Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Riviera Maya

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Riviera Maya. This city's beaches, snorkeling and seaside attract many visitors, and its relaxing and romantic location add to the charm. Tulum Mayan Ruins and Akumal Beach are just a couple of the must-sees. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Riviera Maya

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the area? You'll be sure to enjoy Riviera Maya for its snorkeling and swimming. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Riviera Maya a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Xel-Ha Water Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Xcaret Eco Theme Park (21.4 mi / 34.4 km)
  • El Toh Ecopark (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Jungle Place (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Aktun Chen (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Riviera Maya Golf Club (6 mi / 9.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Riviera Maya

Travelers speak highly of Riviera Maya for its snorkeling. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and April are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 88°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Riviera Maya

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Riviera Maya is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Akumal Beach (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Xpu-ha Beach (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Tulum National Park (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Xcaret Eco Theme Park (21.4 mi / 34.4 km)
  • Paradise Beach (25.2 mi / 40.6 km)
  • Half Moon Bay (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Riviera Maya

The nearest airport is in Cozumel, Quintana Roo (CZM-Cozumel Intl.), located 31.4 mi (50.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.), which is 54.6 mi (87.9 km) away.

Where to stay near Riviera Maya?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 7,568 house rentals near Riviera Maya. From 1,240 Houses to 690 Villas, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Riviera Maya for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Riviera Maya?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Riviera Maya. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Playa del Carmen: 4,548 vacation rentals
  • Cancún: 2,118 vacation rentals
  • Puerto Morelos: 1,068 vacation rentals
  • Isla Mujeres: 1,335 vacation rentals
  • Tulum: 1,485 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Riviera Maya! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Riviera Maya?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Riviera Maya:

  • Playa del Carmen: 4,548 rentals
  • Cancún: 2,118 rentals
  • Puerto Morelos: 1,068 rentals
  • Isla Mujeres: 1,335 rentals
  • Tulum: 1,485 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Riviera Maya?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Riviera Maya are:

  • Cancun International Airport (CUN): 2,282 home rentals
  • Cozumel International Airport (CZM): 5,107 home rentals
  • Tulum, Quintana Roo (TUY): 1,466 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Riviera Maya?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Riviera Maya. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Akumal Beach: 867 vacation homes
  • Half Moon Bay: 1,819 vacation homes
  • Playa Mujeres Golf Club: 1,744 vacation homes
  • Puerto Aventuras Marina: 5,365 vacation homes
  • Palacio Municipal: 5,301 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Riviera Maya listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Riviera Maya

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