Average 11 hour flight
Time difference -6 hour(s)
Average temperature 26°C
Enjoy a getaway like no other when you choose a Hays Travel holiday to Riviera Maya, a classically Caribbean destination with deep blue seas and white sandy beaches.
Situated on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, it’s an idyllic escape filled with vast and vibrant green spaces. While it has become a popular choice amongst tourists in the past decade, you’ll still benefit from the secluded serenity that it offers. Our selection of Riviera Maya hotels are selected exclusively by our well-travelled team of experts, and they all make for a stunning base for your getaway.
Riviera Maya boasts 100 miles of coastline, and there’s no better way to start your day than with a morning stroll along the picture-perfect seafront. Couples and solo travellers will enjoy the peaceful nature of Riviera Maya, and it’s the perfect destination for truly unwinding, either with a loved one or by yourself.
It’s also a honeymoon haven, with an abundance of luxury accommodation choices to make your trip truly unforgettable. After months of wedding planning, what better to wake up to than the soft swaying breeze of palm trees?
A holiday to Riviera Maya will provide a perfect escape from your day-to-day, whether you choose to explore the surrounding area or if your only plans involve wall to wall relaxation, you’ll find true paradise when you arrive on this pristine Caribbean stretch.
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While it’ll be tempting to worship the sun all day long, there’s a lot to explore in the areas neighboring Riviera Maya. Tulum is a must visit, this laid back town is a short journey away from Riviera Maya, and the bohemian atmosphere is complemented by the stunning scenery you’ll stumble across. It’s a popular spot for yoga lovers, so get back in tune with your zen and arrange a day retreat.
For an immersive experience, plunge into the warm ocean waters, snorkelling past sea turtles and exploring the reef, or arrange a cave diving trip through the freshwater cenotes. Alternatively, stay on land and play with monkeys at the Jungle Palace, in nearby Quintana Roo. If you plan on visiting in November, you’ll catch the Riviera Maya Jazz festival - a real spectacle.
Of course, Mexican food is notorious for its vibrant flavours. Even if you prefer milder tastes you’re bound to be tempted by some of the delicious local specialities. Yucatàn dishes are a popular offering, with both meat and vegetarian options to choose from.
Book your getaway over the last week of September and it’ll coincide with the Cancun Riviera Maya Food and Wine Festival, an annual celebration during which local restaurants offer exclusive sample menus and great offers — the ultimate foodie heaven! You’ll also be able to get involved with masterclasses on cocktail creation led by expert mixologists, so find your tipple of choice and indulge.