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Riviera Maya

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Popular things to do in Riviera Maya

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Theme Park
Xcaret Playa del Carmen
4.4
Duration: 5h 30 min
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Ruin
Tulum Archaeological Site Tulum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling Playa del Carmen
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Zipline
Zipline Playa del Carmen
4.6
Duration: 5 hours
Well-preserved ruins and stunning white-sand beaches make for memorable Riviera Maya vacations, though this coastal area also features a number of modern cities ideal for soaking up some local culture and learning about Mexican cuisine. Stretching for approximately 100 km (60 mi) along the Caribbean coastline, this region serves as one of the world's most popular vacation destinations, known for containing big-name resorts like Playa del Carmen and Cancun. If you get tired of sun and sand, enrich your Riviera Maya sightseeing experience by visiting the area's eco-archaeological theme parks, which preserve swathes of wilderness and encompasses restored structures from the Mayan period. With our online itinerary creator, Mexico vacations can be built around trips to Riviera Maya and other destinations in Mexico.

Hidden gems in Riviera Maya

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Beach
Paradise Beach Tulum
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Duration: 6 hours
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Climbing Tour
Climbing Tours Tulum
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Duration: 4 hours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling Tulum
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Cave
Cenotes Sac Actun Tulum
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wildlife in Riviera Maya

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Tulum
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Shark Diving
Shark Diving Tulum
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Reef
Two Eyes Cenote Tulum
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Shark Diving
Shark Diving Playa del Carmen
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Nature in Riviera Maya

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Cave
Gran Cenote Tulum
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Body
Casa Cenote Tulum
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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National Park
Parque Nacional Tulum Tulum
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Cave
Tulum Underwater Tulum
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Riviera Maya

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Beach
Akumal Beach Akumal
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Theme Park
Cenotes Park Hidden Treasures Tulum
4.4
Duration: 8 hours
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Beach
Mayan Beach Tulum
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Playa Pescadores Tulum
3.7
Duration: 4 hours

Shopping in Riviera Maya

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kaahal Home Tulum Tulum
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Amore Latino Tulum Tulum
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Flea Market
Tulum Bazaar Tulum
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
MexicArte Tulum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Day Trip
Advanced Diver Mexico Playa del Carmen
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Dive Mexico Playa Playa del Carmen
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Lesson / Workshop
Chile Verde Playa del Carmen
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Out&About Mexico Tulum
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

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