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.

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Riviera Maya Hotels (165)

Gran Porto Real Resort and Spa Hotel Photograph of Gran Porto Real Resort and Spa Hotel
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Panama Jack Resorts Gran Porto 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

Excellence Riviera Hotel - Adults Only Photograph of Excellence Riviera Hotel - Adults Only
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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 Photograph of Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Heaven
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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 beachfront on the outskirts of Playa del Carmen, the luxurious Grand Riviera Princess resort offers fantastic facilities and exstensive dining options for the whole family to enjoy. ...

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 provides an ideal spot to get away from it all. Perfect for a couples' escape to Mexico....

5 / 5 from 5 reviews

Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun Hotel Photograph of Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun Hotel
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A charming beachfront hotel located just outside of the picturesque fishing village of Puerto Morelos. ...

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

Akumal Bay Beach and Wellness Resort Photograph of Akumal Bay Beach and Wellness Resort
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Originally developed as a small diving resort on one of the longer stretches of beach in the area, the hotel is ideal for those looking for a relaxing holiday....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Allegro Playacar Hotel Photograph of Allegro Playacar Hotel
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Allegro Playacar enjoys a picturesque setting, right alongside a white, sandy beach. This is an ideal choice for both couples and families looking for plenty of on-site facilities....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach and Tropical Hotel featuring high standards of comfort and a friendly atmosphere, this hotel is an ideal place for a pleasant as well as a relaxing stay....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Barcelo Maya Palace Hotel Photograph of Barcelo Maya Palace Hotel
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Barcelo Maya Palace Hotel has all you would expect from a hotel of this class, ideal for families and couples....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

El Dorado Seaside Suites Hotel Photograph of El Dorado Seaside Suites Hotel
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El Dorado Seaside Suites Hotel is an adults only boutique resort and just perfect for honeymooners....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Grand Palladium Colonial Resort is part of the Grand Palladium Maya Resorts, which offers a rich variety of leisure, wellness and entertainment facilities and programs suitable for all ages and ta...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Grand Palladium Riviera Resort and Spa Photograph of Grand Palladium Riviera Resort and Spa
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The hotel has a peaceful environment and guests can enjoy relaxing beside the lakes, complete with flamingos or in the beautiful gardens. ...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Iberostar Grand Paraiso Hotel Photograph of Iberostar Grand Paraiso Hotel
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Iberostar adults only hotel in Mexico, offering an on-site Spa, 3 swimming pools and a beach front setting....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Iberostar Paraiso Maya Hotel Photograph of Iberostar Paraiso Maya Hotel
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If it's a fun filled family friendly resort packed with activities and facilities that you are looking for then you will not be disappointed; a fantastic destination for couples and families....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Iberostar Paraiso del Mar Hotel Photograph of Iberostar Paraiso del Mar Hotel
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Situated on the beachfront in Playa Paraiso on the Riviera Maya, the Iberostar Paraiso del Mar offers all inclusive facilities with a large pool, kids club, buffet and a'la carte dining options....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Ocean Coral and Turquesa Photograph of Ocean Coral and Turquesa
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Located in an area of outstanding beauty, this hotel offers five-star facilities with a friendly service. ...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Playacar Palace Riviera Maya Hotel Photograph of Playacar Palace Riviera Maya Hotel
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A luxurious hotel offering elegant and modern accommodation combined with a fantastic range of facilities to ensure a truly relaxing holiday. ...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Viva Wyndham Azteca Hotel Photograph of Viva Wyndham Azteca Hotel
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Viva Wyndham Azteca Hotel is situated within the breathtaking tropical scenery and the hotel is suitable for all types of holiday makers....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Grand Sunset Princess Hotel Photograph of Grand Sunset Princess Hotel
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Grand Sunset Princess Hotel is a new hotel perfect for families and couples looking for a relaxing holiday by the sea....

4.7 / 5 from 6 reviews

Iberostar Quetzal Hotel Photograph of Iberostar Quetzal Hotel
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This first-class hotel puts you in beautiful natural surroundings, on the white sands of Playacar Beach. Suitable for families and couples....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Catalonia Privileged Maroma Hotel Photograph of Catalonia Privileged Maroma Hotel
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Guests of the Catalonia Privileged Maroma Hotel share the facilities with sister property Catalonia Playa Maroma Hotel, with some additional exclusive services and dining areas. ...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Riviera Maya Reviews

Mr J Riley, Chelmsford

Holiday Date:27th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Occidental at Xcaret Destination
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.

Mr G Newton, Castleford

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.

Mr K Langley, Hull

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.

Mr M Durban, Plymouth

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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