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The Riviera Maya lies just to the south of the famous hotel strip of Cancun. Over 60 miles make up the Riviera Maya vacation destinations with towns and cities including Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal and of course world-renowned Tulum. Just beyond Tulum lies the Sian Ka’an Biosphere a UNESCO site with 1.3 million acres of sparsely developed areas. One of the biggest draws to the Riviera Maya is the blue waters of the Caribbean, the expansive white sand beaches, the lush jungle with its famed cenotes.
But beauty is not the only reason people come to the Riviera Maya. The mysticism and magic of Mayan ruins of Tulum, Chichen Itza, and Coba bring people from around the globe to discover the ancient cities themselves. All the Riviera Maya vacation destinations are accessible from the Cancun International airport. Each town has a unique vibe, style, and attractions.
Some of the smaller Riviera Maya vacation destinations such as Akumal has more private vacation rentals and condo rentals. Tulum offers from rustic to five-star hotels on the beach depending on your budget. Playa del Carmen is chic and cosmopolitan with a wide variety of vacation rentals, boutique hotels, and all-inclusive resorts. Puerto Morelos still holds its charm for now as a small fishing village where days drift by like the boats along the shore. And we cannot forget if you look offshore, the Mexico islands of Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, and Isla Holbox are stunning island experiences for the vacationers.
To our west of the Riviera Maya vacation destinations is the state of Yucatan. In Yucatan find the colonial cities of Merida and Valladolid. Colonial cities are rich in history and culture, with Mayan pueblos and villages along the way.