Riviera Maya offers stunning beaches, turquoise tropical waters and fine white sand, amazing archeological sites, picturesque little towns, tourist centers, freshwater lagoons, underwater caves, cenotes, ecological parks, and regional cuisine and lodging options that include five-star hotels, and all inclusive accommodations.
Riviera Maya spreads 86 miles, located in Quintana Roo state, on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, in Mexico. In the continental region, there is a semi-tropical climate with an average temperature of 78 ºF and can reach 95 ºF in summer. May and August have the record of the highest temperatures. The rain season goes from September to October. Electric voltage is 110 volts AC.
Here are things to do in the Riviera Maya; Visit Tulum and swim in the turquoise waters next to the impressive archaelogical Mayan site. Spend a day in Xcaret and be amazed in this family-friendly ecotourism park. Snorkel in the largest natural aquarium in the world at Xel-Ha. Discover the ancient culture in a Mayan village. Explore the Mayan caves in Aktun Chen. Stroll along La Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue) in Playa del Carmen and shop, eat, and have a drink in one of the local hangout bars. Dive and snorkel in the stunning coral reef, the world largest on the northern hemisphere. Visit the Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka'an. Participate in a traditional temazcal (Mayan sweat lodge) ceremony at many of the resorts offering spa services.
What to visit nearby; If you want even more drive to and discover Coba and El Rey. A few hours drive inland, the UNESCO World Heritage Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza are arguably the best restored and most impressive of the Yucatán Maya archaeological sites.
About the nightlife, Riviera Maya has an exciting and cosmopolitan options with a wide variety of bars and nightclubs along the beach. It is an ideal setting for romance, making it a favorite of those who want a beach wedding or an unforgettable honeymoon.
Cancun International Airport is the main gateway to the Riviera Maya, and served by all major international airlines with direct or non-stop flights from many cities in the USA and places around the world. The coastal highway from Cancun to Tulum, and other that links the cities of Tulum and Cobá are the main land routes. The ferry service to Cozumel Island is in Playa del Carmen.