The Riviera Maya are a magnet for both Mexicans and visitors from other parts of the world. In this diverse area, activities and imagination go hand in hand: the coast lends itself to all kinds of water sports. There are diving facilities, sport fishing and jungle treks to nearby archaeological sites. Plus amazing beaches with soft white sand.
- Round trip airfare to Cancun
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- Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
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Oct 3-24: $949 + $506 tax (Ocean Coral Turquesa; 4.5-star)
Oct 3-24: $1069 + $506 tax (Ocean Royale Maya; 4.5-star) Adults only
Oct 3-24: $1249 + $506 tax (Hideaway at Royalton Riviera; 5-star) Adults only
Nov 1,8,15: $956 + $493 tax (Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda; 4.5-star)
Nov 1,8,15: $1139 + $493 tax (Grand Riviera Princess; 5-star)
Nov 1,8,15: $1299 + $493 tax (Platinum Yucatan Princess; 5-star) Adults Only!
Dec 21,22: $1749 + $493 tax (Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda; 4.5-star)
Dec 21,22: $2099 + $493 tax (Royalton Riviera Cancun; 5-star)
Dec 24,25,26,27,28,29,30: $2099 + $493 tax (Bahia Principe Coba; 4.5-star)
Dec 24,25,26,27,28,29,30: $2399 + $493 tax (El Dorado Royale; 5-star) Adults only!
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Riviera Maya, Mexico
The capital of the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, evolved from a small village of Mayan pilgrims to a lively, cosmopolitan city with the highest urban growth in the country. Its natural features, beauty and long beaches, its enviable geographical location and its blend of sea and jungle make this destination on the Mexican Caribbean a magnet for both Mexicans and visitors from other parts of the world.
In this diverse city, activities and imagination go hand in hand: the coast lends itself to all kinds of water sports. There are diving facilities, sport fishing and jungle treks to nearby archaeological sites.
The other famous destinations of the riviera, each with its own unique character and attractions, are Akumal, Tulum, Puerto Aventuras to name but a few.
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.
Attractions & Sites
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.
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.
Currency: Mexican peso (MXN/MXV). But USD is widely accepted. 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.