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Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive
Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive
5.0 out of 5.0 Carr. Chetumal - Puerto Juarez Km. 282, Playa del Carmen, QROO
Free Cancellation
$503
4.9/5 (96 reviews)

Haven on the Earth! Hotel offering so much to there guest- you need at least a couple weeks to try and explore everything. Been there twice already and still havent done all the included activities and tours. Cant wait to go back!!!

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019
Guests of Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive have access to a full-service spa, 10 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. There's free ...
Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive
Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive
4.0 out of 5.0 Carretera Federal 307, KM 282, Chetumal a Puerto Juarez, Xcaret, Playa del Carmen, QROO
$158
4.0/5 (413 reviews)

Great place to stay for vacation except I did not have what I requested

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019
Guests of Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive have access to a full-service spa, 5 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. Free parking is included ...
Excellence Riviera Cancun - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Excellence Riviera Cancun - Adults Only - All Inclusive
5.0 out of 5.0 Carr. Federal 307 Chet-Pto. Juarez, Km 324 - 342, Mza. 7, Lt. 1, SM 11, Puerto Morelos, QROO
$381
4.7/5 (596 reviews)

The staff at this hotel was EXTREMELY friendly. There is a lot of entertainment. The food is outstanding and I am a foodie and home chef. The Sea Bass at the French restaurant was the best I have ever had. Property is lovely and well laid out. Mosquitoes were vicious. Bring bug spray. That is the ...

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019
Excellence Riviera Cancun - Adults Only - All Inclusive features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 6 outdoor pools. If you decide to drive, there's free ...
Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5.0 Carr Federal 307 Tulum-Cancun Km 332.15, SM31 MZ03, Puerto Morelos, QROO
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3.9/5 (130 reviews)

Everything was WONDERFUL ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL Amazing AWESOME CUSTOMER SERVICE!! Awesome food more than I’d imagined!!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019
Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive features a full-service spa, 12 outdoor pools, and a casino. If you plan to drive, free valet parking is ...
Ocean Coral & Turquesa - All Inclusive
Ocean Coral & Turquesa - All Inclusive
4.0 out of 5.0 Super manzana 12, Lote 1-05, Puerto Morelos, QROO
Free Cancellation
$130
4.0/5 (389 reviews)

The staff was great. Place is a little outdated...

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019
Ocean Coral & Turquesa - All Inclusive features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 4 outdoor pools. There's free parking and a shopping center shuttle. ...
Fairmont Mayakoba
Fairmont Mayakoba
5.0 out of 5.0 Ctra Federal Cancun - Playa Del Carmen K, Playa del Carmen, QROO
$206
4.6/5 (68 reviews)

The property was beautiful and the staff was extremely accommodating. I couldn't ask for anything more.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2019
Fairmont Mayakoba features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 5 outdoor pools. Free valet and self parking are available, or if you're not driving, take ...
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5.0 Carretera Chetumal Pto Juarez km 236.7, No. 1 Tankah Riviera Maya, Tulum, QROO
$277
4.0/5 (71 reviews)

Service super friendly and nice. Some rooms and bars need update and renovation.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa - All Inclusive features a private beach, a winery, and a full-service spa. There's free valet parking if you drive. Multilingual staff ...
Barceló Maya Palace - All Inclusive
Barceló Maya Palace - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5.0 Cta Chetumal Puerto Juarez KM 266.3, Xpu-Ha, QROO
Free Cancellation
$213
4.3/5 (174 reviews)

Love everything 👍Clean,convenient,very friendly,excellent

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019
Barceló Maya Palace - All Inclusive features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 3 outdoor pools. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an ...
Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
4.0 out of 5.0 Zona Costera K256, Akumal, QROO
$176
3.7/5 (41 reviews)

cleanliness of property was excellent. Maybe different options at food outlets?

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019
Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Resort & Spa - All Inclusive features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 3 outdoor pools. If you drive, take advantage of free ...

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Relax in the serenity of Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Riviera Maya is an area of natural beauty along the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Originally it was a hub for religious activity and trade, with remnants of its past still present in the ruins of Tulum and Playa del Carmen. To step back in time, tour an archaeological dig and uncover a piece of ancient Mayan civilization. Cozumel, a major hub, began as a ferry stop, but its sandy borders, quaint villages and attractive reefs turned the area into a popular vacation destination. Divers from all over the world come to Riviera Maya to explore the Great Mayan Reef, the world's second-largest reef system. Uncover a secret cave among the hidden underground river system or simply relax on one of the gorgeous beaches.

Things to do
Beaches

The beaches along the Riviera Maya are filled with pristine white sand and turquoise water. Puerto Morelos is the main beach in the middle of town. With its serene atmosphere, it is the ideal place to gather your thoughts. Akumal, “Land of Turtles,” is another beach spot filled with interesting and unique wildlife. The peaceful and crystal-clear water makes it a snorkeler's paradise.

It is simple to grab your scuba mask and uncover the hidden world, or you can simply watch others dive into the underground rivers and explore the coves from the comfort of a boat.

Historical attractions

There are various archaeological sites throughout the Riviera Maya. The Tulum is one of the most popular archaeological attractions in the area. Numerous tours are available to explore this ancient city where monuments and temples abound. To get a good sense of Mexican culture, participate in a traditional Mayan sweat lodge ceremony. This type of event is often held in many of the local resorts.

Shopping

Riviera Maya holds a wide range of shopping options, from unique boutiques to roadside markets. Playa del Carmen is at the center of retail therapy in the area. It is home to Fifth Avenue, a pedestrian street that is packed with high-end shops, souvenir stores and stalls filled with handcrafted items. Do not be afraid to try for a bargain; most shop owners in the area enjoy haggling and discussing their wares with customers.

At Playa del Carmen, you will be able to find great deals on chocolate, tequila and jewelry. Sterling silver is quite popular in the region, but make sure to purchase pieces from a legitimate store. A bit further north, you will hit the town of Puerto Morelos. Here, local handcrafted items are reasonably priced. You will find beautiful paintings, carvings and blankets.

Dining

The Riviera Maya has undergone a culinary renaissance. Guests enjoy new restaurants and emerging chefs. Gourmet dining options are becoming readily available at Playa del Carmen and the Hotel Zone.

Getting there

Travelers flying to the area tend to arrive at Cancun international airport (CUN). It’s one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean with transport links to Playa del Carmen, 32 miles to the south. Cozumel Airport (CZM) also offers international connections to the region.

Where to stay

Many travelers tend to take advantage of all-inclusive resorts that offer free meals and other great amenities. However, there are smaller Riviera Maya hotels as well. These places offer Caribbean charm, traditional hospitality and Mexican style.

Special events

The Riviera Maya is very ethnically diverse, and the area hosts numerous festivals. The “Day of the Dead” is celebrated by the locals who gather in cemeteries to keep the souls of the deceased company. Xcaret hosts a large celebration filled with fine food, art exhibits, live music and energetic dancing to commemorate this day. Other events include the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival and the International Movie and Food Festival.

Best time to visit

July and August are the busy months, and prices reflect that fact. The rainy season occurs May to December. Most ruins remain covered during this time. For the best weather, consider visiting the Riviera Maya December through April.

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