White sands, Mayan temples, vibrant nightlife, abundant coral reefs and virgin beaches, the Riviera Maya offers the quintessential Mexican vacation.

When travelers think of Mexico’s beautiful crystalline waters and white sand beaches, they are thinking of this Caribbean coastline and luxury in the Riviera Maya. A hot spot for diving, snorkeling, and swimming, the warm waters of Cancun, Tulum, and the Mayan Riviera encapsulate an underwater mystery waiting to unfold for even the most novice explorer. Whether you are looking to swing in a hammock on virgin sands, relax in a luxurious beachfront property, dance the night away in the infamous nightclubs of Cancun, or explore the temples of ancient Mayan cities, the luxury Riviera Maya has it all.

Riviera Maya Tulum & Cancun Travel Highlights:

  • Cancun – With an average daily temperature of 80 degrees, this resort town is one of the most temperate and pleasant Caribbean destinations. The city boasts lively nightlife, high-end shops, and world-class restaurants in addition to its pristine beaches and close proximity to Mayan ruins.
  • Tulum – Tulum is one of the most visited ruins of the Mayan world, welcoming over 2 million visitors each year. The stunning contrast between the ancient stones of the Mayan ruins and the crystal waters of the Caribbean coast make the site a photographer’s favorite.
  • Isla Mujeres – This tiny island off the coast of Cancun was an ancient Mayan religious site dedicated to the goddess, Ixchel (the guardian of fertility and childbirth). Today, the island is a fishing community with a collection of small hotels. The tourist infrastructure of the island has grown rapidly in recent years but it remains a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of its neighbor, Cancun.
  • Cozumel – With world-renowned coral reefs, beautiful beaches, and exotic local wildlife, the island of Cozumel has developed a reputation as one of Mexico’s best spots for scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling and kayaking.
  • Playa del Carmen – Once a fishing village and pristine deserted beach, Playa del Carmen has turned into one of the hottest holiday destinations in Mexico. Smaller than Cancun, “Playa” offers the nightlife and dining of a city with the charm of a seaside beach town.
  • Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve – This 1.3-million-acre reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage site and covers nearly 100km of the Caribbean coast. This stretch of protected coastline houses many endangered species and is a spectacular place for bird watching, fishing, kayaking and exploring the mangroves.


Magical Summer in the Yucatan Peninsula with Nizuc

For those who seek to experience its natural wonders, including lush jungles and stunning beaches; and a rejuvenation sanctuary, with unique spa treatments and wellness retreats.

Blissful Riviera Maya Escape at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

Days: 5

Escape to the azure sea and white shore of the Mexican Caribbean with Journey Mexico and Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa
The Riviera Maya and the Yucatan peninsula have something for everyone.

Family Adventure at Rosewood Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya

This itinerary designed for families who wish to explore Mexico while staying at an elegant resort. Surrounded by verdant jungle and white sand.

Hacienda Hopping in Yucatan and the Riviera Maya

Your journey will take you to Mayan sites like Uxmal and Chichen Itza. Try your hand at cooking authentic Yucatec food. Swim the cool, clear and refreshing waters of underground river systems…

Best of Yucatan Peninsula and Riviera Maya with Chable Resorts

Enjoy the best of Yucatan Peninsula and Riviera Maya with Journey Mexico and Chablé resorts.

Holidays in Mexico City & Riviera Maya

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Days: 11

Enjoy an authentic holiday season in Mexico; explore Mexico City, discover the Riviera Maya and its unparalleled natural and archaeological sites.

Swim with Whale Sharks and Visit Ancient Ruins

The Swim with Whale Sharks and Visit Ancient Ruins trip allows for an up-close encounter with the docile whale sharks, and visit to the areas most interesting Mayan sites, providing unique and exhilarating experiences not to be forgotten.

Discover the Riviera Maya at Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Days: 5

Visit incredible archeological sites, explore underground waterways, swim in the clear, warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, enjoy world-class dining and much more.

Exploring Southern Mexico

Discover the fascinating history, rich culture and natural wonders of southern Mexico. This unique itinerary is specially designed to expose you to the…

Island Hopping in the Mexican-Caribbean – Islas Mujeres & Holbox

Days: 7

Seek out some of Mexico’s most beautiful islands just off the coast of Cancun and treat yourself to the ultimate relaxaing vacation in these alluring paradises.

Romantic Tulum

Days: 8

This trip is perfect for couples looking to combine a relaxing and romantic Riviera Maya vacation with some of the areas main attractions…

A Journey Through the Yucatan with Coqui Coqui

The Coqui Coqui Residences & Spas Collection creates an ideal route to explore the Yucatan Peninsula and Tulum…

Riviera Maya-Yucatan Boutique Hotel Hideaways

The Boutique Hotel Hideaways itinerary passes through Tulum, Chichen Itza, and Merida visiting some of the Yucatan Peninsula’s most sought-after accommodations…

Riviera Maya Family Adventure

Days: 7

Nominated for 50 Best Tours of a Lifetime, the Riviera Maya Family Adventure offers unique experiences in adventure, culture and nature for the whole family.

