Mayan Ruins of Tulum in Rivier Maya

Riviera Maya Destination

Riviera Maya is a mexican paradisiac coastal strip of enchanting turquoise Caribbean waters that runs between the resort city of Cancun to the north, down to the Mayan ruins of Tulum at its southern end.

Riviera Maya attractions range from ecotourism, adventure & cultural theme parks and extreme sports to PGA golf tournaments, jungle tours, a wide variety of water sports and the most amazing cultural and archaeological treasures of the Maya world.

Discover deserted beaches with turquoise crystal clear waters. Dive into the world’s second largest tropical barrier reef and explore the most complex and integrated underground river and cave system. Spread your fins and swim with the dolphins, sea turtles, and the most impressively giant yet docile Whale Shark, the largest fish in the world! In addition to these unique experiences, Riviera Maya hosts the internationally renown, Playa Del Carmen one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in Mexico. This trendy, cosmopolitan and bustling town located in the heart of Riviera Maya, hosts an expansive demographical and geographical variety of tourists.

Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos was a small fishing village that has grown to become a quaint tourist destination, close to Cancun. There are nice beaches here, Internet, restaurants and all the amenities you would expect.

Playa del Carmen

Playa is the regional capital. It is a bustling beach town filled with excitement and unique experiences. You can enter one of the many beautiful restaurants for a healthy delicious sampling of Mexican or international cuisine.

Playa del Carmen is one of the fastest growing, most fun towns in the Caribbean. An international mix of fun loving travelers come here to party, enjoy the beach and just generally immerse themselves in the tropical splendor. To the south of Playa and right next door is Playacar, with beach houses and all-inclusive resorts.


South of Playa del Carmen just a short walk is Playacar, an upscale development garnishing many five star all-inclusive resorts, a world class golf course, shopping mall and International restaurants. The beaches are beautiful and totally suited for children. There is also an extensive variety of condominiums and villas to rent.


Paamul has a deep bay that rests on the shoreline making it quite a choice spot. The reef is right out front and excellent for snorkeling. There are dive and fishing boats here as well. Backpackers, Mexicans and general bohemians use this destination and many clean affordable cabanas and private homes can be found here. There are also restaurants and of course amazing beaches. This is a great place to meet people!

Puerto Aventuras

Puerto Adventuras is an exclusive resort community. Fully modern luxury facilities abound here as well as quaint bed and breakfasts. You also find private homes, villas, condos and apartments for rent or sale.

Cozy restaurants and interesting shops line the marina's edge. Sailboats, fishing charters and yachts anchor in its deep blue water. Cigar stores offering Cuban brands and experienced personnel to assist you sit amongst the many unique shops. There are also many beautiful restaurants for a delicious samplings of Mexican or international cuisine.

There are all the beach activities one would expect like windsurfing, snorkeling and ski-jets. You can also visit the Cedam Museum, which houses various artifacts from sunken ships along the reefs.


This is a rustic beach community for adventurous travelers. The beach is excellent; there is a cenote on the north side and restaurants on the main beach. This is a great place for backpackers.


Akumal is in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Because of its location and beautiful beaches it is a perfect place to either stay local or use to launch numerous adventures. You are close to many things. There are a number of large resorts and lots of rentals, condos, villas and apartments. There are many small convenience stores and many local shops and restaurants. Many of the beaches are natural beaches however many have white sand areas for children and swimmers.

This is a great place for snorkelers especially if you want to see sea turtles. Activities in the area include diving, snorkeling, game fishing and the Akumal Ecological Center.


There is Tulum Ruins and there is the town Tulum. The town Tulum is around 5 kilometers south of the Tulum Ruins. The town is small but has many restaurants, bars and hotels. There are some nice hotels in the area and many miles of white sandy beaches.

There are of course villas, cabana, apartments and houses to rent by the day or week. Much of the stuff you will find in the shops in Playa can be found here but not in quite as abundance. Also the beach resorts are secluded and not as busy as Playa del Carmen.

Plan your next vacation to the Riviera Maya and discover all its wonders!!


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