Riviera Maya Luxury Villas
About Riviera Maya, Mexico
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Riviera Maya Villas
The Riviera Maya is a stretch of Caribbean coastline on Mexico’s northeastern Yucatán Peninsula. It's known for its numerous all-inclusive resorts, such as those in the town of Playa del Carmen, and its long beaches. To the south, Tulum is home to yoga retreats and the preserved ruins of an ancient Mayan port city, perched on an outcrop above a white-sand beach.
This strip of Caribbean coastline on the Yucatán Peninsula is one of Mexico's most popular vacation destinations for good reason. In addition to heavenly beaches – think powder-soft sand and warm, turquoise water – there are plenty of one-of-a-kind attractions to discover. Explore Mayan villages and caves, swim by the only archaeological site on the sea, and snorkel along the largest coral reef system in the Northern Hemisphere.
Must See & Do
Top Regional Activities:
- Enjoy all-star golf courses among the stunning Yucatan landscape. The region is known for both leisurely and challenging courses designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Robert Von Hagge, and Thomas Lehman. Its top courses include El Cameleon at Mayakoba Golf Club, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, Mayan Resorts Golf Riviera Maya, Puerto Aventuras Golf Club and The Golf Club at Playacar.
- Xcaret is an ecological and archaeological wonder which features natural and cultural activities and attractions – the ideal location for a day trip with your family. You will find beaches, botanical gardens, cenotes, exotic wildlife, and even Mayan ruins, just to name a few, and you can even watch a night show with traditional Mexican performances to further immerse yourself in Mexican culture.
- Xel-Ha is an amazing aquarium park in Riviera Maya. It is considered the largest aquarium in the world and is one of the perfect locations in the region to have a little fun in the water. You can snorkel, swim with dolphins, scuba dive, or even sea trek (walk under water) among amazing marine life. If you love water activities and nature, Xel-Ha is a definite must-see.
- Xplor is a natural park located in Riviera Maya where you are sure to get a strong dose of adventure. Fly through the trees on any of the park's zip lines, swim in cenotes and limestone caves, or explore many more natural wonders inside this adventure haven.
- Sian Ka'an is designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Sian Ka'an allows visitors access to an astounding diversity of wildlife and a fascinating look into Mayan culture.
ALL RIVIERA MAYA LOCATIONSAkumal (5) Cancun (3) Isla Mujeres (1) Playa Del Carmen (16) Puerto Aventuras (10) Soliman Bay (1) Tulum (30) Xpu-Ha (2) Fatima Bay Beach (5) Jade Beach (2) Maroma Beach (1) Playacar (5) Puerto Morelos (2) Sian Kaan (1) Soliman Bay (11) Tankah Bay (3) Tulum Beach (3)
Unique to Here
Cancun International Airport
The departure tax of around US$40 per person is usually included on your plane ticket, please verify.
68 km to Playa del Carmen
987-31260 or 987-32850
October though March
The nearest international airport to Riviera Maya is the Cancún International Airport. The best way to get around is by renting a car or a jeep since you will be travelling a lot from one village to an archaeological site to another attraction. Taxis are available but tend to be expensive. Many collectivo vans run between the major cities and offer cheap transportation for local workers and budget-minded tourists.
Activities & Sports
Extreme sports enthusiasts will enjoy scuba diving in the open seas in the crystal-clear waters. The ecological park called Tres Ríos is specially created for bicycle rides. You can go kayaking on the Pájaros River, where you can admire the mangrove swamps and see a large number of different species of birds.
This state contains some of the most spectacular sites in the Mayan world, such as Tulum, Xcaret and Coba.
Attractions & Sights
Enjoy Playa del Carmen's Quinta Avenida, with its improvised artists, and dozens of languages blended into a single murmur. Check out also the Xaman-Ha aviary, home to 200 birds set in a tropical forest.
The Caribbean nights, popular fiestas on the beaches and lively bars offers a number of options such as places to dance the night away.
A mere 15 minutes outside Playa del Carmen near the new Puerto Aventuras tourist complex stands an area of natural wells that it is crucial to both the environmental balance of the area and visitors' enjoyment. These pools with their exotic names, such as Cenote Azul, Chacmool, Kan Tun Chi, Zazil-Ha, Sask'alech-Ha, are just waiting to be explored.