Just to the south of Cancun, the Riviera Maya combines the beauty of pristine white sand beaches and turquoise waters with lush tropical jungle and ancient ruins. There’s something here for everyone and every budget, from quaint beachfront boutique hotels to luxurious all inclusive mega resorts. Everyone will be astounded by the amount of activities near the resort areas. You can spend your day relaxing in a world class spa or climbing the 120 steps of the Nohuch Mul pyramid in Coba, the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan. The beach towns of Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos have plenty of charming cafes and colorful markets. While in general, more laid back than its sister to the North, Playa del Carmen also has an eclectic nightlife scene plenty of beach clubs and discos where you can party the night away. Golf enthusiasts will delight in the numerous courses available, including the Greg Normal designed El Chamaleon, host of the PGA event, the Mayakoba Glof Classic. With spectacular reefs lining the shore, the Riviera Maya is the perfect spot for scuba divers and snorkelers to discover undersea wonders .
Currency: Mexican Peso, US Dollars widely accepted
Language: Spanish, English spoken in most areas
Time Zone: Central Time/GMT -6, Daylight Savings observed
Weather: Subtropical with an average year round temperature of 80 degrees; Usually warmer in the summer