13 days in Riviera Maya Itinerary

13 days in Riviera Maya Itinerary

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Puerto Morelos
— 1 night
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Tulum
— 11 nights
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Puerto Morelos

Jewel of Mexican Caribbean

A small seaport at the tip of Yucatan Peninsula, pleasant Puerto Morelos offers a good alternative for visitors seeking a quieter beach vacation with plenty of tourist amenities.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for gifts at Alma Libre Bookstore and then make a trip to Parroquia Catolica de San Jose. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): explore the gorgeous colors at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then sample the fine beverages at Tequila Factory Cancun.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Puerto Morelos trip itinerary planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Puerto Morelos is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in March; daily highs in Puerto Morelos reach 82°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Puerto Morelos

Spas · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
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Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen, Xcaret, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum day trip planning tool.

Drive from Puerto Morelos to Tulum in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Riviera Maya travel guide

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Theme Parks · Zipline · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.