Travelers are looking for the ultimate destination in 2023, and the Riviera Maya is a destination that is priced far below most tropical destinations in and around the Caribbean. This area has fast become a very popular tropical vacation getaway for travelers from around the world.

How do I get to the Riviera Maya?

Located on the Caribbean side of Mexico, the Riviera Maya stretches down the coastline ranging from about 5 miles to 60 miles south of Cancun. The easiest way to get to the Riviera Maya is by flying into Cancun International Airport.

Don’t be misled into thinking that because you fly into Cancun to get to the Riviera Maya that it is anything like Cancun’s party-like atmosphere…it is far from it. The Riviera Maya has beyond amazing natural scenes in which you can immerse yourself and connect with nature. The Riviera Maya goes from being home to grand Mayan Cities in the jungle, to barrier reefs in the ocean, and even cenotes, which are natural sinkholes you can explore.

Through June and September, we can feel what summer is like in the Riviera Maya. Temperatures can rise up to 40°C (104°F), but don’t panic, the average is 32°C (89.6°F). Still enjoyable but keep an eye on getting sunburn and dehydration. The “coldest months” would be December through February, when the temperature drops to 23°C (73.4°F) and 28°C (82.4°F) is as high as it gets.

Where to go in the Riviera Maya?

Our recommendation will always be to visit a less-crowded place and more beach-like towns so you can get the full tropical experience. Thanks to its proximity to Cancun Airport, you can tour the Riviera Maya and visit different towns and discover the Mayan Ruins, Ecological parks, and more.


Holbox is an excellent option for everyone, but it’s most attractive for honeymooners and young people. Only a few years ago, Holbox was an undiscovered island where you couldn’t even have a phone signal. It was the dream of anyone who wanted to disconnect from the rush of the city and enjoy a true getaway vacation. You can experience unique natural phenomena like bioluminescence and the whale shark migration.


Akumal is a true gem in the Riviera Maya that still holds its natural beauty. The ocean views Akumal’s main attraction, with its different shades of blue and soft sand you’ll be fascinated. Diving, snorkeling, and paddle boarding are great things to do in the crystalline waters.

It’s highly recommended you walk along the shore and enjoy the scenery. Many people who visit this place love to do it, and who knows, you might be able to see some baby turtles hatching out.