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RIVIERA MAYA

The Riviera Maya / Tours and Activities

The Riviera Maya is the newest and most popular destination on the Mexican Caribbean Coast. It is a tropical paradise of crystal clear waters that harbors true living treasures, some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and an exuberant tropical rainforest teeming with rare wildlife.

The Riviera Maya is the perfect place for a romantic hideaway, where you can do extreme sports or enjoy the coolest night time entertainment. Experience the Caribbean at its fullest, surrounded by magic places like the Sian Ka’an Nature Reserve, the Tulum archaeological site and hundreds of natural cenotes.

Description

The Riviera Maya is a long strip of coast that extends along 80 miles of white sandy beaches and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, on Mexico’s eastern most frontier, in what is the State of Quintana Roo. It comprises of an area that includes isolated beaches, as well as modern resorts with hotels, marinas, sports facilities and restaurants.

This area has become a first-class destination for foreign and domestic tourists, who come here for its unique geographic conditions, embracing diverse environments. There are jungles, rivers, subterranean rivers and cenotes, lagoons, mangroves, and of course the incomparable turquoise blue sea that turns silver, in the light of the moon. Enjoy the gorgeous soft white sand on the beaches, several of which are still virgin and isolated.

Pyramids, ball courts, temples and plazas are just some of the vestiges of the great Mayan civilization that have endured throughout the ages and have helped scholars uncover some of the mysteries that still shroud this great civilization. Their legacy is part of the living culture of the modern day Mayan people who still live in the area and appreciate the many customs, traditions, religion, and social structure.

There is plenty to do in the Riviera Maya. Frequent theme parks, take part in eco-touristic activities and extreme sports. Attend golf or tennis tournaments. Take a hiking trip to the jungle or go and visit the archaeological treasures of the Maya.

Towns

All along the Riviera Maya, there are a number of interesting towns worth visiting. Start with Playa del Carmen, considered the heart of the Riviera Maya for its economic importance, as well as for the rate of its population growth. Then there is Puerto Morelos, located half-way between Playa del Carmen and Cancun, a former fishing village. Further south, you can find Tulum and Punta Allen.

The urban sprawl and the natural beauty of the area have given rise to residential communities, such as Puerto Aventuras, with its first-class marina, golf courses, hotels and condos. Akumal and Chemuyil which were first populated by the workers of the tourist industry, now attract a lot of tourists through their own merit.

Kite Boarding School at Playa del Carmen

Seeing a kite flying over the water for the first time is an experience you won’t forget easily. You can’t help to wonder “What is it?”, and that can trigger a desire to learn more.

The new generations are showing up with more and more conviction in their practice of this sport. People of all ages can practice it since it’s a water activity and a non-traumatic sport where mistakes are cushioned by the water’s flexibility which protects us from injuries which are much more common in sports such as football, skiing, or volleyball.

Tulum

Tulum is the only Mayan ruin built on a cliff, at the edge of the sea with incredible view. The beach at Tulum is definitely one of the most beautiful beaches along the Riviera Maya, the perfect place to cool off after visiting the wonderful ruins.

Xcaret

Xcaret is majestic eco-archaeological park where the history of Mexico combines with fun traditions and the splendor of the Mayan culture. Take a snorkeling tour, swim in underground rivers and have fun with the Dolphin Swim.

When night falls, you will be our guest of honor at the presentation “Xcaret Mexico Spectacular”. Enjoy of the pre-Hispanic ball game, a charro celebration, a Mexican cemetery, a coral reef aquarium, a butterfly pavilion moreover underground rivers, beaches and natural pools.

XPLOR Park

Xplor Park is a unique underground world, where you will enjoy an unparalleled adventure.

Enjoy four incredible activities: zip-lines, amphibious vehicles, rafts and swimming in the underground river.

Xel – Há

Xel Ha has the most spectacular natural aquarium of the Riviera Maya. Embark yourself on an aquatic adventure. Enjoy the wonders of nature with the beauty of one of the biggest reefs in the world, swim with dolphins, sharks or sea rays.