The Riviera Maya offers a great variety of outdoor activities, which is a large part of what makes it such a special travel destination. Gorgeous beaches, cultural sites, stunning landscapes, cenotes, and coral reefs to only name a few, ensure you will enjoy your vacation in Playa del Carmen. To make the decision what Riviera Maya tour to take a little easier, take our quiz and look which tours guests at Playa Palms Beach Hotel like most.
1 Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza, once the most important Mayan city on the peninsula, is probably one of the biggest draws of Mexico. The ancient ruins give visitors the opportunity to travel back in time and immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, tastes, and architecture that has existed for over a thousand years. It was declared a World Heritage in 1988 and added to the 7 World Wonders in 2007. We assure you, nobody leaves Chichen Itza without a sense of great respect and awe for the mathematical and scientific accomplishments of the Mayan ancestors. On this tour, you also visit a cenote and the colonial town Valladolid.
2 Tulum and Cobá
Together with Chichen Itza, this is the Riviera Maya tour guests ask us most about. It combines the two most scenic Mayan sites, plus you visit a cenote and a Mayan village.
The ruins in Tulum certainly are among the most spectacular attractions of the region. Not only full of rich history but also with a very impressive scenery. The pyramid, that used to be a seaport, is watching on a cliff over the turquoise Caribbean Sea. To its feet lies one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
Unlike Tulum and other more popular ruins in the area, Coba has been left largely untouched. Its primary pyramid, Nohoch Mul, stands at 138 feet high. What makes the site so unique is the stunning view visitors have from its top. A great panoramic view awaits you, over the jungle, including the four surrounding lakes.
Xcaret is an eco-park dedicated to promoting the cultural heritage of both ancient Maya and Mexico at large. Especially if you are traveling with your family or friends you will love this Riviera Maya tour because at Xcaret everybody gets to do what they want! It’s designed in and around the coastline and includes an underground river, allowing you to swim, lounge and snorkel. You can discover the Mayan culture in the Mayan village and watch performances from traditional music and dancing, to thrilling equestrian shows and acrobatics. And these are just a few of the activities the park offers!
4 Cozumel – El Cielo
El Cielo on Cozumel is, without doubt, one of the most mesmerizing beaches in the world. No wonder guests at Playa Palms Beach Hotel love this tour so much! The beach got its name because of the many starfishes you can see in the only waist-high water. Plus, it’s a wonderful snorkeling place with sea turtles, rays, and colorful fishes to see.
One of the reasons why the Riviera Maya is such a great place to travel is that it has it all. Whether you are seeking adventures, culture or just want to relax on the beach. And Xel-Ha combines all that. The park is considered the largest aquarium in the world. But instead of marveling behind glass, you are a participant! You can snorkel, swim with dolphins, feel the adrenaline rushing on a zip bike, relax at temazcal steam baths at the spa, or just lie in a hammock beneath a palm tree and enjoy a drink.