Riviera Maya is a paradise where you'll find an array of exciting things to do, pristine beaches, and fun towns and cities to explore. You can head to beautiful Playa del Carmen, the heart of the region, to enjoy the welcoming beachfront alongside high-end shops and restaurants offering genuine Mexican seafood. Museums and aquariums are located here as well, letting you learn all about the region's history and unique wildlife.

If you're feeling a little more adventurous, you'll find thrilling excursions throughout the area. Puerto Aventuras, for example, is where you can take to the waters for a boating experience or a dive beneath the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Charters are available, though you can rent a boat yourself and take charge of your own adventure if you prefer. Don't miss Akumal, which features a low-tide beach that functions more like a natural pool.

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Things to do in the Riviera Maya open up the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula to a whole world of excitement, adventure, and experiences that you'll never forget. Here you can relax on endless stretches of soft white sand and deep turquoise waters. You can go scuba diving in Cenote Dos Ojos. Learn to dive at the Xibalba Dive Centre. Learn about eco-tourism at Centro Ecologico Akumal or the Punta Venado Caribbean Eco-Park....

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  • 10 Best Towns and Resorts in the Riviera Maya

    The best towns and resorts in the Riviera Maya are where many locals and travellers flock when it’s time for a top-notch holiday in the sun. Stretching along the Yucatán Peninsula in northeast Mexico, this simply beautiful region comes to life with gorgeous beaches, world-class snorkelling, and sumptuous traditional cuisine. With many towns across Riviera Maya overflowing with historic Mayan ruins,...

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