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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

Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.2 / 5 132 reviews
The Dreams Resorts & Spas brand is beloved by global travelers for its all-inclusive vacations. This Riviera Cancun property in Mexico provides first-class accommodations for singles, honeymooners and families with children. From Club Presidential Suites with views across the rolling waves, to the more affordable Premium Deluxe Garden & Tropical View rooms - which come with a private balcony plus indoor Jacuzzi - spacious facilities ensure that guests have an indulgent stay. Detox at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia before choosing between authentic Mexican cuisine and international flavors in six a la carte restaurants. Key facts486 guestrooms and suitesFull-service spaBeauty salonOn-site dolphin showCross-Fit fitness centerRestaurants and cafes: Bordeaux, El Patio, Himitsu, Oceana, Portofino, Seaside Grill, World Cafe, Barefoot Grill, Coco Cafe6 barsKid's club (restrictions may apply, depending on the package booked)Conference and event spaces NeighborhoodKnown as the Mexican Riviera, Cancun's miles of white sand beaches boast expansive views of strikingly blue waters. Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa sits at the very end of Punta Cancun, where it is surrounded on three sides by the beautiful Caribbean. Snorkelers and divers from around the world come to marvel at more than 500 underwater sculptures in the Cancun Underwater Museum MUSA. Sport fishing and a professional golf course are available for those who prefer less immersive recreation. Hints and tipsQuench your thirst with unlimited top-shelf adult beverages at any of the six fully-stocked bars on the property.If you want an in-room Jacuzzi and a private plunge pool right outside your door, book a lower-level guest room.
Value $400 Resorts Coupons, $50 Credit at Lapis Jewelry
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Royal Hideaway Playa del Carmen by Occidental - Adults Only All Inclusive

5 stars
4.6 / 5 92 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

Iberostar Paraiso All Inclusive Complex

4 stars
4.1 / 5 159 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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Barcelo Maya Colonial - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews
The Barcelo Maya Colonial is an enchanting place for families, couples, singles, groups of friends and conventions where you can enjoy the benefits of a 24 hours all inclusive. This resort of Mayan inspired architecture is located in one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mexican Caribbean that stretches over 1.4 miles of white sand, coral reef and crystal clear waters. Beautiful paths and trails around the resort are excellent for running and taking long walks. Including a level of service and amenities at the Club Premium level, an exclusive VIP area providing personalized services, VIP amenities, 24-hour room service, free Internet access and concierge services , best room location, among other amenities. 2 Tennis courts2 Paddle courts 1 Multi-functional court 1 Basketball court 1 Soccer field (equipment provided at no extra cost) Gym Mini golf Water aerobics in the pool Beach volleyball Water polo Darts Table tennis and badminton Sailing Windsurfing Sunfish sailing Snorkelling KayakingCatamaran Aquatic bikes One diving lesson in pool per stay (Reservations may apply, minimum skills are required subject to availability and weather conditions) Also, with the Barcelo All Inclusive programme you can access all the restaurants, bars, swimming pools and beach facilities of the Barcelo Maya Beach, Barcelo Maya Caribe and Barcelo Maya Tropical hotel. The resort has a strong commitment with the environment , which is a natural escape surrounded by tropical vegetation and over a mile of palm trees on white sand beaches in the majestic Mexican Caribbean Sea, working with green practices, having acknowledgments of the prior mentioned.
Value Up to $1,200 Resort Credit and Honeymooners Bonus
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Grand Residences Riviera Cancun - Luxury Hotel

5 stars
4.8 / 5 5 reviews
Spacious luxury suites facing the beautiful Caribbean Sea in CancunGrand Residences Riviera Cancun Luxury Hotel ushers holidaymakers to a bunch of holiday activities in the Caribbean. In this beachfront property, enjoy refreshing dips at three on-site pools or have a test of endurance at the lap pool. Have fun sailing, kayaking and snorkelling at the beach or have a lavishing spa treatment at the property. A fitness center is also available where vacationers can work-out. Beach butlers are also attentive to address needs and concerns of guests. Meanwhile, feast on sumptuous cuisines available at Heaven Beach Bar and El Faro Grill. A lobby and pool bar is also available at this property. 3 Reasons To StayBeautiful beachfront settingOversized luxurious suitesResort and spa on site Grand Residences Riviera Cancun Luxury Rooms Grand Residences Riviera Cancun Luxury Hotel features spacious luxurious suites featuring exquisite views of the Caribbean Sea at the large open-air terrace in each unit. The largest suite comprises 8817 square feet and can accommodate up to 13 people. All units come furnished with handcrafted tropical hardwood furniture, signature bedding, up-to-date appliances, Bulgari toiletries and Jacuzzi. Things to DoDr. Alfredo Barrera Marin Botanical Garden (1.1 mi/1.8 km)Puerto Morelos Town Square (1.4 mi/2.2 km)Ojo de Agua Beach (1.7 mi/2.7 km)Crococun Zoo (3.3 mi/5.3 km)Arrecife de Puerto Morelos National Park (6.5 mi/10.4 km)Maroma Beach (8.8 mi/14.2 km)Parque Cenote Las Mojarras (10.2 mi/16.5 km)Moon Palace Golf Club (11.2 mi/18 km)Tres Rios Ecopark (11.6 mi/18.7 km)Puerto Morelos Adventure (11.8 mi/19 km) Policies and feesGuests staying on a Saturday night may need to change units. The hotel will work to avoid this scenario, but when necessary, management will work directly with guests to streamline this process.Credit card or cash deposit must be provided upon check-in to cover any additional charges during the stay. One registered guest in each villa must be at least 25 years of age and shall be willing to accept responsibility for the actions of all villa occupants.
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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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