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    Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera, is a tourism district following the coastal Highway 307 which parallels the Caribbean coastline of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, located on the eastern portion of the Yucatán Peninsula. This district historically started at the city of Playa del Carmen and ended at the village of Tulum, although the towns of Puerto Morelos situated to the north and between Playa del Carmen and Cancun as well as the town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto situated 40 kilometers (25 mi) to the south of Tulum are both currently being promoted as part of the Riviera Maya tourist corridor.

    The Riviera Maya is famous for its large scale all-inclusive resorts and a historical tourism base of smaller boutique hotels as well as the many fine-dining restaurants available along the highway 307 and on or near the beaches.

    A major attraction throughout the Riviera Maya are coastal and reef aquatic activities dependent on the coastal water and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (also known as the Belize Barrier Reef) which begins near Cancun and continues along the whole length of the Riviera Maya continuing southward to Guatemala. This barrier reef system is the second longest in the world.

    Activities at the most visited locations include Jet Skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming in cenotes, swimming with dolphins, zip-lining, horse riding, sailing, and guided jungle tours. Archaeology is also a big tourist draw in the area, including the popular archaeological sites operated by the Institute Nacional de Archaeological such as Tulum on the coast, and Chichen Itza and Coba located some distance inland. The self-named eco parks of Xcaret and Xel-Ha also include some smaller archaeological ruins as part of their attractions, but these natural water theme parks operated by private business consortia attract much larger crowds due to the diversity and range of activities provided, such as swimming with captive dolphins.

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      • Xcaret Park
        5.68 Km from Riviera Maya
        Xcaret Park (Spanish: el parque Xcaret) is a privately owned and operated theme park, resort and self-described ecotourism development located in the Riviera Maya, a portion of the Caribbean coastline of Mexico's state of Quintana Roo that has been designated as a zone for tourism development. It is part of Xcaret Experiencias Group which also owns Xplor Park and Xel-Ha Park. It is situated approximately 75 kilometres (47 mi) south of Cancún, and 6.5 kilometres (4 mi) south of the nearest large ...
      • Tulum
        46.53 Km from Riviera Maya
        Tulum (Spanish pronunciation: [tu'lum], Yucatec: Tulu'um) is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city serving as a major port for Cobá. The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexi...

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      • Cozumel
        An island off the coast of south eastern Mexico, Cozumel is a haven of clear blue water, palm trees, white sands, diving and a host of other things that add up to spell paradise. The island’s still one of Mexico’s essential tourist stop offs, despite being all-but flattened by a hurricane back in 2005, and is one of the world’s foremost destinations when it comes to anything underwater. From snorkeling to scuba diving, you’ll find some of the best under-sea views this side of the Great Barrier Reef.

        Scuba diving classes are ample and relatively affordable, with dozens of companies eager to take you out and throw you overboard, and, though the reef is not quite as good as it used to be due to the hurricane, it remains world class. It’s not all about scuba, of course, with swimming with dolphins, glass bottomed boat tours and deep-sea fishing offering alternative ways to enjoy the water that are well worth exploring.

        There’s only one town of any note on the island, San Miguel, and that’s the place to go if you’re shopping for souvenirs, looking to compare water sports prices, or just want an affordable place to stay. The local cuisine (think a seafood-heavy take on Mexican) and abundance of Tequila on offer here is a lot of fun, too.

        Most likely, though, you’ll prefer to spend time making the most of the natural scenery, which includes Chankanaab National Park (lagoons and Iguanas), and even some exceptional surfing off the less populated side of the island. Hunt hard, and you’ll find some small Mayan relics to explore, tucked away in the less fashionable corners of the island.

        Basically, though, Cozumel does exactly what it says on the tin: blends Mexican culture with a Caribbean climate and obsesses endless on all things water sport. Which is certainly not a bad thing, providing you’re ready to make the most of an underwater ethos that’s every bit as enticing as any other you’re likely to find around the Caribbean.
        Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
      • Puerto Morelos
        Puerto Morelos, unlike most of the Mayan Riviera, remains a sleepy little fishing village perfectly suited for lounging on the beach, grabbing a bite to eat in the dusty little village square or enjoying the excellent diving and fishing in the area.

        Lots of American ex-pats wander around and overall, Puerto Morelos feels a bit like going back in time. Situated right off the main highway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos remains an isolated get away spot that is well worth visiting.
        Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico
      • Mayan Ruins of Tulum
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        Mayan Ruins of Tulum Carretera Federal 307 Cancún - Chetumal Km 230, 77780 Tulum, QROO, Mexico
      • Tulum
        One of the most beautiful coastal Mayan sites in the region, Tulum stands out among the rest as one of the earliest “resort” destinations on the planet, established long before the Victorian era made seaside holidays a world-wide phenomenon back in the 19th century. The Mayans were using this place as a center for relaxation, worship and solitude centuries ago, and the beauty of the area has been well preserved over the years. From the turquoise waters to the sandy beaches and the ruins of the Mayan architecture surrounding, this is easily one of the most relaxing destinations on the planet.

        The first mention of the city was in 1518 in a text written by Juan Diaz, who was part of a Spanish expedition to the region. Since then, it has evolved into what is now the third most-visited archaeological site in Mexico, offering a stunning view of the Caribbean and ruins at the same time. And since it's only 80 miles south of Cancun the place is a veritable bee-hive of tourism, year-round.

        Tulum is actually broken down into three different regions which all share the same name: Tulum Pueblo, Tulum Playa and Tulum Ruinas. The first is the tourist trap, with the hotels, stores, cafes, banks and otherwise. Playa is where the fancier spa hotels and best restaurants can be found, as well as self-service cabanas that you can rent. Ruinas, on the other hand, is where most of the actual ruins are. Keep in mind that these are not all within easy walking distance of each other, and taxis can be expensive. This is a tourist resort, after all.

        Tulum offers access to a wide variety of Caribbean splendor, such as the beaches, the snorkeling, the food and the hospitality. Meanwhile, the ruins themselves offer a unique opportunity coupled with a beach resort experience, which is unlike any other place on Earth. It’s easy to see why the ancient Mayans chose this spot, and you will fall under its spell from the very first moment you set foot in the ruins.
        Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 22.9 91.4 73.2 36
      Feb 23.2 47.8 73.8 18.8
      Mar 24.5 56.3 76.1 22.2
      Apr 26.1 70.8 79 27.9
      May 26.9 186 80.4 73.2
      Jun 26.9 195.8 80.4 77.1
      Jul 27.1 114.6 80.8 45.1
      Aug 27.1 152.6 80.8 60.1
      Sep 26.7 234.5 80.1 92.3
      Oct 25.9 255.9 78.6 100.7
      Nov 24.1 118 75.4 46.5
      Dec 23.1 90.5 73.6 35.6

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