Riviera Maya Attractions

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Starting just below Cancun, the Riviera Maya stretches down to Tulum, and within this coridor is a wide selection of attractions.  Beaches, of course, are what draws tourists in, but it is the historical and even natural elements that grab hold and show them the heart and soul of the region.


Half Moon Bay Beach

There are a large number of beaches to consider visiting in the area. Regardless of whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you prefer a quieter stretch of sand, you can find a beach that fits your preferences. You can click on each beach name to read a detailed article concerning that individual beach.

Half Moon Bay Beach: A small protected inlet that keeps waters calm and supports a rich underwater marine habitat, Half Moon Bay Beach is a great spot for snorkeling, but it is quiet and relaxing enough that you can spend a day relaxing on the shore as well.

Another place worth considering is Playa Chacal. Chacala is one of the most underdeveloped beaches along the coast. Aside from a resort property, the beach is void of any excess. Visitors who head to this shore are doing so in order to escape the pressures of daily life and enjoy a day of seclusion in a tropical paradise.

Puerto Morelos Beach: This stretch of public sand is flanked by two private resort beaches, but it is equally as beautiful.

Luckily, the area is home to a full range of beaches to choose from in the area. Follow this link to view our page regarding beaches for Riviera Maya.

Landmark Attractions

Tulum Maya Ruins

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Tulum Maya Ruins. It is found in southern Riviera Maya. If you're planing on visiting Tulum, make sure you set aside an entire day to do so. Located on Tulum property are about 60 well preserved buildings, as well as numerous other natural sites to see, most of which are housed within the Sian Ka'an biosphere.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Cedam Museum. It is located in Puerto Aventuras, in central Riviera Maya. History buffs and anyone interested in the maritime past of Puerto Rico will want to take a visit to the Cedam Museum. The museum features exhibits that will take visitors through the naval history of the island, and more specifically the La Gloria area.

Punta Allen Lighthouse: Punta Allen Lighthouse is an active lighthouse that stills helps guide night sailors along the coast of the Mexican Caribbean.

These are just a sample of the places worth checking out To read a more detailed discussion of other enjoyable places to visit in this area, navigate to this page.

Natural Attractions

Aktun Chen Cave System

One of the more popular natural attractions is Aktun Chen Cave System. Located within the Indiana Jones Natural Adventure Park are a number of activities that guests can participate in and lots of wildlife to see. One of the attractions on site is the Aktun Chen Cave system.

A second local attraction that allows you to enjoy the natural surroundings is Kantun Chi Eco Park. An ecopark that delves into the world of the ancient Maya, Kantun Chi allows guests to explore mystical caverns and swim in underground lakes.

Needless to say, you'll find many other choices. Read this extended discussion about natural attractions in Riviera Maya if you'd like to find additional information.


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