Family Weekend Escape to the Yucatan

The weekend extension in the Yucatan is a great for families and compliments existing stays in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

Culture of Mexico Experience

The Culture of Mexico Experience explores Mexico City, Guanajuato, and the Yucatan Peninsula for a look at the many of the traditions and history that the Mexican people take great pride.

Riviera Maya Villa Retreat

Days: 8

The Private Villa Riviera Maya Rental retreat is the perfect way for any group or family to relax in a secluded setting and enjoy private tours of the area…

Adventure and Air Expeditions: Magic Towns and Villa Vacation in Quintana Roo

Days: 8

Visit the Riviera Maya and Tulum area in a privileged way, visiting the Yucatan Peninsula’s main highlights like the archaeological sites of Tulum and Chichen Itza via private aircraft…

Weekend Escape to Tulum

Days: 4

Enjoy an unforgettable weekend escape to Tulum, the hottest spot along Riviera Maya, with so much to do, see and eat.

Treasures of the Yucatan with Beach Stay

The Treasures of the Yucatan with Beach Stay gives you the opportunity to explore the Yucatan Peninsula and then rest and relax on the crystalline shores…

Ultimate Honeymoon

Days: 12

In our Ultimate Honeymoon experience newlyweds sample the best in Riviera Maya’s romantic luxury accommodations.

Tranquility in Tulum

Days: 10

Tranquility  Tulum is a wellness retreat that pushes your well-being to the maximum through healthy eating, bootcamp exercises, and connecting with nature…

Weekend Escape to Playa Del Carmen

Days: 4

Recently listed as one of the 25 best destinations in the world, Playa del Carmen is the ideal destination to relax and enjoy the warm, clear Mexican Caribbean sea.

Private Whale Shark Tour

Hours: 7

Live the experience of visiting blue waters of the Caribbean Sea and have the amazing opportunity of swimming next to the biggest fish in the planet, the Whale Shark.

Private Catamaran Charter to Isla Mujeres -45ft

Hours: 8

Sail the turquoise protected waters between Isla Mujeres and Cancun on the 45ft private catamaran charter Lagoon 440….

Yacht Expedition to Swim With Whale Sharks

Hours: tba

Enjoy a private expedition to live an extraordinary day coexisting with the whale sharks in style.

Shore Excursion from Cozumel to Chichen Itza

Journey Mexico invites you on an exclusive, unique, and expertly guided exploration of Chichén Itzá by privately chartered plane.

Campeche and Calakmul Air Expedition

Experience and extraordinary expedition which will combine the visit to the largest Mayan City built in Mexico (Calakmul) and the Colonial City of Campeche

Private Tulum and Akumal Tour

For those who only have limited time this great expedition that combines Mayan Culture and the natural experience of snorkeling with wild turtles.

Rio Secreto – Underground River Expedition

Hours: 6

Río Secreto could very well be one of the great wonders of the world. Come and experience this stunning underground river with thousands of dramatic stalactites…

Private Yacht to Isla Mujeres

Hours: 10

Enjoy the Caribbean waters of the Bay of Mujeres with its amazing blue waters. Our Yacht Portfolio offers you the unique opportunity to spend a…

Kohunlich & Bacalar Lagoon Air Expedition (Private)

Enjoy a spectacular day expedition that in which you will visit the archeological site of Kohunlich, and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bacalar.

Ultimate Chichen Itza Air Expedition

Journey Mexico invites you on an exclusive, unique, and expertly guided exploration of Chichén Itzá by privately chartered plane…

Ultimate Uxmal and Merida Air Expedition

Discover the spectacular archaeological site of Uxmal and the capital of the State of Yucatan, Merida, by privately chartered aircraft.

Private Catamaran to Isla Mujeres -54ft

Sail the turquoise protected waters between Isla Mujeres and Cancun on the 54 ft private catamaran charter Fountain Payot.

Private Chichen Itza, Valladolid & Ek Balam

Journey Mexico invites you on an exclusive, unique, and expertly guided exploration of some of the most interesting sites in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Private Chichen Itza & Valladolid

Journey Mexico invites you on an exclusive, unique, and expertly guided exploration of Chichén Itzá and Valladolid with lunch by private vehicle.

Private Cobá & Tulum

Discover the most important Mayan Archaeological Sites of northern Quintana Roo, State – Cobá and Tulum.

Shared Whale Shark Tour

Hours: tba

Journey Mexico invites you to take part of this amazing shared expedition, Shared Whale Shark Tour!