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Riviera Maya

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South of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula lies the Riviera Maya, a collection of heaven-like spots including Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos. Another major draw here is the Mayan ruins, ancient remnants of the Meso-Americans, which can be seen throughout the area, most famously in Tulum. Also be sure to check out the cenotes in Macanxoc, Sacalpuc, Yaxlaguna and Xcanh.

You may think these attractions come at a high price, but CheapTickets has budget-friendly tips to put in your Riviera Maya vacation arsenal.

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Cheap Riviera Maya Vacation Packages

Iberostar Paraiso All Inclusive Complex

4 stars
4.1 / 5 207 reviews
A replica Mayan temple soaring up into the brilliant blue sky marks your entrance into Iberostar Paraiso Riviera Maya, a luxury complex of four family-oriented resorts. Clouds of flamingos and swans greet your arrival, while traditional thatched roofs reveal colonial-style colonnades. Dine between gold Corinthian pillars at Don Alfredo for a taste of Italy, or try La Hacienda for an authentic taste of Mexico. Relax European-style at Spa Sensations - a whole network of Finnish saunas, Turkish baths, saltwater pools and Jacuzzis - or get active at the beach with scuba diving lessons for guests, along with on-site sports ranging from billiards to beach volleyball. If you're not exhausted by nightfall, check out the evening shows of Caribbean dance, music and acrobatic feats that come with the all-inclusive package a margarita chilled firmly in hand. Key facts432 guestrooms5 pools9 restaurants, including La Dorada, La Hacienda, Don AlfredoSnack bars throughout, including El Puente Ice Cream ShopNightclubMultiple bars/loungesBanquet facilitiesFull-service spa facilitiesTennis courtsSports facilities for billiards, bocce ball, target shooting, archery and moreGolf courseBusiness centerFree Wi-Fi24-hour room serviceCurrency exchange NeighborhoodSituated on a slice of paradise, Playa Paraiso, the Iberostar Paraiso Hotel is a 30-minute ride from Cancun International Airport (CUN), and lies roughly 13 miles north of Playa del Carmen on the Mayan Riviera. Visitors can indulge in souvenir shopping and dining along Avenida 5, Playa del Carmen's sub-tropical version of Fifth Avenue. Check out the eco-parks, mangrove forests, and waterscapes of this bustling coastline using Playa del Carmen bus transport or hotel pick-up - you could find yourself soaring through the nearby Xplor Park on two miles of zip line. Hints and tipsComplimentary tram services make it easy for families with little ones to navigate the resort.Children ages 4 through 12 will enjoy the supervised play at Lucy's Club, while their parents take on the manicured golf course just across the road.
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El Dorado Royale and Casitas Royale, A Spa Resort, Gourmet - Adults Only All Inclusive

