Experience Cancun & the Riviera Maya
Posted on 05/30/2022 | About Mexico
Surrounded by majestic, turquoise waters along white sand beaches, Cancun & Riviera Maya enchants visitors with year-round warm, sunny weather. Travelers will also find an abundance of shopping, dazzling nightlife and international flavors that create an exciting retreat. With all-inclusive hotels and resorts for every taste, from adults-only and family-oriented to moderate hotels for the value conscious, virtually everyone that visits Cancun & Riviera Maya can’t wait to go back.
Cancun & Riviera Activities
Travelers to Cancun often can’t wait to return, because of all there is to explore. Rappel into crystal-clear cenotes, tour the coast by ATV, bathe in hot springs, or go on a jungle adventure. Venture into the caves of Kantemo, submerge in the Xel-Ha waters, or enjoy the natural beauty of Sian Ka’an Reserve. No matter what you choose to do, it’s easy to find many amazing places to connect with nature. There are also several smaller cities surrounding Riviera Maya worth checking out, including Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos.
Divers come to the Mexican-Caribbean coast for its colorful tropical fish and exquisite coral reef. Currents allow for drift dives, deep dives, night dives, wall dives and shore dives. Favorite spots for snorkeling in the area include Puerto Morelos, Cozumel, Xel-Ha, Akumal and the Underwater Art Museum, where you can marvel at more than 500 sculptures. For added fun and adventure, Delta Vacations offers golfing, fishing excursions, show tickets and more.
As Mexico’s most popular tourist destination, Cancun & Riviera Maya offers all sorts of shopping experiences, from street-stall jewelry stands and sprawling market-bazaars to ultramodern malls where anything imaginable is for sale. One of the most popular shopping areas in Mexico, Playa Del Carmen's Fifth Avenue, is a three-mile pedestrian walkway with high-end retailers, local shops, bars, cafes, street entertainment and more.
Dining & Drinks
A fusion of flavors awaits you in Cancun. Your palate will enjoy a true carnival of taste, capable of satisfying the most demanding foodies — from sophisticated international cuisine to spicy, traditional Mexican food. Besides tequila, mescal is the trendiest drink in Mexico.
Foodies will be seduced in Riviera Maya by the exquisite culinary triumphs of the regional cuisine. Each dish offers a delightful combination of Spanish and Mayan flavors, and most are prepared with local, inherited recipes. For authentic Mexican food, visit Playa del Carmen to find many casual eateries with delicious tacos, seafood and more.