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 highlights

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 accommodation are available around Riviera Maya?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,330 holiday rentals around Riviera Maya. From 1,242 holiday houses to 682 villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Riviera Maya is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Riviera Maya?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Riviera Maya. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Tulum: 1,422 holiday rentals
  • Cancún: 1,948 holiday rentals
  • Akumal: 818 holiday rentals
  • Cozumel: 479 holiday rentals
  • Playa del Carmen: 3,178 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Riviera Maya! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Riviera Maya?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Riviera Maya with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Tulum: 1,422 holiday homes
  • Cancún: 1,948 holiday homes
  • Akumal: 818 holiday homes
  • Playa del Carmen: 3,178 holiday homes
  • Isla Mujeres: 388 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Riviera Maya?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Riviera Maya are:

  • Cancun International Airport (CUN): 2,253 holiday houses
  • Tulum, Quintana Roo (TUY): 1,416 holiday houses
  • Playa del Carmen Airport (PCM): 3,934 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Riviera Maya?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Riviera Maya. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Corona Beach: 3,361 holiday rentals
  • Joysxee Floating Bottle Island: 1,607 holiday rentals
  • Yal-ku Lagoon: 1,712 holiday rentals
  • Sanctuary of Hope and Time Capsule: 3,539 holiday rentals
  • Parque Urbano Kabah: 1,734 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Riviera Maya listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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