With white sandy beaches and turquoise blue pools surrounded by gardens, it might be hard to tear yourself away from the sun lounger on your next BlueBay vacation in Mexico. But with so many activities in Riviera Maya to try, we highly recommend you do!
To help you make the most of your time away, we’ve listed out our top five must try activities in Riviera Maya that you simply mustn’t miss!
Swim in a Cenote
Discover Mexico’s natural swimming pools, the secret turquoise underworld of the cenotes! Most cenotes are filled with fresh water which is naturally filtered through the ground. This makes the water very clean and clear, ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Xplor the Jungle
The Xplor Park is a must visit for thrill seekers! Located just 5 minutes from Playa del Carmen this natural theme park includes jungle ziplines, rafts and underwater rivers, just begging to be explored. And for the most adventurous visitors, the nighttime Fire Tour is highly recommended. See the park’s jungle and caves in a different light as you explore the area by magical torchlight!
Discover an Underwater World
Boasting the world’s second largest reef, the Great Maya Reef, it’s not surprising that snorkeling and scuba diving are two of the most popular Riviera Maya excursions. With a myriad of bright corals, stunning tropical fish and larger sea creatures, there’s plenty to see in this underwater world, and with warm waters (84ºf) all year round, the Caribbean’s turquoise sea couldn’t be more enticing!
While away a day on the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea as you take part in one of the many fishing activities in Riviera Maya. Offering ideal angling conditions throughout the year, sailfish and marlin are abundant off these shores, in particular in the Spring and Summer time. Deep sea fishing and bottom fishing trips are available to charter year round, and you can choose from half day and full day Riviera Maya excursions.
Take a Horse Back Ride Through the Jungle
For an unforgettable vacation experience, taking a horseback ride through the jungle and on virgin sands is a must. There are many ranches in the area offering half and full day rides for beginners and advanced riders alike. Just remember to pack long pants and closed shoes if you are planning on taking to the saddle!