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Riviera Maya

Paradise lasts forever

The Mayan Riviera is a tourism district following the Mexican Caribbean coastline of the state of Quintana Roo (keen-TAH-nah ROH-oh) which extends from Puerto Morelos and down to Punta Allen far south of the state. The Mayan Riviera or Riviera Maya is known by the ancient Maya people as a sacred place where light from heaven wakes up and the tranquil waters of the Caribbean Sea rest.

Mayan Riviera… What to expect?

Exclusive resort complexes, secluded in the jungle, guarded by the flora and fauna of the Riviera Maya caring for the cultural heritage and the surrounding beauty; archeological sites, unexplored and private beaches, crystal-clear turquoise Caribbean sea waters, caverns, underwater sinkholes and underground rivers.

When is the best time to visit the Riviera Maya?

The Mayan Riviera can be visited all year round; its semi-tropical weather provides an average annual temperature of 79 F, reaching high 90s F during the summer. The highest temperatures are between May and August and the rain season is during September and October.
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How to get there?

  • By Plane. You will need to fly into Cancun International Airport, which is only a short 3.5 hour direct flight from Chicago, 4 hour flight from NYC, 4.5 hour flying time from Los Angeles.
  • By Car. Driving time at a moderate speed from Cancun to
    • Puerto Morelos: 25 minutes
    • Playa del Carmen: 50 minutes
    • Tulum: 2 hours
    • Cobá: 2.5 hours
    • Punta Allen: 3 hours
  • By Ferry. From Cancun to Isla Mujeres it’s only a 20 minute ride, 12 times a day. Then from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen it’s a 40 minute boat ride, 14 times a day.

What are the must see/do/eat?

The Riviera Maya offers quite a lot options for fun and relaxation whether at a golf course or at the most exquisite spa; on its white sand beaches you will be able to soak up the sun and enjoy all kinds of activities and water tours as well as to have a dive onto the great Mayan barrier reef situated right in front of its shores. You will have the opportunity to discover for yourself the ancient Mayan cities of Coba and Tulum (this one is right by the sea on a 39ft long cliff); amazing ecological reserves; here is your chance for ecotourism activities and to visit famous nature parks; snorkel on the many underwater sinkholes and swim on the underground rivers.


  • You cannot afford to miss a visit to Xcaret and Xel-Ha, the largest and world famous parks in the region.
  • Enjoy a unique trip to the center of the earth on Río Secreto
  • Visit Tulum, the only archeological site on earth that lies right next to the sea.
  • You will more likely find better deals when purchasing your airport-hotel transportation in advanced.
  • Walk on Playa del Carmen’s world famous 5th Avenue and enjoy the greatest bars, restaurants and shops.
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