Not all vacations to the Riviera Maya are made the same, we know this. Yes, there are certain things that are common, that seem to look the same but they still manage to amaze us and with so much to do, it’s easy to get a little lost and daunted by so many choices. But fret not, the experts have voted and this is your ultimate Riviera Maya bucket list. Whether this is your 100th time visiting or the very first time, this list is the perfect cocktail of activities for you to enjoy your Mexican Caribbean vacation to the fullest.
Without much further ado, in no particular order, your top 5 Riviera Maya bucket list [a video guide]
1.- Tulum Yalku Plus
Three unique adventures in one unforgettable exploration!
First, discover the only archaeological site built next to the Caribbean Sea at Tulum. Then take in the beauty of a magical cenote (freshwater sinkhole) and experience swimming in an underground universe of rock formations. Finally, encounter the rich marine life that inhabits the Yal-ku inlet before topping off your day with a beachside lunch! See more details here.
2.- Xcaret Eco-Park
The best of Mexico in one place
The Riviera Maya park is one of the more popular and fun attractions for travelers in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. You don’t have to choose between Mexico’s amazing heritage and its natural beauty — at Xcaret Park, you get a mixture of nature, food, art, culture and landscapes all rolled into the same place! See more info here.
3.- Chichen Itza Pyramid & Ik Kil Cenote
One of the 7 Wonders of the World
Pack 1,000 years of history into one day with this excursion taking you to Chichen Itza and the nearby natural pool of Ik Kil cenote. Discover the fascinating history of the Mayan people then be awed by the beauty of the cenote Ik Kil. See more details here.
4.- Full Day Isla Mujeres
Cruise the Mexican Caribbean in search of a paradisiac island
Feel the breeze, sit back and get ready for an exciting day of sailing, snorkeling, great food, fun and breathtaking views as you sail to the picturesque island of Isla Mujeres! This Isla Mujeres full day tour combines Caribbean beauty and unique island culture with a tropical jungle experience. See more info here.
5.- Xel-Ha All Inclusive
The world’s largest natural aquarium
Relax to the max at Xel-Ha, an eco-park that’s about enjoying everything the natural world has to offer — from the sea to the jungle. This Riviera Maya park is for people who like their adventure with a chilled out twist, as it lets you explore treetops and underwater caves alike. It’s up to you to figure out where to begin! See more details here.