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Riviera Maya & the Yucatan

Riviera Maya & the Yucatan Travel Tips

Best Cenotes around Cancun and the Yucatan Peninsula

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Naturally formed sinkholes pockmarking the limestone turf of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, cenotes are among the world’s most unique natural phenomenon. Used as a water source by the Incas and ...  Read more

3 Days in Cancun: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 815 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Cancun treats every day as a holiday, but also plans a few organized events throughout the year. The biggest event is Carnaval, a joyous, usually drunken celebration held in February right before ...  Read more

Mayan Ruins near Merida

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Uxmal Pronounced OOSH-mahl, this impressive site 50 miles from Merida is one of the best-restored and awe-inspiring archaeological sites in the Yucatán, as captivating as Chichen Itza but ...  Read more

3 Days in Merida: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Merida is a city that captivates many visitors so much that they decide to stay: it’s a haven for expatriates from the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The colonial center holds plenty of charms, including ...  Read more

Mayan Ruins of Cancun

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 849 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Cancun may be known as a beach holiday destination, but there’s so much more to do than here than soak up the sun and enjoy a few frozen drinks. One of the most popular area activities is a visit to ...  Read more

Day Trips from Cancun

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 170 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Think that you’ve seen it all in Cancun? Think again. Though this glittering jewel of a resort town does seem to have everything a tourist could want – white sand beaches, palm trees, night clubs, ...  Read more

The Cenotes of the Yucatan

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 63 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Visiting the Yucatan, you might here this word in passing: cenotes. It is actually an ancient Mayan word meaning “well,” but nowadays refers to the rocky sinkholes that pepper the Mayan Peninsula. ...  Read more

Go Diving in a Cenote

By Viator, February 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Riviera Maya region is a diver's paradise. Destinations such as Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen are world famous for ocean life, barrier reefs (the second-longest in the world, after ...  Read more

Best Beaches of Cancun

By Viator, November 2013

Tours & Tickets

There’s little doubt that the powdery white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters of Cancun are what most people come here for. Cancun’s tourist industry is big-business, and this is why you hear the ...  Read more

Best Beaches in Cancun

By Viator, September 2013

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Long, flat, and powdery white, Cancun has made a name for itself by housing some of the best beaches in Mexico, if not the world. It’s no mistake that most of these beaches can be found along the ...  Read more

Spring Break in Cancun

By Viator, February 2013

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1136 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Mexico and spring break go hand-in-hand like, well, a margarita in your hand! Cancun has some of the best beaches in Mexico, Mayan ruins to explore (some right on the beach! ) and rainforests and ...  Read more

Cancun Jungle Tours

By Viator, August 2012

4.5 star rating: Recommended 165 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tropical forests and coastal jungle surround the resort city of Cancun and cover much of the state of Quintana Roo on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Quintana Roo is one of the top ecotourism ...  Read more

Riviera Maya Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2010

4.5 star rating: Recommended 108 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The famous Riviera Maya combines ancient Mayan culture, modern-day resorts and water sports action galore. The absolute best time to visit is September to December, though any time of year is ...  Read more

Mayan Heritage: A Guide

By Viator, August 2010

4.5 star rating: Recommended 91 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Pre-Columbian civilization of the Maya was a famously advanced culture that peaked in around 250 to 900 AD, with a fully developed written language, architecture, astronomical and mathematical ...  Read more

Cancun Day Cruises

By Viator, August 2010

4 star rating: Recommended 35 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Budding pirates and romantics alike will love the Captain Hook Cruise aboard a Spanish galleon. Become a pirate of the Caribbean on this fun-filled voyage where you'll go back in time and experience ...  Read more

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