Riviera Maya Destination Guide

Why Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Riviera Maya, a natural paradise that merges with the waters of the Caribbean Sea, is a coastal strip that stretches more than 120 km (75 mi) from Puerto Morelos to Punta Allen, in the state of Quintana Roo and is considered one of the fastest growing tourist destinations over the last decade.

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10 Reasons to Visit Riviera Maya

1) Exceptional Climate

The climate in the Riviera Maya is semi-tropical with average temperatures ranging from:

20° to 30°C (68° to 86°F) during January to March, 22° to 32°C (75° to 89°F) during April to June, 24° to 33°C (75° to 91°F) during July to September and from 20° to 31°C (68° to 87°F) during October to December.

2) World's second longest coral reef

A major attraction throughout the Riviera Maya is the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, largest in the Americas and second in size worldwide. Also known as Belize Barrier Reef, it begins near Cancun and continues along the whole length of the Riviera Maya continuing southward to Guatemala.

3) Mayan Legacy

The Mayans were sophisticated people way ahead of their contemporaries. Three thousand years of history, spectacular architecture and accumulated knowledge left an exceptional cultural heritage. Archeological sites such as Tulum on the coast, Cobá, Chichen Itza, and Ek Balam at some distance inland are remainders of the ones powerful civilization.

4) Amazing Touristy Infrastructure

The Riviera Maya is known for boosting extraordinary all-inclusive resorts and often smaller not less charming boutique hotels. There are dozens to choose from, according to your preferences and needs you definitely find lodging that suite you best.

5) White Sandy Beaches

The Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera, features some 60 miles of white sandy beaches. Some of them, like Playa Maroma, belong to the very best in the Caribbean.

6) World-class Golf

Golf courses offer challenging and playful grounds for both amateurs and professionals. From the PGA championship course at Cameleon Mayakoba to the Riviera Maya Golf Club designed by Robert Trent Jones II – world’s most renowned golf course designers left their footprints behind.

7) Striking Theme parks

The self-named ecoparks of Xcaret, Xplor and Xel-Ha include some smaller archeological ruins as part of their attractions, However, these theme parks attract much larger crowds due to the diversity and range of the here available activities. Amongst the most popular are swimming with dolphins, zip-lines, snorkel and snuba as well as encounters with different kinds of local flora and fauna.

8) Spectacular Activities

Stunning beaches, turquoise blue waters, Mayan jungles, world-class golf courses and mystic underground caves and rivers make for an unparalleled choice of different outdoor activities in the Riviera Maya.

9) Dazzling Meeting Facilities

No matter how large or small your convention or meeting is, many hotels offer state-of-the-art meeting facilities and lots of space for outdoor events. Additionally, stunning beachfront and remote jungle venues of all different sizes together with the brand new convention center Cancunmesse, make the Riviera Maya and ideal destination for all kinds of groups and conventions.

10) Fast Airline connections

Most tourists arrive to the Riviera Maya through Cancun International Airport, approximately 50 km (31 mi) north of Playa del Carmen. Daily commercial and charter flights connect directly from the main US Cities and Europe.