Riviera Maya is in the State of Quintana Roo in the southeast of Mexico. It is a region known for its tropical abundance, ranging from beaches and a tropical climate to excellent cuisine and multiculturalism.
Geographically it extends along the coast from the town of Isla Blanca in the north to Punta Allen in the south.
Cancun International Airport is the main gateway to the Riviera Maya. It is the second most important airport in Mexico and the largest for international passengers in all of Latin America. It has 4 terminals and receives more than 11 million passengers a year.
Riviera Maya can also be reached by road from Chetumal in the south of Quintana Roo or from Mérida in Yucatán.
Puerto Morelos – Playa del Carmen – Puerto Aventuras – Akumal – Tulum
- Puerto Morelos is 16 km south of Cancun International Airport. It is the northernmost part of Riviera Maya. Off the coast of Puerto Morelos is the Puerto Morelos Arrecife National Park, a protected natural environment. The barrier reef in Puerto Morelos is located near the beaches and makes this the ideal place for windsurfing, snorkeling and diving.
- Playa del Carmen is the famous "heart of the Mayan Riviera". A destination in constant growth which receives millions of tourists every year, with a great choice of hotels and resorts, golf courses and residential areas. It is also the departure point for the island of Cozumel.
- Puerto Aventuras is famous for its exclusive and extremely private tourist and residential development. There is a shopping area with a range of hotels, golf courses, restaurants, beach clubs and tennis clubs. A great place to enjoy with all the family.
- Akumal is a tourist destination with few hotels compared to the other places mentioned. For years, it has been the headquarters of the Akumal Ecological Center, dedicated to the preservation of the region.
- Tulum is a living archaeological area. An ancient commercial port that still delights us with perfect structures to this day. It is 118 km from Cancun airport. There is a secondary road that heads northwest to the archaeological ruins of Cobá, as well as Chemax and Valladolid, both small cities in Yucatan state. To the south and along the coast there is a dirt road that leads to Punta Allen, entrance to Ascension Bay and the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve.