Riviera Maya Overview

Mystical Riviera Maya

Excellence Riviera Cancun is set on the fabled Riviera Maya, a wondrous stretch on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula known for its natural beauty, splendid weather and ancient ruins.

The archeological treasures of the ancient Mayan civilization are what draw visitors here from around the globe. The Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza are a must-see. This once-grand city that reigned over the Yucatan Peninsula for more than 400 years includes the breathtaking Temple of the Warriors and massive El Castillo pyramid. To the south are the seaside ruins at Tulum and the adjacent Coba, home to the tallest Mayan pyramid in Yucatan.

Further south is Playa del Carmen, a bohemian coastal town with shops, restaurants and bars. Trendy Quinta Avenida—Fifth Avenue—is just steps from the Caribbean. For a lively evening out on the town, the nightlife of Cancun is a short drive from Excellence Riviera Cancun.
The Riviera Maya is also known for its exotic eco parks, botanic gardens, jungles, rainforests and wildlife. Many are underground and undersea. Its sacred cenotes, or underground caves, are world renown. Cave tours and cave snorkeling adventures are popular attractions. In fact, you’ll find some of the best snorkeling anywhere right here on the Mayan Riviera. Sea life at the Great Maya Reef, the second largest coral reef in the world, is simply exhilarating.

Other activities in the area include catamaran tours, skydiving, deep sea fishing, scuba diving and miniature golf. Several challenging and picturesque golf courses make the Riviera Maya a draw for golfers around the world.

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