Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Riviera Maya is famous for its large scale all-inclusive resorts and the most popular attractions are the fantastic sandy beaches lined with coconut trees and the crystal clear waters which are perfect for snorkelling.

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Riviera Maya

Other activities in the resort include tennis and golf. The perfect resort for chilling out and enjoying the sun. The Riviera Maya is home to some of the best beaches in Mexico and enjoys a very laid back atmosphere which is just perfect for a relaxing family holiday.

Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Riviera Maya Reviews

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Riviera Maya Hotels (?)

Gran Porto Real Resort and Spa Hotel Photograph of Gran Porto Real Resort and Spa Hotel
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Gran Porto Real Resort and Spa Hotel is one of the best tropical resorts in Playa del Carmen, offering services and quality for your comfort. Suitable for families and couples alike....

5 / 5 from 3 reviews

Barcelo Maya Beach and Caribe Resort Hotels offer a wide variety of facilities and services, this property makes you enjoy all the privileges, for an unforgettable stay....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Valentin Imperial Maya Hotel Photograph of Valentin Imperial Maya Hotel
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This adults only hotel is designed in the style of a typical "Yucateca" Mexican hacienda, with touches of a rich colonial decor, set amid tropical vegetation. Suitable for all types of holi...

5 / 5 from 6 reviews

Excellence Riviera Hotel Photograph of Excellence Riviera Hotel
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The hotel in typically bright Caribbean-Mexican style does not accept guests under 18 years old. Ideal for adults to relax and enjoy the sun....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Heaven Adults Only is part of an impressive all inclusive resort, located next to a private white sand beach. The adult only zone features a choice of swimming pools, bars...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Grand Riviera Princess Hotel Photograph of Grand Riviera Princess Hotel
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Situated on the beach front on the outskirts of Playa del Carmen, this complex consists of two neighbouring hotels offering a wide range of facilities and dining options....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Bluebay Grand Esmeralda Hotel Photograph of Bluebay Grand Esmeralda Hotel
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With a glistening white sand beach this hotel will provide an ideal spot to get away from it all. Suitable for families and couples alike....

5 / 5 from 5 reviews

Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun Hotel Photograph of Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun Hotel
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This charming hotel comprises of all the amenities you could need for rest and relaxation on a family or couples holiday....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Reef Coco Beach Resort Hotel Photograph of Reef Coco Beach Resort Hotel
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Enjoy this comfortable and fresh hotel with a soft decoration in a Mexican Caribbean style where you will find nice amenities and everything you need for a pleasant stay....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

Catalonia Riviera Maya Hotel Photograph of Catalonia Riviera Maya Hotel
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Catalonia provides the perfect environment for you and your family to relax and enjoy your holiday to the full....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Secrets Maroma Beach Hotel Photograph of Secrets Maroma Beach Hotel
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This spectacular adults-only hotel (over 18's) is situated on one of the world's best beaches on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsular and offers fantastic facilities and services....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun Hotel Photograph of Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun Hotel
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This fantastic all-suite adults-only resort has so many activities and opportunites to be pampered, you will never want to leave....

5 / 5 from 3 reviews

Riviera Maya Reviews

Holiday Date:27th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Occidental Grand Xcaret Hotel
Room:Deluxe Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Fantastic area and fantastic Mexican people, very welcoming. Visited Tolum and went on a Jungle Maya tour, highly recommended; abseiling, zip wires and swimming through fantastic caves. Coco Bongo Club a must for all ages 18+ very unusual and thoroughly entertaining even for me in my mid fifties.

Holiday Date:25th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Bluebay Grand Esmeralda Hotel
Room:Deluxe Double Or Twin - Garden View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Resort was excellent and town Playa del Carmen was good.

Holiday Date:23rd Jul 2017
Accommodation:Sandos Caracol Eco Beach Resort and Spa
Room:Deluxe Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Have stayed in this resort many times and the area is beautiful, accessible to many attractions and Playa del Carmen would highly recommend.

Holiday Date:29th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Grand Riviera Princess Hotel
Room:Suite
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

A fantastic place.

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Beaches

The Riviera Maya is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico and with 116km of powdery white sand and turquoise waters, there are plenty to choose from.

The calm waters make for perfect conditions for snorkeling and with the amazing coral reef and fantastic marine life it is a great way to spend a few hours.

Things to Do

There are many All Inclusive hotels here, each with their own facilities and entertainment programmes but there is also lots to do outside the complexes. The Riviera Maya is the ideal place for participating in various water sports and with Riviera Maya being home to the second largest barrier reef in the world, it is the ideal place for snorkeling and diving. It is also possible to go cave diving in the many underground sink holes that are unique to this area.

Have a day out at Dolpinaris Park where you can be a trainer for the day or even swim with dolphins, it's a great day out for all the family and something a little different.

It's not all about watersports here, there are ample opportunities to play tennis, enjoy a round of golf or even go horseriding so there is plenty to keep you active. Visit the Mayan ruins at Tulum, the archeological site was built over a cliff and is well worth a visit should you want to escape the beach for the day. You can also visit Coba, which is home to the highest pyramid in Mexico's Mayan world.

Out and About

There are plenty of restaurants on offer, many of which offer many Mexican dishes such as Mole which is made with either chicken or turkey and the popular enchiladas. Being on the coast, you will also find seafood such as tuna and red snapper are also popular. There is plenty of nightlife to be found in Riviera Maya, especially in Playa del Carmen where you can find many venues to enjoy a drink after a busy day on the beach.

Riviera Maya offers a good selection of shops, from souvenir shops to exclusive boutiques so whether it's a little something to take home or a treat for yourself, you will be certain to find it here.

Nearby Attractions

Take a trip to one of the world's most unique parks, Xcaret where you will be able to swim in an underground river, see various different species in the aviary and aquarium and even enjoy a Mexican show amongst other things.

At Xel-Ha ecological park, you will get a chance to meet some local wildlife, go on a jungle trek, rope swinging and a spot of cliff jumping so there is something for everyone and it is a really good day out.

Due to the location, there are many boat trips on offer, many of which include different experiences such as swimming with whale sharks and other sea creatures or you can simply relax and enjoy doing nothing.

There is so much to do in this area and the great weather makes all the outdoor activities even better.

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