The Maya Riviera is one of the most enchanting places on Earth. It stretches along the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and offers some of the best beaches with sand so fine it seems like flour between your toes. Caribbean outings are picturesque and provide everyone with breathtaking experiences.
Thanks to the diverse range of activities, all the interesting places to visit and the millions of things to see, each holiday is a unique experience. From the ruins of Tulum to diving on the Great Reef of the Maya, there really is something to enjoy; adventure seekers and golfer-like!
Here is a list of the top 5 places to look at and what to do on the Riviera Maya (no special order, EVERYONE is amazing):
1. The ruins of Tulum
The city of Tulum is the only known archaeological site located by the sea. The party acted as the main port for Cobá, the great city of the Maya. Over 60 well-preserved buildings can be found here, including the Fresco Temple, a small shrine that marks a breakthrough in the coral reef, and Castillo. This is a truly remarkable place saturated with history. You can’t miss it!
The Riviera Maya is home to many championship-style golf courses. Puerto Aventuras is definitely a step above the rest with its 36-hole golf course. This unique course was designed by Thomas Lehman. Surrounded by lush tropical foliage and encounters with iguanas, deer and various tropical birds, this is truly a course of gold in the jungle. Enjoy!
3. Maya expedition from the jungle
Get ready for a real adventure! The Jungle Maya expedition from Alltournative begins with an off-road vehicle ride that takes you to the Nohoch Nah Chich Cenote system. Here you will dive into deep caverns exploring stalagmite and stalactite formations. After a bit of scuba diving, hop back into the Unimog (4X4) and cross the jungle where you will see a variety of footprints of flora, fauna and animals! The journey takes you to Yax-muul, the most amazing natural pool in the Mexican Caribbean for a little more scuba diving. Upon your return to Rancho San Felipe, a traditional May lunch awaits you.
4. Swim with dolphins
Delphinus Riviera Maya is the best bathing area with dolphins. Located just 10 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, this makes it a very convenient place for most travelers. The dolphinarium is protected by an extraordinary natural formation that covers Ana Claudia. With Dolphin an area of 108,000 ft. Delphinus Riviera has several programs, including Primax Swimming – Swimming with dolphins and spending time with them in the water, Dolphin rides – Dolphin rides and interaction activities, One – Spend once with a dolphin and trainer one hour and Dolphin Trainer one day – 8 hours with by coach learning about dolphin care, training, scientific research, veterinary program and breeding program.
Experience Mayan cuisine in Yaxché. The dishes are mostly based on vegetables and seafood. Shrimp tacos are one of the recommended appetizers and for a reason they are delicious! Some of the other culinary delights include Xtoloc – crepe stuffed with cheese sprinkled with paprika and Kinitch chicken – delicious, marinated and grilled chicken. Delicious!
This is by no means a complete list of things to do and see on the Riviera Maya. These are just some of the finest things we found during the holidays and recommendations from friends, family and clients. Start planning your Riviera Maya adventure by calling 866-365-8747.