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Travel Guide: Riviera Maya, Mexico

Known for its long beaches and numerous all-inclusive resorts, Riviera Maya is located on Mexico's northeastern Yucatán Peninsula. It is a tourist hub, just south of Cancun and runs along the Caribbean coastline.

When visiting Riviera Maya, here are some activities to consider to enhance your already amazing vacation:

Chichén Itzá Tour

This great activity allows you to go with your friends and/or a group of other tourists and roam the vast archaeological site of the Maya city of Chichén Itzá. You may be able to even climb the numerous stairs up to the top! This is a tour definitely worth checking out!

Day Trip to Tulum

If you're an adventure seeker and love historical artifacts and sites, this tour is worth a try. Tulum is a walled Maya city that is located on the coast above the Caribbean sea. Explore the mysterious Maya ruins and learn about Maya rituals, worship, and daily life as you walk around the site. This is a super interesting activity that will have you craving more of this wonderful experience.

Snorkeling in Puerto Morelos

Discover the incredible marine life by snorkelling in two different reefs of the National Park of Puerto Morelos, the second largest barrier reef in the world. Learn about the biodiversity of the area and take in the multi-coloured fish and life below the sea! Once on the tour, you can also enjoy local cuisine and drinks in this beautiful area.

Horseback Riding

Trot along through the natural landscapes of Mexico and enjoy the serenity of the wilderness. If this is your first time or you're a seasoned rider, you will enjoy this activity. You are with others in a group who enjoy the same experience as you and get to meet new friends as well!


Are you an adventure seeker and enjoy zipping through the trees? These tours may be a good option to consider. Soar through the air on an exciting zip line in Puerto Morelos, a 12-circuit line, coasting between trees in the heights of the jungle canopy. Depending on the tour you choose, you may even be able to have a refreshing swim before enjoying an authentic Mexican lunch!

Cancun City Tour

If you're looking to take in the culture and have fun at the same time, taking a trip to Cancun may be the way to go. This type of tour is perfect for the person who loves sightseeing, first-time visitors and those who enjoy a good party! Visit the local shops, sit in the local square and visit some of the hottest nightclubs that Mexico has to offer!

Catamaran/Speedboat Tours

This tour gives you the opportunity to have multiple experiences in one place. Hop aboard the Catamaran boat that takes a slow-paced trek on the waters, allowing you to take in the sun and scenery from a different perspective. Head inside the boat for drinks, music and a more party type atmosphere. Stop in the sea, get out and have some fun in the water with the aquatic life before heading back on the boat to continue your trip. Once you're ready to head back, switch gears and head on the speedboat back to your starting destination! It gives you the best of both worlds - speed and relaxation!


When the sun goes down, nightlife in the Riviera Maya and Cancun areas adds a whole other element to the beach life. The options are endless. There are so many different trendy nightclubs, such as Coco Bongos, Vegas-style shows and restaurants that provide entertainment until the morning hours. There is something for everyone. If you’re not up for venturing out of the resort, look at the bars and nightclubs located right where you are and party until the wee hours of the night.

Riviera Maya, Mexico, is a beautiful resort town that offers so much to its tourists. There is something for everyone and provides so much added culture to your experience. It's located close to so many neighbouring towns that allow you to experience the wonders of the ancient Mayan civilizations. While all these activities are excellent, you always want to keep your personal safety in mind.

When travelling anywhere, you want to make sure you do your research, stick with your group or people you trust and look out for each other. Be aware of your surroundings and never put yourself in a position that you cannot get out of. If you have never been to Mexico, it's definitely a place to consider. This beautiful Spanish speaking country won't disappoint. Be safe and enjoy your travels!


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