Riviera Maya Overview
The Riviera Maya is located on the Northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo, México. With sun and warm weather all year round, the Riviera Maya is known for its natural wonders; a rich variety of flora and fauna, the awe-inspiring crystal blue waters of the Mexican Caribbean and various ancient Mayan archaeological sites. It is also known for its cenotes, or deep, fresh-water sinkholes characteristic of this region of Mexico and are of great importance in Mayan history. The Riviera Maya offers a variety of different options from upscale resorts, all-inclusive hotels and charming boutique properties, all with excellent accommodations, first-class facilities and the exceptional hospitality of Mexico’s people.
Riviera Maya Activities
There are countless things to do in the Riviera Maya. Start by visiting Tulum, the only Mayan archaeological site located on the Caribbean Sea. Spend the day immersed in Mexican culture at eco-park Xcaret, and don’t miss the spectacular night show. Snorkel in the largest natural aquarium in the world at Xel-Ha. Discover the amazing experience of swimming with sea turtles all year round in Akumal, which means “place of the turtles” in Mayan. Finally, do not miss a stroll along charming pedestrian walkway Fifth Avenue or “La Quinta Avenida” in Playa del Carmen where you will find hundreds of bars, restaurants, shops and boutique hotels.
Getting to Riviera Maya
Cancun’s International Airport (CUN), which also serves the Riviera Maya, is located just six miles from km 22 of the Hotel Zone and is the busiest airport in the state of Quintana Roo. The airport is divided into three terminals. International flights generally arrive and depart from terminal 3.