Riviera Maya Vacations
Riviera Maya Vacations
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When you choose Riviera Maya as your destination vacation spot, you’ll be able to enjoy everything that this scenic destination has to offer. Go swimming in the lagoons of the eco-parks and see the beautiful coral reefs and dolphins playing in the water. Here you’ll enjoy not only all the fun influences of a Mexico vacation, you’ll also be able to explore all the wonders of the Caribbean; with its bright lights and casinos, fresh seafood and salsa dancing, you’ll never want to go home! You’ll find great dining and nightlife; explore ancient caves and Mayan ruins, and all the fun in the sun on white beaches and in aquamarine seas. With beautiful views that stretch out forever, you’ll be immersed in beauty, no matter what time of year you visit.
Ever had buttered lobster tails fresh off the boat, paired with a delicious Argentinian steak that was never frozen? Dine out under the stars or in a lighthouse, in a five star restaurant or along the beach in a seaside shack. Feast on every cuisine imaginable; in the Riviera Maya you’ll never have to look far for a great bite to eat. If you’re missing a taste of home, an American style restaurant and even big chains you’re used to will be a short walk away. But no matter what you do, make sure you test out the authentic Mexican cuisine! It’s nothing like you’ve had back in the U.S and you’ll be amazed at the crispness and freshness.
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Have you ever wanted to see the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum, or go into ancient caves? You’ll be able to here, as well as get out into the open water and swim with dolphins and along beautiful coral reefs. You can relax in sugar white sand alongside warm shallow waters that stay the same all year round… and be so close to the Caribbean islands that you can visit them during the day. Lay under the stars that are within arms reach, brighter than you’ve ever seen them. Here you’ll have it all, and you can have as much fun as you like or just chill out and unwind. It’s all waiting for you.
Riviera Maya’s nightlife is unmatched this side of the Caribbean; you’ll be able to go on sponsored pub crawls and see all the best bars and clubs, tasting their colorful drinks and meeting their beautiful people. See a real live can-can dance or burlesque show, or dance on bars in rowdy rock bars with tire swings for bar stools. Why settle for just hitting the bars when you can make new memories each night that will keep you coming back each year?
When you stay at a Riviera Maya resort, you’ll be able to experience everything the Caribbean and Mexico has to offer, all with a quick flight in! So what are you waiting for? Book your all-inclusive Riviera Maya vacation with one of our travel agents today!
ACTIVITIES IN RIVIERA MAYA
Riviera Maya has many activities available from the adventurous to the serene. It’s widely considered one of the jewels of the Caribbean, where pan-African, Island, European and Latin influences converge to bring you a faraway experience close to home. Lounge on sugary white beaches, go exploring through the Mayan ruins at Tulum, and dance until dawn. Eco-tourism thrives here, with many different parks to choose from; ecological tourism is managed by private industry and run inside eco-parks, which are like national parks. You can take classes at the Little Mexican Cooking school and learn how to make mole, ceviche, and other Mexican fusion cuisine.
Fun in the Sun
If you’re looking for sun, you’ll find it with a Riviera Maya vacation. The region is great for swimming, but we recommend that you only swim in the lagoons at the ecological parks. The beaches are better for lounging and getting sun; they rarely have lifeguards on duty and the tides can be a little rough for swimming but fantastic for diving. Riviera Maya is known as the land of ten shades of blue, you’ll have to travel around to see them all!
Snorkeling is also great in Riviera Maya, and the best places are the rocky outcropping on the western coast. You can rent kit or equipment for two people for less than $20. By sticking to the rocky parts of the shore you can avoid the rougher seas and have a great time exploring the underwater wonderland.
Around Tulum in Paraiso Playa you can go kite surfing; check along the beach for different rental offices and don’t be afraid to shop around for the best rate! Kite surfing gives you a beautiful view of the Tulum Mayan ruins; try to go up around sunset or sunrise, it will transform the terrain into a golden mirage.
For the ultimate date night in Riviera Maya you have to see Rio Secreto. Rio Secreto is hands down the most beautiful site in all of Riviera Maya; an underground cavern preserved for millions of years where you can explore the passageways with a guide on a boat and by foot.
If you’re looking for the best nightlife, take the Playacrawl. This helps you experience the best of the area’s nightlife all in a single night. Wear comfortable shoes and see it all for yourself!
