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 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)

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, MX?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 5,990 vacation rentals around Riviera Maya. From 1,016 house rentals to 578 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a beachfront property in Riviera Maya?

Taking a deep breath of salty ocean air, lazing around in the sunshine and decidedly losing all sense of time. Now that's the kind of vacation you deserve. Vrbo has 1,893 beachside vacation homes. Of course, that might not work for the whole group. Luckily, Vrbo has heaps more options, including:

  • 1,829 beach vacation rentals.
  • 1,471 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 1,222 ocean-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Riviera Maya?

Unpack your bag, check out the view and get the kettle on the boil. If you want a place with all the conveniences of home, an apartment rental is an awesome way to go. Vrbo has 2,601 for you to browse here. How does $17 per night sound? That's what you're looking at paying if you don't put it off for too long! Or maybe you'd rather choose one of the area's other lodging types, such as:

  • Condo: 2,495 vacation homes. Prices start from $31 per night.
  • House: 1,310 vacation homes. Prices start from $15 per night.
  • Villa: 719 vacation homes. Prices start from $15 per night.

Can I stay in Riviera Maya in a large group?

The recipe for the perfect getaway is unwinding with your favorite people in a completely new place. If you'll be hitting the road with a large group, Vrbo has options. Condo vacation homes are the leading choice here for big groups of travelers. Our international database presently has 820 available. If you're planning on traveling in a larger group, the vacation rentals that are suitable for you include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we've got 3,931 vacation homes perfectly suited for that size. Spend a night for as little as $15.
  • Need a vacation property for 8 people? We have 1,313 that will work well. You can get one for as low as $30 a night.
  • Trying to find rental properties catering to 5 guests? You'll be happy to hear we have 740 that'll be perfect. You can get one for as little as $11 per night.

So don't fear! When you travel with us you can take your aunt, your brother and all your buddies to Riviera Maya.

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