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When to Go

There are well over 240 days of sunshine each year along Riviera Maya, and little rain. Riviera Maya’s weather makes it an ideal vacation spot for sun-worshippers and outdoor sports enthusiasts. Summer temperatures general range in the high 80s and 90s F.

The dry season runs from October through April. May through October is considered the rainy season, with the majority of rain usually concentrated in September and October. Humidity levels are high from March through October. Storms usually pass quickly.

High season is March/April, July/August and during the December holidays. Low season occurs in September/October, which is when you’ll probably find the best deals. Although November through March runs a bit cooler, Riviera Maya is truly a year-round destination.

Region: Cancun & Riviera Maya

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya

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Fast Facts

Riviera Maya is approximately 50 miles south of Cancun. The drive from Cancun to Riviera Maya typically takes 80 minutes.  Both Cancun & Riviera Maya share an airport, the Cancun International Airport.

The elusive jaguar found throughout the Riviera Maya’s jungles is the largest wildcat in the Americas, measuring more than six feet long.

Riviera Maya is home to three of the world’s largest underwater cave systems. Its entry points are fresh-water limestone holes known as Cenotes (pronounced say-noh-tays). These otherworldly entryways were once believed to be sacred by the ancient Mayans. Even today, their natural beauty continues to elicit feelings of awe.

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