The Riviera Maya has an activity for everyone—culture and sightseeing, world-class water activities, adventure tours, shopping and exciting nightlife. The difficult part is choosing which excursion is right for you.
For the archeologist at heart: If you want to experience the culture of the ancient Mayans, the Riviera Maya is a perfect launching point for extraordinary visits to nearby Mayan sites like Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba. Each of these famous archaeological gems offers eye-opening opportunities to step back in time and learn more about these ancient people.
For the Jacques Cousteau wannabe: Just a ¼ mile of shore is the world’s second longest barrier reef—making the Riviera Maya the perfect place to snorkel and scuba dive. You might even have the opportunity to snorkel with the largest fish in the world, a whale shark.
For the thrill seeker: The tropical setting of the Riviera Maya offers guests to this area a chance for adventure. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore underground rivers & caves, rappel into mysterious cenotes, fly across jungle treetops on a zip-line course or hop on a 4×4 ATV for some off-road fun!
For the shopaholic: All along the Mayan Riviera you’ll find plenty of places to shop. You’ll come across everything from modern shopping malls to traditional & colorful markets, where you can buy handcrafts, imitation stone figurines of Mayan gods, hammocks, t-shirts, ceramics, woodcarvings and more.
For the night owl: If you are looking for a nighttime adventure, the Riviera Maya offers romantic sunset dinner cruises or Caribbean-themed cruises, which sail to private beach parties where you can dance the night away.