A Riviera Maya vacation doesn’t just promise excitement, but relaxation as well! The Jungle Spa provides Mayan massages with exotic oils that believed to have healing properties. Sabai Spa gives facials and other typical spa treatments at good prices. The Akumal Beach is the best beach to relax in Riviera Maya; rarely crowded and always sunny it’s a great place to relax.
RIVIERA MAYA DINING
Dining out in Riviera Maya is, needless to say, a unique experience. From casual diner to foodie extraordinaire, you’ll find something delicious to eat day or night. Get tasty treats sent straight to your room or get out there and see what’s on offer. Since Riviera Maya is so close to the Caribbean, you’ll be able to taste island flavors, European food and familiar American and Mexican cuisine. While you might be tempted to eat just whatever seafood you can find, don’t! Make sure you try out the real authentic Mexican food that dots the coastline and helps you understand why Mexican food got so popular in the first place.
This far along the coast you’ll be able to get Argentinian beef spiced with a pan-Caribbean feel that can’t be missed! If you’ve never had Mexican style seafood barbeque, make sure you check it out. There’s something special, sweet, tangy, almost Jamaican about the sauces here… but there’s always real nachos with melted cheese (it’s not creamy like the cheese we’re used to back home, because Mexicans don’t really use milk in a lot of their dishes like we do in the US.) but it’s still fantastic and the salt always gives it a great kick.
Seafood in Riviera Maya is truly to die for. You’ll be able to get lobsters, shrimp, tilapia (with the skin on or off, so you know what kind of fish you’re getting) and many other delicious treats from the sea that are fresher than anything you’ve ever had before. Surf and turf in some of the more upscale restaurants isn’t hard to find, and you’ll love the Mexican take on shrimp sauce (or cocktail sauce) that gives it a whole new kick!
Resort dining in Riviera Maya is a great way to sample a lot of different cuisines without having to spend a lot of money. When you’re a guest of one fo the resort hotels you’ll be able to eat for free and as much as you like! Each hotel will have different restaurants on offer, and you’ll be able to eat imaginative fusion dishes that will make your mouth water and hoping that you can get your hands on the recipes!
Check out what vegetables and fruits are fresh and local; if you can have a fresh lime tart from one of the local islands with its creamy decadent tastes and tartness makes the trip worth it. No matter where you end up eating, make sure that you really try the desserts. Hot sugary sopapillas are a great way to wind down after a big family style Mexican meal.
Dining in Riviera Maya is all about finding a good restaurant and trying something new. Ask the concierge what’s good and go from there; you can never go wrong with an adventurous spirit!
RIVIERA MAYA NIGHTLIFE
Each resort will have its own offerings, but you won’t have to travel far outside your hotel to find a great time! From world class live entertainment with acrobats, dancing girls and other colorful things that make the night pass by. Go salsa and merengue dancing until the sun rises in intimate bars with great live music, or you can go out and go on a pub crawl and see the best that Riviera Maya has to offer! If you’re hoping for a taste of home, you can find many American style clubs with rock, hip hop and dance music and delicious drinks; dance on glass dance floors watching the comings and goings on the floor below. Enjoy beautiful ocean views and the best music you can find just about anywhere, and get the all-star treatment.
When you’re in Riviera Maya, you’ll want to get out there and get a taste of the local Latin flavor. If you don’t know how to salsa dance, you can learn at one of the many dance studios all over. If salsa isn’t your thing, you can go after the faster paced merengue music that has a hint of island influence that will keep you going all night long. The club Playa is one of the best places for fusion clubs and you’ll be able to go dancing all night long, under the stars or inside beautiful wooden bars with warm colors and warm people!
There are two ways to drink in Riviera Maya; resort clubs where when you’re a guest you drink for free, or the fun party bars that dot the coast line. Make sure you check out your resort’s club, since you’ll be able to get out there and dance and drink for free in a familiar and comfortable environment. You can get out there and also go on a sponsored pub crawl so you can see all the best nightlife that Riviera Maya provides, with a free drink included in each stop! The party bars are great; where you can play beer pong, dance on the bars themselves or twirl about in tire swings instead of barstools.
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Nightlife isn’t just about drinking and dancing; here you’ll be able to get out there and watch a wealth of live entertainment like can-can dancers and even acrobats who zing through the air. Hit the bars where there are many different live music acts that range from hip hop, rock and even live DJs who spin live sets and unique mixes you won’t find anywhere else.
In Riviera Maya you’ll be able to enjoy yourself, and you’ll never have to worry finding something to do. Whether it’s fun a few steps from your door or out in the nightlife districts, all you have to do is get out there and enjoy yourself.