Mexico’s Riviera Maya, also referred to as the Mayan Riviera, is actually a tourism district that follows the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. It is located south of Cancun and west of the island of Cozumel, and the district follows Highway 307, which runs north and south. This area is well known for the growing resorts, tiny boutiques, exquisite dining and beautiful beaches along this stretch of coastline. The area’s tourism continues to grow as many want to experience Riviera Maya – all inclusively, of course – with its bustling culture and relaxing beaches in some of the hottest, most trendy spots in Mexico.
Riviera Maya – All-Inclusive Vacations
Make a statement with your vacation. Taking a trip can be beneficial to you and the environment when you stay at an eco-friendly resort such as the Occidental Grand Xcaret. The all-inclusive resort is situated within a historical and ecological preserve south of Cancun which can be explored above ground and underwater. Grab a snorkel and explore underwater gardens and caves, hike through a Mayan village’s remains, or become friends with the wildlife as you watch jaguars, swim with dolphins, and experience the majestic tropical birds in natural habitats. With pools, activities and entertainment, Occidental Grand Xcaret Riviera Maya all-inclusive vacations are perfect for couples and families. Or head to the Gran Bahía Principe Coba, a compound that is surrounded by pure beauty as the native plants and trees are undisturbed. Take in a bit of indigenous nature while staying at a resort that is a part of the Eco-Bahía Foundation. The resort uses eco-friendly products and trains its staff in ways to lessen the environmental disturbance of the resort.
Take an exotic, secret trip in style. Send the kids to their grandparents’ place and get away – just the two of you – to an adults-only, all-inclusive resort. While you might feel guilty about choosing a place that doesn’t allow kids, you’ll quickly forget your worries if you choose a resort similar to the Valentin Imperial Maya. This extraordinary resort pampers couples until their hearts are content. With standard features such as a private, furnish balcony, a pillow menu so you can get the best night’s sleep (or most comfortable in-room romp), and concierge service, you’ll live in the lap of luxury while you enjoy Mexico’s beaches. Located near Cancun, Valentin Imperial Maya features half a mile of secluded beaches (named Playa Del Secreto or “The Secret Beach”) and a relaxed atmosphere.
Step out of your comfort zone. We spend enough of our lives above water to pass up a chance to see what’s going on under the surface. Although time spent at Riviera Maya, all inclusive or otherwise, can be filled with shopping, lounging and exercising, don’t forget to venture into the water. In Puerto Morales, the Ocean Coral & Turquesa Resort is a fisherman’s dream. Often considered the gateway to the Riviera Maya, this small fishing village packs quite a punch in terms of adventure and exploration. The resort features daily reef diving, exploration of the Mayan cenotes, and snorkeling and diving, giving you the opportunity to experience underwater caves and water sources up close, as well as hundreds of kinds of sea life. And just so your kids can’t complain that they never get to do anything fun, kids stay for free at Ocean Coral & Turquesa Resort.
Skip the beach altogether. Beaches may be the epitome of exotic experiences, but for some, an elegant resort with sprawling golf course may be a more welcoming vision of a perfect vacation. The Riviera Maya all-inclusive packages really cover any picture of paradise, including resorts such as the Gran Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an Don Pablo Collection, which features a challenging golf course that winds around the natural foliage found in the area. The professional course can be played by golfers of any skill level, and unlimited greens fees make it too good to pass up. Although the resort is not situated on the beach, it has plenty of freshwater pools for guests to stay cool, as well as dance floors, spas and restaurants to stay entertained.