5 stars
4.4 / 5 167 reviews
Experience Paradise on the Yucatan PeninsulaThe El Dorado Royale Spa resort on the Mayan Riviera combines the ultimate in stylish accommodations and surroundings with personal service. The attention to detail ensures a memorable vacation, whether for a wedding honeymoon or just that special romantic getaway in an environment designed for adults only. Guests can dine in luxury in one of the seven gourmet restaurants serving fine food and wine from around the world. For that truly unforgettable experience sample the delights of a romantic candlelight dinner on the beach. To tempt guests from their rooms, the AAA Four Diamond resort features a wide range of sports and activities including shooting, archery, mini golf, yoga, water aerobics, water polo and soccer as well as cookery, tennis and Spanish lessons. 3 Reasons To Stay: Energetic days spent in one of the dozens of activities available, followed by romantic candlelight dinners on the beach A special setting for a special occasion or an adult only holiday for two The perfect venue for an intimate romantic getaway El Dorado Royale and Casitas Royale, A Spa Resort, Gourmet - Adults Only All Inclusive RoomsBack in the elegant rooms, the El Dorado Royale Spa Resort believes that love really makes the world go round and it does everything possible to ensure guests' happiness. Four-poster beds and a Jacuzzi for two come as standard in all suites and every room also has a hammock, well-stocked minibar, cable TV, ceiling fan and private shower or bath. Suites range from the Jacuzzi Junior suite with garden view through to the sumptuous Presidential Suite. Some suites have a swim up feature linking the terrace to the main swimming pool. Things To Do: Punta Brava Beach (1mi/1.6km) Playa Del Carmen (18mi/29km) Cancun (22mi/35 km) Mayan Ruins at Tulum (55mi/88km)
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Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.1 / 5 17 reviews
Beachfront, all-inclusive resort in Riviera Maya with private beachWith 800 meters of private beach with pristine white sands and green gardens with regional vegetation, Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa Solidaridad All Inclusive makes for an ideal haven for travelers in a beach getaway or tranquil vacation in the tourist area of Riviera Maya. This all-inclusive resort with stylish accommodations provides modern facilities and beachfront location where vacationers can have a memorable holiday while in this side of Mexico. Diners can dine in at one of the 12 restaurants serving authentic Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Japanese, and steaks.Guests can spend free time in the outdoor heated pools, Jacuzzi, fitness center, sports facilities, gardens, and Children's Club. Visitors can also enjoy water activities including boating, scuba diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing, and relax with rejuvenating treatments and massages at the in-house spa. Cash machine, currency exchange, on-site parking, and laundry facilities are also available for added convenience. 3 Reasons To Stay:All-inclusive resort with top-notch facilitiesSports facilities, pools, spa and Children's club for recreation12 restaurants Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa Solidaridad All Inclusive rooms:Each of the tastefully appointed units is furnished with air conditioning, ceiling fan, alarm clock, iron/iron board, safe deposit box, sleeper sofa, telephone, hairdryer, satellite TV, coffee/tea maker, balcony or terrace, and private bathroom with whirlpool jet tub. All rooms also have Wi-Fi access. Things to do:Puerto Aventuras Golf Club (5.7 mi/9.1 km)Cenotes Sac Actun (10.6 mi/17 km)LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park (13 mi/21 km)Parque Xplor (15 mi/24 km)Tulum Monkey Sanctuary (17.4 mi/28 km)Riviera Art Gallery (19.3 mi/31 km)
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Excellence Riviera Cancun Luxury Adults Only - All Inclusive

5 stars
4.7 / 5 696 reviews
Excellence Riviera Cancun, an adults-only resort, is a great location for those who'd like to enjoy this popular travel destination without being overwhelmed by other visitors. Experience an excursion on pristine white sands before floating in the clear nearby waters. The resort's 440 luxury accommodations cater especially to couples and business travelers, with eight international restaurants, beach yoga classes and even a nightclub. Laze around on your balcony hammock and enjoy romantic touches inside the rooms, like king-size beds and marble bathrooms, where you can cool down after hot days beneath the Mexican sun. Key facts440 guestrooms4 floors9 buildings6 outdoor poolsDining: Agave, Basmati, Chez Isabelle, The Grill, The Lobster House, Oregano, Las Olas, Spice and ToscanaHealth club/spaAlegria NightclubBars/lounges: Martini, CakeKafe, Blue, Sol, Cielo, Stars, Sports Bar, X Lounge, Revive, La Habana and Casino Bar2 poolside bars24-hour room serviceBusiness center5 meeting/conference rooms NeighborhoodExcellence Riviera Cancun is surrounded by jogging trails that make it easy to get acclimatized to the local scene before diving fully into Quintana Roo. Visit the many Mayan remains in the area, such as Las Ruinas Del Rey near the hotel sector, and El Meco. In addition to typical Mayan Riviera activities like scuba diving, guests who book their stay at Excellence often participate in deep-sea fishing charters, cycling tours, and deep-water dives that allow guests to explore colonial shipwrecks. Hints and tipsAlthough Excellence Riviera Cancun is pretty exclusive and only 15 minutes from the airport, it's still best to prepare for regional traffic if you plan on exploration along the coast.
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Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun - Adults Only All Inclusive

