Vacations in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Riviera Maya

Mexico's Vacation Coast with the Most

Riviera Maya Overview

From ancient cities to trendy beach clubs, and thatch-rooted cottages to five-star resorts, the 70-mile expanse of Mexico's coastline known as the Riviera Maya has it all. The town of Tulum radiates new-age and backpacker's vibes, the seaside promenades of Playa del Carmen deliver a Continental accent, and the Cancun strip is pure indulgence. Some come for high-energy clubbing, shopping and beach culture, others soak in the mellow vibes of smaller seaside villages, or up the adventure quotient with snorkel drifts through underground rivers, zipline flights across jungle water holes, kayak expeditions into mangrove lagoons and up-close encounters with big fish.

Diving

Swim with whale sharks and dive swirling bait balls corralled by sailfish. Witness gatherings of pregnant nurse sharks. Follow sea turtles through mazes of spur and groove coral. Explore shipwrecks that attract flights of eagle rays. Delve into freshwater caverns hidden in the jungle.

SCUBA diving in Riviera Maya, Mexico
Kayaking in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Adventure

Visit ancient Mayan temples. Swim with dolphins. Rappel into a flooded limestone sinkhole. Paddle a kayak into the surf. Explore the jungle by jeep or four-wheeler.

Wellness

Indulge in full-service spa treatments at beachside resorts. Experience an international array of traditional and alternative healing techniques at an eco-friendly wellness retreat. Enhance vitality with Mayan arvigo therapy. 

Wellness in Riviera Maya, Mexico