Riviera Maya Mexico Community info
The Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera is a 130 kilometer long stretch of Caribbean coastline that runs between the resort city of Cancun to the north, down to the Mayan ruins of Tulum at its southern end. The Riviera Maya is in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico's most eastern state on Mexico's most eastern body of land—the Yucatan Peninsula. The Riviera Maya is part of the Mexican Caribbean which describes the entire Caribbean coast of Mexico from Cancun down to Quintana Roo's capital city of Chetumal, and the southern border with Belize, Central America. The island of Cozumel, Mexico's largest island, is also part of the Mayan Riviera.
Getting Around: Carretera (highway) 307 traverses the length of the Riviera Maya with roads shooting off at right angles to various beach side resorts, vacation communities, undeveloped beaches and lagoons. The highway continues south through road-side Quintana Roo towns and the access point to the coastal town of Mahahual and Xcalak [La Costa Maya]. From the highway a few roads go inland, west, to rural town, Mayan ruins, cenote freshwater pools and the state of Yucatan or Campeche where Spanish Colonial towns wait to be discovered by the more adventurous traveler seeking the deeper culture of Mexico and the Maya. Yucatan state and Campeche comprize the western part of the Yucatan Peninsula and in many ways are a world apart from the Riviera Maya. The Riviera Maya and the entire Yucatan Peninsula are world class tropical destinations providing history, adventure and tropical luxury.
Towns and beach destinations:
Akumal is a small community with sandy white beaches, swaying palms, sun, surf, and a feeling of paradise. This gem of the Caribbean has 3 beautiful bays—Half Moon bay, greater Akumal bay and Aventuras Akumal bay—for snorkeling, tropical reefs for scuba diving, beautiful Yal-ku Lagoon with its calm clear waters for more snorkeling, and a world class beach at Akumal Bay. There are also many services in Akumal including: restaurants, gift shops, dive shops, grocery stores, fun beach bars. Jade Beach, South Akumal, and Aventuras Akumal are just a few minutes south from the main part of Akumal and are considered part of the greater Akumal area. Combined, Akumal offers vacationers a variety of beautiful beaches and tourist services, plus a selection of beach front hotels, condos and luxury villas for your full dose of paradise on the Caribbean. Akumal is where some of the most beautiful Condos and luxury Riviera Maya villas are located
Playa del Carmen: One of the fastest growing, most fun towns in the Caribbean. An international mix of fun loving travelers come here to party, enjoy the beach and just generally immerse themselves in the tropical splendor. To the south of Playa and right next door is Playacar, with beach houses, all-inclusive resorts, golf, Xaman-Ha Aviary & Plaza Playacar. To the south of Playa del Carmen and right next door is Playacar, a posh gated beach front community that was designed from the ground up to create a sophisticated environment for the tropical lifestyle. Here you will find a number of rental houses, most with a view of the Caribbean and no more than a short walk to the beaches of Playacar and Playa del Carmen. Experience Riviera Maya villa rentals.
Puerto Aventuras: A gated luxury marina community offering condominiums, hotels and luxury Caribbean front villas for vacationers. It has a wonderful beach and a wide selection of restaurants, gift shops, several dive centers, fishing boats, a couple sailboat tours and day adventure land tour operators. Puerto Aventuras offers condominiums, hotels and luxury Caribbean front villas to vacationers and seafarers alike. Puerto, as it is called by the locals, also has a 9 hole golf course, tennis courts, scuba diving, shopping, fine restaurants and a nice beach. The marina has waterfront gift stores, fine restaurants, swim with the dolphins, dive shops, and just off the marina is Puerto's golf course and tennis facility. The Mayan Ruins of Tulum are just 25 minutes south, Playa Del Carmen 20 minutes to the north and Cancun another 35 minutes farther north. Riviera Maya Luxury Villa Rentals
Puerto Morelos: Convenient to the Cancun and the international airport. Enjoy a town that still remembers the old days of the Mexican Caribbean. Good sea food restaurants. Riviera Maya Vacation Rentals
Soliman Bay & Tankah: Away from mainstream tourism and back to the roots of the tropical experience. Soliman Bay is a place to relax, not much to do: Except laid down and play at the white sandy beach. Tankah Bay ia a private beach front community between Akumal and Tulum. Here you'll find beach homes, palms, white sandy beach and great sea views. Tankah is just a few kilometers south of Bahia Soliman. Paraiso Tankah is on the long point that juts out into to sea separating the two in-cut bays of Soliman and Tankah. Tankah Bay, also known as Tankah Tres is an exceptionally large with an outer reef break to reduce the surf. Great kayaking here! And it is the home of the "Casa Cenote" restaurant, a local favorite for a cold one and a cheeseburger in paradise. Manatee cenote is a must see on Tankah Bay; a natural ribbon of emerald water that winds its way through the mangrove toward the sea. This is a good alternate snorkeling spot that also serves as a hunting grounds for any number of migratory birds like snowy egrets, ibis and herons.There are georgeous vacation Villa rentals many have swimming pools, air conditioning and deluxe interiors, and all open to the beach. Paraiso Tankah is on the north end of the access road, just beyond the north point of Tankah Bay. If you love to see the raw power of the Caribbean Paraiso Tankah is a perfect spot to do it, and Tankah bay is just a couple minutes away. Riviera Maya vacation Rentals.
Tulum: Is more than just the famous ruins! Tourists from around the globe are discovering Tulum for its sand swept beaches & turquoise sea. Regardless of where you choose to stay you should plan a day to take an adventure to Tulum and experience some of its mystery and beauty. Discover why so many people are returning to Riviera Maya vacation rentals year after year.
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