The Riviera Maya is a Mexican wonderland that presents visitors with the opportunity to visit monumental archaeological sites, sink their feet into silky white beaches, stay at 5 star luxury resorts and spas and swim in immaculate sun-kissed waters. The colourful authentic Mexican cuisine, diverse entertainment and traditional cultural experiences are only a few reasons why people flock to the area.
Situated on the Yucatan Peninsula, the Riviera Maya has welcomed tourists and locals for years because of its historic charm and for the amount of tourism opportunities it can provide. Today, the Riviera Maya is home to a wide variety of top resort chains, boutique hotels and spa getaways. Visitors travel to the area to get a taste of genuine Mexican culture. The tourist experiences that one can take pleasure in are limitless, from adrenaline-pumping barrier reef and cave diving to tranquil dolphin swims and educational tours of ancient Mayan Ruins.
The Riviera Maya includes the second longest barrier reef in the world which makes it a hot-spot for certified and newbie divers, as well as curious snorkelers. The most spectacular areas to visit within the Riviera Maya are those that include tours of pristine nature sanctuaries, Mayan ruins and colossal historical sites.
For golf lovers, the Riviera Maya has a selection of Jack Nicklaus’s famously designed and developed golf courses to play on. Fore! The tourist attraction Coba is home to one of the tallest pyramids in the Yucatan, named Nohoch Mul and stands at 42 metres high. For those water babies out there, the Riviera Maya is the only destination in Mexico where tourists can visit archeological sites and swim in glistening turquoise waters nearby. A trip to Chichen Itza, Tulum or Coba will satisfy most history and pyramid buffs.
If you are looking to treat yourself and be pampered, the Riviera Maya has a vast array of spas and resort properties to choose from. From 5 star resort chains to individually owned boutique spas, the Riviera Maya is the destination to unwind, indulge in spa treatments and escape from it all.
Shoppers get excited! The Riviera Maya not only has a large variety of stores where you can buy hand-crafted genuine Mexican silver and souvenirs, but also a selection of boutique shops that offer tourists the opportunity to purchase gems, shells and stones discovered on the ocean floor.
With the extraordinary attractions, relaxing spa opportunities and Mayan culture and heritage to experience, it is no surprise that the renowned Riviera Maya is a destination added to most ‘travel-bucket lists.’