The Riviera Maya is a Mexican tourist destination that began in the early 1990s after centuries remained one of the best-kept secrets by Mexicans and foreigners. Although it was already an area known for its extraordinary beauty and beaches, the Riviera Maya emerged due to the tourist movement of the region known as the Cancun – Tulum corridor, which in the 80’s began to have greater relevance among visitors.
The tourist infrastructure of the Riviera Maya began with the construction of the first hotels and services in the early 1990s, and since then it has maintained a very dynamic growth in tandem with the demand, thanks to the recognition and international prestige it has obtained thanks to its beautiful beaches but also the excellent quality of services.
The Mayan Riviera extends from 36 kilometers south of Cancun and ends at the town known as Punta Allen south of Quintana Roo. It is a coastal strip that offers beautiful white sand beaches, archaeological sites, reefs, parks, lagoons, rivers, cenotes, underground caverns, a great variety and richness in flora and fauna, cabins, luxury hotels and picturesque villages that still have vestiges and traditions of the ancient Mayas as in Felipe Carrillo Puerto.
Main points of interest in the Riviera Maya
Throughout the Mayan Riviera, there are several points of interest, several of them alone are already recognized as excellent options for the visitor, in each one you will find different options of entertainment, fun, and culture:
- Puerto Morelos
- Carmen beach
- Puerto Aventuras
- Felipe Carrillo Puerto
- Sian Ka’an
The climate in the Riviera Maya is typically tropical, with more than 250 days of sunshine per year and an average temperature of 24 °. But if you want to know a personal opinion, this is season by season:
Summer: The heat is what characterizes the summer in the Riviera Maya, there are occasional showers, but they are not very abundant (it could be said that they are refreshing), it is the best season of the year if you are looking for a beach and a good tan.