5 stars
4.6 / 5 866 reviews
One of several Secrets hotels dotting the coastline of the Mayan Riviera in Mexico, Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun is situated right on the seafront. Enjoy the complimentary in-suite Internet access (fees may apply) and a swim-up bar, as well as the cool, stone-tiled interiors and thatched awnings over the pool. Whether spending your time swimming with dolphins or windsurfing around coral reefs, or attending a business meeting on the terrace with the sounds of the Caribbean Sea in the background, take a moment to mellow out with a Swedish massage or seaweed wrap at the Secrets Spa. Dinner is served by the Italian experts at Portofino and the Japanese-style gourmet chefs at Himitsu, among many other dining choices. Key Facts 412 guestrooms4 floorsRestaurants: Barefoot Grill, Bordeaux, Coco Cafe, El Patio, Himitsu, Oceana, Portofino, Seaside Grill and World CafeBar/loungeSwim-up barPrivate beach13 swimming poolsFull-service spaHealth clubConference/meeting roomsBusiness center NeighborhoodBetween lively resort Playa del Carmen, and the more laidback vibe of Puerto Morelos on Mexico's east coast, you can get up to countless activities on land and water around the neighborhood. Take to the sea via kayak, enjoy a sailing and scuba diving excursion within sight of the hotel, or stick to the shore with yoga, archery and cocktail classes. Make the ten-minute drive down the coast to Playa del Carmen for souvenir shopping and an up-tempo beachfront bar scene. Hints and tipsWhen it's time for a full meal, most of the restaurants here don't require reservations, but you'll definitely want to book ahead for seats at Japanese venue Himitsu.Guests may prefer to book their own airport transfers from Cancun International Airport (CUN), as shared journeys can be lengthy, dropping off passengers at various different resorts.
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Best time to take a vacation to Riviera Maya

  • The tropical climate of the Yucatan Peninsula means that the temperatures in Riviera Maya are excellent all year round; however, between December and April the dry season brings slightly cooler temperatures than in the height of summer. Early fall is the wet season, although it still receives a good amount of beautiful sunshine, so this is when crowds thin out and the hotels and flights are available at cheaper rates. Try and take in the annual week-long Mardi Gras celebration with all its color and processions. The Latin American Food Show each September is extremely popular and attracts huge numbers.

Insider tips for Riviera Maya travel

  • Botanical Gardens

    See the fascinating spider monkeys amongst the many animals living in the spacious Botanical Gardens just outside Puerto Morelos Tun Ha.

  • Puerto Morelos Tun Ha

    Stroll around the small fishing village of Puerto Morelos Tun Ha, taking in the laid-back atmosphere and sampling some great seafood caught that very day.

  • Tulum

    Avoid all those crowded beaches and instead head for the beautiful white sands of Tulum where you can enjoy a few hours of inspirational solitude.

  • Cenote Aktun Ha

    Explore the large open-water area of Cenote Aktun Ha with great snorkeling opportunities just a little off the beaten track.

  • Coba

    Rent yourself a bike and tour the remarkable ancient ruins of Coba at your own leisurely pace.

Riviera Maya highlights

  • Riviera Maya highlights
  • Cancun

    Cancun is home to sun, fun, fantastic nightlife and spring-breakers. But Cancun isn't just for college kids seeking a wild time. For the ultimate in relaxation on your Riviera Maya vacation, there's sea and sand galore at Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines. And if you crave exploration with a refreshing plunge at the end, point your compass towards the Boca del Puma cenote.

  • Playa del Carmen

    If beaches and bargain-shopping are high on your list for a complete Riviera Maya travel experience, Playa del Carmen in the place for you. For the former, you can take your pick between Main Beach, Coco Beach and Mamitas Beach. For the latter, Quinta Avenida is chockablock with boutique stores and souvenir stalls, plus an endless line of traditional Mexican eateries.

  • Coba

    Travel to this little village to scope out ancient Mayan ruins and gorgeous views of the jungle. Climb the 120 steps to the top of Nohoch Mul for a phenomenal perspective. And don't forget to take a refreshing dip in the local cenote when you're done.

  • Akumal

    This heavenly destination is home to caves, subterranean waters and turtles. Kick back on the white sands of Halfmoon Bay and go snorkeling in the colorful coral. Fuel up with great grub at low prices from local vendors: Lol-Ha is great for Mexican and Americana eats, while La Buena Vida is ideal for cheap drinks and a quick snack.

  • Mercados

    You'll find markets everywhere on your Riviera Maya travels. Some of the best include Cancun's Mercado 28, where you can pick up plenty of silver jewelry and cheap nosh. The Organic Farmers Market, held every Saturday in Tulum, offers everything from organic honey and pumpkins to a massive array of herbs and spices.

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