Our Top Six Things to Do in the Riviera Maya

Our Top Six Things to Do in the Riviera Maya

Our Top Six Things to Do in the Riviera Maya

Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, the Riviera Maya spans almost 100 miles of incredible coastline. It begins south of Cancun, in Puerto Morelos, and stretches almost to Belize. Beach towns like Tulum and Playa del Carmen, and the islands of Isla Mujeres and Cozumel are also part of this stunning region

With so many options to choose from, here are our top six picks for the best things to do in Riviera Maya.

1. Swim with the Whale Sharks

Whale Shark Riviera Maya

Every May through September, something incredible swims through the region – Whale Sharks; the largest swimming sea creature. And while their name may sound intimidating, they are only called this for their massive size, as they feed on plankton and small fish. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to swim with these gentle giants on a guided tour off the coast of Isla Mujeres or Isla Holbox.

2. Take a dip in a freshwater Cenote

Cenote Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya is known for its breathtaking cenotes, which are freshwater swimming holes where you can swim, snorkel, or simply enjoy the beautiful natural setting. You will never forget catching sight of your first cenote, and with thousands of these natural wonders in the region, you can experience them again and again. Why not find one with a restaurant on-site, and make a day of it?

3. Shop the ‘fifth Avenue’ of the Riviera Maya

Quinta Avenida Playa del Carmen

Shoppers, rejoice! Along Playa del Carmen’s iconic Quinta Avenida, you’ll find boutiques, souvenir shops, street vendors, restaurants, bars, and more. Go in the evening when it’s cool, do some people-watching, and shopping for friends back home. When you’re through, stop for a bite to eat while you enjoy the energy and ambiance of the avenue.

4. Marvel at the Sea Turtles in Akumal

Sea Turtles in Akumal

The protective coral reef and seagrass of Akumal Bay make it the ideal habitat for Sea Turtles. The area is a protected marine reserve, so you’ll need to join a guided snorkel tour to see them. 

The reef keeps the water calm and clear, creating the perfect conditions for spotting the peaceful turtles. Stick around for a bit, and you may also spot a  majestic eagle ray swimming in the seagrass below.

5. Go ziplining at Cenote Zapote Eco-Park

Located near Puerto Morelos, along the famous “Ruta de los Cenotes”, is Zapote Eco-Park.  You’ll want to spend the whole day experiencing everything this adventure park has to offer. You can swim in three stunning cenotes, zipline above the jungle canopy, ride ATVs, and explore the park on bikes. It’s a day you won’t soon forget!

6. Relax on the incredible beaches

Riviera Maya has the most beautiful beaches in the world

No list would be complete without mentioning the area’s breathtaking beaches. Whether you choose to do some snorkeling, paddle-boarding, parasailing, ride a jet ski, or take a course in Scuba Diving, you’ll agree the Riviera Maya has the most beautiful beaches in the world. Lastly, you can always claim your favorite beach club to enjoy the sound of the waves while sipping a cold cocktail.

Our list is just the beginning, because this and more is the Riviera Maya. To fully enjoy it all, come for a visit! We are sure you will fall in love with this beautiful place and will never want to leave…

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