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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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 the FCO website here.