Cancun and Riviera Maya

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LOCATION

The Mexican Caribbean is located on the northeastern of the Yucatan Peninsula, stretching over 87 miles of coastline. It features beautiful beaches and picturesque villages, from Cabo Catoche through Holbox, Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Riviera Maya and Tulum.

WEATHER

Cancun and the Riviera Maya have a semi-tropical climate, with an average temperature from 80° to 100° degrees. The rainy season is from May to November. The dry season is from December to April. The hurricane season is from June to November.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS

  • Enjoy days of sun at white sandy and blue turquoise water beaches along the Cancun and Riviera Maya coastline
  • Have fun at Cancun´s nightlife
  • Admire ancient treasures up close at Cancun Maya Museum
  • Live the combination of a rustic village with a cosmopolitan ambience at Playa del Carmen
  • Take a break at the relaxing towns of Puerto Morelos, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal and Tulum
  • Dive and snorkel in the Mesoamerican Reef, the second largest reef barrier in the world
  • Discover the beauty of the cenotes (sinkholes) hidden in the jungle. You can visit four different types of cenotes the same day with Xenotes Oasis Maya Tour
  • Swim in underground rivers, discover the beauty of Mexican folklore and fly in zip lines at Xcaret, Xel-Há, Xplor, Xenotes and Xoximilco parks in Riviera Maya
  • Take a tour to the main Maya culture vestiges: Tulum, Cobá and Chichén Itzá
  • Explore different islands:
    • Cozumel, perfect for diving
    • Isla Mujeres, you can travel through it driving a golf car or riding a bicycle
    • Contoy Island is a virgin island, home of a wide variety of birds
    • Holbox Island, relax and swim with whale sharks (June-September)
  • Go shopping from handcrafts to designs of international brands at Cancun and Playa del Carmen
  • Be amazed with the natural setting of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

WHERE TO STAY

  • Cancun has an impressive hotel infrastructure, to choose from. Find hotels in front of the sea or the lagoon at the hotel zone, or in downtown.
  • Along the Riviera Maya there are all-inclusive hotels in the middle of the jungle, with their own private beach.
  • At Playa del Carmen you can choose beachfront hotels, or located just a few blocks from the sea, on the 5th Avenue, where the social life of Playa is concentrated

GASTRONOMY

Cancun and the Riviera Maya have a semi-tropical climate, with an average temperature from 80° to 100° degrees. The rainy season is from May to November. The dry season is from December to April. The hurricane season is from June to November.

AIPORT

Cancun International Airport is the main gateway to the Mexican Caribbean. It is located 13 miles from Cancun-Tulum highway. It receives an average of 800,000 visitors per month and has connections to all major cities in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe. It is the second busiest in the country, after Mexico City International Airport.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Cancun is the first destination in the world created in 1974 as a tourism product, since then, it has become one of the most important destinations in the world
  • Playa del Carmen has been transformed from a fishing village to a trendy destination in less than a decade

MAIN EVENTS

BPM FESTIVAL / JANUARY / PLAYA DEL CARMEN
EQUINOX / MARCH / CHICHÉN ITZÁ
WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL / MARCH/ CANCUN AND RIVIERA MAYA
RIVIERA MAYA FILM FESTIVAL / APRIL/ RIVIERA MAYA
SACRED MAYAN JOURNEY / APRIL/ XCARET PARK
SWIM WITH WHALE SHARKS / JUNE-SEPTEMBER/ HOLBOX ISLAND
XPLOR BRAVEST RACE / SEPTEMBER/ XPLOR PARK
INDEPENDENCE DAY / SEPTEMBER / CANCUN AND RIVIERA MAYA
AUTUMN EQUINOX / OCTOBER/ CHICHÉN ITZÁ
THE FESTIVAL OF LIFE AND DEATH TRADITIONS / OCTOBER-NOVEMBER/ XCARET PARK
XEL-HÁ TRIATHLON / NOVEMBER / XEL-HÁ PARK
RIVIERA MAYA JAZZ FESTIVAL / NOVEMBER/ RIVIERA MAYA

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