The Riviera Maya's serpentine coastline stretches from Cancun to Tulum through a series of dynamic points and sandy bays. Most of the bays are protected by an outer reef that reduces the surf and encourages sand to collect on the beaches. Snorkeling and kayaking are best in the bays. Akumal, Soliman and Tankah are examples of beaches with an outer reef break.
In areas of the coast where there is no outer reef the waves come in directly. Playa del Carmen and Tulum are good examples of beaches with no outer reef break but plenty of sand.
The coastal area of the Riviera Maya stretches 120 km in lenght, this multifaceted spirit destination offers sun and sand, Mayan Culture, ziplining, cenotes, diving and snorkeling, shopping and nightlife are just a few of the many exiting options Riviera Maya offers to provide visitors with a truly unique and marvellous experience. Few destinations on earth cause as much amazement as Riviera Maya. What makes this destination special is the privileged location on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, where the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea embrace the powdery white sandy beaches covering the coastline.