The Riviera Maya is synonymous to fun, nature and culture. Due to its close proximity to other cities in the state of Quintana Roo, it will be easy to venture out and get to know everything this destination has to offer.
Over 120 kilometers long, located in the southeast of Mexico, the Riviera Maya encompasses Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen and all the way to Tulum, skirting the beautiful turquoise beaches of the Caribbean Sea.
One of the most enjoyable cities of that Mexican southeastern coast is Playa del Carmen, considered one of the most visited spots of the Riviera Maya tourist zone, where beautiful blue beaches, white sands, spectacular resorts and hotel facilities in the middle of the jungle aas well as very friendly people, will make your visit outstanding and unique.
Playa del Carmen is near the adventure of the most famous theme parks of this tourist destination such as Xcaret, Xel-Há, Río Secreto and many more. Bring your snorkel mask with you as it is the perfect place to dive cenotes, fresh water rivers and do water activities.
During your visit to this small coastal town, you cannot miss a walk down its famous Quinta Avenida (Playa del Carmen´s own Fifth Avenue), parallel to the beach and with at least 4 kilometers of shops, malls, bars and restaurants.
During your stroll down Quinta Avenida, you will find the beautiful Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (The Parish of Our Lady of El Carmen), one of the oldest constructions in the city. Don´t forget to bring your camera as there are many photo-ops including the monumental archway called “Portal Maya”.
The magnificent five star resorts located in Playacar, surrounded by golf courses and beaches, make it the ideal place to enjoy a relaxed vacation in harmony with nature. If what you are looking for are beach clubs, your travel itinerary must include Playa Mamita 's, one of the best known beaches in the area which boasts many beach clubs and really good music.
Allow yourself to fall under the spell of nature as you visit the Sian Ka’an nature reserve, close to Tulum and close to heaven, where you can discover incredible unexplored beaches and a coral reef ready to surprise divers and snorkelers alike. Sail through the mangroves to be enthralled by the diversity of flora and fauna.
If you enjoy adventure and culture alike don´t hesitate to visit the Cobá archaeological site, where you can climb up the 120 steps of the Nohoch Mul pyramid to enjoy a panoramic view of the Mexican jungle. Cobá is located only 47 kilometers from Tulum so you can easily make a day of it.
All along the way there are plenty of towns and scenery to explore; Akuma, Puerto Aventuras and long list of etceteras. Enjoy every stop and every place you step foot on; that’s what a vacation is all about.
Let yourself be surprised by the luxury and treasures of the Riviera Maya and the fabulous Playa del Carmen and create your very own getaway experience to this paradise in the south of Mexico.