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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

Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.2 / 5 133 reviews
Bordered by sun-kissed pools, including two huge kids pools, two oversized Jacuzzis and more than 60 private plunge pools, unique octagonal shaped guest rooms and suites. Indoor Jacuzzis in every room, a second outdoor Jacuzzi in all of hotel's Preferred Club rooms and Suites and a large number of connecting rooms, gourmet cuisine dining options, fabulous bars and everything included in the Unlimited-Luxury package. Already pre-approved by Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Complete with a state-of-the-art fitness centre, world-class spa, Mayan-themed Explorers Club for kids. This unique oceanfront pool area, surrounded by gardens, wooden decks and cabanas, scattered in various locations and levels features two Jacuzzis, two oversized kids pools, an outdoor theatre in the middle of a multilevel swimming pool and a stunning infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean, providing different environments to please all. HONEYMOON & ANNIVERSARY PACKAGE: -Bottle of Sparkling wine -Fresh flowers in the room the day of the arrival -Fruit plate. -Champagne Breakfast in bed (Reservation must be made in advance with guest service). -Slippers & bathrobes -15% discount on all Spa treatments (products not included) Please let us know before arrival that you require the Honeymoon Package and present a copy of your marriage certificate upon check in. The package is valid 2 months after wedding or anniversary date. Terms & Conditions: From now until December 23rd, 2011, guests will be offered to play one complimentary round per person, per day at Playa Paraso golf course. The use of a cart is mandatory and there will be a charge of $49 per person in a shared cart* From now thru October 30th, 2010 tee times scheduled before 2:30 pm are surcharged at $35 per person, plus $35 for the cost of the cart *. From October 31st thru April 3rd, 2011, tee times scheduled before 1:30 pm are surcharged at $40 usd per person, plus $49usd for the cost of the cart. From April 4th, 2011 thru December 23rd, 2011, tee times scheduled before 2:30 pm are surcharged at $40 per person, plus $49 for the cost of the cart.* Guests will have access to the complimentary on-course food and beverage service provided by Playa Paraso. Guests must arrange their tee time in advance with the resort concierge and provide a credit card when doing so. If guests wish to cancel or reschedule their tee time, they must do so at least 24 hours in advance to avoid a $100 usd no-show penalty per person which will be charged by the hotel to the credit card they have provided. The concierge will then issue guests a coupon, which will grant them access to the golf course. Tee times will be subject to availability. Men's Dress Code: Collared shirts and mid-thigh (non denim) length shorts. Women's Dress Code: Appropriate golf attire, no bathing suits. Re-rounds to be confirmed at the golf course upon availability at the end of each of the scheduled rounds with the applicable charges t the available tee time. Non golfing riders fee of $49 usd per person, subject to cart availability*. Shoe rentals are $20 usd per person*. Brand name Rental Equipment at $40 usd per person. Right and left handed steel and graphite equipment available for men & women*. Driving range charges are $7 usd per small bucket and $10 for large bucket of practice golf balls*. Restrictions apply and the offer is subject to change at any time. * Indicates charges and fees to be paid by the guest at the Golf Course.
Value $400 Resorts Coupons, $50 Credit at Lapis Jewelry
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Nightly rates from $274

Royal Hideaway Playa del Carmen by Occidental - Adults Only All Inclusive

5 stars
4.6 / 5 93 reviews
The Royal Hideaway Playa del Carmen Resort is one of Occidental's two locations along the sun-kissed shores of Mexico's vibrant Playa del Carmen region. Honeymooners, couples and friends can enjoy elegant rooms with marble bathrooms, king- or queen-sized beds, and a custom climate control system in this adults-only resort. Taste Mexico's exotic flavors with the complimentary fruit basket, before plugging your iPod into the docking station to listen to your vacation playlist. Six swimming pools ensure that guests can take a dip without feeling crowded, while all-inclusive dining comes in the form of Japanese, Italian, Mexican and Caribbean restaurants at this Leading Hotel of the World. Key facts24-hour room serviceComplimentary fruit basket on arrival2 tennis courts6 swimming pools6 restaurants/snack bars: Las Ventanas, Spices, Palazzo, Club Royale, Azia, The Grill, The Deck3 bars: Bar Allegria, Las Ventanas Lounge Bar, Bar DeckLive entertainmentAll-inclusive water sports and organized activities including bocce ball, windsurfing, canoeing and sailingOptional services include scuba diving, beauty-salon treatments, laundry, car rentals, tennis lessons and golfing NeighborhoodSituated on the Caribbean Sea, the Occidental Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort is set on a quiet stretch of waterfront with direct beach access and multiple on-site activities like water sports, golf and deep sea fishing. The celebrity-studded city of Playa del Carmen is a short stroll or cycle ride away, where lively nightlife, cultural attractions, stores and more sandy beaches greet guests visiting the Yucatan Peninsula. Hints and tipsEver wanted to see your meal prepared from scratch, from the chopping of vegetables to the perfectly timed cooking of meat or fish?For the ultimate indulgence, try the gourmet tasting menu of 12 courses plus wines at the Chef's Table Experience, and watch each dish exquisitely prepared right before your eyes (surcharge applies).
Value $50 Credit at Lapis Jewelry & 1 Mayan Pendant FREE
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Nightly rates from $595

Excellence Riviera Cancun Luxury Adults Only - All Inclusive

5 stars
4.6 / 5 451 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.
Value FREE WiFi, Unlimited Lobster Dinner & More
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Platinum Yucatan Princess All Suites All Inclusive - Adults Only

4 stars
4.0 / 5 17 reviews
The Platinum Yucatan Princess is located just 45 minutes south of Cancun, and only 10 minutes from the electric and vibrant downtown of Playa del Carmen. This is an Adults Only Resort, taken to its finest expression, with an unbeatable location in front of the crystal clear Caribbean waters and access to our Grand Riviera & Grand Sunset Princess Hotels. RoomsThe Platinum Yucatan Princess boasts 472 luxurious suites. Features 24-hour room service. Fine onsite dining. Access to 13 pools. Full service spa and fitness centre. Activities (multiuse court, tennis, table tennis, baseball practice field, open trail for walking/running). Entertainment. Complimentary Wi-Fi. Nightclub. Business services including audio/visual equipment. In addition to the onsite restaurants (buffet, italian, international, tex-mex and asian), the resort also offers 8 bars (including swim-up bars), an snack bar and a grill on the beach.
Value $50 Credit at Lapis Jewelry & 1 Mayan Pendant FREE
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Nightly rates from $372

Iberostar Paraiso All Inclusive Complex

4 stars
4.1 / 5 161 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.
Value $50 Credit at Lapis Jewelry & 1 Mayan Pendant FREE
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Nightly rates from $334
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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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