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?
The ‘dry season’ begins in late November and ends in February, which makes this season the ideal time for most travelers to visit Riviera Maya.
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?
Cancun Airport is approximately 45 minutes to Riviera Maya, which makes this a popular destination for tourists.
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.