The Riviera Maya stretches 100 miles from Punta Brava to Punta Allen and includes the island of Cozumel. Playa Del Carmen and Tulum are the most popular cities in the region. Relax under an umbrella on the beach, take an adventurous dive under the sea, go zip-lining or explore the Mayan Ruins. Whatever type of vacation you choose, the Riviera Maya is the place to be.
- Round trip airfare from Calgary or Edmonton to Cancun
- 7 nights all-inclusive hotel
- Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
Air, 7 nights all-inclusive hotel and transfers
Calgary & Edmonton
Aug 11-Sep 29: $819-$959 + $460 tax (Grand Oasis Cancun; 4-star)
Aug 11-Sep 29: $819-$959 + $460 tax (Blue Bay Esmeralda; 3.5-star)
Aug 11-Sep 29: $969-$1079 + $460 tax (Sandos Caracol; 4-star)
Aug 11-Sep 29: $1379 + $460 tax (Panama Jack Gran Porto; 4.5-star)
Aug 11-Sep 29: $1669 + $460 tax (El Dorado Royale; 5-star) Adults Only!
Free connectors! (if available) from Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grand Prairie, Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Lethbridge, Nanaimo, Penticton, Regina & Saskatoon
The climate in the Riviera Maya is hot and humid, but the humidity is not as high as in other areas. The average annual temperature ranges from 25 C to 30 C. Offshore water temperatures range from 26 C in January to 29 C in August. May through November is the rainy season.
Enjoy Playa del Carmen’s Quinta Avenida, with its improvised artists, and dozens of languages blended into a single murmur. Check out also the Xaman-Ha aviary, home to 200 birds set in a tropical forest.
Attractions & Sites
If you are into speleology go explore the Cavernas Sacba or the Atkun Chen Caverns.
Several attractions are to be found in Xcaret such as the Mayan Village, the archaeological museum or the botanical garden.
Just forty-five minutes away, the natural well area of Puerto Aventuras houses Xel-Há an ecological theme park and the largest natural aquarium in the world. Here you can swim with dolphins, see sea turtles, bicycle, snorkel, cliff-dive, and scuba.
Some of the lovely coastal villages for you to discover include Puerto Morelos with its alligator farm and botanical garden, Playa del Secreto and Playa Paraiso which is often frequented by sea turtles, the very quiet town of Paamul or last but not least Akumal with its Yal-Ku miniature lagoon.
The currency is the Mexican peso (MXN/MXV). Automated banking machine services are available throughout the country. Canadian debit and credit cards are widely accepted; however, Canadian currency and traveller’s cheques are not.
There is a limit to the amount of U.S. dollars that both residents and foreigners can exchange in Mexico, depending on your immigration status in Mexico. Although the rule does not apply to Canadian dollars, some financial institutions, hotels, and currency exchange bureaus are not making the distinction.