Riviera Maya Travel Guide
Plan Your Riviera Maya Vacation
Mexico's Caribbean coastline can be divided into two sections: developed coast and wild coast. The northern stretch from Punta Tanchacté to Punta Allen—the Riviera Maya—has the most sights and accommodations, and includes some of the Yucatán's most beautiful ruins and cenotes. The southern stretch, between Punta Allen and Chetumal, is where civilization thins out. Here in the "Costa Maya" you'll find the most alluring landscapes, including the pristine jungle wilderness of the Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Ka'an.
There's lodging for every taste and budget here, from giant all-inclusive luxury resorts to small family-run cabanas on the... read more
Restaurants here vary from quirky beachside affairs with outdoor tables and palapas to more-elaborate and sophisticated... read more
Things To Do in Riviera Maya
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Visiting Mayan ruins with a Caribbean view: The ruins at Tulum, only an hour south of Playa del Carmen, are a dramatic remnant of a... Read more
The Mayan culture is the enduring backdrop for Mexico's Caribbean Coast. Archaeologists have divided this civilization, which lasted some... Read more
When Mexico won independence from Spain in 1821, there wasn't much for Maya to celebrate. They continued to be treated as second-class,... Read more
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