The Riviera Maya is a stretch of Caribbean coastline on Mexico’s northeastern Yucatán Peninsula. It’s known for its numerous all-inclusive resorts, such as those in the town of Playa del Carmen, and its long beaches. To the south, Tulum is home to yoga retreats and the preserved ruins of an ancient Mayan port city, perched on an outcrop above a white-sand beach.
The Riviera Maya is a tourist area of Mexico located along the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo. Geographically it extends along the coast from the town of Puerto Morelos, to the north, to the town of Punta Allen to the south, about 140 km
Towards the end of 1996, the entrepreneurs integrated in the Association of Hotels and Condominiums of Playa del Carmen A.C. they contracted the services of the merchant Servando Acuña, who after making an extensive analysis of the area, its characteristics and taking into consideration other destinations in the Caribbean, he proposed a number of names, among which was Rivera Maya. An analysis of focus groups was carried out among tourists of multiple nationalities and this was the most accepted, since it evoked exclusivity and glamor (Rivera) and was located in one of the most representative areas of the Mayan Culture.
With the creation of the Municipality of Solidaridad in 1993, tourism in the new municipality gained momentum with the arrival of new investments in the area, especially the Playacar complex and hotels such as Robinson Tulum, which gave a new impetus to the activity . At that time, the area was known as “Cancún-Tulum Tourist Corridor”, a very long, imprecise name, difficult to translate into other languages and did not adequately reflect the character and environment of the destination.
In the Riviera Maya there are about 405 international class hotels, 5 stars and other categories, offering at least 43,500 rooms. Most are complexes and all-inclusive.
The coastline offers magnificent ranges of sand crisscrossed by coral rocks. The water of the Caribbean Sea is transparent and turquoise and you can see fish of all colors.
The region is geologically formed by an immense limestone plateau. This rock, has the peculiarity of being permeable, numerous networks of caves and underground galleries were created with the passage of time.
Because the water table was quite high, the caves were filled with water to form what is called “cenotes” in Mexico. Some are accessible to the public for swimming, snorkeling, or diving.
- Reef Diving
- Adventure Diving
- Night Diving
- Cavern Diving
- Diving at Marine Park Punta Cancun
- Snorkeling at Marine Park Punta Cancun
- Whale Shark Snorkeling Encounter
- Sailfish Swimming and Snorkeling
- Contoy Island Tour
- Boca Iglesia Adventure Boat Tour
- Sport Fishing Trips
- Private boats
- Bikes Tour
- Golf Car Tour