The Mexican Riviera Maya is one of the most visited places in the Caribbean
An enviable tropical climate, one of the best (if not the best) gastronomies in the world, white sandy beaches, nightlife, luxury hotels, first class water parks, cenotes, Mayan ruins, underground rivers.
The Mexican Riviera Maya has it all for a dream vacation. With this post you can get an idea of what this Mexican paradise has to offer.
Cancun – Hotel Zone
Cancun is without a doubt the most famous place in the Riviera Maya. However, not so much for its people, but for the Hotel Zone, which is undoubtedly one of the best places to enjoy the white sand and turquoise water of this region.
From luxury hotels with services that include all beverages and meals included, to small apartments that you can easily rent in Airbnb. If you stay here there are several advantages to venturing into the region.
No one can come to Cancun without visiting Isla Mujeres. And no one can come to the island without taking one of the ferries that depart from various points in the hotel zone.
If you ask one of the locals about what you should see in Cancun, the first thing they will tell you is “Isla Mujeres”.
The ferry departs from three points in the hotel zone: Caracol Beach, Tortuga Beach and El Embarcadero. Recommendation in Isla Mujeres, a tour that includes snorkeling and renting a trolley to move around the island.
Xcaret Park is located in Playa del Carmen, an hour’s drive from Cancun and is one of the best in the Riviera Maya. It is just one of many theme parks of the same company, but undoubtedly the most visited and what should be the first experience of every visitor to the region.
One day is not enough to test all the attractions of the park. Some experiences are extra pay, but worth it, like the snorkel tour to see the reef, where many times you can see manta rays and turtles.
Of the activities that you should not miss in the park is the tour in the river, visit the aquarium, the beach and undoubtedly the night show “Mexico Spectacular”, which is worth by itself admission to this place.
The ruins of Tulum, located at two hours in the south of Cancun, are a unique experience.
The pre-Columbian structures are anchored on the hill of a beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea. It is a place that should be visited without a doubt.
Tulum used to be a small fishing village about 15 years ago. Now it is a new popular tourist destination with beautiful beaches full of bungalows (not giant all-inclusive hotels like in Cancun).
Playa del Carmen y Cenotes
Playa del Carmen is one of the tourist places with more nightlife in the Riviera Maya. In addition to the beaches you can not miss Fifth Avenue, a vibrant street with restaurants, cafes, boutiques, bars and shops, among others.
Cenotes are underground rivers or natural wells that abound in the Yucatan peninsula. The ancient Mayas used cenotes to make sacrificial offerings.
This is just a little of all the wonders you can find in the Riviera Maya, and all year round you can find cultural attractions in the different places we recommend. Imagine waking up and seeing the sunrise on the seashore, come to the Riviera Maya and discover why it is one of the best places to vacation and live.