Activities, Tours & Things To Do in the Riviera Maya



The Riviera Maya extends along the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. This 80 miles (130 km) of Caribbean coastline stretches from Cancun down to Tulum and is home to some of the best beaches in Mexico, scenic ruins and magical cenotes.

If you are going to visit the Riviera Maya, there are plenty of things to do. Besides learning how to kitesurf or kiteboarding the Caribbean coastline, you should also plan some free days to discover more and get to explore the Mexican rich culture. Submerge yourself into a Cenote (underground sinkhole), visit the breathtaking ancient mayan ruins at Tulum or Coba and get to know more about the mayan culture, explore the mexican underwater world scuba diving or snorkeling around in the world’s second biggest coral reef, connect to the nature and visit protected biosphere reserves, or simply relax on some of the most beautiful remote white sandy beaches along the coastline. If you are adventurous maybe you should think about going on the whale shark tour or taking a freediving course. Visit Playa del Carmen, a cosmopolitan tourist town, if you are searching for the Riviera Maya’s best shopping, dining and nightlife.

The Riviera Maya is a top ecotourism destination in Mexico and offers tours and excursions for the whole family, an ideal family vacation destination. We have listed for you some of the TOP things to do while holidaying in Mexico’s stunning Riviera Maya! Enjoy and explore the Mexican Caribbean, have a beautiful vacation!

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Freediving and Apnea

Freedive the underworld! Learn how to freedive in amazing spots in the Mexican Caribbean at the Riviera Maya. Freediving or Apnea is an exploration of the self, the breath and the mind. Explore the underwater world in a lovely way.

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Cable Wakeboarding

The Cable Wakeboard in Playa del Carmen will help you to improve your kitesurfing tricks or even before taking a kite course. The cable wake boarding helps a lot because the control of the board and riding is very similar. We have great promotion, 1 hour free session for people who come from Kitesurf Vacation

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Swim with the Whale Shark

Swimming next to the whale shark, the largest fish in the world, is a lifetime experience. If you plan on coming to Mexico’s Riviera Maya (Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum or Holbox) between June to September you should not miss this unique experience and book the whale shark tour. We bring you to the natural habitat of this gentle giant.

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Riviera Maya’s Best Beaches

The Riviera Maya is home to some of the most beautiful beaches worldwide. The coastline offers kilometers of white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, a gentle warm breeze and sun all year around. Escape the typical tourist areas and discover those small authentic beaches and remote bays that still exist.

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Submerge yourself into one of the magical Cenotes and discover the Mayan Underworld. Cenotes are limestone sinkholes filled with fresh water and were formed millions of years ago. There are thousands of those natural underground pools in the Yucatan Peninsula, so make sure to visit at least one of them, as they are unique in this area.

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Scuba Diving

Come and dive the Caribbean underwater world! The Riviera Maya is one of the world’s top destinations for scuba diving and offers a great variety for divers. Beside diving the beautiful coral reef and discovering the colorful marine life, the Yucatan Peninsula offers you the unique opportunity to dive in freshwater Cenotes and their cave system. An amazing dive you have to experience at least once in your life.

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Mexican Caribbean Islands

Mexico’s Caribbean islands have its unique charm and flair to offer. It’s hard to express with words, you just gonna have to experience it by yourself. So hop on a ferry and soke in the Caribbean island life. Here are our 4 best mexican islands.

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Ancient Maya Ruins

A Tour to an ancient Mayan Ruin is a ‘Must-To-Do-Thing’ while visiting Mexicos Yucatan Peninsula. Immerse into the Mayan Culture and gaze at those beautiful archaeological sites. Tulum, Coba, Uxmal or Chichen Itza, there all have their unique charme.

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Colonial Cities and Magical Towns

Discover Yucatan’s magic. A holiday in the Riviera Maya would not be complete without visiting one of the picturesque Mexican colonial cities and magical towns in the state of Yucatan, such as Merdia, Valladolid or Izamal. Experience the real Mexico!

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The Best Spots

Kitesurf next to the Mayan Ruins.
The new 'Tarifa' in México.
Cosmopolitan tourist town.
Strong and warm winds.
Caribbean Island near Cancun.

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