Riviera Maya & the Yucatan

Riviera Maya & the Yucatan Travel Tips

The Cenotes of the Yucatan

By Viator, May 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 79 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

Visiting Xcaret for Its 25th Anniversary

By Viator, May 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 99 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

For the last 25 years, the Xcaret theme park has served as a premier ecotourism destination in Mexico?s Riviera Maya with its natural and cultural attractions, scenic trails, Mayan jungle foliage ...  Read more

Swimming With Whale Sharks in Cancun

By Viator, May 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 55 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

If you simply whisper ?whale shark? around snorkelers, they have a tendency to get anxious and giddy. These are, after all, the world?s largest fish, and even the name tends to inspire images of ...  Read more

Chichen Itza Tours: Picking the Right One for You

By Viator, March 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1921 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

As Mexico?s most visited Maya site and one of the country?s most important UNESCO World Heritage sites, few would argue with Chichen Itza?s must-see status, and the grand pre-Columbian city is so ...  Read more

Outdoor Activities and Adventure in Cancun

By Viator, March 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 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

Outdoor and Water Activities in Playa del Carmen

By Viator, March 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 46 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

Best Cenotes around Cancun and the Yucatan Peninsula

By Viator, February 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 124 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

Spring Break in Cancun

By Viator, January 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 467 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

Visiting the Mayan Ruins without the Crowds

By Viator, October 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1063 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

With histories dating back thousands of years and pasts that are shrouded in mystery, the Mayan ruins are some of Mexico?s most visited sights. Chichen Itza, for example, gets over 1.5 million ...  Read more

Cozumel Day Trips from Cancun

By Viator, October 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Yucatan Peninsula is a fascinating place, where jungles are riddled with cenotes and ruins and beaches are brilliantly white. When staying in a popular resort town like Canun, many of the area?s ...  Read more

3 Days in Cancun: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, October 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2441 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, September 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 73 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

Cancun Day Cruises

By Viator, August 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 230 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

Day Trips from Cancun

By Viator, August 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 438 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

Ecoarcheological Adventures in the Riviera Maya

By Viator, August 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Taking a tour in the Riviera Maya is a great way to experience the unique attractions that make the area special, and companies like Alltournative are taking tourism a step further by also helping ...  Read more

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