Riviera Maya Travel Advice

Riviera Maya Travel Advice

The Riviera Maya sits on the  Caribbean coastline of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The area has a year round tropical wet and dry climate, cooler months are from November to February and hotter humid months from March to September and hurricanes can be a threat between July and October. Getting to the amazing locations in the Riviera Maya, Cancun International Airport is the closest and biggest airport with daily international flights from all over the USA, Canada and Europe. From there you can hire a car, use the local bus network or organize private transport to get you to your destination.

The hardest part is working out which destination to go to, thankfully all are easily explored within a day, from Puerto Morelos to Akumal you have endless resorts, beautiful white sandy beaches that sit in the Caribbean.

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Getting there and Away

The main airport that covers all of the Riviera Maya is Cancun International Airport, getting to your hotel from here you can either pre arrange your return transfers with us, our friendly transportation team will give you a personal friendly welcome.

Local transport

Akumal Bay

Akumal Bay

Every town has their own taxis that are available 24 hours a day, make sure you confirm a price with the driver before going anywhere. There is two buses that run from Cancun across the Riviera Maya, the ADO which is a large coach normally with WiFi and the colectivo.

Health and Safety in the Riviera Maya

When it comes to safety you have nothing to worry about, the Riviera Maya is highly protected and considered one of Mexico’s safest cities to visit. Like any country you may visit you always take precaution with your belongings and personal safety, when going out at night always stay with your friends and don’t wander off on your own.

One of the biggest traps for tourists here is the sun even if the day looks cloudy the sun here will still burn, make sure you apply and reapply sun-creams throughout the day.  Don’t drink from the taps, every hotel provides you with fresh bottled water each day.

Money

The local currency is Mexican Pesos but USD is widely accepted everywhere in small denominations, if you use USD you will get pesos in return and most places use the higher exchange rate.

Magical Tulum

Magical Tulum

Nightlife

Playa Del Carmen is the hub of the nightlife in the Riviera Maya with 5th avenue coming alive at night with alfresco dining, beach parties and it’s own night club zone. You will find clubs like Coco Bongo’s, Mandala, live salsa and jazz bars there really is something for Playa to suit anyones tastes.

During November experience the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival that is held over 3 days in Playa del Carmen, both international and local artists perform at night on their beach stage with the Caribbean as the backdrop.

Restaurants

From Puerto Morelos to Tulum you will find some of the most amazing cuisine from local traditional Mayan and Mexican food to International delights and fresh mouthwatering seafood.

In Puerto Morelos town square is surrounded by restaurants and coffee shops whilst 5th Avenue in Playa Del Carmen is lined with alfresco dining, bars, delicious ice-cream shops and local street food. Dining in Tulum matches the bohemian and laid back feel of the tiny town, organic and health is the main theme you will find here.

Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos

There are 1 comments for this article
  1. Diana Orizaga at 12:42 am

    Thanks Alan Harlow for sharing such a nice informative post on Riviera-Maya-travel. As soon my family is going there for on family trip such tips are so helpful to experience a better trip at their. We are already started booking needs as my husband booked a private vehicle for this trip from nasttransfers. Keep posting Alan.

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