Although the sun and heat are dominant in the Mexican Caribbean, there may be rainy days some times as well, as in many other tourist destinations. But do not despair! Many resorts in the Riviera Maya offer guests a number of activities in case of bad weather, such as shows, games, libraries, cooking classes and other activities for the whole family.
However, for those who prefer to find their own activities outside the hotel, there are many options. You can find several of them in the Riviera Maya and those who are willing to travel to Cancun will find even more things to do in Riviera Maya.
Rio Secreto – discover the underground
If you’re on a family vacation with children, an excellent choice on rainy days is the underground river Rio Secreto, located near Playa del Carmen. Rio Secreto is a huge and fascinating system of natural caves with underground rivers that offers a unique experience for the whole family. Read more about this “secret river” on our website!
Spa Treatments – forget about rainy days
What better to pamper yourself at a spa and forget completely abut the (rainy) outside world? The Riviera Maya has an abundance of excellent spas; both in the big resorts and in small, holistic places in the heart of Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Find about the best options with your Amstar representative in your hotel or check these options.
Shopping – long live the malls!
In Playa del Carmen, there are several shopping malls such as Centro Maya and Plaza Las Americas. We recommend that you visit the recent branch of the national department store Liverpool, which is close to the city center and has a lot of quality goods to offer. In addition, the small shopping area Paseo del Carmen offers select shops and cafes and, armed with an umbrella, you can discover the variety of street shops in the Fifth Avenue of Playa del Carmen.
Cinema – comfortable entertainment
Another option for having a pleasant time in a rainy day is to go to the movies. The two mentioned shopping centers, Centro Maya and Plaza Las Americas have large theaters with many theater rooms and functions. Most movies are played in English with Spanish subtitles, and there are movies for all ages.
Casino – lucky you!
For gaming fans, there are also options to help you forget the bad weather. In downtown Cancun, several big casinos offer all kinds of slot machines, bingo and other games. There are frequent buses between Playa del Carmen and Cancun, or you can schedule your own much more comfortable transportation with Amstar. Check with your Amstar representative at your hotel or give us a call.
Maya Museum – embrace the culture
Another very interesting and pleasant option is going to Cancun’s hotel zone to visit the famous new Maya Museum. This museum is an architectural pearl showing objects of the Mayan culture of the state of Quintana Roo. A visit to this museum increases understanding and interest after visiting any archaeological site, like Chichen Itza or Tulum.
Featured photo by C. Strife.