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Riviera Maya Hotels and Flights

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Mayan ruins by the beach

If you want your beach with a slice of Mexican heritage, head for spectacular Riviera Maya. This stunning strip of coastline offers some of Mexico’s best tropical beaches and ancient Mayan ruins. Gawk at the ruins of Chichen Itza, enjoy flirty fun in Playa Del Carmen, and feel the quiet charm of Punta Allen. Then retreat to the silky sand beach for a frosty margarita; an exotic end to your perfect Mexican day.  

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Highlights of Riviera Maya

Stunning Snorkelling

Holidays to the Mayan Riviera offer unique coral reefs and cenotes (sinkholes) that are splendid for snorkelers to explore. Strap on your own snorkelling gear and swim out from the shore or take an organised trip to deeper waters. Puerto Morelos offers a large coral reef chain where the coral is often just six feet below the surface or head to the caves at Tak Be Ha and Hilario’s Well. Numerous scuba diving centres offer dive courses, cenote diving, and ocean diving through the area. Some of the best diving is located around the island of Cozumel or Pared Verde, Playa Del Carmen’s signature reef dive.  

Beautiful Beaches

The Mexican Riviera’s spectacular coastline offers strips of powdery white sands fringed with jade-green waters. From Cancun toTulum and every single site in between there are stretches of beautiful beaches. The warm, turquoise waters of Akumal are protected by a natural bay and hugged by silky white sand and an offshore reef, or head to Tulum, where jewel-toned water laps just below the spectacular ruins perched on the bluffs above the beach. For a get-away-from-it-all vibe head to Isla Holbox or hide away in Punta Bete.  

Rio Secreto

Rio Secreto is an underground system of rivers, pools, and semi-sunken caves in Riviera Maya’s Yucatan Peninsula. This staggeringly beautiful natural marvel offers an underground labyrinth of passageways through formed geological processes and dramatic mineral formations. Guided tours allow you to hike and swim through a maze of chambers encrusted with elaborate stalactites and stalagmites.

Mayan Ruins

The Mayan Riviera has numerous archaeological ruins stretching along the pure shores. The Tulum ruins form a spectacular backdrop against jade waters and powdery white sand beaches. The ruins of the castillo (castle) stand on a bluff facing the sparkling Caribbean. Look inside the Temple of the Frescoes to see a beautifully preserved mural then wind down the pathway just north of the castillo to the secluded stretch of sandy beach. The Mayan ruins of Cobá are the remains of one of the largest Mayan cities.

Xel-Ha

Literally meaning ‘place where water is born’, Xel-Ha is the magical location where the ocean meets the freshwater currents of underground rivers and springs. Together this forms a complex ecosystem, with stunning surroundings set beneath a thick jungle, caves, archaeological sites, and beautiful snorkelling. The natural aquarium park offers snorkelling, swimming with the dolphins, and stingray encounters. 

Our favourite time to go to Riviera Maya

Weather

Avg Max TempAvg Rainfall
JAN
23°C
89mm
FEB
23°C
56mm
MAR
25°C
41mm
APR
26°C
41mm
MAY
27°C
117mm
JUN
28°C
178mm
JUL
28°C
109mm
AUG
28°C
150mm
SEP
28°C
229mm
OCT
27°C
218mm
NOV
25°C
97mm
DEC
24°C
109mm
Our Favourite Time
Rainy Season
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Dry Season

Take advantage of Playacar’s dry season to enjoy lazing under the hot sun on the white sand beaches or to swim in the warm Caribbean waters. Even on the hottest day you will find cooling sea breezes make everything comfortable. 

Our Favourite Season

Playacar’s white sand beaches are best enjoyed during the shoulder season of May to July. These months offer hot temperatures and blue skies but without the humidity of September and October or the crowds of December to April. 

Rainy Season

Although technically rainy season in Playacar extends from June to November, the only months that really get much rain are September and October. This is when humidity rises, along with the risk of hurricanes. Brief rainstorms are usually followed by sunny skies. 

Avg Max TempAvg Rainfall
JAN
23°C
49mm
FEB
24°C
10mm
MAR
26°C
30mm
APR
27°C
31mm
MAY
28°C
7mm
JUN
28°C
70mm
JUL
28°C
192mm
AUG
28°C
162mm
SEP
28°C
247mm
OCT
26°C
182mm
NOV
25°C
91mm
DEC
24°C
36mm
Our Favourite Time
Rainy Season
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Dry Season

The dry season in Playa del Carmen is hot, sunny, and very dry. Expect cloudless blue skies and high temperatures, especially between April through July, although December through March are still warm and perfect. 

Our Favourite Season

Our favourite time to visit Playa del Carmen is from May to July, when the weather offers up perfect blue skies, warm temperatures, and low humidity. This is also outside of peak season so you won’t experience the crowds Mexico’s coast gets. 

Rainy Season

Playa del Carmen heads into rainy season around June, but peak rain and the threat of hurricanes occurs in September and October. Outside of those two months you will see sunny days followed by brief afternoon showers the cool and refresh the air.  

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