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The Riviera Maya is a stunning stretch of the Mexico coastline that's wedged between lush jungle and the deep blue Caribbean Sea. You'll find a fantastic choice of places to stay along these picture-perfect white sands from the lively and glamorous resort of Playa del Carmen to more serene spots like Punta Allen. Whichever hotspot you choose for your Riviera Maya holidays, you're guaranteed an amazing time.
Direct Holidays has holidays to Riviera Maya to suit you, whether you fancy a slice of all inclusive luxury or want a fun in the sun family holiday within easy reach of exciting attractions ' it all awaits on the Riviera Maya.
Playa Del Carmen
As the Riviera Maya's most glam resort, Playa del Carmen is the place to see and be seen. From lounging on the pristine sands to relaxing over a cocktail or two in the resort's bars, you'll be holidaying in style. Thanks to its beach bars and lively nightspots, Playa Del Carmen is a good choice of resort on the Riviera Maya for those who want a vibrant night scene without the busy beaches of Cancun to go with it.
The ancient Mayan city of Tulum is within easy reach of the Riviera Maya resorts and makes an interesting excursion for anyone interested in archaeology or history. The ruins are located on a cliff top looking over the beach and the Caribbean and it's a great location for some fantastic snapshots to fill your holiday album. The Temple of Frescoes can also be seen from here.
Contoy Island is so exclusive that only a small amount of people are allowed to visit it each day which means that you get a feeling of tranquillity that would otherwise be missing on this beautiful paradise island just off the coast of the Riviera Maya. It's well worth a visit to snorkel the coral reefs, bird watch or just explore and enjoy the desert island beach.
Swim the Cenotes
Cenotes are underground caves that you can swim in, and the Mexican jungle behind the Riviera Maya is a hotspot for these magical watery caverns. Sac-Actuncenote offers possibly the most exciting snorkelling and swimming opportunities as the world's longest underground river.
Visit an Eco Park
There are two amazing eco-park attractions on the Riviera Maya, Xel Ha and Xcaret. Both make fantastic family friendly excursions on package holidays to Riviera Maya, and are well worthy of a visit. Both attractions offer the opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel the cenotes and have fun with a range of other things to do and see. At Xel Ha you can walk on the seabed with the Sea Trek experience, or cycle from tree to tree on a jungle zip bike. Xcaret is a great choice for live entertainment, with daily performances depicting the vibrant traditions and culture of Mexico.
Xplor the Jungle
Xplor is an amazing jungle attraction where thrill-seekers of all ages can whizz above the jungle canopy on zip wires. You can also take to the river in this natural adventure park on rafts and amphibious jeeps and swim in the underground caves.
Holidays to the Riviera Maya mean pristine beaches, exciting attractions and a resort to suit everyone. As the gateway to both lush green jungle and deep blue waters, it would be impossible to choose a better place to experience all the adventures that Mexico's Caribbean coast has to offer.
Always ready for a party, the infamous resort of Cancun attracts fun-loving holidaymakers in their droves. Combining a stunning strip of coast, jutting out into the Caribbean with a loud, lively and fun-loving vibe both day and night, colourful Cancun is the place to go for 'never a dull moment' holidays.
Whether you're looking to explore the Mexican jungle, snorkel the Caribbean, party all night or simply relax on a powdery white beach, the Riviera Maya won't disappoint. Direct Holidays has great value Riviera Maya holidays to choose from, from lively resorts to laidback retreats, so you're sure to find the perfect destination in Mexico for your needs.