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A tour of the Mayan archaeological sites is an absolute must for everyone visiting Riviera Maya! The remarkable Tulum Ruins date back to the 12th century and are located right on the beach. The Chichen Itza Ruins – capital of the ancient Mayan civilisation – have recently been declared one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World!
Riviera Maya’s beaches are beautiful and varied. Pristine white sand, the crystal Caribbean sea and sizzling temperatures, both in and out of the water, make this destination heaven for beach-lovers - and with loads of beach activities and water sports available, even the most active families won’t get bored.
Head to the Tulum Ruins beach to explore ancient jungle, stone buildings and incredible coastal views – you’ll definitely come away with a camera full of great photos!
Riviera Maya has some beautiful natural waterparks which offer the perfect day out for families and nature lovers alike. Spend an all-inclusive day at Xel-Ha Waterpark – a spectacular natural aquarium where you can snorkel, scuba dive and even swim with dolphins in the beautiful Caribbean Sea.
The fabulous Xcaret Eco-waterpark is home to a butterfly pavilion, sea turtles, botanical gardens, aviary, underground rivers, Mayan village, night-time shows and lots more!
As well as the waterparks, there are loads of fun days out to be had in Riviera Maya! Jump on-board for a jeep tour into the Mayan Jungle or sail away for a day of adventure on an ATV and Catamaran trip!
The town centre of Playa del Carmen is also great to explore, with a completely pedestrianised main street meaning there’s no danger of traffic around little ones.
Riviera Maya’s main city of Playa del Carmen is the place to go for great nightlife! Most of the bars are outdoors so you can dance under the stars, on the beach and watch the sunrise in the after-hours clubs.
It’s also easy to get to Cancun’s superclubs including the world-famous Coco Bongo.
Often overshadowed by its wilder neighbour Cancun, Riviera Maya is every bit as much (if not more) of a beautiful beach resort, and a perfect choice if clubbing isn’t your main priority.
There’s a wonderful variety of things to do in Riviera Maya - with stunning beaches, ancient ruins, a lush jungle landscape and a sizzling subtropical climate, anyone from families to couples can enjoy as much or as little activity as they desire.
Add in the lively nightlife and excellent shopping in the main city of Playa del Carmen and you certainly won’t be stuck for what to do in Riviera Maya!