Riviera Maya Holidays
Riviera Maya Holidays
The Riviera Maya is a 30km stretch of coastline in the Yucatan peninsula, incorporating pristine white-sand Caribbean beaches, dense jungles and ancient ruins. Running from Punta Tanchacte in the north to Punta Allen in the south, the Riviera Maya is home to some of the major Mexican holidays resorts, such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen, and has developed to such an extent that the area now has almost 24,000 hotel rooms.
Fantastic beach holidays
Stretching all the way down the eastern peninsula, and facing the Caribbean Sea, the Riviera Maya offers all the ingredients for a perfect beach holiday, with relaxing beaches, an amazing array of watersports and a wide choice of hotel accommodation. Flying into Cancun International Airport, visitors have a wide selection of resorts to choose from, ranging from the action-packed party-town of Cancun itself, to the more laid-back but equally as popular Playa del Carmen, known as the capital of the Riviera Maya. For those in search of more peace and tranquility, resorts such as Playa del Secreto and Punta Maroma in the Riviera Maya offer quiet beaches, perfect for complete relaxation, whilst Puerto Aventuras and Playacar are good choices for sports facilities, such as golf and tennis and family holidays. Accommodation in the Riviera Maya is quite varied, ranging from small bed-and-breakfasts to exclusive hotels, with most resorts catering for luxury holidays and all inclusive holidays.
Range of holiday activities
Holidays in Riviera Maya are mainly all about the fabulous beaches that run along the coastline. With powdery white sands and coconut trees, the Riviera Maya is the ideal location for relaxing in the sun, and the crystal clear waters are perfect for snorkelling. The island of Cozumel is home to some of the best scuba-diving in the world, and the Riviera Maya boasts the second largest barrier reef in the world. For the more energetic, most of the resorts offer a wide range of watersports, and there are numerous golf courses and tennis courts in the Riviera Maya. Jungle tours into the dense forests are popular trips, as are tours around the ancient civilization of Tulum, and the pyramid at Chichen Itza.
Weather in Riviera Maya
Riviera Maya is one destination that will not disappoint in terms of sunshine levels and high temperatures. Take a holiday in Riviera Maya between October through June and you will be guaranteed temperatures over the 30C mark. Sunshine levels are high, and you can expect six hours of sunshine per day for much of the year. The rainy season lasts from May until the middle of October although this does not trouble the dry, northern area too much. If rain does appear it will be short-lived and will not have too much effect on the high temperatures. June, July and August are the hottest months of the year and temperatures can reach over the 33C mark.
All inclusive holidays in Riviera Maya
With a large range of hotels come a lot of different attractions included when you book all inclusive, with many hotels having balconies or terraces looking out onto sea views. All inclusive holidays on the Riviera Maya are especially popular for wedding anniversaries and honeymoon bookings. You’ll find swimming pools aplenty, gyms, luxury spas, a la carte room service, tennis courts, hairdressers and beauty treatments, free drinks and food from a good range of cuisine in hotel restaurants, kids’ clubs, children’s entertainment and playgrounds, as well as dedicated evening entertainment hosted at the hotels. Some hotels arrange or offer discounts on boat trips and inland excursions to Mayan ruins and the Maya jungle.