The Riviera Maya is a stunning stretch of Caribbean coastline south of Cancun, extending from Puerto Morelos to Punta Allen on the eastern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. The former village of Playa del Carmen is now the cosmopolitan heart of the Riviera Maya, where many of Mexico's most exclusive resorts are a short distance away from incredible adventures.
A visit to the Riviera Maya means lounging on beaches whose white sands are cool to the touch even under the hottest sun. Venture out into those beaches' turquoise waters aboard a luxury catamaran, and sail along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, one of the most diverse and marvelous coral reefs in the entire planet. Get a closer look by jumping in and snorkeling around vividly colorful fish, and don't be surprised if a friendly sea turtle swims next to you.
Should you prefer land and freshwater, the Riviera Maya has you covered. Its intricate system of caves and underground rivers create the world-renowned cenotes (freshwater sinkholes) that provide a mix of relaxation and adrenaline in the middle of the jungle. You can snorkel and zip line over the open water cenotes, or even go below ground and take a guided excursion inside these mythical subterranean rivers.
Experience life-changing encounters with the Mayan kingdoms, where majestic temples pay tribute to the gods that ruled over these mystical people centuries ago. The archaeological site of Tulum will amaze you with its well-preserved structures built over a cliff that opens up to the Caribbean Sea. Not far from there, Coba is set inside the Mayan jungle with one of the tallest pyramids in the entire peninsula — climb to the zenith and absorb a 360-degree view of the entire canopy!
You must also visit the activity parks by the Xcaret group, perfectly combining nature with culture and excitement over water, land, air, and even fire! The only thing you can't do at the Riviera Maya is be bored. This dream destination has everything you need, so let Amstar DMC lead you there.
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