About Riviera Maya

  • Riviera Maya runs 86 miles (120 km), along the eastern shore line of Mexico and is located in Quintana Roo state, on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The Riviera Maya extends from Puerto Morelos to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Once home to small fishing villages, the Riviera Maya coastline has since been developed into a modern and educational tourist corridor offering the very best of high-end luxury resorts, fine dining, nightlife, spa retreats, shopping and golf in Mexico. An ideal vacation destination, the Riviera Maya is home to some of the most stunningly beautiful beaches in all of Mexico with expansive stretches of powdery white sand lapped by the clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, where the second largest reef of the world is not far from the coast and some of the most impressive Mayan Ruins at Tulum are part of this amazing Riviera Maya.

    AKUMAL

    Akumal is a small beach-front tourist resort community in Mexico, 100 km (62 mi) south of Cancún, between the towns of Playa del Carmen and Tulum and famous for snorkeling. It is located on Akumal Bay and Half Moon Bay on the site of a former coconut plantation in Tulum Municipality in the state of Quintana Roo, and is part of the Riviera Maya area. Akumal is also home to ONDARTE International Artist Residency


    PUERTO AVENTURAS

    Puerto Aventuras is a community located in Solidaridad Municipality, Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is the second-largest community in Solidaridad Municipality, after the municipal seat, Playa del Carmen. Puerto Aventuras is divided into 2 parts: west of Highway 307 is the residential subdivision, east of Highway 307 along the Caribbean coast is the tourist zone with hotels and resorts, which are part of the Riviera Maya.

    TULUM

    Tulum is the largest community in the municipality of Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is located on the Caribbean coast of the state, about 1 hour drive south of Playa del Carmen and only 25 minutes south of Akumal. Tulum offers the perfect combination of total relaxation, tranquility and seclusion. Visit Tulum to see the Mayan ruins and the beach strip which runs the length of the beach and leads you to the arch, which is the access to the Sian Ka’an biosphere. You can find accommodation on both the beach side and across the road. This area has a very relaxed, bohemian feel to it. Almost everything is accessible on foot in the main area, and bicycles are available for rent.

    PLAYA DEL CARMEN

    Playa del Carmen is a coastal resort town in Mexico, along the Yucatán Peninsula's Riviera Maya strip of Caribbean shoreline in the state of Quintana Roo, it’s known for its palm-lined beaches and coral reefs and is one of the top diving destinations in the world, thanks to vibrant sea life and dazzling underwater caverns. Its Quinta Avenida pedestrian thoroughfare runs parallel to the beach, with blocks of shops, restaurants and nightspots ranging from laid-back bars to dance clubs.

    COZUMEL

    Cozumel is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen, and close to the Yucatan Channel. The economy of Cozumel is based on tourism. There are several visitors to the island's balnearies scuba diving, and snorkeling. The main town on the island is San Miguel de Cozumel. The island belongs to Cozumel Municipality of the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. The island is located in the Caribbean Sea along the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula about 82 km (51 mi) south of Cancun and 19 km (12 mi) from the mainland. The island is about 48 km (30 mi) long and 16 km (9.9 mi) wide. With a total area of 477.961 km2 (184.542 sq mi), it is Mexico's largest Caribbean island, and Mexico's third-largest island, following Tiburon Island and Isla Angel de la Guarda.

    CANCUN

    Cancun, a Mexican city on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea, is known for its beaches, numerous resorts and nightlife. It’s composed of 2 distinct areas: the more traditional downtown area, El Centro, and Zona Hotelera, a long, beachfront strip of high-rise hotels, nightclubs, shops and restaurants. Cancun is also a famed destination for students during universities’ spring break period.

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