Overview Riviera Maya

Visiting Riviera Maya

It’s no wonder this stretch of Yucatan Peninsula coastline has become a travel-world darling. You can hike in lush jungles, see turtles nesting on the beach, dive the second-longest reef system in the world, or explore sites venerated by the ancient Maya—and yet you’re only an hour south of Cancún. It may be the world’s most beautiful compromise for fickle travelers.... Read More It’s no wonder this stretch of Yucatan Peninsula coastline has become a travel-world darling. You can hike in lush jungles, see turtles nesting on the beach, dive the second-longest reef system in the world, or explore sites venerated by the ancient Maya—and yet you’re only an hour south of Cancún. It may be the world’s most beautiful compromise for fickle travelers.    Close

Stories and Tips Riviera Maya

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Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve

Written by JesusW on 14 Mar, 2012

There are two main roads to reach the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve: one is driving south from Tulum ocean side road that goes through the "mayan Arch" after you pass the hotel zone, this road ends in the town of Punta Allen; the other…Read More


A Very Odd Tour Guide

Written by bs13690 on 23 May, 2010

We recently visited a resort with another couple in Riviera Maya, Mexico. My wife and I like to do a lot of day trips and planned one for this trip to go to some ruins, a cenote, and to do some snorkeling. We…Read More


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Edventures Day Tour

Written by lovethecaribbean on 08 Apr, 2010

We booked this day tour after reading great reviews. It was a very reasonable price for an all day tour and we were able to make it a private tour for just the four of us for only $20 more per person. The…Read More


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The Beach at Valentin Imperial Maya

Written by Cantin2 on 07 Mar, 2008

Valentin is set on a long cove of beach in Playa Secreto between Mayan Palace and El Dorado Royale. They own alot of beachfront property and have plans to build five phases to the hotel. The sand is soft and the water clear with shades…Read More


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Rooms at Valentin

Written by Cantin2 on 05 Mar, 2008

Upon check in, we were upgraded from a Junior Deluxe Suite overlooking the pool to a Golden Suite in the "Swim up" area, overlooking the lagoon. the rooms are large and beautifullly decorated and all have balconies with outdoor wicker-like chairs and a table.The…Read More


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Mayan Palace Riviera Maya

Written by CIARSIMO on 03 Jul, 2004

The Mayan Palace, Riviera Maya (RCI #6483) is located about twenty miles south of the Cancun airport off of highway 307 between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. There is no way we could have missed it -- the entrance is a gargantuan stone gateway…Read More


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Pools

Written by Cantin2 on 01 Mar, 2008

Valentin certainly didn't skimp on pools - although the pools have no view of the ocean, the design and landscaping make it very appealing to spend either part of or an entire day there.The main pool curves along past building four and five. There are…Read More


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A Day in Cozumel

Written by kathyjohanna on 26 Jul, 2007

We rode the passenger ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel. We arrived in Cozumel at the Muelle Fiscal dock, which is one block from the town’s main square. The trip took about 30 minutes and the round trip ticket was $16 a person. From…Read More


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Breakfast at Maya and Lindo

Written by Cantin2 on 21 Sep, 2005

Unlike other all-inclusives that bill themselves as five-star, Iberostar does not have any full-service breakfast service breakfast or lunch venues. Since the resort is so large, we chose to eat at the Lindo and Maya restaurants during our stay. Breakfast starts out gradually with coffee and…Read More


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The Beach at Iberostar Paraiso Maya

Written by Cantin2 on 19 Sep, 2005

The beach shared by the four Iberostar resorts is one of the best around - It's about 1/2 mile long with soft fine sand and is very wide. The small amount of seaweed that washes ashore is continually cleaned. A wooden walkway connecting all the hotels…Read More


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