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Riviera Maya is a beautiful beach destination for an all-inclusive getaway in gorgeous location on Yucatan Peninsula. With long stretch of white sandy beaches, luxurious resorts and the cultural sights of Tulum next door to enjoy, Riviera Maya is ideally located for a long break away.

Whether you’re heading to Riviera Maya for a family holiday or a couples getaway, we have a range of all-inclusive resorts offering family-friendly facilities and adult-only amenities.

A holiday to Riviera Maya is filled with sunshine, beach days, water sports, delicious Mexican food and tropical cocktails. However, if you’re looking for the more adventurous side of Mexico it’s easily found at one of its many natural eco parks.

Natural Eco-Parks
Nature lovers will find everything to tick off their bucket list whilst at Xcaret Park, which occupies a portion of the coastline. With over 50 natural and cultural attractions to enjoy, you’ll feel close to nature in this eco-archaeological park. Explore the outdoors with underground rivers, dip your toes in natural pools out to sea and discover the flora and fauna around the park. Animal lovers can explore other parts of the park with jaguars, manatees, flamingos, spider monkeys and saraguato, bats and deer. The Coral Reef Aquarium homes gorgeous sea turtles at its sea turtles centre.

A paradise for scuba diving, Riviera Maya offers beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters and one of the world’s biggest reefs that sits just of the coastline. Renowned for its picturesque cenotes, a natural pool made from limestone bedrock that has naturally formed underground can easily be explored on a boat excursion.

Mayan Ruins

Furthermore, if it’s your first time visiting Mexico, why not discover the beautiful Mayan ruins in Tulum with a day trip? With temples and castles to discover on the southern tip of the Riviera, you’ll enjoy breathtaking vistas out to sea from many cultural sights perched on the cliffs near the beach. Don’t miss seeing Caracol, El Ceibal and the renowned Chichen Itza.

 

Shopping and nightlife in Riviera Maya

Couples and families looking for a buzzing scene with shopping, restaurants and bars will want to head to 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen, which is a 5-mile long walkway with so much to enjoy. From rooftop pools, to shopping malls and museums, an Aquarium beach and nightclubs, there’s something for every traveller on 5th Avenue.

 

What is the currency in Riviera Maya?

Peso.

 

How long does it take to fly to Riviera Maya?

10 hours and 30 minutes.

 

What is the time difference in Riviera Maya?

The UK is 6 hours ahead of Riviera Maya.

 

When is the best time to visit Riviera Maya?

The best time to visit Riviera Maya is May, which is the driest month and the month to avoid is October with the most rainfall.

 

What language is spoken in Riviera Maya?

Spanish and English.

 

Do I need a visa to visit Riviera Maya?

Tourists don’t need to get a visa to visit Riviera Maya however, you will need to complete an immigration form and have this with you when entering and leaving Mexico. For up-to-date travel requirements to Riviera Maya visit this FCO website page.

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Planning a trip to the Riviera Maya is a thrilling chance to dive into the wonders and unique qualities that make that place so special to you. Whether it is a peaceful beach, a vibrant city, a tranquil countryside, or a stunning mountain range, Riviera Maya has its own charm and invites you to uncover its hidden gems.

Perhaps it is the vibrant energy of the Riviera Maya that draws you in, offering endless possibilities for exploration. Or maybe you are drawn to the tranquility of nature, seeking solace in the peaceful embrace of mountains, forests, or beaches. So pack your bags, set out on your journey, and let the magic of Riviera Maya unfold before you.

Ultimately, exploring holidays at Riviera Maya is about more than just sightseeing—it is about connecting with a place on a deeper level, creating lasting memories, and nourishing your soul with experiences that will stay with you long after you have returned home.

Immerse yourself in the cultural wonders that Riviera Maya has to offer. There is no shortage of experiences to deepen your connection to the rich tapestry of traditions and heritage that make Riviera Maya special. Engaging with local communities will further enrich your appreciation for the unique history and charm of the area.

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Climate

Enjoy a holiday to Riviera Maya between December and March, when the weather is settled. With a tropical climate with high temperatures throughout the year, Riviera Maya has dry and rainy seasons where the wetter months experience hot and sunny days and heavy showers clear quickly. May is the hottest month in Riviera Maya where it can reach up to 36 degrees and an average low of 23 degrees. December is the coolest month where temperatures range between 20-28 degrees. October is typically the wettest month.

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Jan 28°c
Feb 29°c
Mar 30°c
Apr 31°c
May 32°c
Jun 32°c
Jul 33°c
Aug 33°c
Sep 32°c
Oct 31°c
Nov 29°c
Dec 28°c