Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Riviera Maya

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Riviera Maya. This city's beaches, snorkelling and seaside attract many visitors, as does its relaxing and romantic location. Tulum Mayan Ruins and Akumal Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions. With a holiday 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 snorkelling and swimming. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Riviera Maya a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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

Travellers speak highly of Riviera Maya for its snorkelling. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and April are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°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 centre:

  • 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

Travelling 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 centre. 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 holiday rentals are available around Riviera Maya?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,271 holiday lettings around Riviera Maya. From 689 villas to 445 resorts, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beachfront property in Riviera Maya?

If you can't resist sea views and the sound of lapping waves, you're in luck! HomeAway has 1,893 holiday homes by the beach. Open to other suggestions? HomeAway has plenty of other options to search through, including:

  • 1,829 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,471 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,222 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Riviera Maya?

If you're looking for space to spread out, chill out and maybe even cook up a dinner or two, you're going to love living it up in your very own apartment. HomeAway has 2,601 for you to select from here. How does £13 per night sound? That's what you could be spending if you don't leave it too long! If that doesn't suit your posse's style, we've got a number of different self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • Condo: 2,495 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £24 per night.
  • House: 1,310 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £12 per night.
  • Villa: 719 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £12 per night.

Can I stay in Riviera Maya in a large group?

There's nothing more memorable than staying somewhere entirely new with close friends and family. And the great news is HomeAway has options suitable for large groups. The most popular choice for big groups here are condo holiday rentals, and you'll find 820 currently listed. If you're planning on travelling in a larger group, the properties for rent that are suitable for you include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we have 3,931 properties ideal for that size. Stay a night for as little as £11.
  • Need a rental property for 8 people? We have 1,313 that will be ideal. Prices begin at just £23 per night.
  • Travelling with a group of 5? We have 740 rental properties that will be ideal. Prices begin at just £9 per night.

You and your posse will be in good hands when you plan your Riviera Maya getaway through us!

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