Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Riviera Maya

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Riviera Maya. This city's beaches, snorkeling and seaside attract many visitors, and its relaxing and romantic location add to the charm. Tulum Mayan Ruins and Akumal Beach are just a couple of the must-sees. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Riviera Maya

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the area? You'll be sure to enjoy Riviera Maya for its snorkeling and swimming. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Riviera Maya a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Xel-Ha Water Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Xcaret Eco Theme Park (21.4 mi / 34.4 km)
  • El Toh Ecopark (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Jungle Place (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Aktun Chen (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Riviera Maya Golf Club (6 mi / 9.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Riviera Maya

Travelers speak highly of Riviera Maya for its snorkeling. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and April are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 88°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Riviera Maya

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Riviera Maya is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Akumal Beach (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Xpu-ha Beach (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Tulum National Park (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Xcaret Eco Theme Park (21.4 mi / 34.4 km)
  • Paradise Beach (25.2 mi / 40.6 km)
  • Half Moon Bay (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Riviera Maya

The nearest airport is in Cozumel, Quintana Roo (CZM-Cozumel Intl.), located 31.4 mi (50.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.), which is 54.6 mi (87.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Riviera Maya?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 7,422 house rentals around Riviera Maya. From 1,240 Houses to 676 Villas, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Riviera Maya is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Riviera Maya?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Riviera Maya. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Playa del Carmen: 4,545 vacation rentals
  • Cancún: 2,256 vacation rentals
  • Puerto Morelos: 1,148 vacation rentals
  • Isla Mujeres: 943 vacation rentals
  • Tulum: 1,602 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Riviera Maya! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Riviera Maya?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Riviera Maya:

  • Playa del Carmen: 4,545 rentals
  • Cancún: 2,256 rentals
  • Puerto Morelos: 1,148 rentals
  • Isla Mujeres: 943 rentals
  • Tulum: 1,602 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Riviera Maya?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Riviera Maya are:

  • Cancun International Airport (CUN): 2,564 home rentals
  • Cozumel International Airport (CZM): 5,131 home rentals
  • Tulum, Quintana Roo (TUY): 1,600 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Riviera Maya?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Riviera Maya. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Akumal Beach: 888 vacation homes
  • Half Moon Bay: 1,936 vacation homes
  • Puerto Aventuras Marina: 5,363 vacation homes
  • Playa Mujeres Golf Club: 1,866 vacation homes
  • Palacio Municipal: 5,337 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Riviera Maya listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Riviera Maya

Playa del Carmen
4,545 vacation rentals
Cancún
2,256 vacation rentals
Puerto Morelos
1,148 vacation rentals
Isla Mujeres
943 vacation rentals
Tulum
1,602 vacation rentals
Akumal
1,005 vacation rentals
Puerto Aventuras
609 vacation rentals
San Miguel
510 vacation rentals
Playa Mujeres
1,605 vacation rentals
Xpu Ha
871 vacation rentals
Punta Allen
16 vacation rentals
Punta Maroma
4,256 vacation rentals
Chemuyil
776 vacation rentals
Tulsayab
1,180 vacation rentals
Valladolid
32 vacation rentals
Joaquín Zetina Gasca
1,064 vacation rentals
Costa Mujeres
1,122 vacation rentals
Paa Mul
1,367 vacation rentals
Kantenah
910 vacation rentals
Chunyaxche
764 vacation rentals