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Riviera Maya

The ideal vacation experience awaits in Riviera Maya. Here, you will find 112 miles of pristine coastline, ancient Mayan ruins, quaint seaside towns, and lush jungles. Riviera Maya has consistently been given Apple Vacations’ prestigious Crystal Apple Award for Best Destination, making it the #1 choice of Apple Vacationers. Just a short drive south of the Cancun International Airport, Puerto Morelos is the perfect base for exploring the many sites of the Yucatán. Playa del Carmen is perhaps the best-known town in the region and boasts trendy Fifth Avenue and its restaurants, bars, and shops. For an ecological experience, Puerto Aventuras lives up to its name with fishing and watersports. Akumal is the ideal place for divers and Tulum combines the mystery of the Mayan civilization with the beauty of the Caribbean.

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Riviera Maya Vacations

South of Riviera Cancun, Riviera Maya is home to many of Mexico's best hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Stretching from just south of Puerto Morelos to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum, the area offers endless white sand beaches, lush jungles and ancient Mayan cities including Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba. Enjoy trendy shopping, wining and dining on Playa del Carmen's Fifth Avenue, and amazing watersports in the quaint towns of Puerto Aventuras and Akumal. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is just offshore. Be sure to visit Xel-HA, the world's largest natural aquarium, and Xcaret, where you'll see fascinating indigenous wildlife and can snorkel in underground rivers.


Things to Do


    Take a half-day guided excursion at the archaeological site of Tulum, a gem in a privileged location that rises over the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea. Learn More >


    Discover four different cenotes (freshwater sinkholes) in Cancun's beautiful natural surroundings. Immerse yourself into this setting with a different activity at each spot—zip lining, rappelling, snorkeling and kayaking. Learn More >


    Pack 1,000 years of history into one day with a guided visit of Chichen Itza's Mayan ruins, then enjoy a buffet lunch and swim in Ik Kil cenote (freshwater sinkhole). Learn More >