Located on the eastern portion of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, Riviera Maya is well known as the ultimate getaway for relaxation. With white sands lined with coconut trees and the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, Riviera Maya is every bit the paradise of your imagination. Its ideal location means that a boat trip over to the Caribbean island of Cozumel is always on the cards and great transport links means the rest of the coastline is easy to explore.
Lapping at the shores are the warm waters of the Mexican Caribbean Coast, home to some of the best diving sites in the world, providing a playground for a host of water sports. Couple this with ancient cultural attractions and historical highlights, and you have one of the most colourful regions in the whole of Mexico.
Riviera Maya holidays
Whether you’re bringing the whole family along, a group of friends or just your other half, Riviera Maya holidays have something for everyone. With water sports, zip lines and horse riding for sports lovers, jungle treks and Mayan ruins for explorers and beaches, restaurants and shops galore, Riviera Maya has it all. So whether you’re drawn to the Belize Barrier Reef, the second longest barrier reef system in the world, or one of the many eco parks, let loveholidays.com arrange your perfect holiday to Mexico now.
With exclusive resorts from the five star Grand Sirenis Resort and Spa, with an onsite sauna, spa and sports centre and with every beauty treatment you could possibly want, to the family friendly all inclusive Grand Bahia Principe Coba Resort, loveholidays.com will help you find the Riviera Maya holiday to suit you.
Ancient Ruins and Stunning Coastline
Those that embark on Riviera Maya holidays can do far more than spend their days sipping on cocktails, soaking up the sun and watching the sea lapping at the bay – if you can pull yourself away from these delights! You can enjoy an abundance of cultural experiences, adrenaline-fuelled sports, and journeys through history. Visit the region’s Mayan ruins to delve into the country’s past civilisation, venture through its eco parks for some extraordinary wildlife spotting or indulge in a spot of island hopping to nearby destinations like Cozumel.
There’s a huge array of things to do during Riviera Maya holidays; a landscape rich with beaches, countryside and culture. Trips to Riviera Maya are extremely popular among diving enthusiasts who visit year after year to explore the area’s endless diving sites. Whether you want a beginner’s lesson in shallow waters, or you want to delve to deep depths in search of unusual marine life, the local seas and cenotes provide endless watery exploration for thrill-seekers.
Chichén Itzá, the jewel in the Yucatán peninsula’s crown, is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. These Mayan ruins are truly breathtaking and are an absolute must-see during your stay. Explore the Temple of the Jaguars and revel in the grotesque Tzompantli bench where Mayans displayed sacrificial heads. The Kukulkan, a 365 stepped pyramid, offers you a perfect photo opportunity and there’s plenty more to explore as well.
Riviera Maya for families
There's plenty for families on Riviera Maya holidays, too. The beautiful beaches here are perfect for topping up your tan while the children build sandcastle fortresses. Give your kids a truly amazing experience and organise a trip to Xel-Ha to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. If you’re after a more exotic day with the kids, Riviera Maya is famed for its eco parks - for example, staff at Crococun eco park encourage you to get up close and personal with the animals, touching and even feeding them. Within easy reach on the bus, this is a must-see for animal lovers.
For the younger crowd why not enjoy a night out in Playa del Carmen? Head to Fifth Avenue where all the action happens. With a thriving crowd of party goers just like yourselves, get set for a fabulous night in this vibrant city. If you want to party on the beach then Blue Parrot Beach Club is the place for you. With an outdoor terrace and DJs playing all kinds of music what’s not to love?