Riviera Maya & the Yucatan

Riviera Maya & the Yucatan Travel Tips

Ecoarcheological Adventures in the Riviera Maya

By Viator, August 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | 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

Visiting the Mayan Ruins without the Crowds

By Viator, August 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 707 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

Best Cenotes around Cancun and the Yucatan Peninsula

By Viator, April 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 68 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

The Cenotes of the Yucatan

By Viator, March 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 52 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

Ecological Theme Parks in the Riviera Maya

By Viator, July 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 165 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Imagine swimming in a turquoise lagoon where the water?s the perfect temperature and hovering over a hundred fish as they flit through the holes in the reef. Imagine trekking to hidden jungle caves ...  Read more

Water Parks in Cancun

By Viator, January 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 90 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

Go Diving in a Cenote

By Viator, June 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 52 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

Swimming With Whale Sharks in Cancun

By Viator, August 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 46 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

Mayan Ruins near Merida

By Viator, September 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 46 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

Outdoor and Water Activities in Playa del Carmen

By Viator, July 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 39 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

Outdoor Activities and Adventure in Cancun

By Viator, May 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 29 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

Cirque du Soleil in Riviera Maya

By Viator, February 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

From the dazzling theatrics and jaw-dropping acrobatics to the otherworldly costumes and death-defying stunts, the award-winning shows of the Cirque du Soleil are incomparable, and the latest ...  Read more

Chichen Itza Night Shows: A Unique Experience

By Viator, February 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

One of the undisputed star attractions of the Yucatan Peninsula, the impressive pre-Columbian city of Chichen Itza is the most visited of all Mexico?s Maya sites and the most atmospheric time to ...  Read more

Mayan Heritage: A Guide

By Viator, May 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 133 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

Riviera Maya Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, November 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 109 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

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