Cancun and Riviera Maya Vacations
Cancun and the sun-drenched Riviera Maya lie at the heart of the Yucatán Peninsula in sunny, southeast Mexico.
Cancun’s stunning coral sand beaches, luxury vacation spots and crystal-blue seas, combined with the natural wonders and impressive Mayan ruins of the Riviera Maya, make this an ideal vacation spot for those in search of sunshine, water sports, history, and fun.
Treat yourself to one of our Cancun Travel Packages or Rivera Maya Travel Packages and find the best values for your Mexico vacation.
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Riviera Maya runs along the turquoise waters and lush jungles of the Western Caribbean. The world’s second longest coral reef stretches along its coast.
There are many all-inclusive resorts and boutique hotels here, which provide easy access to the region’s myriad recreational experiences on land and sea. Go scuba-diving and horseback riding; explore the impressive Mayan ruins, such as Tulum, the best-preserved walled city on Mexico’s southeastern coast.
There are also Mayan temples and remains at El Rey (Las Ruinas del Rey) and El Meco on the outskirts of Cancun. You’ll find colorful buildings, pedestrian walkways, and an expansive shopping mall amid Cancun’s charming El Centro downtown area.
The impressive range of hotels, shops, and restaurants in Cancun’s Zona Hotelera along the shore offers ample opportunities to experience the hospitality and cuisine of the region.
What To Do
Swim with wild dolphins, jet ski, zipline, sail and horseback ride along the enchanting Riviera Maya.
Discover the incredible ancient ruins of a 13th century walled Mayan city at Tulum National Park.
Visit Chichén Itzá, the capital of ancient Maya, and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, whose highlights include the grand 75-foot-high pyramid of Kukulcan, the Great Ball Court and Temple of the Warriors.
Explore the amazing Cancun jungle on a two-person speedboat.
When to Go
Cancun and Riviera Maya offer up more than 240 days of sunshine each year, making it a perfect vacation spot for sun-worshippers and outdoor sports enthusiasts.
November through February is hotter and drier. May through September brings the warmest temperatures in the 90s F. Summer temperatures general range in the high 80s and 90s F.
The dry season runs from October through April. The rainy season runs from May through October, with the highest humidity levels in March through October.
March and April, as well as summertime and the December holiday season, are usually busy. Low season occurs in September and October, which is when you’ll probably find the best deals.