive resorts reside in this area. Akumal, Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Playacar, Playa Paraiso are also very popular options.