White sandy beaches and crystal clear waters make this destination a true paradise for all beach and water sports fans. Few destinations on earth can amaze you in the way as Riviera Maya does.
Nowadays Riviera Maya in Mexico is an international resort destination. Many visitors come here for the stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife and intriguing Mayan ruins located within easy reach of the resort. Riviera Maya is one of the Mexico´s most popular tourist hot spots. However, a few decades ago it was a tiny and calm fishing village with no tourists coming for vacations. In fact, Riviera Maya is best known as a family, sporting and wedding resort where everyone can choose his own holiday style.
Riviera Maya extends 24 miles from Punta Brava, south of Puerto Morelos to the fishing village of Punta Allen inside the Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka’an.
The official language of Riviera Maya is Spanish, like in all the Mexico. Don’t be afraid to be misunderstood or not being able to express yourself. In the tourist spots, the greater part of the local population speaks English, and sometimes even French, German and Italian, due to a large number of tourists from those countries. However, some locals trace their heritage to the Mayans who settled the area before the arrival of the Spanish. The present-day Mayans tend to live inland and speak little Spanish.
After the construction of Cancun International Airport, this destination has gained even more popularity due to fairly inexpensive prices. You can find here all kinds of tourists, from independent explorers to those who booked all-inclusive packages. The destination has it all to please the tastes of even the most fastidious travelers. It is an amazing place for both families with kids of all ages and single visitors. Tourism is the main industry and visitors are treated very well (even too well). You will be quite happy even if don’t leave the resort. If you choose to explore, you will stay stunned with the beauty of the area.