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Mexico: Caribbean coast: Riviera Maya and Tulum

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On Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, the Caribbean Mayan Riviera refers to the stretch of uninterrupted pale golden sands running south from the purpose-built resort of Cancún to Tulum, home to the celebrated cliff-top Mayan ruins. The coastline is followed by a close-to-shore barrier reef rich in undersea marine life; offshore are leisure-destination islands such as Isla Mujeres and Cozumel. Small resorts and former fishing villages cater for visitors, notably the family-friendly Playa del Carmen. There is plenty to see and do on the Riviera Maya, including outdoor activities, marine parks and diving opportunities. Within easy reach are several ruined Mayan cities buried away inland in rainforest, including the grand pyramids of Cobá.

Our holidays to Caribbean coast: Riviera Maya and Tulum

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yucatan car hire

Self-drive Mexico: Discover the Yucatán Peninsula

Private journey

13 days from £1,460pp

Mestizo dancers in Merida.

Value Mexico: Mayan Yucatan and coast

Private journey

8 days from £1,070pp

Cooking Class in Oaxaca

A Taste of Mexico

Private journey

14 days from £3,959pp

Taxis in Mexico City

Eagle: Aztecs, Mayas and conquistadores

Group tour

14 days from £2,228pp

Tailor-made holidays

We specialise in creating bespoke holidays designed according to your specific requirements.

Our tailor-made holiday service includes:

  • • A dedicated and friendly specialist to guide you through the planning process
  • • Our unrivalled knowledge of the region based on over 36 years' of expertise
  • • Access to the widest range of accommodation and activity options
  • • Your perfect itinerary, crafted exclusively for you

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Things to do in Caribbean coast: Riviera Maya and Tulum

Cenotes

Visit the Yucatan's colonial haciendas and bathe in limestone cenotes

Snorkelling

Go snorkelling on the Riviera Maya


Underwater gallery

Visit an underwater sculpture gallery

Xel Ha

Visit Xel Ha natural theme park

What our experts say

From Europe, it is a long way to Mexico. So try and combine a visit exploring the Yucatán with a few days on the beach to relax. (Tulum and the Riviera Maya offer great beaches with a decent infrastructure, and the less developed stretch of coast at Holbox is now quicker and easier to get to now that a new road from Holbox to Playa del Carmen has been opened.

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