Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Riviera Maya or Mayan Riviera

The Riviera Maya is a 72-mile stretch along the Caribbean coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

Starting eighteen miles south of the Cancun International Airport in Playa del Secreto and stretching to Punta Allen in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, the Riviera Maya entice vacationers looking for a new vacation experience. Beaches Protected by a thriving coral reef system, the Riviera Maya offers over forty of Mexico's most unspoiled and uncrowded beaches.

Yucatan Peninsula Map The scope of lodgings in the Riviera Maya gives alternatives for every traveler with over 200 hotels including about 170 small and quite intimate inns and resorts, plus several full service and all-inclusive beachfront resorts, not to mention all the wide variety of vacation villas and beachfront condos offered all over the Riviera.

But, what can you do in the Riviera Maya? Well, featuring a immense labyrinth of subterranean rivers with hundreds of cenotes (sinkholes of clear, calm water), the exercise of eco-adventure sports like cavern diving, mountain biking, snorkeling in cenotes, trekking, bird watching, etc. Furthermore, with the proximity to many of Mexico's most significant Mayan archeological sites and the varied activities of the eco-archeological parks, the Riviera Maya offers endless possibilities for exploration and relaxation. Not to mention all the activities you can have in the beautiful Caribbean sea, with the second reef barrier in the world at just few yards of the shoreline, like scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, deep sea fishing and, the most popular, sunbathing! Do you need more?

We invite you to explore by yourself this fast developing region. As you may look for in an area with such a history and geography, the Riviera Maya has several sights worth visiting.

The Riviera Maya has definitively something for all tastes and budgets.