A glorious stretch of coastline, the Riviera Maya is home to some of the best beaches – and best diving - in Mexico. From the stalagmites and stalactites of the limestone cenotes, to the perfect beaches and low-lying jungle - this region is a sight to behold.
Hotels in Riviera Maya
Essential information for Riviera Maya
No, UK passport holders don't need a visa for Mexico. You'll just need to complete a tourist card on your flight to Cancun.
However, if you are travelling via the USA, then you will need to apply for an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) no less than 72 hours prior to travelling.
With roads in this region relatively new, it’s easy to hire a car and explore all that the area has to offer. The bus system in the peninsula is reliable and inexpensive to carry you comfortably between all the towns and sights. To travel further afield, catch the regular ferry from Playa del Carmen over to Cozumel for the day.
This glorious sweep of swaying palms, dazzling sands and turquoise waters is THE place to combine a blissful beach break with something a bit more. As well as lazy, sun-soaked days by the sea, Riviera Maya holidays could see you snorkelling with sea turtles, zip-lining above bird-filled forest, cycling around Mayan ruins or diving into secret sinkholes hidden in the jungle. This is Caribbean paradise with Mexican zing: hot, hot, hot and super cool.
There’s a perfect retreat for everyone too: romantic honeymooners’ boltholes, family-friendly hotels and all-inclusive Riviera Maya resorts with their own water parks, rock-star spas and five-star restaurants.
Home to some of Mexico’s best beaches and diving, Riviera Maya is a tropical paradise waiting to be discovered. To plan your holiday to this idyllic region, browse our Riviera Maya resorts and hotels today.