Riviera Maya & the Yucatan

Riviera Maya & the Yucatan Travel Tips

Close-Up Animal Encounters in Cancun

By Viator, August 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Between the beaches, sunshine, ruins, and cenotes, the Yucatan Peninsula’s exotic wildlife can sometimes be forgotten. After all, Cancun is sandwiched between a thick green jungle and a beautifully ...  Read more

Outdoor Activities and Adventure in Cancun

By Viator, August 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

In a city like Cancun, where the sun is hot, the beaches white and the Coronas cold, people will do anything they can to get outside. While it’s easy to opt for the beach bum image in this tropical ...  Read more

3 Days in Cancun: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1078 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

Day Trips from Playa Del Carmen

By Viator, July 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 274 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Playa del Carmen’s scenic Caribbean coastline and close proximity to historic ruins draw travelers in search of a truly Mexican experience. Whether its wandering the streets of this once small ...  Read more

Outdoor and Water Activities in Playa del Carmen

By Viator, July 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Whether it’s dipping below the ocean’s surface, riding the epic waves or exploring incredible ocean reefs, Playa del Carmen proves a wet water wonderland for travelers who love sun, sand and sea.  ...  Read more

3 Days in Playa del Carmen: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 57 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

There’s plenty to do and see in the coastal town of Playa del Carmen. Originally a quiet fishing town, the now thriving tourist destination has undergone lots of development in previous years. ...  Read more

Go Diving in a Cenote

By Viator, June 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 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

Water Parks in Cancun

By Viator, May 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Cancun is known for its breathtaking beaches, beautiful waters and endless sunshine, so what better ways to enjoy the outdoors than with a splash in the pool or a romp down a twisting waterslide? ...  Read more

Mayan Heritage: A Guide

By Viator, May 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 99 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

Spring Break in Cancun

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1305 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 Day Cruises

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 177 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

Best Beaches of Cancun

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 88 Ratings | 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 Cenotes around Cancun and the Yucatan Peninsula

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 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

Mayan Ruins near Merida

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 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 25 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

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