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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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NEW! Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun - All Inclusive Adults Only

5 stars
4.0 / 5 6 reviews
Perched on a dazzling strip of powdery white sand sits the spectacular Hideaway at Royalton in Riviera Cancun. The Hideaway at Royalton is a hotel within a hotel. This 340-room boutique adults-only resort is a tranquil property that caters to guests over 18 years of age only. It features everything necessary to create a relaxing and private moment to enjoy the comfort of a kids-free haven including an exclusive a la carte restaurant and a bar, and a crystal clear, adults-only pool. Hideaway guests may enjoy access to all of Royalton Riviera Cancun's restaurants, bars, activities, and health and wellness facilities.
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Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.9 / 5 27 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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Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe Riviera Maya - All Inclusive

5 stars
4.4 / 5 75 reviews
Nestled right up against palm-lined, white sand beaches, the Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe occupies an enviable spot on the Yucatan Peninsula. Float around in utter peace in the adults-only pool, experience the region's culture firsthand in the Mayan steam bath or 'Temazcal', or take your little ones to make new friends at the on-site 'dolphinarium.' When hunger hits, the hotel's six restaurants make it easy to enjoy the French, Brazilian, Caribbean and Mexican cuisine of this multicultural region. The all-inclusive package is also much loved by parents who can't get enough of its four bars, supervised children's activity center and teens' club, and activities like fishing and golf just a short walk away. Key facts756 guestrooms3 floorsDining: Miramar Buffet, La Hacienda Restaurant Buffet, Caribe Restaurant, Rodizio Restaurant, Brasserie Restaurant and Coral GrillBars/Lounges: Carey Lobby Bar, Coco Bar, El Cielo Bar and Theater BarJaguar's Nightclub24-hour room serviceSwim-up barPrivate beachIn-room childcareWater parkHealth clubFull-service spa4 meeting and conference roomsConcierge servicesAirport shuttle NeighborhoodThis exceptional resort is situated in the midst of Mexico's Caribbean coastline, the Riviera Maya, just south of the residential community Puerto Aventuras. Playa del Carmen, with its spirited Latino bars and chic boutiques, is 16 miles north of the hotel. Visitors can take a tour through history by heading for the historic cliff-top ruins at Tulum, to the south. Hints and tipsAs with many Mayan Riviera destinations, visiting the Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe during spring break is not a good idea for those looking to experience peace and quiet.While you're at the hotel, squeeze in a sailing trip around the resort to experience the beauty of the jewel-like coastline from the sea.
Value Up to $1,200 Resort Credit and Honeymooners Bonus
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Grand Bahia Principe Coba - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.1 / 5 249 reviews
One of 24 five-star beach resorts operated by Grupo Pinero's Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, the Grand Bahia Principe Riviera Maya affords adventurers easy access to a number of ancient Mayan pyramids and coastal, walled fortresses. This complex contains three individual resorts named after regional settlements, each of which is geared toward different kinds of travelers. As a result, it's relatively easy to book a business, adults-only, or family vacation in a villa surrounded by lush tropical palms. Simply wandering around this resort in the Mexican heat is a great way to stumble across inviting pools, cool bars and fascinating shops. Key facts Rooms by complex: Tulum - 858; Coba - 1,080; Akumal - 63011 international restaurants18 bars7 pools, including lazy river and lakesConcierge service availableWi-Fi (fees may apply) NeighborhoodIn the surrounding area, guests will discover hidden cenotes, water-filled caves that invite serious scuba divers and casual snorkelers alike, and parks like Xcaret, that give you a chance to enjoy the clear currents of a calm lagoon in a more naturalistic setting than found at any waterpark. Nearby Chichen Itza is a World Heritage Site, which includes The Castle, the Pyramid of Kukulcan and Juego de Pelota. The Sacred Cenote is a spot where the Mayans apparently made human sacrifices, and should not be missed by lovers of history, macabre and otherwise. Hints and tipsEnjoy a quieter stay in this large complex by staying in a room further away from the central areas, or on the side of a villa opposite the nearest pool.If you find yourself tired or lost from walking around after a long day, locate one of the many shuttle stops scattered throughout the resort, and wait for about five minutes to get a free ride.
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NEW! Platinum Yucatan Princess All Suites All Inclusive - Adults Only

4 stars
4.0 / 5 28 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.
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  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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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