The Riviera Maya, a natural paradise that merges with the waters of the Caribbean Sea, is a coastal strip that stretches more than 120 km (81 mi). Starts at the end of Puerto Morelos to Punta Allen, in the state of Quintana Roo. The climate in this Yucatan Peninsula region is subtropical with an average temperature of 25°C (77°F).
Considered one of the fastest growing tourist destinations over the last decade, here you can relax or enjoy recreational activities at luxurious resorts nestled in the jungle. The posh hotels offer exclusive golf courses, spas and white-sand beaches, such as El Secreto, El Paraiso and Maroma, where you can bask in the sun and indulge in all kinds of water sports. For example, you can scuba dive off the coast at a depth of more than 10 meters (33 feet) as you take in the spectacular sights of the Great Meso-American Barrier Reef. You can also discover ancient Mayan cities such as Coba, Muyil and Tulum; the latter is located right on the beach. What’s more, you can visit incredible ecological reserves such as Sian Ka’an, which was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Here you can take part in eco-tourism outings, sailfish and marlin fishing, and other outdoor activities such as: long walks or horseback riding, while enjoying the beautiful backdrop of the Caribbean Sea.
During your visit to the Riviera Maya, do not miss out on Xcaret and Xel-Há, two of Mexico’s most important theme parks, where you can see fascinating indigenous wildlife and live the unforgettable experience of snorkeling in underground rivers. At dusk, don’t forget to visit the spectacular nightclubs, where you can chat with friends over drinks, or you can visit a restaurant and treat yourself to a delicious lobster dinner. These are just some of things you can do in the Riviera Maya, which is why it has earned a reputation as the ideal destination to enjoy life.