The tourist region, which stretches along the entire eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, includes the most popular resorts in the world. Riviera Maya is a unique natural complex, where there are all kinds of attractions. There are wonderful places for diving and snorkeling on the Caribbean coast.
Riviera Maya coast
Fishing enthusiasts prefer this region for good fishing and amazing trophies. Connoisseurs of flora, fauna, cultural and architectural values choose a vacation on the Riviera Maya for the excellent infrastructure, many unique attractions, and memorable places.
Riviera Maya is a relatively young resort area. The development of international tourism here began only in the late 70s-80s of the last century.
The beautiful nature, many untouched protected areas, as well as stunning beaches with snow-white sand and amazing, emerald-colored water are ideal for organizing a family holiday.
beaches of the Riviera Maya
Fans of active entertainment also do not ignore the resort region. Diving in lagoons and coral reefs, in underwater caves, and the coastal strip gives indescribable sensations and vivid emotions.
During your vacation at the resort, be sure to leave time for sea trips and walks to nearby attractions. In the heart of the region is the city of Playa del Carmen — one of the most amazing places in Yucatan. There are also nature reserves, amusement parks, as well as many cultural objects — art galleries, museums, and much more.
ancient ruins of the Riviera Maya
In addition to the beaches that stretch along the entire coast for 140 km in length, there are many attractions in the region, both modern and preserved from ancient times.
Traveling to the resorts, be sure to visit the Sian Ka’an Nature Reserve, which is located on the picturesque shore of the bay. A huge variety of flora and fauna will not be able to leave even sophisticated tourists indifferent.
Xcaret National Park is interesting not only for children but also for adult visitors. You will be able to see rare species of wild animals, walk along the underground river, visit fascinating theatrical performances and colorful shows that are held here regularly in the evening.
Riviera Maya caves
While traveling on the Riviera, do not forget to visit the stunningly beautiful paradise island of Cozumel. It is well known to professional divers and fishermen from all over the world. It is believed that there are no better places in any corner of the globe.
Along the way, you can swim in the most beautiful lagoon, admire one of the largest coral reefs and the expositions of the underwater museum. Nearby are the paradise islands of Isla Mujeres and Holbox. Each of them has a rich history and many interesting places to explore. On the Island of Women, be sure to sunbathe on Playa Norte and definitely swim in the Yalahau Lagoon.
If you want to touch the history, go for a walk to the ruins of the ancient city of Tulum. The architectural complex has been preserved since the time of the Maya tribe, who lived and left many unique buildings in the region — stadiums, temples, and much more.
The city of Coba is famous for the huge 42-meter pyramid of El Castillo. To climb to its top, you need to overcome 120 steps. This monument is not the only one in the region. Not far from Playa del Carmen is the legendary Seventh Wonder of the World — the ancient city of Chichen Itza.
In addition to architectural objects and monuments, the Riviera Maya is rich in natural attractions. Most of the region’s territories are covered with mangrove forests. Tropical vegetation reaches directly to the shore, washed by the purest waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Riviera Maya parks
You can travel around this unique region endlessly. Water parks, dolphinariums, botanical gardens and nature reserves, reefs, underground caves, islands, and many other unique places are still full of riddles and secrets.
Solve them and enjoy an unforgettable vacation, traveling through the most picturesque and exotic corners of the Mexican Caribbean. It is no coincidence that many tourists who have visited the Riviera Maya once, return here again at the first opportunity.
Beautiful beaches that stretch for hundreds of kilometers attract the attention of not only lovers of swimming and sunbathing, but also more active entertainment. The coastal strip is ideal for sailing and surfing, scuba diving, and fishing.
diving Riviera Maya
Divers prefer to spend time on the coral reef in Playa del Carmen, which is located just a few dozen meters from the shore. The underground lake, “cenotes” and the most beautiful underwater caves attract here not only the beauty of the underwater depths but also the abundance of marine life. There are more than 150 species of various exotic fish in these places, many of which are under state protection.
Traveling to the ancient city of Tulum, be sure to visit the beautiful beach located near the ruins. Here you can see Caretta-Caretta turtles and have a great time swimming in the purest azure water.
fishing Riviera Maya
Snorkeling and diving can be done in the Xel-Ha Eco-park, and in Puerto Aventuras, you can play golf on one of the best courses on the peninsula. Night clubs, musical performances, and shows-all this is waiting for you on the famous Fifth Avenue of the city of Playa del Carmen.
For a trip to the Riviera Maya, you can use ready-made tours or personally get a boat for rent for an exciting trip. Our company Cancun Charter provides a large selection of vessels for unforgettable trips and professional fishing:
yacht holidays in Riviera Maya
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