Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Riviera Maya

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Riviera Maya. This city's beaches, snorkeling and seaside attract many visitors, and its relaxing and romantic location add to the charm. Tulum Mayan Ruins and Akumal Beach are just a couple of the must-sees. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Riviera Maya

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the area? You'll be sure to enjoy Riviera Maya for its snorkeling and swimming. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Riviera Maya a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Xel-Ha Water Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Xcaret Eco Theme Park (21.4 mi / 34.4 km)
  • El Toh Ecopark (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Jungle Place (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Aktun Chen (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Riviera Maya Golf Club (6 mi / 9.7 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Riviera Maya

Travelers speak highly of Riviera Maya for its snorkeling. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and April are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 88°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Riviera Maya

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Riviera Maya is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Akumal Beach (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Xpu-ha Beach (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Tulum National Park (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Xcaret Eco Theme Park (21.4 mi / 34.4 km)
  • Paradise Beach (25.2 mi / 40.6 km)
  • Half Moon Bay (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)

Traveling to and around Riviera Maya

The nearest airport is in Cozumel, Quintana Roo (CZM-Cozumel Intl.), located 31.4 mi (50.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.), which is 54.6 mi (87.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Riviera Maya?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,597 holiday lettings near Riviera Maya. From 1,198 Houses to 699 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Riviera Maya is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Riviera Maya?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Riviera Maya. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Zona Hotelera: 618 holiday homes
  • Gonzalo Guerrero: 2,340 holiday homes
  • Playa del Carmen: 4,530 holiday homes
  • Tulum: 1,606 holiday homes
  • Solidaridad: 6,001 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Riviera Maya! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Riviera Maya?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Riviera Maya with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Playa del Carmen: 4,530 holiday lettings
  • Tulum: 1,606 holiday lettings
  • Cancún: 2,123 holiday lettings
  • Puerto Morelos: 1,096 holiday lettings
  • Punta Allen: 15 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Riviera Maya?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Riviera Maya are:

  • Isla Mujeres Airport (ISJ): 1,782 self catering accommodations
  • Tulum, Quintana Roo (TUY): 1,535 self catering accommodations
  • Cozumel International Airport (CZM): 5,103 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Riviera Maya?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Riviera Maya. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • CEDAM Museum: 5,397 holiday rentals
  • Chen Rio Beach: 508 holiday rentals
  • Acuario Interactivo (Interactive Aquarium): 2,058 holiday rentals
  • Hospiten Hospital: 1,888 holiday rentals
  • Mercado 23: 1,787 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Riviera Maya listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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