Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya

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Spend lazy days on the most beautiful beaches in Mexico.

Riviera Maya, which follows the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, has recently become one of the most sought-after tourists destinations in the world. And for good reason! In Riviera Maya, you’ll find everything you need to create a personalized and unforgettable VIVA Holiday Package.

  • The best beaches in Mexico
  • Crystal-clear Caribbean waters
  • A wide array of high-end luxury resorts
  • Plenty of all-inclusive vacation opportunities
  • Gourmet dining, celebrity restaurants and a vibrant nightlife
  • World-renowned shopping
  • Some of the world’s best snorkeling and diving
  • Exotic cultural and eco-adventures

Eco-Tourism in Riviera Maya

The real question is, “What do you like to do?” In Riviera Maya the possibilities are endless. Let’s start with the unique eco-tourism opportunities:

  • Venture into preserved parkland where the tropical jungle just begs for long nature hikes.
  • Wander through traditional Mayan villages to share their culture, cuisine and fascinating history.
  • Step back in time at the archeological ruins of Tulum, Coba and El Rey.
  • Explore undersea worlds with a dizzying array of tropical fish and marine life.
  • Swim with dolphins or whale sharks.
  • Go cave divining in “cenotes;” underground sink holes unique to the Yucatan Peninsula.

Not feeling so adventurous? Don’t worry, Riviera Maya is perfect for lazy days and fun-filled nights!

Relax and detox with a traditional Mayan “temazcal” ceremony at one of the many renowned spas in the region. Tee it up on fabulous golf courses. Wine and dine at more great restaurants than you could possibly imagine. Shop till you drop! Or, simply lounge on the perfectly white sand beaches.

Just tell us what you want and we’ll put together the perfect VIVA Getaway! 

Climate: 

Temperatures range from 62ºF (16ºC) to 92ºF (33ºC). 

Time Zone: 

Eastern Standard Time, EST, in Cancun; Central Standard Time, CST, in Puerto Vallarta.

Language: 

Spanish is the official language of Mexico. However, many locals are fluent in English. 

Currency: 

Mexican Peso (MXP) and US Dollars (USD) Denominations of $10 USD or less are more convenient.

Electricity: 

110 volts. Most hotels offer converters for 220-volt devices. Many sockets will not accept polarized or three-prong plugs; packing an adapter is recommended. 

Tipping Customs: 

Always check your bill before tipping, as a gratuity is often included. The average restaurant tip is 10-15%. Tip baggage handlers a few dollars per suitcase. 

Safety: 

The hotel zone and city tourist destinations are relatively safe. Be sure to monitor inspections of your luggage at the airport. Still, we recommend exercising caution when traveling off of resort property.

Communication & Technology: 

Wi-Fi is available at many hotels and there are numerous hotspots for all your electronic devices. If you wish to use your personal cell phone in Mexico, contact your provider before departing. The cheapest way to call home is with a prepaid card; direct calls from a hotel room are costly.

Smoking: 

Smoking indoors, including in hotel rooms, is prohibited. Smoking in open-air restaurants is sometimes tolerated.

Travel Documentation: 

Visitors from the US do not need a passport to enter Mexico. You may use a birth certificate, voter registration card, citizenship card, or certificate of naturalization. A valid-official photo identification (i.e. driver’s license or identification Issued by a state or official agency) is also required.

Canadian citizens, including those with dual nationality, will be required to present a valid passport in order to enter Mexico. 

Airport: 

Cancun Aeropuerto Internacional (CUN); Ordaz Airport (PVR)

Car Rental: 

Car rental is available at the airports.  Parking is scarce in Puerto Vallarta.  Roads outside the city are often unpaved.

Public Transportation: 

Buses are the easiest and cheapest way to get around. A bus leaves every hour from Cancun Airport to downtown. From the downtown Cancun Bus Terminal, you’ll find regular service to all parts of Mexico.

Taxi service is also available. However, make sure you check the fare before you get in the cab. A list of common fares can usually be found in hotel lobbies. If not, ask the hotel concierge.