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riviera maya

Rivera Maya is an area near Cancun and full of color and fun, with an entertainment-filled nightlife and amazing beaches. You can also embark on an adventure and explore Riviera Maya, home to ancient Mayan civilizations and a natural beauty that can only be found in the Mexican Caribbean. 

Surrounded by the breathtaking Caribbean Sea, soft coral sands, and the striking shade of blue that emerges from its crystal-clear waters, a visit to Riviera Maya will make you feel you are in a dream.  The splendorous and mystical ruins will take you on an incredible journey back to the Mayan civilization. The archaeological zone of El Rey or El Templo del Alacrán (The temple of the scorpion) will amaze your eyes, and if you are into nature, you’ll love Xel-Ha, a natural aquarium that will make you feel as if you are waking in a dream.

The Riviera Maya, a tourist corridor of white-sand beaches, scenic ruins and fun-filled cenotes, was made for exploring. Visiting the Secret River will take you closer to the Mayan underworld, and Xcaret, the most important eco-archaeological park in the country, will offer its charm so you can blend with the jungle. By the way, this splendorous place is why the area has been named the second most attractive destination for summer vacations by Trip Advisor. 

The range of options for tourists of all ages that the Riviera Maya offers, go beyond your imagination, from Its trendy nightlife, one of the hottest in the country, to its underwater museum, the Riviera Maya has it all for travelers looking to have the vacation of their life.

Wondering what to do in the Riviera Maya? There’s so much to choose from it may be easier to ask what activities not to do. The abundance of resorts, white-sand beaches, vibrant nightlife and fun things to do in the Riviera Maya, make it one of the most popular beach vacation destinations in Mexico.

Ideally situated on the tropical shores of the Mexican Caribbean, within easy reach of Mayan ruins and eco-parks there is something to please everyone. Plus, with the convenience of an international airport the Riviera Maya attracts over two million visitors a year.

Below you will find some popular tours in the Riviera Maya & Cancun area.