The Riviera Maya is the perfect place for a romantic hideaway where you can do extreme sports or enjoy the coolest nighttime entertainment. Experience the Caribbean at its fullest, surrounded by magic places like the Sian Ka'an Nature Reserve, the Tulum archaeological site and hundreds of natural cenotes (sink holes that harbor several plant and animal species).
Considered by many as some of the most beautiful beaches of the world, not only for their soft white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters, the Riviera Maya offers an extension comprising of 75 miles that include towns like Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Paamul, Akumal, Tulum, Tankah and Punta Allen. All along the coast of Quintana Roo, the geography includes bays, inlets, and capes, creating breathtaking landscapes.
The beaches of the Riviera Maya are also the backdrop for a variety of activities, which are as much on water as they are underwater endeavors, sports such as scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, ski and even fishing. You can also engage in land activities such as hiking, volleyball, making sand sculptures or basking in the sun.
There are several beaches that you absolutely can't miss going to, such as Playa del Secreto and Playa Paraiso in Puerto Morelos, as well as Punta Maroma, ranked as Mexico's most best hidden treasure by the Travel Channel. There are also Punta Bete, Xcalacoco, Xpu-ha, and Paamul and all of Kantenah Bay, known for its long strip of beach, washed by calm shallow waters. On Akumal and Xcacel, located near the Sian Ka'an Nature Reserve, you can sometimes spot turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs. On Tankah Bay, there is a pristine cenote called the Manatee, where you can snorkel or dive. Tulum, Boca Paila, Yalcu Inlet and Punta Allen are just some of the other gorgeous beaches you can go to.