You may not have heard of Riviera Maya, but it's worth taking a look for your next vacation to Mexico. Some of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico are in Riviera Maya. Located in the southern part of the country in the state of Quintana Roo, Riviera Maya is part of the Mexican Caribbean coastline along the Yucatan Peninsula. Riviera Maya is in good company; this coastline is where the popular resorts of Cozumel (the largest island in Mexico) and Cancun are located. Tulum, the Mayan ruins are at the southern end of this stretch. Many Riviera Maya vacation homes are found here as well.
Attractions near Riviera Maya Vacation Rentals
Riviera Maya is a wonderful place to vacation. This area not only boasts pretty beaches, clear water, and numerous ocean activities, it has jungles with exotic animals and plants, along with historical Mayan ruins. Activities in this area are diverse; there's something for everyone here. Some options include the following:
- A sailing excursion.
- Cave diving.
- Visiting an eco park.
- Spending an afternoon on the golf course.
- Taking an aerial tour.
- Horseback riding.
- Learning how to scuba dive or snorkel.
- Spending the day shopping for local goods.
The best local beaches are Akumal's Jade Beach, South Akumal and Aventuras Akumal, Paamul beach, Playa del Carmen, Playacar, Soliman Bay, Tankah Bay, Xel-Ha, and Xpu-ha.
Near Riviera Maya vacation homes are destination towns including Akumal (the place of turtles), Laguna Bacalar with archeological sites, Celestun Wildlife Refuge (see hundreds of wild pink flamingos), Chichen Itza and the Kukulkan Pyramid (one of the seven wonders of the world), Isla Holbox (a place for adventure), Mahuhual (a tourist town), Playa del Carmen (a party town), and Xcalak with coral reefs, snorkeling, kayaking, diving, fishing, and more.
If you have children, a day at a theme park might be fun. Xcaret has a small zoo, traditional Mexican music and dancing, and water attractions. South of Tulum, enjoy Mayan ruins and natural ecosystems at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. To see exotic birds, visit the Xaman-Ha Aviary to see scarlet macaws, herons, and flamingos.
Riviera Maya Vacation Homes
Vacation homes are the right way to stay in style on any tropical vacation. Welcoming and spacious, a vacation rental feels more like a home than a hotel could ever feel, offering far more amenities and comfort. Each rental is different, but most offer a full kitchen, washer and dryer, extra space and privacy, and the chance to live like a local. So, what are you waiting for? Book one of our Riviera Maya vacation homes today!