Riviera Maya & the Yucatan

Riviera Maya & the Yucatan Travel Tips

The Cenotes of the Yucatan

By Viator, March 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 74 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

Best Cenotes around Cancun and the Yucatan Peninsula

By Viator, April 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 29 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

Outdoor and Water Activities in Playa del Carmen

By Viator, July 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 35 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

Close-Up Animal Encounters in Cancun

By Viator, October 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 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

Go Diving in a Cenote

By Viator, June 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 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

Chichen Itza: A Marvel of the World

By Mexico Expert: ...  , Mexico, July 2011

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Ratings

Chichen Itza is one of the most spectacular archaeological sites of the Mayan Culture located at a relatively short distance from Cancun and Riviera Maya. Today we can admire what was their ...  Read more

The Beautiful Crystal Waters of Cancun and Isla Mujeres

By 360Dave , October 2011

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings

I have had the pleasure of living in Cancun for many many years. Cancun is a beautiful stress free relaxing place. I also highly recommend the tranquilla little Island of Isla Mujeres. Its just off ...  Read more

Riviera Maya Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, November 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 126 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, May 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 100 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 1355 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

Mayan Ruins of Cancun

By Viator, October 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1205 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

3 Days in Cancun: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, November 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1190 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

Chichen Itza Tours: Picking the Right One for You

By Viator, September 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1017 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

Day Trips from Playa Del Carmen

By Viator, November 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 281 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

Day Trips from Cancun

By Viator, November 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 246 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

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