With its enthralling ruins, immaculate resorts and miles of powdersoft beaches, a Rivera Maya vacation provides the perfect combination of excitement and R&R.
The pace here can be as slow or as fast as you want. Head to Puerto Morelos, a small fishing village and resort community located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Scuba dive or snorkel amid the vibrant Mesoamerican Barrier Reef or just sink into the soft sand and unwind.
Hit the streets of Playa del Carmen for some authentic Mexican cuisine and then drop by Xcaret an exciting ecopark featuring more than 40 different attractions. You can also take a ferry over to San Miguel to linger along the stunning coastline.
If you love ancient relics, you'll want to take a day trip over to the famous Chichen Itz. It's one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World and a thrill to explore. Also, be sure to visit the spectacular Maya ruins set high above a magnificent beach in the town of Tulum.
You could spend weeks exploring the Rivera Maya this video gives you just a taste of the highlights.