Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen

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Riviera Maya spreads throughout the exotic Yucatan coast, encompassing the most important historical and archeological sites of the ancient Mayas. Providing many diverse activities for everyone's taste, the district treats tourists to local or gourmet cuisine, relaxing spa massages, hikes through jungles, and tunnels of mangroves and natural pits to swim in. Scuba divers will find satisfaction exploring the second longest reef in the world-- the Belize Barrier Reef, and don't miss the Ancient Mayan ruins and pyramids. Work out when and for how long to visit Riviera Maya and other Playa del Carmen attractions using our handy Playa del Carmen trip planner.
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  • This coastal area of the Yucatan peninsula is mostly forested with beautiful beaches and limestone coves. There is a wide variety of accomodations available from hostels to all-inclusive resorts in...  more »
  • I couldn’t stop taking breathtaking photos! Aqua blue waters and white sandy beaches — it truly is paradise. Paradise beach is exactly its name — it’s paradise and right next to the Tulum ruins...  more »

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