10 Stunning Photos of Riviera Maya, Mexico

Get your passport ready! I visited Riviera Maya, Mexico recently and found out why artists like Dave Matthews are returning to host destination concerts. The secret is now out for sure because every time I look on Facebook or Instagram, someone is posting from this beautiful part of the Yucatán Peninsula. Is it the turquoise sea, powder-white sand, exploring the ancient remnants of the region’s Mayan civilizations or the great food, sightseeing, and shopping?? Here’s a taste of what to expect!

#1 All-Inclusive Resorts

You will not find better beaches anywhere! Riviera Maya is known for its numerous all-inclusive resorts and its long beaches. Pictured here is Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Resort & Spa.

#3 Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is about a hour south of Cancun and half-hour north of the great all-inclusive resorts. Don't bother with Cancun, this is your tourist town.

#5 Tulum Ruins

Tulum ruins are pyramids which were built nearly 3000 years ago! Located 130 km south of Cancun and is considered by many as the most beautiful of the Mayan Ruins sites around Cancun, Tulum has one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. The ruins stand on a bluff facing the rising sun looking out on views of the Caribbean that are nothing less than spectacular.

#6 Pool bar!

This makes going to an all-inclusive resort a must! The pool bars open at 10 AM and stay open all night! "Just put it on my tab"... as you drift away...

#8 Cozumel

Take a quick boat ride to Cozumel - a mostly undeveloped Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea, is a popular cruise ship port of call famed for its scuba diving. 

#9 Mas Tequila!

If you didn't like tequila before coming to Mexico, that will change quick!

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