Nestled between the jungle and the sea, an ancient culture lives on in the heart and hospitality of its people. Where endless time inherited the beauty of its origins. Riviera Maya is known as the 86 miles (120 km) of coastline stretching south from Cancun, passing through Playa del Carmen and ending in the archaeological area of Tulum. In recent years the area has experienced significant growth with the opening of luxury resorts, a large convention center, eco-adventure parks and celebrity-designed golf courses, all connected by one modern highway.
Home to award winning white sandy beaches, Riviera Maya offers stunning calm seas and exuberant tropical jungle with unique, crystal-clear cenotes (underground rivers and caves). Paradise is forever in Playa del Carmen. This sparkling, multicultural city possesses an international flair with great shopping, a wealth of international dining options and fascinating nightlife. In Tulum, one will discover the rich legacy of the Mayan civilization hidden within its temples.
Popular activities in the area include: diving, snorkeling, and outings via boat are excellent choices in the transparent waters where the Great Mesoamerican Reef lies just off shore – the 2nd longest barrier reef system in the world. Other ventures include excursions to archeological sites such as Tulum and Cobá, Mayan communities, zip lining and ATVing in the jungle and discovering underground rivers, tropical lagoons and caves. Fabulous eco-parks such as Xcaret and Xel-Há further enrich the experience.
Riviera Maya is easily accessed from Cancun Airport International (CUN).
Average temperature: 90°F / 71°F 32ºC / 22ºC